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Voyage Number21430
From DateAug 30, 2014
To DateSep 06, 2014
Duration 7 days
YachtSeaDream II


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Voyage number 21430


Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 30, 2014Istanbul, Turkey2 PM - 4 PM (Embarkation)Evening
Aug 31, 2014Nessebar, BulgariaMorningEvening
Sep 01, 2014Constanta, RomaniaMorningAfternoon
Sep 02, 2014Odessa, UkraineMorningEvening
Sep 03, 2014Sevastopol, UkraineMorningLate evening
Sep 04, 2014Yalta, UkraineMorningLate evening
Sep 05, 2014At Sea
Sep 06, 2014Istanbul, TurkeyMorning6 AM - 10 AM (Disembarkation)

Book Today and Save Specials

Class USD
The Owner's Suite $ 12,299
Admiral Suite $ 11,099
Commodore Deck 3 $ 10,399
Commodore Deck 2 $ 8,699
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 6,199
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 5,599
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 4,899
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 502

"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

Brochure fare

Class USD
The Owners's Suite $ 21,000
Admiral Suite $ 20,250
Commodore Deck 3 $ 17,800
Commodore Deck 2 $ 16,800
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 9,400
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 8,900
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 8,400
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 502

Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Constanţa originally known as Tomis is a coastal Black Sea town in southern Dobruja region of Romania. It is the third largest city in Romania, Constanta and is an important economic and cultural center. Visitors come to explore the archaeological treasures, the atmosphere of the old town center, the historical monuments, ancient ruins, grand casino, museums and so much more. In the area, you can also explore traditional villages, vineyards and the Danube Delta. SeaDream is scheduled to dock as close to the city center as possible. Please check out the Land Adventures tab to see what exciting options we have arranged for you.
Constanta

Constanza Highlights & Wine

More than 2500 years have passed since on the place of today's Constanta there was a settlement founded by the Greek navigators and merchants who have come from Millet. In their voyages on sea, the Greek navigators have been attired by the shelter offered by the bay and peninsula from the Black See shore, as well as by the good trade opportunities offered by the natives, Getaes. The most flourishing period of this city fortress, named Tomis, is the middle of the 1st century A.C. Roman domination on the territories between Istros (Danube) and the Black Sea, which became Roman province, raised the city at the rank of capital. In this time many temples were built, big buildings, public squares and baths, marble shops, streets and new districts. However, the flourishing fortress is devastated by the Avars in 601. Some centuries after, on the ruin of Tomis, starts to develop a little anglers settlement, which, gradually, in the following centuries became Constanta. Vestiges of the old civilizations is found today almost everywhere in the city.Your SEADREAM Land Adventure starts at the Casino, a beautiful art nouveau building on a cliff directly over the Sea, with a beautiful view over the harbor of Constanta. The Port of Constanta is the main Romanian port and the largest port in the Black Sea. The next stop will be at the Orthodox Cathedral, St. Peter and Paul, where you will be introduced to the world of the Orthodoxy. From here the coaches are waiting to take you to the Ethnographical Museum with your locally licensed guides. Here, among others, you can admire the painted icons and traditional costumes of the Dobrodja region. Some 16,000 exhibits from all ethnographic regions of Romania are on display here. Folk costumes, jewelry, interiors of traditional peasant homes and household items illustrate the traditional way of life in various parts of the country. On the ground floor, a valuable collection of icons painted on glass date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Folkloraic arts, gifts and crafts are available at the museum boutique. From the museum you drive out of Constanta heading south, along the vineyards of the Dobrudja. Blessed with one of the most suitable natural settings, The Murfatlar vineyard is situated in the southeastern part of Romania, between the Danube Delta and the Black Sea, in the centre of the Dobrudja plateau. The vineyard stretches across a surface of more than 2600 hectares, covering several villages around. After a half an hour drive you arrive at the wine cellar, you will taste 5 of the most popular wines of the region, while enjoying Romanian folkloric music. After your tasting and entertainment you will proceed with your fellow guests back to the port and your yacht.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 4.5 hours

Price 89 USD

Exploring the Danube Delta

Leaving Constanta with your fellow guests and heading to Tulcea, the Gates to the Danube Delta. During the 2 hrs ride, you can admire the landscape of the region Dobrudgea and find out about its tumultuous history. You drive through the fields of the Dobrudgea region, which was used for centuries as an exile place because of its rough climate. This part of the country, with large fields, is strongly used for agriculture, thus you can see acres of vineyards, miles of cornfields, sunflowers, wheat, etc... You drive through many villages along the way having a glimpse on the way the peasants live on the Romanian countryside. After the arrival in Tulcea, you will embark on the local river boat taking you into the Danube Delta. The Danube Delta is the youngest land in Europe (it grows larger by 40m of land every year), being the second largest delta in Europe (Volga is the first) and the 23rd in the world. It is one of the largest and most compact reed areas in the world (240,000 ha), a place with the richest ornithological fauna in the world (over 250 species), a combination of natural and man-made ecosystems and ecotones, i.e. fresh water, sea water, terrestrial ecotones, running and stagnant waters, marshes, easily flooded zones, river levees, maritime levees, reclamation zones for agriculture, pisciculture, forestry etc.. In the Danube Delta there are islands of old forests with subtropical species of vegetation rare for this part of the world placed between 45 degrees latitude north and 29 degrees longitude east, at half-distance between the Equator and the North Pole. The trip in the Danube – Delta begins from the middle arm of the Delta, the Sulina Canal, over the Mile 36. The reason of this trip is to get to know the Paradise and Natural surroundings of the Old Danube. Along small canals, you can admire the wildness and the unique fauna of the Delta. Near the Nebunu Lake (Crazy Lake), which is known in Romania as a reservation of pelicans, during the breeding-period, you can see hundreds of pelicans, which are flying right around our local boats. In this Paradise of Nature, you can also see a large variety of other bird species, like heron, swan, and wild duck. While admiring the nature, we have lunch on board, typical fish dishes. Further, you’ll sail through the secondary canals of the Old Danube to the canal of the Mile 36. Through the canal of the Mile 36 you the enter Sulina – Main canal, right near Tulcea. The fauna of this water is very rich in fish like carp, plaice, codfish, perch, pike, and sander. After arriving in Tulcea, you get on the busses, which will take you back to Constanta.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 8.5 hours

Price 99 USD

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

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

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

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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 II


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