The SeaDream mantra is ‘It’s yachting, not cruising’ and it is clear from the outset that this luxury yacht-club do things a little differently. Here are eight things you may not know about SeaDream.
1) 10 Night Itinerary with Five Overnight Stays
In 2016 SeaDream will sail a 10-night itinerary from Rome to Venice, which will be unique in incorporating FIVE overnight stays. These include Amalfi, Kotor, Dubrovnik and Hvar, plus a final night of the cruise spent in Venice.
2) Mix of International Guests Aboard
SeaDream’s fleet welcomes a mix of international guests aboard; a total of twenty different nationalities were represented on a recent Venice to Athens sailing.
3) Complimentary Mountain Bikes
Like many river cruise ships, SeaDream’s mega-yachts are equipped with complimentary mountain bikes for use in port.
4) Walk A Mile
SeaDream encourages guests to walk for great causes. Guests can join crew to walk laps around the deck, with 16 laps totalling one mile. A charity is selected for which participants are to walk, with guests and crew donating a set amount for each lap walked. This amount is then matched by SeaDream and donated to the chosen charity. The yacht club and its guests most recently walked for the ‘Hands Across the Sea’ initiative, with money raised to help raise literacy levels of children in the Eastern Caribbean, a destination frequented by SeaDream each winter.
5) Executive chef Ondrej Havlicek
Executive chef Ondrej Havlicek previously worked as a personal chef aboard the palatial mega-yachts of American and Persian multi-millionaires prior to joining SeaDream I in 2011.
6) Private Charters
Befitting of its likeness to private yachting, this luxury cruise line offers its fleet for private charters, with a Charter Coordinator overseeing every single detail from sending invites to throwing the most spectacular party the seas have ever seen. Imagine the look on your guests’ faces when they open that invite!
7) 30 Course Golf Simulator
Despite its small ship status, SeaDream vessels actually offer more ways to get active than many cruise ships. A 30 course golf simulator is a popular feature, though the retractable marina is undoubtedly the star of the show. When sea conditions are just so, you can expect to enjoy water sports including snorkelling, paddle boarding, tubing, kayaking in a glass bottomed boat and lazing on a floating island far from shore.
8) New Tea Service
Forever on the hunt for a proper cuppa at sea? SeaDream recently introduced its new tea service, with a menu of 12 different custom SeaDream blends on offer, each of which has been carefully created to suit tea-loving Brits by a master tea blender in Kent. Offerings include the classic cuppa-style Captain’s Breakfast, a Chinese black tea infused with a tobacco aroma and a new sophisticated take of the classic Earl Grey. Still not convinced? SeaDream has seen a decline in coffee consumption since the tea service was introduced, so they must be doing something right!
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