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Voyage Number11322
From DateMay 25, 2013
To DateJun 05, 2013
Duration 11 days
YachtSeaDream I


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Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
May 25, 2013Istanbul, TurkeyMorningEvening
May 26, 2013Nessebar, BulgariaMorningAfternoon
May 27, 2013Sulina (Danube Delta), RomaniaMorningAfternoon
May 28, 2013Odessa, UkraineMorningOvernight
May 29, 2013Odessa, UkraineMorning
May 30, 2013Yalta, UkraineMorningOvernight
May 31, 2013Crimea Coastine - Scenic Navigation, UkraineMorningAfternoon
Jun 01, 2013Sochi, Russian FederationMorningEvening
Jun 02, 2013Novorossiysk, Russian FederationMorningEvening
Jun 03, 2013Sevastopol, UkraineMorningEvening
Jun 04, 2013Istanbul, TurkeyEveningOvernight
Jun 05, 2013Istanbul, TurkeyEvening

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"Book Today and Save" fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance. The Travel Guard Insurance plan can be purchased for 8.75% of the total invoice

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Single Supplement for this voyage is % for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.

Port Name Description
Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world's busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.
This natural harbor has been the base of the Russian Black Sea fleet since the 1920s. It remained a "closed city" until the late 1990s when the military security was finally relaxed. The Russians have kept the city "shipshape" and it is one of the most well-tended cities of the former Soviet Union. Now part of the Ukraine, the government has recently extended the lease for the fleet for another 25 years. An interesting relic of the "cold war" is the former Soviet nuclear submarine base at nearby Balaclava. Now a museum, it looks like it came straight out of a James Bond movie. The Crimean War was fought around the city in the 1850s when Florence Nightingale tended the British wounded from the ill-fated "Charge of the Light Brigade". The battle around the city is brought to spectacular life in a gigantic 360-degree painting and life-size model at the Panorama Museum. SeaDream has arranged three incredible land adventure opportunities, kindly check the land adventures tab for more information.
Novorossiysk is the main Russian port on the Black Sea coast. In addition to the industrial shipping, a major naval base for the Black Sea fleet is under construction. This is an industrial town with five large cement plants, steel and other industries. On the lighter side, it is also one of the main winemaking areas of Russia !! In this area, the tide of German invasion during WWII was turned. A small contingent of Russian troops held out for eight months, denying the port to the Germans. This "very Russian" city is full of memorials to its war heroes. Leonid Brezynev, Soviet leader until 1982, participated in this campaign. At the Myskhako winery outside the city, the enterprising owner has preserved Brezynev's dugout from the war.
Sochi, on the Russian Black Sea coast, is the country's biggest and busiest summer sea resort, attracting more than 4 million visitors annually with its beautiful mountainous coastline, endless shingle beaches, warm sunny days, and bustling nightlife. Joseph Stalin had his dacha here and Sochi is also the Russian President's traditional summer residence. Strangely, only 3 percent of Sochi's visitors are international travelers. Another paradox is that the city, always associated in the national mentality with palms and a warm climate successfully hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. The alpine resort of Krasnaya Polyana, high in the mountains 30 miles from Sochi, was the center of the event. NOTE: SeaDream guests do not require a Russian visitor’s visa if participating in pre-arranged yachting land adventures. Kindly select the Land Adventures tab for more information.
With its backdrop of mountain peaks and warm and sunny summers, Yalta became a fashionable resort in the 19th century. Tsar Nicholas II and other Russian aristocrats brought their families here to recuperate from tuberculosis. Palaces for aristocrats, villas and hotels began to emerge. In nearby Livadia, the Tsar's family had a magnificent summer residence built. This was where Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin gathered for the Yalta Conference in 1945 that would divide up Europe after the Second World War. Close by is the famous Swallow's Nest, that iconic Yalta photo you'll see on all the postcards -- a fairytale castle on a cliff-top, built as a folly in 1912 by a love-struck baron for his ballerina mistress. Today, the broad palm-lined seafront promenade and the pebbly beaches are enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Our SeaDream yacht docks a stones-throw from the city center.
Known as Ukraine's most sociable city, Odessa has a reputation for loads of sunshine and fun as a former Soviet holiday resort. The Russians wrested the port from the Turks as late as 1789. Appointed as governor, the French Duke de Richelieu set about building a well-laid out city in the prevailing French and Italian styles. The Potemkin Steps (featured in the cult film "The Battleship Potemkin") connect the harbor to the city. The Opera and Ballet Theatre, City Hall and grand mansions, including one that belonged to the Tolstoy family, lie along tree-shaded and cobble-stoned streets. SeaDreamers have three options for land adventures here including the famous palaces, historical monuments and the catacombs.
Sulina is the largest town in the Danube delta, first documented in AD950, with about 50% of the delta's population living here. The rather sleepy little town is poised on the literal edge of Europe and the busiest branch of the Danube shipping channel. A newly cobble-stoned riverside promenade looks impressive, but step just one street back from the promenade and old Sulina is still there in all its dusty glory. Sulina is well located for tours into the Danube Delta. The Delta is listed as a UNESCO Reservation of the Biosphere because of its variety of ecosystems (more than 25 types of natural ecosystems). It is considered to be the third in ecological significance among the 300 reserves of the world with over 1,200 varieties of plants, 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes. This is the place where millions of birds from many different parts of the world come to lay their eggs.
Unesco awarded in 1983, Nessebar is located on a small peninsula in the Black Sea linked with the land by a narrow isthmus, the town has existed for more than 9,000 years. It has been referred to as the “Pearl of the Black Sea”. The largest number of buildings date from 11th to 14th centuries, most of them churches (over forty). The oldest one is the Old Metropolitan church from the 5th century AD. Today the old part of the town has regained its original romantic atmosphere: narrow cobblestone lanes, tiny squares, two-storied period houses with stone-built ground levels and wooden upper floors jutting above the streets and external staircases, gift shops, pubs, taverns and lovely flower gardens. The beaches are covered in fine golden sand, and the sea bottom dips slightly, slowly increasing in depth, which makes it fun and safe for children.
SeaDream will navigate along the picturesque Crimean coastline in hopes to find a sheltered bay to lower the marina platform for swimming or water sports activities (Pending local authorities approval) Crimea is a peninsula of the Ukraine located on the northern coast of the Black Sea.
Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world's busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.
Known as Ukraine's most sociable city, Odessa has a reputation for loads of sunshine and fun as a former Soviet holiday resort. The Russians wrested the port from the Turks as late as 1789. Appointed as governor, the French Duke de Richelieu set about building a well-laid out city in the prevailing French and Italian styles. The Potemkin Steps (featured in the cult film "The Battleship Potemkin") connect the harbor to the city. The Opera and Ballet Theatre, City Hall and grand mansions, including one that belonged to the Tolstoy family, lie along tree-shaded and cobble-stoned streets. SeaDreamers have three options for land adventures here including the famous palaces, historical monuments and the catacombs.
Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world's busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.
Istanbul

