SeaDream Yacht Club Introduces A New Luxury Yacht

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The 2021 inaugural season is now accepting bookings from past SeaDream guests. Reservations for new guests will open April 17.

SeaDream Yacht Club is pleased to announce a new era in luxury yachting. For the first time since its founding in 2001, SeaDream is expanding its fleet with SeaDream Innovation, a new, revolutionary yacht, which will introduce the concept of “Global Yachting.” Commencing sailing in September 2021, the ultra-luxury yacht will sail to all seven continents in its first year, visiting over 200 ports in 49 countries. Guests will explore the world’s most remote and unique destinations, including Svalbard, the Northwest Passage, Antarctica, the fjords of Norway, Japan, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

SeaDream is now accepting reservations from Club Members, guests who have previously sailed aboard SeaDream’s classic yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. Reservations will open to the public on April 17.

“This project has been a dream of mine for many years,” said Atle Brynestad, Owner, Chairman and CEO of SeaDream. “It has been a true labor of love to meticulously design every aspect of this yacht, from the interiors and facilities to the itineraries.”

With only 110 elegantly appointed, ocean-view suites, SeaDream Innovation will offer an intimate setting and all-inclusive vacation with a one-to-one guest to crew ratio. Combining innovation with elegant comfort, all spaces and facilities have been designed to elevate the guest experience at sea, including three marinas and outdoor dining.

“We were drawn to Damen Shipyards for their excellent reputation and proven track record as innovators in the shipbuilding industry,” said Atle Brynestad, Owner, Chairman and CEO of SeaDream. “Damen Shipyards understood our vision from the very beginning. Both Damen and SeaDream are family-owned businesses, making Damen a perfect long-term partner for this visionary project. We are looking forward to working closely with the Damen team to bring this dream to reality.”

At 15,600 gross tons and measuring 155m, the mega-yacht will follow in the tradition of excellence set by its predecessors. SeaDream will offer a true yachting lifestyle, featuring anticipatory service, 5-star dining, luxury accommodations, generous outdoor spaces and inspiring itineraries.

In 2001, Brynestad reinvented luxury for the second time when he introduced discerning travelers to the SeaDream yachting experience, where casual elegance and intimate ports replaced tuxedos and formal evenings. Prior to SeaDream, the Norwegian entrepreneur was already recognized as a leader in the industry when he as the sole owner and founder of Seabourn Cruise Line first reinvented luxury cruising with Seabourn Pride in 1988, followed by two more ultra-luxury cruise ships. Since its founding, SeaDream has achieved the industry’s highest accolades, consistently recognized for exceeding guests’ expectations with its casual yachting lifestyle and offering a distinct experience at sea.

Sea Dream I

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Named “Best Small Luxury Cruise Ship of 2015″ in ForbesLife, twin mega-yachts SeaDream I & II are intimate boutique ships that provide a unique travelling experience unlike any other cruise vacation. The expression “yachting” is not only a statement about size; it’s a lifestyle aboard our intimate vessels with the service of 95 crew members and 112 guests that make each guest feel like they are on their very own private luxury yacht. Chic and stylish, SeaDream’s 56-stateroom yachts are favored for its elegant informality, highly personal service, inclusive open bar and gratuities, all ocean views staterooms and suites, luxury accommodations and world-class cuisine.

Sea Dream II

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Named “Best Small Luxury Cruise Ship of 2015″ in ForbesLife, twin mega-yachts SeaDream I & II are intimate boutique ships that provide a unique travelling experience unlike any other cruise vacation. The expression “yachting” is not only a statement about size; it’s a lifestyle aboard our intimate vessels with the service of 95 crew members and 112 guests that make each guest feel like they are on their very own private luxury yacht. Chic and stylish, SeaDream’s 56-stateroom yachts are favored for its elegant informality, highly personal service, inclusive open bar and gratuities, all ocean views staterooms and suites, luxury accommodations and world-class cuisine.

