SeaDream’s Atle Brynestad Urged His Team To Develop
Exciting Voyages in Northern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic
To that He Added the Atlantic Coast of France, Spain and Portugal
SeaDream Yacht Club will present its “Elegant but Casual Holiday Experience” in a new and exciting sailing region in 2011—Northern Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltic and the Atlantic Coast of France, Spain and Portugal.
Although SeaDream has a well-regarded reputation for summertime European voyages in the Mediterranean, Greek Islands and along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia— where it delights guests with calls at classic and historic cities as well as secluded towns, villages and yachting ports— the plan was to develop something new. Something so enticing that SeaDream would continue to standout as “utterly exclusive” as one guidebook writer (Douglas Ward in the Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships) has proclaimed.
So, in 2011 SeaDream Yacht Club promises to surprise and delight guests with new sailings to England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Germany, France, Holland, Spain and Portugal.
From May through August award-winning SeaDream I—one of its elegant twin mega yacht cruisers— will sail these new routes.
Among highlights will be:
• The line’s first call on the world-renowned city of London,
• Summertime scenic cruising in the spectacular Norwegian fjords,
• Daylight sailing through the famed Stockholm Archipelago,
• A visit to the classic Hanseatic seaport city of Hamburg,
• Two nights and three days in the old Russian capital of St. Petersburg,
• A call on Copenhagen the exciting capital city of Denmark,
• A transit of the Kiel Canal that links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea,
• A stop in England’s seldom-visited Jersey Islands,
• Port stops in Brittany, historic cultural region of northwest France,
• A visit to Bordeaux in the heart of one of France’s most distinguished wine regions,
• And unusual, less visited stops along the Atlantic Coast of Spain and Portugal.
Prior to its voyages along these new Northern European routes SeaDream I will make a 15-day transatlantic sailing in April 2011 from San Juan, Puerto Rico across the Atlantic to London with a stop in the Azores. Following her London call May 8 SeaDream I will sail for Bremerhaven, Germany where she will undergo dry docking for routine maintenance and upkeep, prior to sailing these new routes.
Bob Lepisto, SeaDream’s President, said “These new itineraries are ideal for our clientele. They are the essence of the SeaDream Experience. We expect to have complete 2011 schedules and itineraries up on our website and be ready to accept bookings by the weekend of November 20.”
Among new ports of call for these 2011 itineraries are: Stockholm and Marstand, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Oslo, Stavanger, Lillesand and Bergen Norway; Tallin and Kuressaare, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Hamburg, Germany; Amsterdam, Holland; Honfleur, St. Malo, Belle Ile, La Rochelle and Bordeaux, France; St. Jean de Luz, Gigoni/Oviedo, Spain; Cascais, Portugal and, of course London, at the conclusion of SeaDream I’s transatlantic passage.
Norwegian fjords in which SeaDream I will sail include the Hardangefjord, and the Sognefjord.
Norwegian Atle Brynestad, SeaDream’s founder, owner and CEO, stated “It’s long been a dream of mine to have our yachts sail in Scandinavian waters—especially in the magnificent Norwegian fjords which I love. While I know our guests will love all of these new voyages, I believe they will especially love my Norwegian fjords.
Both SeaDream I and SeaDream II sail in the Caribbean in the winter months.
Director, Corporate & Marketing Communications
SeaDream Yacht Club
November 12, 2009