SEADREAM YACHT CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW WINE EDUCATION
CERTIFICATION AT SEAMIAMI, Sept. 11, 2014 – SeaDream Yacht Club has been approved by the British Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) to deliver wine courses, exams and certifications under the organization’s prestigious umbrella beginning in the Spring 2015. The accreditation is the latest example of an emphasis on wine and cuisine onboard the two mega-yachts SeaDream I and II. “WSET is the world’s most prestigious and well-respected wine education organization,” shares Atle Brynestad, owner and CEO of SeaDream Yacht Club. “It was an obvious choice to align our brand with the best organization as we refined and enhanced our onboard wine program.” The British Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) offers courses in four levels from one to four and guests may now take the first two levels onboard SeaDream. The aim of the Level 1 is to give a basic introduction to wine followed by food pairings. “The interest among consumers obtaining an education in wine is at an all-time high in the United States as well as Scandinavian countries,” explains SeaDream Yacht Club Wine Director Erica Landin. “Our guests may elect to attend a course to gain formal qualification or simply a desire to enhance their knowledge of the immense variety of wines produced in the world today.” Level 2 is a comprehensive 12-day program program only offered on dedicated Wine Education Voyages, starting with the 12-day San Juan, Puerto Rico to Malaga sailing departing April 18, 2015. It focuses on the key grape varieties and growing regions of the world as well as what factors influence a wine’s style and quality. The all-around course is ideally suited for the interested beginner or aficionado wishing to strengthen their knowledge. Additionally, SeaDream recently announced exciting Wine Voyages beginning fall 2014. These experiences add to the two mega-yachts’ innovative culinary and beverage program, which features the first and only full raw cuisine menu onboard as well as showcasing local delicacies from ports of call. Each voyage will offer heightened experiences for beginners and veteran oenophiles with itineraries that have been expertly developed by SeaDream’s Wine Director, Erica Landin, one of Sweden’s most internationally recognized wine writers. Activities onboard the Wine Voyages include visits to high-quality vineyards in the world’s most exclusive wine destinations; informal and formal tastings of local varietals; wine master classes and a special Winemaker’s Dinner, in which a local grower or winery owner shares treasures from their own cellars. For more information on SeaDream Yacht Club, contact a travel professional, call 1-800-707-4911 or visit www.seadream.com. About SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream Yacht Club has achieved the industry’s highest accolades for its two twin, casually elegant mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. With a maximum of only 112 guests and a 95-person award-winning crew, “It’s yachting, not cruising,” defines not only the size of the vessels, but the onboard lifestyle and anticipatory service. SeaDream Yacht Club provides a yachting experience visiting small harbors and ports around the world, many inaccessible by larger ships, on seven to 15-day voyages. An incredible array of services, activities, water toys, dining, wine, premium drinks and gratuities are available through SeaDream’s fully-inclusive fare. For more information, visit www.seadream.com or call 1-800-707-4911. About The British Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 in London to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. For more information about WSET and the levels, see www.wset.co.uk.
###CONTACT: Mike Hicks/Matt Sessions LOU HAMMOND & ASSOCIATES 561-655-3836/843-647-6395 [email protected] [email protected] www.louhammond.com
SEADREAM YACHT CLUB CHARTERS:
The Ultimate in Corporate and Incentive TravelMIAMI, October 21, 2013 — SeaDream Yacht Club offers distinctive charter experiences that break the mold of traditional corporate and incentive travel with inclusive voyages to some of the world’s most secluded ports and harbors. The luxury mega-yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II accommodate groups in an intimate, elegantly casual setting which embodies the essence of the exclusive yachting lifestyle. A private SeaDream charter is ideal for rewarding employees with aspirational yachting experiences they will never forget. “A charter with SeaDream can be the ultimate mechanism for building morale and showing appreciation to the team with a travel experience like no other,” shares President Bob Lepisto. “Our crew creates an inclusive custom experience from the menu to the itinerary, so the host can focus on creating memories with friends and colleagues.” The award-winning SeaDream I and SeaDream II each feature fifty-six well-appointed staterooms, including 10 suites and accommodating a maximum of 112 guests. Companies can take advantage of the personalization offered by SeaDream Charter Coordinators, who assist in every aspect of planning a voyage, from the custom itinerary to land and sea activities to special dining preferences to entertainment options. With a 1-to-1 crew to guest ratio, no detail is too small and no request goes unheeded when planning a SeaDream charter. Charter guests enjoy the ultimate in outdoor activities, testing out the yacht’s always-available fleet of water toys, including wave runners, kayaks, water skis and stand-up paddleboards. The only Thai-certified spa at sea, SeaDream’s Spa includes treatments in the private, open-air massage area. Daily yoga sessions offered on deck or shoreside on white sandy beaches are also a perfect activity for corporate and incentive groups to promote wellness and camaraderie. Well-known for an award-winning culinary program, SeaDream serves elevated cuisine that often features indigenous ingredients sourced locally from harbors, and meals can be enjoyed al fresco or in the Dining Salon. Examples of past SeaDream Yacht Club charters hosted for corporate or incentive travel include:
- An automotive company that chartered a SeaDream mega-yacht for the Grand Prix in Monaco
- Groups that integrated Caribbean and Aegean private island takeovers into their custom itineraries
- A group that arranged a celebratory fireworks display, working with the captain to secure an ideal vantage point
CONTACT:Mike Hicks/Ginny Perkins LOU HAMMOND & ASSOCIATES 561-655-3836/843-647-6395 [email protected] [email protected] www.louhammond.com
SEADREAM YACHT CLUB
ANNOUNCES WEBINAR FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS
How to Successfully Sell Costa Rica Yachting(Miami, FL) – March 15, 2013 – Following its established pattern of conducting teleconference training calls for travel professionals, SeaDream Yacht Club will hold a Webinar on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:00PM, Eastern Standard Time.
