Eight Wine Voyages offered in Mediterranean for 2016

October 15th, 2015 by Adrienne d'Annunzio

SeaDream Yacht Club Announces New 2016 Wine Voyages

Eight Wine Voyages offered in Mediterranean for 2016

MIAMI, October 15, 2015 – SeaDream Yacht Club announces eight Wine Voyages designed by new Wine Director Ida Dønheim taking place from May 7 through November 5, 2016. Continuing its commitment to award-winning culinary experiences, guests onboard these itineraries will enjoy a selection of the world’s most well-known wineries, exclusive and rare wine tastings, excellent cuisine and wine pairings at the popular Winemaker’s Dinner, in which a local grower or winery shares treasures from their own cellars.

“As SeaDream continues to set the yachting vacation standard, most recently recognized as the ‘Best Niche Cruise Line’ by the experts at Virtuoso, our team understands the importance of always innovating the guest experience,” shares SeaDream Yacht Club President Bob Lepisto. “Ida’s attention to detail in every aspect of the new Wine Voyages ensures the ultimate wine experience at sea and ashore pairing our outstanding culinary team’s service with the most scenic backdrops in the world.”

SeaDream I and SeaDream II will sail along the Mediterranean coastline visiting exclusive ports and harbors in Italy, Spain, Greece and France’s renowned wine country. Each voyage will offer heightened experiences for beginners and veteran oenophiles with itineraries that have been expertly curated by Dønheim, a seasoned chef and sommelier. Activities include visits to boutique vineyards; casual tastings organized throughout sailings to highlight local producers from regions visited; and in-depth tastings that focus on a specific topic, grape or region led by Dønheim, the winemaker or an internationally recognized wine expert.

A SeaDream guest favorite, the Winemaker’s Dinner will feature top cuvees and select wines offered in earlier tastings allowing guests to experience a proper food and wine pairing and how the wine changes character when served with food. This dinner will feature a specially crafted menu to complement the wine of the winery joining for the evening.

SeaDream Yacht Club’s Wine Voyage itineraries for 2016:

Inclusive yachting fares begin at $4,199 based on double occupancy. For inquiries, contact a travel professional or SeaDream Yacht Club at 1-800-707-4911 or visit www.seadream.com.

About SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club, recently named “Best Niche Cruise Line” at the prestigious Virtuoso Awards, 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 provided in SeaDream’s inclusive fare. For more information, visit www.seadream.com or call 1-800-707-4911.

 

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2015 MEDITERRANEAN SEASON: EXCLUSIVE PORTS AWAIT

March 30th, 2015 by Adrienne d'Annunzio

SEADREAM YACHT CLUB PREVIEWS 2015 MEDITERRANEAN SEASON:

EXCLUSIVE PORTS AWAIT

 

MIAMI, March 30, 2015 – SeaDream Yacht Club will sail to the Mediterranean’s most secluded destinations, visiting ports and harbors so small that only the 112-guest twin mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II can enter.  Both yachts will depart from Malaga (Spain) on May 1 while SeaDream I will transport guests to the beautiful ports of Cartagena, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Mahon, Alghero, and Bonifacio on a 7-day sailing before arriving in Citavecchia on May 8.  SeaDream II will embark on an 8-day sailing to Cartagena, Valencia, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Collioure and Sanary-sur-Mer before arriving in Monte Carlo on May 9.

 

“The SeaDream experience in the Mediterranean is truly a yachting experience with short distances to smaller ports being the appeal,” shares Bob Lepisto, president of SeaDream Yacht Club.  “This allows more time to explore intimate ports like Korcula and Hvar in Croatia or play on our water sports marina right off the stern.”

 

SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2015 Mediterranean sailing highlights:

 

Once arriving in the Mediterranean, SeaDream Yacht Club’s popular crew-led complimentary shore excursions will be available in numerous destinations. Building on the local knowledge of the yacht’s staff, many of whom call ports visited in Croatia and Italy home, these including biking through the countryside outside Bonifacio, shopping with the Chef in Sorrento or St. Tropez and even a hike in Hydra (known for no cars) to the Monastery at the top of the Island.

 

While there is an emphasis on relaxed luxury onboard SeaDream, there is no shortage of entertainment for active travelers.  Guests can launch wave runners, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and a host of other watersport activities directly from the yacht’s Marina.  With the highest therapist-to-guest ratio at sea, the SeaDream Spa is available to guests to ensure complete relaxation and rejuvenation.  Named the Best Small Luxury Cruise Ship of 2015 by ForbesLife, SeaDream continues to offer innovative dining, including an optional Raw Food menu and traditional Japenese menu.  With a maximum of 112 guests onboard, the chef welcomes guests to assist him in collecting fresh seafood and produce in select ports.

 

Inclusive yachting fares begin at $4,599 based on double occupancy.  For inquiries, contact a travel professional or SeaDream Yacht Club at 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.

 

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CONTACT:

Mike Hicks

LOU HAMMOND & ASSOCIATES

561-655-3836

michaelh@louhammond.com

www.louhammond.com

2015 Season: Eastern Mediterranean Highlights

February 27th, 2015 by Adrienne d'Annunzio

SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2015 Season: Eastern Mediterranean Highlights

MIAMI, February 27, 2015 – SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2015 season will highlight exclusive voyages to the secluded ports and harbors of the Eastern Mediterranean, ideal for travelers who wish to explore some of the world’s most sought-after destinations.  SeaDream’s award-winning luxury mega-yachts will arrive in the Mediterranean in May and features 40+ itineraries.  Sailings in the Eastern Mediterranean will transport guests to the beautiful ports of Istanbul, Athens, Mykonos and Santorini to name a few.