Embarkation information Istanbul, Turkey

The yacht is scheduled to be docked at Istanbul Cruise Ship Port, Karakoy Pier or Salizpazari Pier. Port Agent Information Inchcape Shipping Services Turkey Address : Rihtim Cad. Yuva sok. Osman balkan Is hani No1 kat 4 Karakoy 34425 Istanbul / Turkey Phone :+ 90 212 2491708 Fax:+ 90 212 2513173 Mr. Kadir Kaya - Managing Director Mobile : +90 530 8290331 Email : Kadir.kaya@iss-shipping.com Distance Airport To Port: Istanbul Airport to Istanbul Port, Distance = 13 Miles. Travel Documents: All guests must be in possession of a valid passport, necessary visas and health documents as required by all countries visited. These travel documents are the responsibility of the individual guest.

Notes We regret that in order to perform the necessary maintenance, the yacht cannot accept guests prior to the scheduled 2 pm embarkation time. Disembarkation Information: Guests will be informed on board about disembarkation procedures

Hotel Options - Istanbul

SeaDream's View: Located on the European shores of the Bosporus, the Hotel and Ottoman Palace right next to it offer an unbelievable panoramic setting and views. The hotel facilities and services are some of the finest in the world. 284 rooms+31 suites " Our favorites are the 36 Grand Deluxe View Rooms that offer stunning and expansive views of the Bosporus. Caution - you may not want you to leave your room. Don't forget to visit their web site for more information and photos. For convenient one-stop hotel and transfer bookings, please contact: "SeaSong" via e-mail: fedorko@seasong.com, telephone: +90 212 292 8555 or fax: +90 212 292 8561

