Schlagwort: SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club Becomes First Boutique Travel Line to Debut Starlink

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A satellite Internet constellation operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Starlink delivers high-speed Internet connectivity on board SeaDream’s twin luxury yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II.

In operation as part of SeaDream’s $10 million renovation investment, Starlink is the world’s first and largest satellite constellation using a low-Earth orbit capable of supporting high-bandwidth activities such as video streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more. By placing their Starlink constellation in low-Earth orbit, SpaceX can deliver faster Internet than other systems by decreasing the distance that information must travel to reach users.

“I am proud to announce that SeaDream is at the forefront of technology, becoming the first boutique travel line to implement Starlink on board. This innovation optimizes our guests’ experience by putting high-speed Internet at their fingertips—so they can stream their favorite entertainment, work remotely, and connect with friends and family back home,” said Andreas Brynestad of SeaDream.

 

Brynestad added, “The small size of our yachts provides a distinct advantage, in that we can deliver a larger amount of Internet per-person on board—quite possibly making us the fastest Internet on the seas. In the two short months since introducing Starlink, we have received remarkable positive feedback from guests and crew alike.”

SeaDream Yacht Club’s 56-stateroom twin yachts are highly regarded for their 5-star service, award-winning cuisine, and intimate onboard ambiance, with all activities offered in the open air. Their modernizations include numerous touchpoints, with each upgrade designed to align with the desires of today’s luxury traveler. Under the care of renowned European architects and designers, these meticulously crafted renovations provide guests with state-of-the-art technology, functional and enhanced stateroom space, and luxurious lounging areas on all decks.

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SeaDream Yacht Club Opens 4th Quarter 2024 Caribbean Voyages

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– Released itineraries include 28 idyllic Caribbean islands including refreshing new calls –

SeaDream Yacht Club has just opened 4th Quarter 2024 Caribbean voyages. At just 344 ft., newly renovated luxury yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II are ideal for island hopping in the Caribbean. Providing bespoke experiences across 28 unique islands, highlights of the season include SeaDream’s complimentary watersports, and their signature Champagne & Caviar Splash™; an elevated beach BBQ complete with caviar served in the surf.

In early November 2024, SeaDream Yacht Club begins its Caribbean season featuring departures from Antigua, Barbados, San Juan, St. Martin, and St. Thomas. Itineraries are designed to showcase the best of the Caribbean with cultural experiences and immersive excursions. Expanding upon its ever-popular calls in the British Virgin Islands and the Grenadines, SeaDream adds new calls to Barbuda, and Boquerón, Puerto Rico; becoming the first commercial vessel to call there.

Andreas Brynestad of SeaDream Yacht Club said, “It was a momentous 12 months for the company; we marked our 20-Year Anniversary and completed a $10 million renovation of the yachts. Bookings for 2024 are in high demand as the desire for intimate, highly personalized travel continues to grow.”

A few of the just-released 2024 Caribbean voyages:

  • The Glorious Grenadines – Bridgetown, Barbados roundtrip, Nov. 23-30: Calling on St. Lucia; St. Vincent; Bequia (overnight stay); Tobago Cays; Mayreau; and Grenada.
  • Virgin Islands & Undiscovered Puerto Rico – St. Thomas to San Juan, Nov. 23-30: Calling on Tortola; Norman Island; Jost Van Dyke; St. Barths; St. Croix; Boquerón and La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
  • Leeward Islands Discovery – Antigua to St. Thomas, Dec. 14-21: Calling on Barbuda; Nevis; St. Kitts; Anguilla; St. Barths (overnight stay); and Virgin Gorda.
  • Caribbean Celebration II – St. Thomas roundtrip, Dec. 21-28: Calling on St. John; St. Croix; Nevis; St. Kitts; St. Barths (overnight stay); and Jost Van Dyke.

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SeaDream Yacht Club Opens Entire 2024 Mediterranean Season

 2024 luxury yachting voyages include new unique calls in Croatia, Greece, Italy, and Tunisia

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SeaDream Yacht Club announces the opening of all 2024 Mediterranean voyages on its newly renovated, luxurious yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. Responding to guest requests to reserve well ahead of their journey, SeaDream is accepting reservations for all 2024 voyages now.

In May 2024, SeaDream kicks off an exciting Mediterranean season, calling on 86 unique ports across 16 different countries. Voyages range from 6 to 12 nights, with opportunities to combine back-to-back itineraries without duplicating ports. Discover new destinations in 2024 including Crotone and Taranto, Italy; Tangier, Morocco; Vlore, Albania; Krk, Croatia; and Tunis, Tunisia. 

The Mediterranean is brimming with secluded beaches and yachting harbors, history, art, architecture, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. The region’s cultural influences may be best explored through cuisine. SeaDream’s Yachting Land Adventures will take guests wine tasting in Kotor, Montenegro, sampling olive oils in Parga, Greece, and creating their own Sicilian style pizza in Lipari, Sicily.

“Given the small size of our vessels, we are able to access new and interesting destinations that larger ships simply can’t visit. We look for off-the-beaten path, hidden gems—and we find them,” SeaDream’s vice president of destinations Emilio Freeman said. Providing guests with an unhurried immersive experience to explore by day and night, SeaDream stays overnight in 12 different picturesque ports such as Amalfi, Hvar, Positano, Santorini, and Villefranche-sur-Mer.

