|1. Why is SeaDream Called a Yacht Club?
SeaDream Yacht Club is a family owned, boutique yacht company and we provide a yachting experience. Yachting on SeaDream is different from big ship cruising; On each of our mega yachts, only a maximum of 112 guests are pampered by an award-winning crew of 95. Your ultimate pleasure is SeaDream's passion. It is this attention to detail and unstructured elegance that our guests return to again and again, becoming Club Members of this very special yachting family.
2. SeaDream's Yachting Itineraries
With a draft of only 14.3 feet, SeaDream I and II visit the yachting playgrounds and harbors where larger cruise ships can not go.
From May through October, SeaDream I and II sail on 7 night itineraries to classical yachting ports in the French and Italian Riviera, Costa del Sol, the Amalfi Coast, the Greek Islands and the Adriatic and Black Seas, including the classical yachting ports of Nice, Monte Carlo, Cannes, St. Tropez, Santorini, Barcelona and Portofino.
From November through April, SeaDream I and II offer 5, 7 and 9 night itineraries in the intimate yachting harbors in the Caribbean - St. John, St. Croix, St. Martin, Virgin Gorda, St. Barts, Jost van Dyke, Barbados, the Grenadines, Saba, Nevis and more.
Trans-Atlantic voyages feature special speakers focusing on wellness, health, world affairs, current news and aviation.
For guests that can stay a bit longer, the itineraries are designed to be taken back to back without repeating a port of call, for a unique 14-night yachting experience. SeaDream offers an additional 10% savings on the second 7-night voyage when both are booked back-to-back.
Overnight in Ports - Unlike cruise ships that usually arrive at ports of call in the early morning and depart in the evening of the same day, SeaDream visits yachting destinations offering late evening or overnight stays in port to allow guests to experience the nightlife of such yachting playgrounds as Monte Carlo or St. Barts. Please check our itinerary section for more information.
3. The SeaDream Yachting Lifestyle
Yachting Attire - The SeaDream yachting experience personifies "Casual Perfection". Onboard, resort casual sportswear is all that is needed with comfortable footwear for shore-side visits and casually elegant resort wear for your evenings aboard.
SeaDream's Spa - A rejuvenating experience awaits you at the Spa. The SeaDream Spa provides the ultimate in time honored and luxurious Thai therapies. The Spa uses the exclusive Aromatherapy Face and Body line by DECLEOR, Paris® in all of our treatments. The SeaDream Spa is Thai certified and the only one of its kind at sea. You may enjoy some of our treatments cooled by the sea breezes in our open air private massage area. Tai Chi and yoga are also available on deck as requested by guests. There is also a hair and nail salon.
The Fitness Center - Located on Deck 4 forward, features wide ocean views, treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bikes, and free weights all with flat screen TVs and DVD players.
Medical Facility - Both SeaDream yachts have a well-equipped medical facility aboard and a licensed, highly trained physician on all of our voyages.
The Golf Simulator - On SeaDream, guests are able to select from 30 championship courses on our state-of-the-art Golf Simulator. Our Activities Directors can also assist guests in arranging tee times at golf courses in our ports-of-call.
SeaDream's Champagne & Splash(TM) - A true celebration of the yachting lifestyle. The guests and crew celebrate with flowing champagne toasts and caviar served shore side followed by a delectable beach barbecue, elegantly served on china. On voyages where it is not possible to host our Champagne and Caviar Splash ashore, we celebrate on-board on the Pool Deck along with specially prepared surprise treats from the Chef. This is a signature SeaDream event that the crew looks forward to and each guest will remember.
The Top Of The Yacht Bar - This specially designed Bar is on Deck 6. It is a great place to gather and take advantage of the 360 degree views and breezes. This is just the place to enjoy an after dinner (or any time for that matter) cigar from SeaDream's humidors and libation.
Balinese Dream Beds - Each of our yachts feature the sensational Balinese Dream Beds. These, highly popular, double sun beds are on Deck 6 aft by the Top of the Yacht Bar. The Dream Beds are raised above the sightline of the yacht's railings to provide unobstructed views. Large umbrellas are available to provide shade when desired. The perfect place to sunbathe, read a book, gaze out to sea, enjoy the breezes or take a well deserved nap. We also offer turndown service with feather pillows and cozy duvets should a guest choose to sleep under the stars.
The Library - An elegantly designed, wood paneled library offers a large selection of books ranging from the classics to bestsellers. Magazines, newspapers, board games and computers with internet connections are also available 24 hours a day. Make your selection and curl up in the cozy atmosphere for a while.
