There’s something truly luxurious about the idea of taking a cruise to some faraway place. There are few experiences as transcendent as feeling the warmth of a summery ocean breeze kiss your cheeks while you watch the sun splash into an orange haze over the horizon.
Cruises are often looked at as the iconic representation of luxury travel. You have access to traveling, fine dining, entertainment, culture, and relaxation, all within an arm’s reach.
Of course cruise ships have some drawbacks, namely the sheer size of these vessels. With thousands upon thousands of guests and crew aboard the average cruise ship, enjoying privacy, intimacy, and a casual moment can be a challenge.
The family-owned SeaDream Yacht Club had a bigger vision. They believed they could find a way to combine all of the luxurious benefits of a cruise ship with the privacy and comfort of a yacht.
In 2001, they did just that. The SeaDream Yacht Club – a part of the Seabourn Cruise Line, which was founded in 1987 – came to life and brought with it two innovative cruising mega yachts. At first glance, it’s easy to see how SeaDream successfully created a travel experience that melds casual comfort with refined elegance. But these revolutionary vessels also made it possible for travelers to see and experience the most intimate ports, harbors, and yachting playgrounds that larger cruise ships simply cannot reach.
Suddenly, parts of the world that had gone unseen to cruise ship vacationers, was finally accessible, thanks to SeaDream Yacht Club.
Today, you can see the SeaDream fleet sailing the Mediterranean Sea from May through October, giving guests the opportunity to soak up sun and centuries of culture. The rest of the year, the fleet spend their time in the Caribbean, taking guests to secluded islands, beachfronts and more.
No matter where in the world SeaDream’s yachts journey to, they do so with first-class accommodations.
The yachting experience exemplified
From the moment you’re welcomed on board by the crew and fellow passengers, you’ll feel as if you’re with friends aboard a private yacht. Life onboard SeaDream I and II is nothing short of a dream:
- Ocean view staterooms featuring every digital amenity you could need, personalized stationery, plush bathrooms/slippers and more
- Open bar, gourmet meals and 24-hour room service
- Pool and Jacuzzi
- Sauna/steam room
- Piano bar
- Water toys including runners, kayaks, personal sailboats, SUP, snorkel gear and more
- Golf simulator with 30 signature golf courses
- Shore-side activities with the crew, including biking, hiking and kayaking (or go shopping with the Chef!)
Guests can also enjoy the “Top of the Yacht” bar with 360º views, sleep under the stars on a Balinese DREAM bed, and watch Starlit Movies™ on deck.
Accolades and awards
Despite just starting in 2001, SeaDream Yacht Club has received countless acknowledgements and awards for its new take on luxury sea travel. The company’s twin mega yacht cruisers are the talk of nearly every single authoritative travel publication. A few of the company’s most recent awards include:
- Condé Nast Johansens Awards: Excellence in the Best Dining Experience
- BRIDES Best Honeymoon Awards: Top Cruise Line for Couples
- Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Awards: Named among Best Golf Cruise Lines
- Virtuoso Travel: Best Niche Cruise Line
- Islands: Best Summer Cruises
- Travel Channel: Best Caribbean Cruise for 2015
No matter the time of year, we here at Travel With Stephanie always have clients who are looking for the idyllic cruise adventure. Many of our clients like the idea of a cruise vacation, but aren’t completely convinced they want to spend an extensive amount of time on such a massive, and largely populated vessel.
That’s why we’re so excited to be able to offer this alternative, yet equally luxurious option. If you’re interested in seeing some of the most awe-inspiring places on the planet, aboard your very own mega yacht cruiser, we’re certain you’ll fall in love with SeaDream Yacht Club. Contact us today to learn more.