Notes Address: Ciragan Caddesi 32 Besiktas, 34349 Istanbul, Turkey Phone: +90 212 326 46 46 Fax: +90 212 259 66 87 Site: http://www.ciragan-palace.com/

Hotel Options - Istanbul

SeaDream's View: Located just steps from the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, the hotel was created from a century-old neoclassic Turkish prison in the core of this fabled city. Just 65 guest rooms and suites frame an open courtyard. It is one of the finest Four Seasons Hotel in the world. If Bosporus views and a pool are important to you, please note that because of the setting of the hotel, neither is available. Do visit their web site for more information and photos. For convenient one-stop hotel and transfer bookings, please contact: "SeaSong" via e- mail: fedorko@seasong.com, telephone: +90 212 292 8555 or fax: +90 212 292 8561

Notes Address: Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, Sultanahmet-Eminönü, Istanbul Phone: +90 (212) 638 82 00 Fax: +90 (212) 638 82 10 Site: http://www.fourseasons.com/istanbul/index.html

Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

Our Destination Specialists “SeaSong Tours” have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. Please check http://www.seasong.com/prepost_istanbul.htm For more information. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail seasong@seasong.com or fedorko@seasong.com Should you wish to call them directly please try; (+90) 212 292 8555

Nessebar

Ancient Nessebar - Folk Art & Culture

Your SeaDream Land Adventure will take your for a fascinating walk in one of the most charming places in Bulgaria – the Byzantine town of Nessebar. After your walk, we will visit the traditional Bulgarian village of Orizare, sample local treats and watch a lovely folkloric show. Situated on a picturesque rocky peninsula the museum-town of Nessebar possesses an atmosphere one cannot find anywhere else on the coast. The town has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Over 40 churches and basilicas from the Byzantine Empire are scattered all over the town within the remains of the medieval fortress walls. Your guide will take us for a charming walk along the winding cobbled streets between centuries-old houses with brief stops and explanations about some of the most beautiful churches in the town. You will be able to admire the architecture and the exterior decoration of the churches of John Aliturgetos, Christ Pantocrator, John the Baptist, Archangels Michael and Gabriel, St. Petka and the Old Metropolitan Church. Step inside St. Stephan’s Church, known as the New Metropolitan Church, and stand in admiration in front of the frescoes, some as old as the 11th century. After your walk we will take a 30-minute drive to the village of Orizare, and visit an authentic ethnographic complex – a guardian of the Bulgarian traditions. Behind stone walls and heavy gates, you will find a charming complex exhibiting the lifestyle and traditions of the Bulgarian family from the past century. We are invited to step inside a small whitewashed house for a glimpse into domestic interior decoration. View the old fireplace with low round table and 3-legged chairs in the kitchen, the wooden loom, used for the making of the rugs and clothing displayed. Back in the garden, an old watermill wheel is still turning after more than a century of operation. The Bulgarian Christian tradition is embedded in a private chapel with beautiful wood carved iconostasis and colorful murals. Having explored the ethnographic complex, we will sit back and relax with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee served with traditional Bulgarian specialties while enjoying a lively folklore performance by a professional ensemble. Then, we drive back to Nessebar where you can return to the yacht or wander on your own in the old town.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard. There are restrooms in the ethnographic complex. There is a 2 EUR photo/video charge at St. Stephan's church. Flash photography is not allowed. No shopping stops are envisaged, however, guests can purchase souvenirs in Nessebar. Foreign currency is accepted at most sights and souvenir shops.

Duration 3.5 hours

Price 89 USD

Novorossiysk

Novorossiysk - Battles & Bottles(of Wine)