The Casino - You may not be James Bond but you can certainly practice your moves at the Black Jack tables. Enjoy an after dinner drink from the Piano Bar located just steps from the Casino. Much like Mr. Bond, you may feel like you are yachting with lady luck.
Piano Bar - A relaxed lounge area where one can enjoy an after dinner cocktail and make a special request from the piano player.
Starlit Movies(TM) - We have taken dinner and a movie a luxurious step further. On clear nights you can retire to the pool deck after dinner to enjoy a concert or movie with a starry sky and your port of call as your backdrop. Popcorn and a drink of choice are available at your request. On evenings when the weather is not perfect, you can enjoy the event in the Main Salon.
Main Salon - The Main Salon is large enough to accommodate all guests at one time. It is elegantly appointed, with dance floor, stage with the latest audio/visual equipment, projection system and the Main Salon Bar.
The SeaDream Boutique - The Boutique is open when at sea to allow guests to purchase duty free. It offers fine gifts of international name brands, sports and yacht-wear, and necessary personal items. The SeaDream Boutique is also available online at www.seadream.com featuring logo items and other specially selected items.
Water Sports Marina - Each yacht features a large retractable water sports Marina providing a variety of water sports activities including kayaking, a Zodiac for water skiing, a banana boat, tubing, boarding, wave running, snorkeling, Sunfish sailing, snorkeling, swimming, a floating island and the assistance of the yacht's Marina staff.
The Marina also has personal watercraft (PWC). The use of "Personal Watercraft" is subject to local and national rules and regulations. In many jurisdictions, personal watercraft use is either unlawful or subject to licensing. SeaDream will continue to use them where legal and authorized by local and national regulations.
4. Award-winning, Fine Dining
SeaDream's award-winning dining and service aboard either one of our yachts is an experience that has been highly rated by our guests as well as in authoritative guides and publications. The menu is a delectable combination of traditional classics and international cuisine. "Cuisine A La Minute" is the basis of our menus, offering the freshest ingredients. The day's dishes are not prepared a day ahead and simply heated up when ordered. Dishes are prepared when ordered, ensuring the freshest preparation for each dish (please check our website under "yachting lifestyle" 5-Star Cuisine tab for a sample menu).
On SeaDream, guests are able to dine open-seating, both indoors or al fresco in a casually elegant ambience. The Dining Salon is elegantly appointed and can accommodate all guests at one seating. The Maitre'd assists each guest in their preference of seating, whether in small or large groups or at a table for two. For that special occasion where one wishes to dine privately, there are small alcoves that can be arranged. Breakfast and Lunch are served at The Topside restaurant with a daily menu and cold buffet offerings.
Early risers can find fresh baked croissants and pastries with an expertly brewed cup of coffee or tea at the Top Of The Yacht Bar. During the day, fresh sandwiches may be found at the Top of the Yacht Bar and by the swimming pool. Also available is a 24-hour Stateroom menu featuring light, healthful offerings. Evening Cocktails are made very special with a wide selection of specially prepared Canapes and Hors D'oeuvres in the Main Salon.
The Wine Cellar -SeaDream's Wine Cellar features many of the top Old World and New World varieties as well as an array of little-known, but surprisingly enticing wines all available for purchase. The Sommeliers also pour a complimentary selection of reds and whites at lunch and dinner.
5. What is SeaDream Yacht Club's policy regarding children?
SeaDream is excellent for couples and friends as well as families with mature, well traveled, children ages 13 and older. Adults with children younger than 13 years of age should carefully consider SeaDream Yacht Club as an option. Children age 1 or younger are not allowed passage. We do not have formal children's programs or baby sitting services available on the yacht. In some cases; the children's nanny or au pair traveling with the family is an ideal solution. When families are on board parents are expected to manage the behavior of their children to ensure that the enjoyment of other guests is in no manner compromised. Guest satisfaction is very important to SeaDream. The onboard crew has been instructed to immediately inform parents about unacceptable behavior of our younger guests! SeaDream follows local laws as it relates to drinking age and this varies from 18 to 21 years of age.
Families who elect to charter the vessel may set up children's programs and other children's services not normally available on regular voyages. Please consult our charter department for further information.
