SeaDream - Your Private Villa at Sea!

SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club

Just what is the "Good Life"?

Undoubtedly it’s many things to many people. But perhaps your definition is very close to mine. The Good Life allows you the freedom and privacy to be yourself, to let yourself go, so to speak, in an unstructured and unprogrammed ambience. Serenity when you want it.

Excitement and fun when you want it. And by the way, those concepts are not mutually exclusive. An intimate, friendly, comfortable, romantic, lifestyle is what I seek most in my “downtime”. Does that sound like a dream come true?

It can be with SeaDream – a seagoing yachting lifestyle of well being, health and happiness. SeaDream Yacht Club are the new owners of the former Seabourn Sea Goddess I and II.

The two yachts, renamed SeaDream I and SeaDream II, were completely redesigned and refitted in Norway in January and April 2002 by the same firm responsible for the original design of the Seabourn ultra-luxury yachting concept. Small and intimate, the SeaDream sisters carry only 110 guests each in a style that makes unwinding a simple art form.

Naturally you want to spend a lot of time on deck. After all, you do want to be close to the sun, the sky and the sea, don’t you? But at bedtime or those times when you just want to enjoy your own private space, the SeaDream staterooms are just the ticket.

Whether you choose the Yacht Club Stateroom or are feeling expansive and want to indulge yourself by occupying a Commodore Club Stateroom (390 sq. feet) or the spectacularly grand Owner’s Suite (490 sq. feet), I guarantee you will feel as though you are in a private villa at sea. Your bar will be stocked just the way you want it.

Your Entertainment Center is ready to go. You can hook up to the Internet and keep in touch and even send SeaDream electronic postcards. Within your stateroom an MP3 Jukebox is available and you can choose from more than 100 digital music selections.

Did I mention the luxurious bed that awaits you with your choice of a duvet or top quality blankets and fine Belgian linens?

SeaDream Aft  Pool

Yachting and water sports go together like kids and ice cream. That is why SeaDream has such a wide array of water sports “toys” for you to play with. It’s fun in the sun (or in the shade for that matter).

You’ll want to spend a lot of time on the water sports Marina at the stern of your yacht. Kayaking, water skiing, tubing, wake boarding, snorkeling, sailing, wave running and swimming in secluded bays. Try the folding mountain bikes when you go ashore or perhaps hiking with the crew.

But best of all, if you and your companion want to get a little sun, try the private, double sun beds topside, or an outdoor massage. Or prop a book on your chest and snooze in the shade.

Food and wine are serious subjects and the SeaDream treats them so. The chefs and sommeliers come from the finest restaurants ashore and love to go to sea with you.

They create the finest international cuisines complemented by fine wines and offer them to guests with pride in the indoor Dining Salon or the outdoor Topside Restaurant. There are also dining nooks and crannies up on deck where you can enjoy a romantic, private dinner for two.

Then, there’s 24-hour room service with a simple and healthful menu. But of course, it’s your yacht isn’t it? And if you want to raid the pantry, make yourself a Dagwood sandwich and pour a glass of milk – feel free to do so any time day or night. You are at home you know!

The great outdoors are a source of pleasure but there is also the great indoors to be savored. Feel like indulging yourself in the magnificent Asian Spa? A steam? A sauna? Or do you want to put yourself in another state with a soak in the Thalasso tub filled with warm salt water pumped in from the sea?

Indoors SeaDream also offers a wonderful elegant Library for quiet time and evening excitement in the SeaDream Lounge or in the Piano Bar.

SeaDream offers itineraries to ports with secluded bays and inlets and private white sand beaches – small exotic ports of call. Destinations include the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and trans-Atlantic crossings. Life is sweet isn’t it?

Sid Kaplan

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Did You Know?.

CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) 62 cruise line members represent more than 90 percent of global cruise capacity, with 482,000 berths on CLIA Member ships. With more than 22 million people cruising worldwide each year, the cruise industry will invest $25 billion to launch 55 new ships between 2015 and 2020. In 2015, the industry will introduce six new oceangoing cruise ships and 16 new river cruise ships.

Top 2014 Cruise Trends (CLIA)

Rebound in luxury cruising (luxury category ships, onboard upgrades) based on an improving economy and increased consumer confidence

Multigenerational and celebration travel increase for all passenger source markets with larger sized family as well as social/ affinity groups traveling together

Continued development and availability of technology to facilitate and lower the cost of onboard communications as well as to provide more efficient passenger servicing

Expectation of first-time passenger growth driven by the 95 million Millennial generation based on population size and positive experiences cruising with their parents

Cruise lines offering more all-inclusive options and packaging in accommodations, services and amenities for increased ease in booking and ship enjoyment

Cruises increasingly attracting consumers seeking active vacations with extreme excursions, longer stays in ports for sightseeing and high-energy onboard facilities

Seeing the world in comfort and ease, especially exotic locations, will continue to drive new itinerary creation and cruise ship deployment

Hot destinations for 2014 according to CLIA cruise line members include: Trans Pacific, World Cruises, U.S. Rivers, South America, Antarctic, Middle East, Canada/New England, Africa and Exotic Rivers