You and your fellow SeaDream guests will start your land adventure of Novorossiysk right on the pier where your yacht is docked. On the same pier is also docked the museum ship, the Russian navy cruiser "Mikhail Kutuzov", named after the army general who is credited for saving Russia from Napoleon. Nowadays this former battleship houses the Black Sea Navy Museum. You will visit the decks of the battleship and learn about its history. Nearby a wide promenade along the sea-front is a popular place for the locals and visitors. Here there are also several impressive monuments to military heroes and city founders where you will make a photo stop. You will then board your motor coach for a panoramic drive of the city. The cityscape has changed in recent years with the addition of many new high-rise buildings of offices and apartments. Our next stop is at the legendary Malaya Zemlya ("Little Land") memorial museum. It is devoted to the dramatic landing operation by Soviet Naval infantry, which took place between 10-16 September, 1943. The land surrounding the memorial has been preserved as it was after the battles, covered with shell-holes and with trenches. Your land adventure proceeds to the “Valley of Death” where you will discover more about heroes of World War II and their feat of arms. Close to the old battlefields lies the winery "Myskhako", your next stop. In Soviet times, Myskhako wines were reserved solely for the Communist Party elite, largely thanks to the fact that one-time General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev fought in the area during the war. His wartime dugout has been found on the vineyard and can be visited. In the mid-nineties the former state farm, including the vineyards and production facilities, was privatized. The enterprising new management is actively developing the brand and produces a range of both red and white wines that have done well in various competitions. You will visit the wine-tasting complex “Myskhako”. Getting a journey around the World of Wine, you will find out all secrets of wine-making. You will also visit the legendary dug out of Leonid Brezhnev, where the headquarters was located during the Second World War and Brezhnev degustation hall built specially for his visit in 1974. Then you will have the opportunity to taste both a European style wine and a wine made in good old Soviet style with extra-long barrel aging in Caucasian oak in one of the degustation halls of the complex. Wines can be purchased at the winery before your coach returns to the dock.

Notes A Russian tourist visa is not required if participating in SeaDream Land Adventures. Your tour ticket acts as a visa. This also applies to private car and driver arrangements if booked through SeaDream. If you wish to tour independently, a tourist visa is required. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard. The restrooms are located next to Memorial complex Malaya Zemlya and winery Myskhako. Photo and video are allowed at all sights. Wine shop of Myskhako winery accepts credit cards. The order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

Duration 4.5 hours

Price 129 USD

Russia via Heli

You and one lucky SeaDreamer will have a privately guided scenic transfer approximately 20 kilometers from the port taking you to the helipad located in Abrau-Durso village. Once you arrive at the Helipad, you will have a brief introduction and then it’s time for an incredible 25 minute flight. You will be able to enjoy views of the city of Novorossiysk and its surroundings from a bird's-eye view taking a helicopter observation flight from Abrau Lake to the city and back. During your flight you will see local landscapes, city center, area of passenger and commercial port, picturesque panoramic views of the city. After your flight on the way back to the port, you will have a brief stop at the winery.

Duration 35 - 45 minutes

Price 689 USD

Odessa

The Palaces of Odessa

Discover the highlights and rich cultural heritage of Odessa, which for centuries has been an inspiration to artists, poets, writers and musicians on this comprehensive “special interest” land adventure. Take a short pleasant drive to the Palace of Count Tolstoy, which now houses the Scientists’ Club of Odessa. Among the Palace’s exhibits there is a collection of photographs and furniture which once belonged to Count Mikhail Tolstoy, a cousin of Leo Tolstoy, an outstanding Russian writer. Your Yachting Land Adventure continues with the visit to the refined Gagarin’s palace. Your guided visit to the Palace will allow you to absorb the atmosphere of the 19th century Russian noble family and learn the development of literature as the palace now houses the Literature Museum. Once you have completed your exploration in the rooms of the museum enjoy a string concert in the Golden Hall of the Museum sipping local champagne served before the performance.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 3 hours

Price 99 USD

Highlights of Odessa

From the port of Odessa, your motor coach takes you to Prymorsky Boulevard. You and your fellow SeaDream guests will have an opportunity to take pictures of the new Monument to Catherine the Great. Walk to the statue of the Duke de Richelieu in a Roman Toga and learn about the foundation of Odessa and the history of the famous Potemkin Steps (193 steps) built between 1837 & 1841. Then walk along the Prymorsky Boulevard which architectural beauty lies in the early 19th century buildings, the shady promenade and the park tumbling towards the sea. At the eastern part there is situated a Pushkin statue & a British Tiger Gun, captured in 1854 during the Crimean campaign in front of the colonnaded Odessa City Hall. Several dozen meters from the Archaeological Museum is the impressive building of the world-known Opera & Ballet Theater designed by Viennese architects Felner & Gelmer in the 1880s. This incredible building was constructed in the Habsburg Baroque style of the day, with a number of Italian Renaissance features. Please remember to bring your cameras so you can take pictures of the exterior of this unique and recently restored Opera House. We have arranged a special guided visit of the interior of the opera house as well – enjoy it! From the theatre your next stop will be at the City Garden where you will have a refreshment served in a local restaurant. You will then continue your land adventure to visit the biggest church of Odessa – Preobrazhensky (Transfiguration) Cathedral via Deribasovskaya Street - the heart of Odessa, home to Odessa humor, and a street, keeping the special Odessa atmosphere. En-route you will visit Passage. Enter the recently restored cathedral and learn its history. After your interior visit, you will have some free time for local purchases. Continue to the Palace of Count Pototsky, housing the Odessa Fine Arts Museum. Its maze of over 15 rooms has treasures, which run from 15th century icons onwards and includes works by Levitsky, Ayvazovsky and Repin. At this point, you have seen all the main attractions of Odessa. Now you can board your motor coach and head back to your SeaDream Yacht for lunch.

