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Celebrating the half-century mark of my life on this planet took careful planning and consideration. When creating my final priority checklist for the big b-day, a “pampered luxury escape” garnered the #1 spot.

Research and a trusted virtuoso travel agent referral led me to the SEADREAM Yacht Club.

SEADREAM has received ample and well-deserved attention from travel industry experts and consumers.

Despite the crowded cruise market, SEADREAM Yacht Club has consistently made the coveted cut. Year after year, the Condé Nast Readers’ Poll has ranked SEADREAM among the TOP 20 preferred small ships. It is not surprising to learn the guest retention rate is well above industry average; I met a couple on their tenth voyage. A truly powerful testimonial! Guests love the concept and just can’t get enough.

SEADREAM’s claim to fame is its all-inclusive voyages which offer the discerning consumer a unique, luxury travel experience.

“It’s Yachting, Not Cruising” is the company’s marketing moniker. An onboard philosophy that prevails from the moment of embarkation.

The SEADREAM fleet consists of twin yachts – SEADREAM I and SEADREAM II.

These stylish vessels, acquired from Seabourn, are beautiful from bow to stern. Refitted in 2002, the yachts are in exceptional condition offering superior service and an array of upscale amenities.

SEADREAM yachts may be small in size but they are grand in every other way! Each passenger is treated to a true VIP experience.

SEADREAM yachting is on par with a celebrity private charter – complete with captain, crew and a fully stocked bar and galley. And, any seafaring celebration would just not be a party without a 100+ good friends on board to share in the festivities.

The passenger capacity of 112 guests makes it very easy to connect. The conversation is bountiful and flows much like the wine, cocktails and champagne.

The crew to guest ratio, nearly 1:1, is a distinction that sets SEADREAM Yacht Club apart from other lines.

Expect nothing less than excellence from the world-class cuisine to the unparalleled creature comforts. The talented international team of 95 steadfast professionals caters to your every need.

SEADREAM is all about being Splendidly Spoiled 24/7!

Over fifteen chefs create mouth-watering culinary masterpieces, featuring only the freshest ingredients, for your dining pleasure.

Eight certified Thai-massage therapists work their magic in the award-winning SEADREAM Spa.

Housekeeping keeps each stateroom sparkling and inviting with elegant fine linens and sweet indulgences like champagne and chocolate truffles.

Expert, entertaining mixologists shake and stir up the evenings with killer custom cocktails. Who can resist a decadent White Chocolate Martini?

Dress is smart-casual but guest fashionistas like to turn it up a notch for the pre-dinner cocktail hour. But no need for the gala gown or tux on this cruise.

Dining is not pretentious and is all about freedom of choice. The yacht’s restaurants offer open seating. In addition to formal fine dining, guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch “al fresco” at the SEADREAM Topside restaurant or snag a burger or snack at the pool bar. Foodies fear not. The divinely diverse daily menu and buffet spread of fresh fruits, cheeses, breads, salads and more… equally match the upper deck striking scenic views.

Each ship features a sundeck with pool, jacuzzi and SEADREAM’s signature Balinese beds.

The over-sized beds, which can be reserved with a bottle of complimentary bubbly, are a favorite for a night of fantasy and romance under the stars. For me, the bed was a saving grace after one to many glasses of wine during lunch –  a sanctuary for my afternoon siesta.

Active sport enthusiasts will enjoy the fitness center, morning Yoga/Tai Chi sessions, mountain bikes and the many water toys.

Afternoons can often play out like a college spring break challenge with a heated guest jet-ski competition or a whirlwind banana sled wave ride.

SEADREAM Yacht Club invites guests to disconnect from reality and delight in the playful extravagance of each moment.

The yacht club’s notorious and fabulous caviar and champagne private beach splash party is the perfect farewell salute.

“Caviar is served SEADREAM style in the Surf” – A treasured memory for all, honoring the pleasures, privileges and perfection of a yet another splendid SEADREAM Yacht Club adventure.

Fast Facts & Highlights:

  • All-Inclusive – Meals/Beverages/Alcohol
  • Fare includes all Gratuities
  • Yacht Access to Smaller Ports, Coves and Islands
  • 5 Passenger Decks
  • Official Language: English
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Custom Land Adventures/Excursions (Fee)
  • Onboard Fitness Center, Spa and Beauty Salon
  • Casino
  • 4- Cocktail Lounges/Bars
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Concierge Desk/ Gift Boutique
  • Email/Internet Service on Library Computers (Fee)
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services
  • Complimentary Water Sports/Bikes
  • Golf Simulator
  • Complimentary Movie DVDs/Music CDs
  • Open Bar
  • No Childcare Facilities
  • Limited Handicap Facilities
  • SEADREAM Club – *Special Member Savings & Advance Notice of New Itineraries

*Guests are automatically enrolled in the Club after first (published fare) sailing.

Stateroom/Cabin Amenities:

  • Stateroom/Suite Size: 195-447 square feet
  • No-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Fully Stocked Fridge
  • Private Safe
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Entertainment System with Flat-Screen TV, DVD/CD Player & iPod Docking Station
  • Broadband Internet Connection (Fee)
  • 110/220 Volt Outlets
  • Telephone
  • Plush Turkish 100% Cotton Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Bulgari Bath Amenities
  • Hair Dryer & Makeup Mirror
  • Fine Belgian Linens
  • Marble-lined Bathroom with Multi-Jet Shower Massage
  • Personalized SEADREAM Pajamas
  • Ocean View Rooms
  • Sitting Area with Sofa & Desk

SEADREAM 2014 Summer Sailings include charming Northern Europe and the Baltic with overnight stays in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Mediterranean Voyages offer the best of the Italian Riviera, the magical Greek Islands and old world ports like Dubrovnik, Croatia.
SEADREAM “Book Early and Save” pricing starts at $3,599 per person.

For more info on booking your yacht vacation, visit the official SEADREAM website or contact your local Virtuoso Travel Advisor.

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