6. SeaDream's Guest Accommodations
All of the staterooms aboard either of our yachts are ocean-view. Only a maximum of 112 guests in 56 staterooms sail on each voyage. There are 54 Yacht Club Staterooms measuring 195 square feet. 16 of the Yacht Club Staterooms can be converted to eight Commodore Suites (double Yacht Club Staterooms) at 390 square feet, featuring his and hers bathrooms and dining area for 4. There is also The Owner's Suite with 450 elegantly appointed square feet featuring a private master bedroom and bathroom suite and a living and dining room area with a guest bath providing extra comfort for private entertaining. At 375 square feet, the Admiral Suite features a separate living and dining area, master bedroom and 1 1/2 baths. Basked in light, the suite features 3 panorama windows. Based on how the staterooms are configured, our yachts can accommodate from 94 to 112 guests (based on double occupancy). Please check our website (under "our yachts" tab) for stateroom layouts, deck plans and photos to illustrate the different accommodations.
Each stateroom features a marble lined bathroom, Bvlgari toiletries, and SeaDream's own plush 100% Turkish cotton bathrobes with slippers. There are also separate, multi-jet shower massage units, lighted magnifying mirrors, hair dryer and personal safe. Each stateroom's living room area features an Entertainment Center with a flat screen television, CD and DVD systems, internet ready outlets and personalized stationery. Each stateroom also has a bar and refrigerator unit stocked with complimentary beer, soft drinks and bottled spring water. This bar can also be stocked with guests' choices of spirits and wines at minimal cost. Beds, which are conformed to guests' preferences as singles or doubles, feature the highest quality down pillows, Belgian bed linens and a choice of a duvet or woolen blankets.
7. Meeting Facilities
Adjacent to the Dining Salon there is a Meeting Room that affords privacy to small business or family groups. The Main Salon with dance floor, stage, projection equipment and bar can accommodate all guests at one time. The yachts are also available for full yacht charters for corporate meetings, incentive groups or special family events.
8. Outdoor Public Areas
The yachting experience is about being outside. The open teak wood decks are ideal for strolling and looking out to sea. Comfortable deck chairs and casually elegant wicker furnishings provide comfort and relaxation al fresco. Deck 3 provides great open views, a large swimming pool, whirlpool and Pool Bar. Deck 4 aft provides lounge chairs for a more private lounging area. Deck 6 provides the ultimate in yachting amenities with the Top Of The Yacht Bar, Golf Simulator, Balinese Dream Beds, double captain's chairs with binoculars, lounge chairs specially lit for evening relaxation and 360 degree views.
9. Open Bar Policy
There is a complimentary open bar policy in public rooms and in public spaces on deck, featuring select premium brands.
10. Entertainment Onboard
The definition for entertainment automatically becomes a very personal one when aboard a mega yacht. Guests can request their favorite tune at the intimate Piano Bar, dance in the Main Salon or view the Starlit Movies in the aft pool deck. Sharing stories with new found friends while enjoying a fine cigar and an after dinner cognac accompanied by the sounds of a classical guitar in the Top Of the Yacht Bar is unforgettable. Try your luck in the Casino, local laws permitting. There are CDs and DVDs available for use in the staterooms and iPods loaded with a large selection of music if all a guest wants to do is kick back and relax.
11. Use of Internet
Internet access is available from all staterooms. The charge is $35 for 24 hours of unlimited access. Laptops are available at no charge. Guests may also access the internet through the computers in the Library. The charge is $5 for the first 10 minutes and $3 for each additional, 10-minute period.
12. Yachting Land Adventures
SeaDream offers a series of exclusive Yachting Land Adventures, custom -designed and priced nominally, for our guests to enjoy. For guests who want to do their own thing, the Activities Director is well informed on our Ports of Call and will be happy to give suggestions on how to get around, shopping, dining and some of the particular points of interest. Guests can also join the crew members on our special "Shore side Casuals".
13. Smoking Policy
SeaDream permits smoking on the outside decks 3, 4 and 6, except during meal hours. Smoking is not allowed in the staterooms or in any enclosed public rooms on SeaDream I or II.
SeaDream's European style, award-winning service is provided by a very professional and meticulous international service staff. Guests aboard our yachts do not have to carry cash or sign tabs. Tipping is included in the fare and not expected.
15. Nautical Information
The Country of Registry for both SeaDream yachts is the Bahamas. Gross tonnage of each is 4,300. Length is 344 feet / 104.85 Meters. Beam is 47 feet / 14.32 Meters. Draft is 14.3 Feet / 4.36 Meters. Speed is 15 knots. Guest capacity is 112. Officers, staff and crew are international and number 95 per yacht. Both yachts are stabilized and fully air-conditioned with individual stateroom thermostats and both comply with SOLAS 2005 First Safety Standards.