Notes Photo and Video are not allowed inside the Cathedral and the Fine Arts Museum. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 4 hours

Price 89 USD

Odessa Catacombs

This SeaDream Land Adventure will take you and your fellow SeaDreamers outside the city and give you an interesting perspective on Odessa’s war history. You will visit the labyrinth of catacombs and the Museum of Partisan Glory located in Nerubaiskoye village. Odessa catacombs were formed when the foundations of the city was laid. The sandstone was quarried out resulting in an intricate labyrinth of underground corridors. In total they run for over 2,500 miles under Odessa and its surroundings. During their history, they have provided refuge for smugglers, revolutionaries and partisans. They served their key role during 2.5 year-long German occupation of the city in World War II when they became a command post of the resistance. The network of tunnels you will visit in Nerubaiskoye village are about 500 yards long and have been turned into the Museum of Partisan Glory. Beginning from the pier, your drive will take you into the countryside past small farms, orchards and vineyards to the village of Nerubaiskoye originally built as the Cossack fortress. On arrival you will have a guided visit and will see the restored resistance headquarters, workshops, hospital, kitchen, and other facilities used by the partisans. Outside again, you will visit the museum, founded in the post-war years to commemorate the heroic deeds of the partisans and city defenders. It displays pictures of the partisans, and many artefacts from the time of city occupation. After visiting the museum you will have the opportunity to enjoy Ukrainian and Russian songs accompanied by a shot of vodka. On completion of the land adventure, we return to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

Notes This land adventure is not recommended for people who suffer from claustrophobia. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 3 hours

Price 69 USD

Sevastopol

Sevastopol Harbors and Military History

You start with a short walk to the Grafskaya Quay and board your local boat for an adventure along the harbors of Sevastopol to see the Navy battleships before the visit to the brand new museum of Sevastopol. 'Heroic Sevastopol' - is the name of the first thematic exhibition of the Ukraine's Naval Museum that was recently opened on the north side of Sevastopol within the premises of a unique historical building - the Mikhailovsky coastal casemated battery which was erected in 1843-1845. The joint project of Ukraine's National Military History Museum and Sheremetiev's Museum, the outstanding exhibition offers an unprecedented range of historical events and displays an impressive number of original exhibits. Once you set your foot in the Museum, you can't help plunging into the atmosphere of bygone days. The Mikhailovsky battery served as a defensive stronghold during the Crimean war and survived the stormy and tempestuous times of revolutions, civil wars and Sevastopol's second defense. It feels like the very walls in the Museum could start talking to tell you tragic and heroic tales of the Past. The Museum halls comprise former artillery casemates built under the reign of Nikolas I and lately carefully restored. One casemate boasts the powerful garrison gun the so called two-stone 'unicorn' on a high gun carriage with a rotating frame, thoroughly reproduced according to the drawings of the 19th century. Precisely the same gun was placed on this very spot 160 years ago. The replicated heating furnaces of the mid-19th century are situated alongside the whole suite. Sevastopol's heroic history dating from the City foundation up to now is splendidly mirrored in original lithographs and photos, paintings, arms and weapons, uniforms, awards, documents and many other exhibits presented in 23 halls of the Museum. A set of installations reproduces historical events that took place in the battery within the 19th and 20th centuries, whereas audio and video clips serve to enhance the impression. Visiting the 'Heroic Sevastopol' exhibition helps us see, feel and grasp more than 200 years of Sevastopol heroic military history. After the Mikhailovsky Battery visit have a boat ride back to Grafskaya Quay to come back to your SeaDream Yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 2.45 hours

