SeaDream Video Blog – Jan 11 2018 – Bequia, Mustique

January 12th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club C

 

SeaDream II is hanging out with the rich and famous today in Bequia, Mustique, at the magnificent Cotton House Beach Bar and Cafe. Next stop is Mayreau, home to our signature Champagne and Caviar Splash destination in the Grenadines. Come Join us in the Caribbean.

SeaDream Video Blog – Jan 10 2018 – Rodney Bay St. Lucia

January 10th, 2018 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 
SeaDream has made its way to the magnificent Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia, a remarkable spot where SeaDreamers are scuba diving, lounging on the yacht with a fabulous lunch and enjoying the sun and warm waters on the beach. Our journey started in St. Thomas making our way through the Caribbean, a vacation is not complete without a stop at St. Barts We hope to see you all very soon! Come Join

The Caribbean Done SeaDream Style

December 27th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C One of the pleasures in sailing aboard SeaDream’s (344 feet/104.85 meters) mega-yachts, is their maneuverability & size which allow SeaDream to easily navigate and call on small yacht harbors. Now, through April 2018, SeaDream calls on many of the Caribbean’s most intimate yacht harbors. It is in these locations, you are away from the crowds and you are able to find yourself alone on an undisturbed, pristine beach.   If you’d like to get-away-from-it-all, here are a few special Caribbean ports you’ll find in SeaDream’s itinerary:   Norman Island, British Virgin Islands: Norman Island is located at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands. The island is uninhabited and privately owned by Dr. Henry Jarecki. Its area is about 600 acres (2.4 km²), and it is about 2.5 miles (4 km) long. A large harbor known as “The Bight” offers one of the most protected anchorages in the area. Guests will enjoy great hiking opportunities as well as snorkeling and scuba diving. Another popular option may be to have a beverage at the Pirates Bight Bar. Anegada, British Virgin Islands:  In contrast to the other BVIs, Anegada is a low coral atoll 11 miles long, at its highest point only 28 feet above sea level. The trees on Anegada are more than double the height of the island! Navigating by smaller vessel is the only way to get here; the surrounding submerged coral reefs make it tricky. We suggest a day at Cow Wreck Beach; miles of stunning, secluded sandy beach and great snorkeling. Bequia, the Grenadines: Bequia is the northernmost of the Grenadines, just 7 square miles of quiet lagoons, reefs and long silvery stretches of beach. SeaDream anchors at Port Elizabeth and offers guests a scenic Land Adventure, sport fishing or a trip to the neighboring island of Mustique. If you have time, visit Mac’s for lobster pizza. Mayreau, the Grenadines: This is one of SeaDream signature Champagne and Caviar Splash destinations. This particular island is the smallest of the inhabited Grenadines Islands and has two amazing beaches. Generally the team on board will offer guests a hike to Saltwhistle Bay. Union Island, the Grenadines: Union Island, the southernmost island of the Grenadines, is nicknamed the ‘Tahiti of the West Indies’ due to its volcanic silhouette. Among the many restaurants and bars, Happy Island, a man-made island featuring a bar, sits in the middle of Clifton harbor and is a must-see. Mount Taboi, which at 999 feet above sea level, is the highest peak on Union Island. A key feature of the Union Island region is the Tobago Cays National Marine Park. The Tobago Cays are a group of small uninhabited islands surrounded by reefs, where SeaDream offers snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming (you’ll see sea turtles). Canouan Island, the Grenadines: Canouan is a small island in the Grenadines belonging to St Vincent. It measures 3.5 miles (5.6 km) by 1.25 miles (2 km). The estimated population is approximately 1,200. The island is unspoiled nature, endowed green hills, secluded bays and long white sand beaches. SeaDream guests may play resort golf, hike, bike and water sports.   Grenada: Great active Land Adventures include hiking, biking and tubing. This destination is becoming more popular due to the moderate tropical climate that ensures the success of spice production. Nutmegs are the most plentiful crop, followed by an array of such spices as cocoa, mace, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger. SeaDream guests can enjoy playing from the water sports marina as we are scheduled to anchor in this port of call.   Dominica ( the Nature Isle): SeaDream can either dock alongside the unique wooden pier or stay at anchor in Prince Rupert Bay to offer water activities from the marina. A must-do SeaDream Land Adventure is a trip down Indian River aboard wooden rowboats (oarsman provided). It’s a beautifully peaceful float through a “tunnel of flora and fauna. Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe: SeaDream anchors off the island of Terre-de-Haut (part of the Iles des Saintes group of Islands), one of the most picturesque in the entire Caribbean. Enjoy views of  the sister island, Ilet a Cabrit, the main island of Guadeloupe and volcanic La Soufriere mountain (1,466 meters/4,810 feet high). Vieques, Puerto Rico: Vieques is part of the United States Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (USCW), but, like the rest of Puerto Rico, retains strong influences from 400 years of Spanish ownership. Its two main towns are Isabel Segunda the administrative center on the northern side of the island, and Esperanza on the southern side. It has the nickname “Isla Nena”, usually translated from the Spanish as “Little Girl Island”, alluding to its perception as Puerto Rico’s little sister. Today the former navy land is a national wildlife refuge, with numerous beaches that still retain the names given by the navy, including Red Beach, Blue Beach, Green Beach and others. The beaches are commonly listed among the top beaches in the Caribbean for their azure-colored waters and white sands. SeaDreamers can visit the very unique Bio Bay in the evening via an old school bus (the only bus on the island) This adventure is always receiving great reviews. Guests can also stroll the small town or go for a nice bike ride to one of the magnificent beaches. Culebrita, Puerto Rico: This tiny island is a NATURE LOVERS PARADISE and part of a wildlife refuge, located just about one mile east of the island of Culebra. Because of its special status, the only permanent structure you’ll find on the island is the abandoned lighthouse high on the hill; for the energetic, the trail hike up there is well worth the views over the surrounding area (it is prohibited to enter the lighthouse!). The islands beaches are also nesting grounds for sea turtles so please avoid any nesting areas ” marked or unmarked; but do keep your eyes open, you just might spot one of them in the water. When coming ashore, wear your swim suit, bring a towel, water and plenty of sun protection; then enjoy your day on this beautiful unspoiled and natural island, walk along the trails & beaches, snorkel amongst the reefs or swim in the clear blue waters. The local trees along the beach provide some shade but there are no restrooms or changing facilities on the island.  