“Our 2015 Mediterranean season is unique in that we are giving our guests who have the desire to explore beyond the major stops the opportunity to discover smaller ports and harbors,” shares Bob Lepisto, president of SeaDream Yacht Club.  “The ability to visit 16 different ports in Greece is what sets SeaDream I and SeaDream II apart.”

SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2015 Eastern Mediterranean sailing highlights:

Another highlight for the 2015 season will be an exclusive 7-day President’s Voyage on SeaDream I visiting Turkey and Greece.  Departing Istanbul on August 29th, guests will explore the ports of Kepez (Troy and Gallipoli), Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; and Patmos Island, Paros Island, Mykonos Island and Hydra Island, Greece.  Club members will save $500 per stateroom off voyage fare and may join SeaDream President Bob Lepisto for an exclusive evening cocktail and classical concert at the stunning archaeological site of Ephesus in Turkey.

Named the Best Small Luxury Cruise Ship of 2015 by ForbesLife, guests will have no shortage of activity aboard the mega-yachts. The SeaDream Spa boasts the highest therapist-to-guest ratio at sea and both mega-yachts are equipped with wave runners, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and many other watersports activities, all of which can be launched directly from the yachts’ Marina.

Inclusive yachting fares begin at $4,599 per person based on double occupancy.  For inquiries, contact a travel professional or SeaDream Yacht Club at 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 in the Caribbean and Europe, 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 inclusive fare. For more information, visit www.seadream.com or call 1-800-707-4911.

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CONTACT:
Mike Hicks
LOU HAMMOND & ASSOCIATES
561-655-3836
michaelh@louhammond.com
www.louhammond.com

2015 MEDITERRANEAN SEASON: DESTINATION IMMERSING VOYAGES

July 31st, 2014 by Adrienne d'Annunzio

SEADREAM YACHT CLUB’S 2015 MEDITERRANEAN SEASON:

DESTINATION IMMERSING VOYAGES

MIAMI, July 31, 2014 – SeaDream Yacht Club, delivering a “yachting, not cruising” experience, announces 2015 Mediterranean sailings exploring smaller ports and harbors. Created with travelers in mind who have already discovered popular calls such as Dubrovnik, Croatia, these itineraries satisfy a desire to explore beyond the major stops via luxurious mega-yacht. New voyages immerse guests in the cultures of Croatia, Greece and Italy calling on up to nine ports in a single country for select sailings and often including overnights. Both yachts arrive in the Mediterranean in May.

“The yachting lifestyle is synonymous with summer in the Med and SeaDream Yacht Club is delighted to have both of our award-winning vessels offering itineraries in the region like no other,” shares Bob Lepisto, president of SeaDream Yacht Club. “On a single voyage, visiting eight ports in Croatia, nine in Greece or an astounding five in Sicily alone is possible. This mega-yacht experience paired with inclusive watersports from our yachts’ marina and highly-anticipatory service makes the adventure even more rewarding.”

SeaDream Yacht Club’s 2015 Mediterranean season begins in May and features 40+ itineraries spanning the region. Country-focused voyages include:

Croatia – Dubrovnik to Venice departs June 20 – 27, 2015. Croatian ports of call include Mljet, Hvar, Split, Sibenik, Rab, Opatija and Rovinj before disembarking in Venice, Italy.

 

Greece – Istanbul to Athens (Piraeus) departs July 25-Aug. 4, 2015. Greek ports include Molyvos, Skopelos, Skiathos, Patmos, Paros, Santorini, Navplion (Mycenae), Hydra and Athens.

 

Italy – Rome (Civitavecchia) round-trip departs July 29-Aug. 8, 2015. Italian ports include Costa Smeralda, Sardinia; Trapani, Marettimo, Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Syracuse, Taormina    (Mt. Etna), Sicily; Amalfi and Capri along with Bonifacio, Corsica.

 

Another highlight for the 2015 season will be an exclusive 12-day sailing on SeaDream I visiting Turkey, Greece and Croatia.  Departing Istanbul on Sept.11, guests will explore the ports of Kepez (Troy and Gallipoli), Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Mykonos, Santorini, Corinth Canal, Itea (Delphi), Parga, Greece; Hvar, Sibenik, Rovinj, Croatia; Piran, Slovenia; and concluding in Venice, Italy.

With a maximum of 112 guests onboard, the chef welcomes guests to the local market in select ports to assist him in collecting fresh local seafood and produce for the evening meal. SeaDream continues to offer innovative dining, including an optional Raw Food menu and traditional Japanese menu.

Ideal for the active traveler, both SeaDream I and SeaDream II are equipped with wave runners, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and many other watersports activities, all of which can be launched directly from the yachts’ Marina.  With an emphasis on relaxed luxury, guests can take advantage of the SeaDream Spa, with the highest therapist-to-guest ratio at sea.

Fully inclusive yachting fares begin at $3,999 based on double occupancy.  For inquiries, contact a travel professional or SeaDream Yacht Club at 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.

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CONTACT:

Mike Hicks / Matt Sessions

LOU HAMMOND & ASSOCIATES

561-655-3836 / 843-628-3721

michaelh@louhammond.com

matts@louhammond.com

www.louhammond.com