Price 79 USD

Cold War Secrets Exposed

In the period of the Crimean War of 1853-1856 during the siege of Sevastopol, Balaklava was the base of the British Army. The British army approached Balaclava harbor, and captured it without bloodshed on the 26th of September 1854. The British took Balaclava as their supply base and left it in 1856. The unique S-shaped harbor was an ideal shelter for ships. Having fortified it with the double row of redoubts and artillery batteries, the British built in the town an embankment, hotels, and even the first in the Crimea railway that connected their base with the front-line positions near Sevastopol. Nevertheless, it was under Balaclava that the British lost much of their fleet in storm. Another important landmark of this place is the underground submarine repair plant, which made Balaclava, until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, one of the most secret towns in Russia. Straight out of a James Bond Movie, the Base was one kilometer inside the surrounding hillside, through a cannel system running from a sea opening to the harbor on the other side. Inside was an underground base complete with dry dock and room inside for up to 10 Submarines which could carry nuclear missiles, weapons and staff. It is claimed that the base could take a direct hit from a nuclear weapon and still remain operational, with its large two stage blast doors. Almost the entire population of Balaclava at the time worked at the Base, even family members could not visit the town of Balaklava without good reason and identification. Today you can take a guided land adventure to see this unique construction inside. After your visit to the museum, drive to a local restaurant for refreshments. After your refreshment stop, you will have a nice walk along the sea-front and learn more about this harbor. The subsequent history of Balaklava is closely linked to the Genoese. Towering on the Eastern Cape that overshadows the entrance to the bay are the majestic remains of their fortress Cembalo which you will be able to see under good weather conditions. Next you and your fellow SeaDream guests will take a panoramic drive to the Sapoune Ridge. Upon arrival you will walk to the observation platform located in the area from which Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, Lord Raglan, watched the vainglorious disaster unfold before him during the Balaklava Battle of Crimean War on the 25th of October, 1854. Known as the Charge of Light Brigade, immortalized by Tennison, it can be clearly imagined and understood from the observation platform on the ridge. The same place is the memorial to the Great Patriotic War (the World War II). There are exposed weapons, cannons, automobiles, shells, artillery, used during the battles in Sevastopol, near the observation platform outdoor. Your guide will tell you the history of this place and you will have some free time for photos. Return to your coach to drive back to Sevastopol port.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 3.45 hours

Price 89 USD

Sevastopol Highlights

Starting from the dock, located close to the city center, we will walk to visit the first part of our tour. We come first to the large Nakhimov square with it's monument to the Crimean War admiral and hero. From there we cross Primorsky Park and walk along the seaside promenade to see the famous Monument to Scuttled Ships out in the waters of the bay, which has become the symbol of Sevastopol. From here we board our coach to visit the ancient Greek city of Chersonesus, founded in 422BC. Many ancient civilizations have left their mark in this area. We will be guided through the ruins of the ancient town to explore the remains of the antique theater which is unique in the Ukraine, an area of defensive walls, the network of the old streets, elegant basilica columns made of Proconess marble and fragments of intricate mosaics "evidences of the culture and art that flourished here thousands of years ago. This place played an important role in both Crimean and Russian history. It was here that Prince Vladimir was christened in 988AD, founding the Russian Orthodox Church. We conclude our walk with a visit to the majestic Cathedral in Commemoration of St. Vladimir's Christening built by Emperor Alexander II, and recently restored to it's former glory. After our exploration of the Chersonesus we drive to our next highlight, the Panorama Museum. Panorama is an historical museum, which was opened in 1905 on the 50-th anniversary of the defense of Sevastopol in the Crimean War. The museum houses a magnificent (115 meters long, 14 meters high) 360 degree canvas by the famous Russian battle artist F. Roubaud, and is the best example of the national art of panoramic painting. The picture depicts the first main assault of Sevastopol on the 18th of June 1855. The circular canvas merges into the 900 sq. m. relief model. We stand on the observation platform in the middle of the hall, as if we are at the top of Malakhov Hill during one of the fiercest and decisive battles of the Crimean war. After our visit to the Panorama we will have some free time to browse the souvenirs stalls next to the museum. Here your tour comes to an end and we return to dockside.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard. Restrooms are located in Chersonesus and next to Panorama Museum. Photography is free of charge. Souvenirs are available near the Panorama Museum. Foreign currency (Euro and US dollars) are accepted. The order of sights visited may vary.