Dream Cuisine: Ginger Bread Souffle

December 24th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C The holiday season is upon us and you know what that brings, the wonderful flavor of Ginger Bread. Ideally we would love for you to be sailing through the warm Caribbean with us but if you are not able to make it you can take a little piece of SeaDream with you by making our signature Ginger Bread Souffle. This is our gift to you, the recipe from Executive Chef – Alistair Solomons, Enjoy with family and friends this holiday season! Ginger Bread Soufflé Ingredients
    • 250ml milk
    • 125gr Butter
    • 140gr Flour
    • 8 egg whites
    • 8 egg yolk
    • 150gr sugar
    • 3gr Ginger powder
    • 3gr cinnamon powder
    • 3gr cardamon powder
    • 3gr nutmeg powder
    • 2gr clove powder
Instructions
    • Preheat oven to 400° F / 200° C
    • Cook the milk and the butter together.
    • Remove the pan from the stove and add the flour and all the spices
    • Whisk the mixture and bring to a boil over medium heat
    • Put the mixture in a separate bowl and add 1 by 1 the egg yolks
    • Whisk the egg whites and the sugar until stiff peaks form
    • Fold the egg whites slowly into the mixture
    • Pipe in soufflé cups which are buttered and sugared
    • Bake in a hot oven about 16-17 minutes on 400° F / 200° C
  Good Luck and enjoy! Alistair Solomons- Executive Chef  

SeaDream Video Blog – Dec 19 2017 – St. Barts

December 20th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 

SeaDream has made its way to one of our favorite spots in the Caribbean, St. Barts. Some of our SeaDreamers spent the day on an ATV Island Adventure while others took to shopping at all the shops that are now open! Warm sun and blue waters what more could you ask for, Come Join.

Dessert wines…the finishing touch to a delicious meal

December 19th, 2017 by Adrienne d'Annunzio

Sweet wines have an undeserved weak reputation. Partially, it is because people tend to advance from sweeter, simple wines like a blush zinfandel to a better quality dry wine. But this is comparing apples and oranges. In saying you don’t like sweet wines, you miss some of the best wines in the world!