SeaDream Yacht Club Highlights 2019 Cuba Sailings

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     -Limited availability remains –

MIAMI, September 21, 2017 –SeaDream Yacht Club, known for showcasing the most picturesque ports and harbors, will visit the rich, cultural landscape of Cuba in 2019 from January through April. With itineraries departing directly from Havana and Cienfuegos, guests will experience the ideal vantage point of the striking and colorful island nation. With miles of beaches, charming ports of call and brilliant turquoise water, the scenic landscape of Cuba is brought to life with the casual luxury of a SeaDream yacht.

“We have already seen terrific results with our 2019 Cuba sailings with a response beyond our expectations,” shares SeaDream Yacht Club Vice President of Marketing Colby Goodman. “Many of our bookings so far have come from past guests eager to see Cuba for the very first time. We are thrilled to deliver unique, new itineraries that our guests desire.”

Whether exploring the Spanish elegance of the cultural treasure chest and capital city of Havana, experiencing the pristine beaches of Cayo Largo, an idyllic paradise off the northwest coast of the mainland or visiting multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, SeaDream opens the door to a world that few have experienced before. With a maximum of only 112 guests to a 95-person crew, those who travel with SeaDream are able to experience one of the best culinary programs at sea while receiving exceptional service within an intimate setting, truly embodying the phrase “It’s yachting, not cruising.”

After an initial on-sale period available only to past guests, the 2019 Cuba sailings are now on sale to the general public. Very limited availability remains. Fares for the 7-day Cuba voyages start at $5,399 per guest plus fees. The inclusive fare includes ocean view accommodations, gourmet meals, gratuities, wine with lunch and dinner and so much more. Due to strong demand and the quick pace of bookings, a 9th sailing has been opened for general sale to the public, leaving from Cienfuegos on March 4, 2019 and disembarking in Havana on March 11, 2019. A full list of SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2019 Cuba voyages is available.

Highlights of the ports of call include:

  • Cabo Cruz, Cuba, originally founded as a Spanish port in the earth 18th century, “Cape Cruz” is a cape that forms the western edge of the Granma Province in southern Cuba. It is recognized for its 19th-century manned lighthouse called “Faro de Cabo Cruz.”
  • Cayo Largo, Cuba, an intimate resort island, this cay has a zero-permanent population and some of the most pristine beaches you can find. Its beaches Playa Sirena and Playa Paraiso are two of the finest undeveloped beaches in the world.
  • Cienfuegos, Cuba, this city, on Cuba’s south coast, was a major port for the sugar trade during the 19th The city’s Urban Historic Center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as an example of urban planning accomplished by the Spanish in the 19th century.
  • Havana, Cuba, the capital of the island nation is one of the largest cities in the Caribbean and cultural delights abound at every corner. Its walled capital was founded by the Spanish in the 16th “Old Havana,” the city’s center, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Isla de Juventud, Cuba, the second largest island off Cuba’s shore, this spot is popular with divers hunting buried treasure and is also rich in pirate lore. Beautiful black-sand beaches line the island’s striking turquoise waters.
  • Maria la Gorda, Cuba, a port only accommodating smaller vessels, the lush landscape is home to many species of exotic wildlife and is popular with scuba divers and snorkelers. Authentic Cuban mojitos and fresh seafood are served along the beachfront.
  • Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba was founded by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th The city is home to the citadel of San Pedro de la Roca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is also where Bacardi Rum was founded.
  • Trinidad, Cuba, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is a preserved Spanish settlement from the 16th Its charming cobblestone streets evoke a bygone era, and the city is known as Cuba’s oldest and most captivating outdoor museum.

SeaDream Yacht Club Announces 2018 Wine Voyages

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-Total of Nine Wine-centric Voyages offered in Caribbean and Mediterranean in 2018-

MIAMI, February 21, 2017 – Continuing its commitment to and enhancing the superbly established level of award-winning culinary experiences, SeaDream Yacht Club announces nine Wine Voyages for the 2018 season. Showcasing the most picturesque yachting ports of the Mediterranean, and Caribbean for 2018, on five-to-ten day sailings, each itinerary pairs the ultimate wine experience with the regions’ most scenic backdrops. Whether a seasoned wine connoisseur or new to learning about and liking wine, these voyages are a perfect occasion for developing a passion and knowledge of wine and cuisine.

