SeaDream Yacht Club is the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury boutique cruising, or yachting, as they like to put it. It’s two ships, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, were voted the world’s best boutique ships this year by The Berlitz Guide Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, and it’s no wonder. With a maximum of only 112 guests, the discreetly sophisticated, casual and unstructured approach to life onboard makes you feel like you are on your own private yacht.
There is an evening cocktail party every night, held either in the Main Saloon or outside on the Pool Deck if the weather’s nice, and live music from a duo or solo musician. A musician plays in the Piano Bar after dinner, while The Top of The Yacht Bar is s great place to have a cocktail or the occasional disco night.
Eating is a major part of any cruise but even more so with SeaDream, where each meal is a culinary sensation, made with the finest ingredients and cooked a la minute. Breakfast and lunch are served in the outdoor Topside Restaurant and dinner is served in the elegantly appointed Dining Salon, or out on deck weather permitting. The staff is impeccable and offers a high level of service. There are open bars or a top shelf liquor menu for the real connoisseurs. Or you can take meals in your stateroom with complimentary 24-hour room service.
Double or single day beds outside on the top deck, salt-water pool, jacuzzi, golf simulator, library, casino, 2 restaurants, 4 bars, SeaDream Spa, Boutique, gymnasium, a retractable marina featuring hobie cats, jet skis, kayaks, a swimming platform and snorkeling equipment. There are also mountain bikes for cycling in port.
YACHT CLUB STATEROOM
Separate living and sleeping areas; vanity with mirror; writing desk; flat-screen tv; CD and DVD player, marble-lined bathroom, Bulgari products, 100% cotton bathrobes; 18.1m2.COMMODORE SUITE
As above; two interconnecting staterooms; separate sleeping/lounge and dining area; two bathrooms; 36m2.OWNER’S SUITE
All amenities from the Yacht Club Stateroom; 45.5m2; bathroom with bathtub; separate shower; extra bathroom storage space.
CHOOSING YOUR ITINERARY
SeaDream I and II sail mainly in the Mediterranean for summer and then onto the Caribbean for the Southern Hemisphere summer. In 2012, SeaDream II will make a maiden visit up the Amazon, which is expected to sell out quickly. You can also sail on the ships in the Baltic.
Vessels: SeaDream I, SeaDream II
Star rating: 5 star
Tonnage: 4,253 – 4,333 tons
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
All á la carte award-winning meals, snacks, and canapés, open bars, all beverages with lunch and dinner, use of watersports equipment, entertainment, accommodation, room service, onboard activities, gym and fitness classes, gratuities, in-suite beverages, port taxes.