These seriously sweet classics are not sugared to mask faults, like a cheap off-dry or semi-sweet wine can be. They are sweet because the grapes have been dried on racks, harvested very late or attacked by something called “noble rot”, which leads to a much higher concentration of sugars in the wine but also an amazing intensity, concentration and complexity. It must be balanced by freshness, and when it is, it’s just a burst of flavors in your mouth!

The very best sweet wine in the world is a prestigious bottle of Sauternes from the castle Chateau d’Yquem. Of course, we sell this aboard SeaDream. It is a pricey tipple, but worth every penny. Try it with a good cheese, a gruyere or blue cheese, or a dessert. However, when you pick a dessert wine, make sure it is as sweet or sweeter than the dessert itself, to keep the balance right. Our sommeliers aboard SeaDream can help with that!

-Originally posted 02/12/2015

SeaDream Video Blog – Dec 15 2017 – Sandy Ground Anguilla

December 18th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C

Over the weekend SeaDream made it’s way to the beautiful beaches of Anguilla. Fun days filled with biking to the stunning Shoal Bay Beach. Come on down and enjoy the Caribbean, everything is looking good, is warm, green and gorgeous!

SeaDream Video Log – Dec. 12 2017

December 12th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 


Reporting from Nevis on this beautiful Caribbean day, just dropped some SeaDreamers off for some exciting land adventures of hiking or horseback riding – and getting ready for SeaDream’s Signature Champagne & Caviar Splash™ – at Chrishi Beach Club – just a typical #SeaDream Day – Come Join!

Guest Blogger, Kay Donahue – Top Five Reasons We Are Confirmed SeaDream Yachters

December 10th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C By Kay Donahue – World Traveler and Jewelry Designer

What took us so long?  That is the question my husband, Steve, and I have been asking ourselves since our return in October from our SeaDream Yacht trip along the Amalfi coast!  Both of us had been on BIG cruise ships in the past and decided that crowded cruising was not our favorite method of travel.  Our 7th wedding anniversary was approaching and to celebrate we wanted to see the Mediterranean coast but didn’t want to pack and unpack every day or two. Looking for something amazing this time around, we began talking with friends who are veteran/professional cruisers.  Some have up to 18 cruises under their belt! When SeaDream yacht club popped up from several respected friends, we checked it out and found an itinerary for the perfect time and stops.  Little did we know what a treat was in the offing!

Top five reasons for deciding we are confirmed SeaDream yachters (they say we are yachting, not cruising):

1. SeaDream yacht club makes it easy to indulge your passions- traveling, eating, shopping, and napping.  Each morning, we hopped on the tender to go in to town, explored shops and sites, and headed back to SeaDream II for delicious lunches where we would continue to be spoiled.  I am a jewelry designer (you can see my jewelry shop on my blog here www.KayDonahueDesigns.com) and enjoyed new adventures each day in lovely little towns on the hunt for bead shops.  I am so looking forward to seeing all my findings of murano glass, obsidian, coral, and more spread out on my studio work table.  I can’t help but be excited for the jewelry I am about to create inspired by the destinations the SeaDream II took us.

2. For one week we were royalty!

I’ve never experienced a crew to guest ratio so high! With only about 100 guests to a crew of 98 or so, feeling individually pampered and special is an understatement. There isn’t assigned seating at meals, so you are free to dine as a couple or join new friends. Guests came from all parts of the world all with interesting stories to tell. We couldn’t help but feel like longtime friends with these people who were strangers before SeaDream II made it possible for our paths to cross. The very first night on the yacht, we met and had dinner with another jewelry designer.  She and I had had a ball exchanging favorite websites catering to our art.   Some other new best friends from London were delightful to visit with – and listen to in the piano bar after dinner.  They both had beautiful voices and made use of the huge books of lyrics to entertain those of us in the bar.  And—they were indulging one of their passions as they got to sing while accompanied by the wonderful ship’s pianist.