Duration 3.45 hours

Price 89 USD

Sochi

Stalin's Dacha and Russian Tea

Your Russian Land Adventure starts with a short drive from the port to the drop off point at the Park Hotel. Here your walk along the upper part of the seafront starts. On the way you will see the monument to the Second Russo Turkish War, the oldest Soviet hotel “Primorskaya”, the visiting card of Sochi. Upon arriving at the main square of Sochi, Theatre square, you will see an impressive building of the Winter Theatre. You rejoin the coach to proceed to Stalin’s dacha. Along the main street of the city, Resort Ave, you will see a chain of sanatoria built in Sochi in the1930’sas well as modern buildings. You are heading to the sanatorium Green Grove, the site of the former summer residence of Joseph Stalin. Situated within an old park, the dacha of the “all nations leader” was built in the 1930’s. The interior has been preserved as it was in Stalin’s time. See the same valuable wood floor and the fireplace. Feel Stalin’s presence on the ground floor where his wax figure is seated at his desk with smoking pipe in hand. Leaving the dacha you'll next travel along the bypassing road to the tea plantations where an agronomist will give a highly informative talk about the history of Russian tea growing. Time will be allotted to capture some memorable photos from this picturesque location before proceeding to the tea chalet for a treat of some delicious Russian tea. As you relax and enjoy your tea and homemade sweet bread, a troupe of local singers and a local musician will entertain you with a lively folkloric performance. Time for some souvenir shopping at the tea Chalet will be provided before returning to your SeaDream yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 5 hours

Price 109 USD

Krasnaya Polyana & the Olympic Village

Your land adventure starts from the sea port and takes you along the main avenue of the city Resort Prospect. You will see a chain of sanatoria built in Sochi in the1930’s as well as some modern buildings. You are heading to the new Olympic Village in Adler where you will visit the Radisson Blu Hotel to have a fantastic view from the roof. After a coffee break you will rejoin the coach and drive by the new International Airport to the settlement of Krasnaya Polyana, the venue of the future Winter Olympic Games in 2014. On the way you will have a short photo-stop by the Akhtsu Gorge. This area of the Western Caucasus is rightfully called Russian Switzerland. Upon arrival at the Krasnaya Polyana, you are offered to use one of the modern cable-lifts that will take you up to 2200 m (7217 ft) above sea level so that you could admire the view of the Caucasus around and take some amazing pictures. From this height you will see the hotels that will be occupied by the participants and the guests of the Games, and a fantastic view of the mountains around. After having lunch at one of the best hotels of the venue, “Grand Hotel Polyana” you board your motor coach and start your drive back to the port and to your SeaDream yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 8 hours

Price 199 USD

Sulina (Danube Delta)

Exploring the Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is perhaps the least inhabited region of temperate Europe with a population density of about 3 inhabitants per square mile. Little Sulina with its 4,600 inhabitants is the local metropolis and we will take a short walking tour of the town. The Lighthouse is the famous historical monument of the area, however, it is now far from the sea. At the end of the walking tour we will visit Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church and learn a little of this predominant religion in Romania. Your Land Adventure by boat in the Danube Delta begins from the pier at Sulina. Along small canals, you can admire the wildness and the unique fauna of the Delta. The Danube Delta is the youngest land in Europe (it grows larger by 40 yards of land every year). A low alluvial plain, mostly covered by wetlands and water, it consists of an intricate pattern of marshes, channels, streamlets and lakes. The average altitude is 0.52 m, with 20% of the territory below sea level. The sand dunes on the coast are the highest point of the delta. It is one of the largest and most compact reed areas in the world (almost 1,000 square miles), a place with the richest ornithological fauna in the world (over 250 species), a combination of natural and man-made ecosystems. Also in the delta there are islands of old forests with subtropical species of vegetation rare for this part of the world. In this natural paradise you can see a large variety of bird species, such as pelicans, heron, swan, and wild duck. The fauna of this water is very rich in fish like carp, plaice, codfish, perch, pike, and sander. A snack will be served onboard the excursion boat. We will sail through the secondary canals on the way back to the city of Sulina and your SeaDream Yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard. Restrooms are located onboard excursion boat 2 (1 gents/1 ladies) and Lighthouse Sulina (1 unisex). Souvenir opportunity is available onboard and in Lighthouse Sulina. Photo and video in Lighthouse Sulina is 3 Euro per person. Foreign currency is accepted onboard the excursion boat.