Guests onboard these vino-centric sailings will explore the flavors and history from some of the world’s most renowned wineries, as well as several less familiar, but equally notable vineyards. Exclusive wine tastings are followed by the popular Winemaker’s hosted Dinner, where SeaDream’s Executive Chef’s degustation menu is complemented with top cuvees from the visiting Winemaker. A different selection of wines will be offered for the Winemaker’s Dinner, an evening unique to the Wine Voyages; an unforgettable culinary experience that is incomparable to other wine cruises.

“We are eager to announce the 2018 Wine Voyages, offering our guests enhanced culinary experiences they have come to expect from SeaDream,” shares SeaDream Yacht Club President Bob Lepisto. “With newly unveiled additions, we hope to welcome new travelers as well as familiar faces onboard.”

Two new wine sailings in the Caribbean, which will bookend the 2018 wine voyage season, have been added as well as a unique land adventure in the Mediterranean of truffle hunting in the Italian forests of Castello Delle Regine followed by a delicious meal with the “catch of the day” paired with exquisite wines from the vineyard. Guests onboard the Mediterranean wine voyages will also have the pleasure of meeting Clovis Taittinger, whose family is recognized worldwide for producing some of the finest champagnes available and is notably one of the last remaining family-owned and operated champagne houses. Andrea Mullineux, South African winemaker and Swartland revolutionary who was recently named “Winemaker of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast, will also be onboard for wine tastings and the Winemaker’s Dinner. In 2018, SeaDream will be honored with the presence of Angelo Gaja of Gaja Winery, an Italian wine producer from the Piemonte region whose history and legacy started over 150 years ago.

Below is a full listing of SeaDream’s 2018 Wine Voyage itineraries:
· Bridgetown, Barbados to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, departing January 13 – January 20, 2018. Seven days including boutique ports of Mayreau, Port Elizabeth, Le Marin, Deshaies, Saba, and Gustavia.

· Nice, France to Civitavecchia (Rome), departing May 12 – May 19, 2018. Seven days calling on Villefranche-sur-Mer, Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Portofino, Portoferraio (Elba) and Porto Ercole.

· Monte Carlo round trip, departing May 28 – June 2, 2018. Five days including ports of San Remo, Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Calvi and Corsica.

· Civatavecchia (Rome) to Venice, departing June 16 – June 26, 2018. Ten days including boutique ports of Capri, Amalfi overnight, Taormina (Sicily), Kotor (Montenegro), Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar.

· Athens (Piraeus) to Civitavecchia (Rome), departing August 4 – August 11, 2018. Seven days calling on Hydra, Monemvasia, Elafonisos Island, Taormina (Sicily) and Capri.

· Civitavecchia (Rome) to Athens (Piraeus), departing September 1 – September 8, 2018. Seven days including ports of Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Taormina (Sicily), Itea (Delphi), Corinth Canal (Transit) and Hydra.

· Civitavecchia (Rome) to Nice, France, departing October 6 – October 13, 2018. Seven days including boutique ports of Porto Ercole, Portoferraio (Elba), Livorno (for Florence), Portovenere, Portofino, and Monte Carlo.

· Barcelona to Malaga, departing October 20 – October 27, 2018. Seven days including ports of Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Cartagena, Puerto Banus and Gibraltar.

· Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas roundtrip, departing November 17 – November 24, 2018. Seven days calling on Cruz Bay (St. John), Sandy Ground (Anguilla), Gustavia, Spanish Town and North Sound (Virgin Gorda), Soper’s Hole (Tortola), Norman Island and White Bay (Jost van Dyke).

On all SeaDream voyages, bar drinks and selected wine are complimentary. Wine packages by-the-glass during Winemaker’s dinner and Wine Land Adventures are offered for an additional cost. During the Wine Voyages, a representative from the visiting winery will be present, to host the scheduled wine tastings and the Winemaker’s Dinner.
SeaDream Yacht Club 2018 voyages begin at $5,900 per person based on double occupancy. The inclusive fare includes ocean view accommodations, gourmet meals, gratuities, wine with lunch and dinner and so much more.