3. The divine SeaDream food experience.

 

The variety of choices was almost overwhelming at all three main meals. One could be a very healthy diner with fruit, vegetarian, seafood and fresh vegetables. One could also indulge in favorites like lobster, steak, pasta and over the top desserts. You could also try something you might never have had like I did. At dinner one night I opted for Indian food and never having eaten Indian cuisine before, I wasn’t sure what to order. Not to worry, I was aboard a SeaDream Yacht and they knew what to serve me that would ensure a delicious experience! In fact, everything we had to eat on board was fabulous. Each day I looked forward to the soup of the day at lunch. If the chef did a cookbook of his soups I would be the first in line to buy it. YUM!  I will always remember the lobster bisque…

4. The crew makes you want to run away and work on a SeaDream Yacht.

They look like they love what they do, are treated very well by the company, and it shows in their pampering of the passengers. For instance, I like hot milk for my coffee.  After the first morning, it just magically appeared at our table.  The servers made a special effort to get to know us – and remember our names.  The SeaDream yacht club crew makes you feel like you are the best guests they have ever had!

5. The SeaDream yacht club crew handles problems (even ones by no fault of their own) with grace.

What could have been a very frustrating and time-consuming irritant was handled beautifully by our crew.  One of our two checked bags from Madrid did not wind up on the carousel in the Rome airport. Even though it was my husband’s bag, I had some important stuff in it – not critical, but needed. We talked to the airline at the airport, and after we got onto the boat, we advised the SeaDream crew. THEY were the ones who made all of the calls to the airline over several days, tracked it down and arranged for delivery to the ship in the correct port. Because of this, we were able to enjoy this amazing travel experience worry-free. After all, we were in the hands of the SeaDream yacht club.

Thank you SeaDream II for an unforgettable anniversary vacation we will cherish forever! -Kay and Steve, SeaDream Club members  guests aboard SeaDream II  

SeaDream Video Log – Dec. 7 2017

December 7th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 

Typical SeaDream adventures in St. Kitts, spend the day at the Carambola Beach Club and zipline over the island to take in all the beauty. Come join us!

Celebrate Milestones and Special Moments with SeaDream

December 7th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C Unforgettable Charter Experiences in the World’s Most Exclusive Destinations

Full charters with SeaDream Yacht Club, known among discerning travelers for its award-winning, luxury yachting experiences, offer the ultimate gift of lifetime memories, rather than material possessions, to guests interested in celebrating important milestones with family and friends. Fifty-six well-appointed staterooms, including 10 suites, accommodate a maximum of 112 guests in an intimate, elegantly casual setting. “Many of our group guests are drawn by the size of our vessels, the opportunities for customization and the detailed planning provided by our dedicated charter coordinators,” says SeaDream President, Bob Lepisto. “Sailing the waters of the Caribbean or Europe on a mega-yacht with close friends is truly the ultimate celebration for marking a memorable moment.”

 

Birthdays, anniversaries and family reunions are among the special occasions guests are choosing to celebrate with fully-inclusive, private charters aboard the mega-yachts SeaDream I and II. Examples include a tandem celebration, in which both a husband and wife celebrated their 60th birthdays with loved ones on a voyage of their choosing. Surprise parties are also a hit, when guests know they are taking a SeaDream voyage, but later discover it will be on a private charter shared only with their friends and family. When planning a private celebration aboard SeaDream, our Charter Coordinators assist in every aspect, from the custom itinerary to onboard activities to special dining preferences and entertainment options. Custom shore excursions in locations seldom visited by larger ships may be arranged, such as guided expeditions through the secluded coastal towns of the Mediterranean. With a 1-to-1 crew to guest ratio, no detail is too small and no request goes unheeded when planning a SeaDream charter. With an emphasis on outdoor living, friends and families can take advantage of a fleet of water toys including wave runners, kayaks, water skis and wakeboards. The only Thai-certified spa at sea, SeaDream’s Spa includes treatments in the private, open-air massage area. Lounging on deck in the yacht’s signature Balinese Dream Beds is the perfect place for couples to take in ocean views during the day, or star-gaze at night with full turn-down service upon request.

   

Culinary excellence is just another facet that makes a SeaDream charter so memorable. Guests can join the chef for a trip to the local market, sourcing only the freshest, indigenous ingredients for their dishes. For a special toast, the Dining Salon accommodates all 112 guests to enjoy an unforgettable meal together. Dining al fresco is also an option and highly encouraged. Menus tailored specifically to each charter, combined with anticipatory service make epicurean experiences aboard SeaDream ones to remember. Contact your travel professional or SeaDream for information on booking groups and charters.  