Duration 5 Hours

Price 99 USD

Yalta

Yalta of the Tsars

Your incredible SeaDream Land Adventure will start with a short drive to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – Yalta’s central Russian Orthodox Church, built in the neo Byzantine style by Tsar Alexander III in memory of his father. The gold domes are newly restored and the façade of the cathedral is remarkable for the mosaic picture of the ancient Russian Prince Alexander Nevsky – a Russian saint. We will also see the interiors of the cathedral. A further drive along the picturesque coast takes you to the Livadia Palace stopping at an observation platform along the way for a photo stop of the Swallow’s Nest castle, perched on its cliff-top. Livadia Palace is the summer residence of the last Russian Tsar – Nicholas II and the venue of the allied powers Yalta Conference in 1945. Built in Italian Renaissance style in 1911 for the imperial family, the White Palace is surrounded by a vast garden overlooking the sea. You will visit the restored White Hall where the historic meeting between Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill was held. President Roosevelt was already very ill at this time and he was quartered in rooms adjacent to the White Hall. He died just two months later in Warm Springs, Georgia. Take a moment to look at the Palace's attractive interior courtyards. You then visit the Tsar family’s private apartments on the first floor of the palace including the study of Nicholas II, the rooms of the Tsarina, the dining room and the children’s classroom. The exposition includes numerous photos of the imperial family, documents and original furniture. The display is very poignant when one considers the horrible fate of the family. You and your fellow SeaDreamers will also visit a wax figure display which includes those who have set their mark on the Livadia Palace. This includes the Big Three from the Yalta Conference (Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill), the Imperial Family and the monk Grigory Rasputin. Here you are certain to enjoy a cup of refreshing tea supplemented with pie and honey and accompanied by a short folkloric performance. There will be some free time to browse the shopping gallery in the palace before starting your drive back to Yalta and SeaDream

Notes Photo and video are not allowed in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 4.5 hours

Price 109 USD

SeaDream Exclusive - Tsar's Dinner

You and your fellow SeaDream guests have a chance to dine in a famous palace! A short drive brings you to Livadia Palace, a locale favoured by generations of Russian Tsars. On arrival, disembark your coach and walk past the famous palace, also known as the "White Palace," and residence of Nicholas II, on the way to the adjacent Von Frederiks' Palace. The Tsars built this palace right next to his own, as a residence for his minister and advisor, Baron Frederiks. At Frederiks' Palace, the Tsar's Cuisine restaurant welcomes you to enjoy specialties made from recipes handed down by the cooks of the Imperial family, accompanied by the best of local Russian vodka. Rounded off with a live Russian ambience and classical music performance, this evening of traditional culinary delights is sure to impart lasting memories of your time in Yalta – Don’t miss it!

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 3 hours

Price 109 USD

Massandra Winery - Vintner to Tsars

This relaxing tour takes us to the unique Massandra Winery the home of the Crimean wines, nestled on the green slopes of the mountains surrounding Yalta. The winery is the creation of Prince Leo Golitsin, the father of the Russian winemaking, who supplied wines to the House of Romanov. This unique place boasts the biggest wine collection in the world, comprising one million bottles of wine from different countries. Massandra winery is especially proud of it's 1775 Spanish Sherry that still preserves its unique qualities, despite the venerable age. The refined wines of Massandra are internationally recognized and have been awarded two Grand Prix Cups and 148 gold and silver medals. Constructed in 1894, the exterior of the winery reminds one of a French chateau. However, behind the scenes, cellars and tunnels go deep down into the granite hillsides where wine is aging in oak casks and vats. During the tour of the cellars, a wine expert will introduce the history of the winery to you and acquaint you with the winemaking process. At the wine tasting hall we will be invited to taste several samples of Massandra wines including port, sherry and sweet wines.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard. Restrooms are located in Massandra Winery. Photo and video is free of charge. Wine and souvenirs are available for purchase. Credit cards are accepted. The vaults are underground, down 80 steps.

Duration 2.45 hours

Price 89 USD

* Land adventure pricing is available in USD only.
Owner's Suite

Maximum capacity: 3

Admiral Suite

Maximum capacity: 3

Commodore Suite

Maximum capacity: 5

Deck 3 & 4 Staterooms

Maximum capacity: 3

Deck 2 Staterooms

Maximum capacity: 3

SeaDream I


seadream pictureBerlitz top rating
Gross tonnage4,260
Length344 feet / 104.85 Meters
Beam47 feet / 14.32 Meters
Draft14.3 Feet / 4.36 Meters
LifestyleUtterly Exclusive
Cruise Speed17 knots
Staterooms56
Crew capacity95
Country of RegistryBahamas