Peter Deilmann - Overview
SeaDream yachts began sailing in 1984 beneath the Sea Goddess banner, and after a couple of changes of ownership, total renovation in 2002, and refits in 2007, they have evolved into the ultimate boutique ships. A voyage on one of these sleek megayachts is all about personal choice. Passengers enjoy an unstructured holiday at sea doing what they please, making it easy to imagine the diminutive vessel really is a private yacht. The ambience is refined and elegantly casual.
Fine dining and socializing with fellow passengers and the ships' captains and officers are preferred yachting pastimes. Other than a pianist in the tiny piano bar, a small casino, and movies in the main lounge, there's no roster of activities. The late-night place to be is the Top of the Yacht Bar, where passengers gather to share the day's experiences and kick their shoes off to dance on the teak deck. The captain hosts welcome-aboard and farewell cocktail receptions in the Main Salon each week. Otherwise, you're on your own to do as you please.
A well-stocked library has books and movies for those who prefer quiet pursuits in the privacy of their staterooms. In addition, MP3 players stocked with all types of music—enough to play for a complete sailing without repeating a selection—are available for personal use at no charge.
The weekly picnic on a private beach is considered by many passengers as their most memorable experience ashore during a SeaDream cruise. It begins with refreshing drinks served during a wet landing from Zodiacs and is followed by SeaDream's signature champagne-and-caviar splash served to passengers from a surfboard bar in the crystal-clear water. On voyages where it isn't possible to host the champagne-and-caviar splash ashore, it is celebrated poolside.
SeaDream yachts are often chartered by families, corporations, and other affinity groups, but the company does not charter both ships at the same time. If your chosen sailing is closed to you because of a charter, the other yacht will be available.
2601 S. Bayshore Dr., Penthouse 1B, Coconut Grove, FL, 33133. Tel. 305/856-5622 or 800/707-4911. www.seadreamyachtclub.com. Cruise Style: Luxury.
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