SeaDream Video Blog: December 6, 2017

December 6th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 

New home to SeaDream’s Signature Champagne & Caviar Splash™ – Chrishi Beach, Nevis. “The weather is beautiful, the Caribbean is beautiful and we hope to see you very soon,” Anna, SeaDream II

SeaDream Video Blog: November 30, 2017

November 30th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 
Greetings from Christophe & Alistar, live from the lush island of Nevis. Preparing to kick off SeaDream’s Champagne & Caviar Splash™ – – – the sun is shining, the sea is a perfect temperature and the BBQ lunch is on the grill! Join SeaDream in the Caribbean to experience this fabulous day at the beach. Read a book under the swaying palms, sip your favorite cocktail, stroll the beach in search of shells. SeaDream is as relaxed or active as you wish.

SeaDream Video Blog: November 27, 2017

November 27th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 
We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving weekend! We are thankful for our loyal guests and had a wonderful time celebrating with all of the families on board. Today we’re in Saba with SEADREAM II’s Activities Manager Anna and the views are just breathtaking!

SeaDream Video Blog: November 22, 2017

November 22nd, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 
SEADREAM II Captain Steiner checks in from St. Thomas, with sunny skies and clear blue water. SEADREAM II made her way to St Bart’s after her Transatlantic Crossing and guests have been enjoying the beautiful Caribbean weather.

SeaDream II

Destination: Charlestown, Nevis

ETA: November 23, 2017

Expected Weather: Partly Cloudy

High: 84°F

Low: 78°F

SeaDream Video Blog: November 19, 2017

November 19th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 
Gareth Symons, Club Director aboard SEADREAM I checks in from Nevis & St. Kitts and reviews the day’s activities plus the anticipation of our signature Champagne & Caviar Splash™! SEADREAM II is now in the Caribbean following her crossing, and will be reporting in shortly.

SeaDream Video Blog: November 10, 2017

November 10th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 
Activities Manager Toni checked in on Friday in Mayreau, the Grenadines. A little cloudy but still a great time at SeaDream’s signature Champagne & Caviar Splash™ beach party! #CaribbeanStrong

SeaDream Video Blog: November 8, 2017

November 8th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
 
Captain Lund reports from SeaDream I currently at anchor at Canouan Island, Grenadines. Beautiful sunny day, light ocean breeze. Join SeaDream in the Caribbean this year, or early next year. #CaribbeanStrong

The Captain’s Blog

November 8th, 2017 by SeaDream Yacht Club C
Check here for regular updates as we voyage to the Caribbean for SeaDream’s Caribbean Winter Season.

Enjoy video messages and blog articles by our Captains, Hotel Managers, and Activity Directors currently onboard SeaDream I and SeaDream II. SeaDream calls the many island nations home for over 5 months every year, and for the last 15 years. Our guests enjoy the crystal clear waters, plentiful sunshine, and the even warmer smiles of the region’s residents. Colorful cultures, amazing wildlife, miles of pristine beaches, and the most breathtaking sunsets you’ll ever see.

Explore with us the resilience of this region. The Caribbean is “Open for Business” and is waiting for you. Join us this season, support the region, and enjoy the SeaDream Yachting Life which is best experienced in the Caribbean.


SeaDream I

Destination: Union Island, Grenadines

ETA: November 9, 2017

Expected Weather: Partly Cloudy

High: 84°F

Low: 79°F

Claude Girard Joins SeaDream Yacht Club as Sales Director, USA-Northeast

December 12th, 2016 by Jennifer Nguyen (Miami, FL) – December 12, 2016 – SeaDream Yacht Club announced Claude Girard has joined their sales team, bringing along his experience in the travel industry. Claude moved to the United States from France in 1986, and has since held several travel related positions in various industries. For ten years he was with American Express Travel, he also spent a decade as Travel Director at Condé Nast publications. Most recently he was with Quark, Zegrahm and International Expeditions. Gretchen Bell, SeaDream’s VP of Sales for the Americas said “Claude’s region is an important sales territory for SeaDream. His region includes New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Claude speaks French and will also handle SeaDream sales in Quebec. We are very happy to have him on our team.” Claude is actively involved with the Fondation J’Aime Haiti (I Love Haiti Foundation). In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, skydiving and he holds a master black belt in judo. Claude resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children. He may be contacted at [email protected] and phone (917) 348-8386.

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