The Webinar is being presented by an expert on Costa Rica along with Vice President Sales, the Americas, Gretchen Bell. SeaDream will be sailing Costa Rica for the first time, this coming November and December 2013. Agents wishing to participate need only a computer with internet access and a telephone. The live presentation plus question-and-answerperiod will take 45 minutes. “A Costa Rica voyage is ideal for those interested in eco tours and those focused on relaxation and wellbeing” said Gretchen Bell. Adding “We’ll have a Costa Rican Naturalist sailing aboard as our expert guide and lecturer and we’ve created a special Costa Rica Spa package.” SeaDream has broadcast widely an HTML invitation to agents who need only to click on a “registration” box to enroll. Click link; Registration for Costa Rica Webinar .Those wishing to participate in the Webinar are invited to respond to the HTML or to contact SeaDream Yacht Club at (800) 707-4911.
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NEW APPOINTMENT IN THE UK MARKETPLACE FOR SEADREAM
Monday, 21 January 2013: SeaDream Yacht Club UK Managing Director, Andy Magowan has announced today the appointment of Graham Andrew as UK Director for the company’s Charter and Incentive Sales.Says Andy Magowan: “Graham will be known to many in the industry and comes with a wealth of over 25 years’ experience of working in the cruise sector, primarily in the charter and incentive market. His career has seen him work with P&O cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line/Royal Viking Line, Cunard and Silversea and, as many will know, he was also an integral part of the launch of SeaDream Yacht Club in 2001. Graham’s most recent position was heading up The Cruise Incentive Agency UK. “This is a significant addition to our existing sales team and fully endorses SeaDream’s commitment to the UK marketplace. ” About SeaDream Yacht Club: Multi-award winning SeaDream Yacht Club owns and operates the 56-bedroom mega-yachts, SeaDream I & II. The word yachting in the company name is not just an expression about the boutique size of SeaDream I & II, however, more a reflection of the unique contemporary lifestyle aboard these ultra-luxury vessels. “It’s yachting, not cruising” – Enjoy the Difference! With just 56 sea-view bedrooms, all the luxury appointments you would expect of the most luxurious mega-yachts at sea and all the facilities of a state-of-the-art boutique resort, SeaDream I & II are perfect for exclusive use (charter) for business and for private and family events. Unlike an hotel, when you charter SeaDream I or IIfor just a few days or more, you get totally exclusive use, which means that the yachts offer a heightened level of privacy and security too, and in today’s world that’s a real bonus for business and private travel alike. SeaDream Contact: Andy Magowan [email protected] Tel : +44 (0) 7770 848023 www.seadream.com SeaDream Media Contact for further information/images: Jill Faulds, JF Associates [email protected] Tel : + 44 (0) 1795 536446
Renee Duryee joins SeaDream Yacht Club as Director of Business Development, Southwest USA(Miami, FL) – January 18, 2013 – SeaDream Yacht Club announced Renee Duryee will join their sales team, bringing along her sales experience in the luxury market. For the past six years, Renee was Account Manager for Business Sales with Tiffany & Co. Consistently a top producer, Renee won numerous sales awards based on her achievements. Renee lives in Los Angeles and will have sales responsibilities for Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Hawaii. Gretchen Bell, SeaDream’s VP of Sales for the Americas said “Renee’s region is an important sales territory for SeaDream and we are very happy to have her on our team.” Renee is a member of The Junior League, active in various charity organizations and enjoys running. Her passion for fine dining, travel and the outdoors drew her to SeaDream. She may be contacted at [email protected] or at 310-310-4246. The expression “yachting” is not only a sentiment about size; it is a statement about lifestyle aboard the small vessels. Chic and stylish SeaDream’s 56-sateroom twin yachts are favored for their elegant informality, state-of-the-art facilities, personal service provided by a crew of 95, inclusive open bar and gratuities, ocean view accommodations, luxury spa and world-class cuisine. Itineraries include the Caribbean, Costa Rica, the Amazon, the Mediterranean and Black Sea and Asia. www.seadream.com
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Media Contact:Adrienne d’Annunzio SeaDream Yacht Club 601 Brickell Key Drive, #1050 Miami, FL 33131 305-631-6111 [email protected]