SeaDream’s 2024 Mediterranean season includes a rare 12-Day voyage from Istanbul, Turkey to Venice, Italy:

  • In the Footsteps of Marco Polo – Embarking June 30: Calling on Kepez, Turkey; Kusadasi, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Santorini, Greece; transit the Corinth Canal; Itea, Greece; Parga, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Hvar, Croatia; Sibenik, Croatia; Rovinj, Croatia; and Piran, Slovenia.

More compelling 2024 Mediterranean itineraries:

  • The Iberian Coast & the Maltese Islands – Malaga, Spain to Valletta, Malta. 8 days embarking May 4: Calling on Cartagena, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; Tunis, Tunisia; and Mgarr Harbour, Gozo Island, Malta.
  • Dalmatian Coast Discovery – Venice, Italy to Dubrovnik, Croatia. 7 days embarking July 20: Calling on Koper, Slovenia; Krk, Croatia; Zadar, Croatia; Split, Croatia; and Dubrovnik, Croatia (overnight stay).
  • Secluded Southern Italy & Greece – Valletta, Malta to Athens (Piraeus) Greece. 8 days embarking Sept. 16: Calling on Mgarr Harbour, Gozo Island, Malta; Taormina, Sicily; Crotone, Italy; Kefalonia, Greece; Pilos, Greece; Itea, Greece; and transit the Corinth Canal.
  • Spanish Riviera Revealed – Barcelona, Spain to Malaga, Spain. 7 days embarking Oct. 19: calling on Valencia, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Motril, Spain; Tangier, Morocco; Gibraltar, UK; and Puerto Banus, Spain.

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SeaDream Yacht Club Unveils New Images of Yacht Renovations

– Design details blend comfort and luxury, delivering an enhanced yachting experience –

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SeaDream Yacht Club recently announced a more than $10 million dramatic upgrade and renovation project for twin yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II. The project is now complete on board SeaDream II, and on March 26 SeaDream I goes into drydock for 54 days in Lisbon, Portugal to undergo identical renovations as SeaDream II

Foto: via SeaDream Yacht Club

A recent onboard photo shoot has resulted in a glorious new collection of images showcasing the beauty of SeaDream II and serves as a precursor to SeaDream I’s upgrade. Quotes from recent SeaDream II guests such as “Love all the updates,” “New spaces are outstanding,” “Simply beautiful,” and “First class” affirm the modernization is significant and pleasing.

Founded in 2001, SeaDream Yacht Club’s 56-stateroom twin yachts are highly regarded for their 5-star service, award-winning cuisine, and intimate onboard ambiance, with all activities offered in the open air. The renovation project includes numerous touchpoints, with each upgrade designed to align with the desires of today’s luxury traveler. Under the care of renowned European architects and designers, these meticulously crafted renovations provide guests with state-of-the-art technology, functional and enhanced stateroom space, and luxurious lounging areas on all decks.

Just a few of the dozens of upgrades include:

  • Complete renovation of staterooms, starting from the bare steel, with the installation of all-new hardware and soft furnishings and streamlined storage areas that provide more comfortable, functional space.
  • State-of-the-art electrical upgrades in all staterooms, including USB/USBC charging ports, Wi-Fi, and sensor lighting—putting the world at guests’ fingertips.
  • New 55-inch LED TVs in all staterooms offering a wide selection of movies, TV channels, and infotainment system.
  • Gorgeous Bolidt® decking throughout all outside decks, a modern take on a centuries-old yachting tradition of durability and luxury.
  • New Seóra® Balinese Dream Beds, sun loungers, and stargazers handcrafted from timeless premium mahogany, complete with Loro Piana® Italian upholstery and cushions and bespoke Frette® Italian towels. GIOBAGNARA® serving trays deliver an elegant Italian finishing touch on the top deck.
  • New TUUCI® designer parasols and hammocks on all outside decks.
  • Thoughtful detailing in crystal, woven lines, silver ice buckets, and embroidered silk pajamas.
  • Two new couples Jacuzzis on Deck 6 forward provide unobstructed 360-degree views. Two new outdoor rain showers are perfect for cooling off after sunbathing.
  • New Instagram wall invites guests to create and share their stories with friends and family while on board.

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SeaDream Yacht Club Announces State-of-the-Art Renovations

– Significant investment in refurbishment reflects SeaDream’s commitment to the guest luxury experience –

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Beginning March 26, 2022, SeaDream Yacht Club’s yacht SeaDream I will undergo a dramatic renovation mirroring the SeaDream II modernization completed in January 2022. “This project entails a total investment of more than $10 million and reflects SeaDream’s continued commitment to our guests’ comfort and optimal convenience,” says Andreas Brynestad of SeaDream Yacht Club. “During these unprecedented times, as the travel industry navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, we have spared no expense in our mission to deliver an elevated guest experience. We believe the time is ripe to put our investment dollars toward the evolution of SeaDream yachting.” 

SEADREAM I, Foto: enapress.com

Founded in 2001, SeaDream Yacht Club’s 56-stateroom twin yachts are highly regarded for their 5-star service, award-winning cuisine, and intimate onboard ambiance, with all activities offered in the open air. The renovation project includes numerous touchpoints, with each upgrade designed to align with the desires of today’s luxury traveler. Under the care of renowned European architects and designers, these meticulously crafted renovations provide guests with state-of-the-art technology, functional and enhanced stateroom space, and luxurious lounging areas on all decks, including Deck 6—now named the SeaClub.

Just a few of the dozens of upgrades include:

  • Complete renovation of all staterooms, starting from the bare steel, with the installation of all-new hardware and soft furnishings and streamlined storage areas that provide more comfortable, functional space.
  • State-of-the-art electrical upgrades in all staterooms, including USB/USBC charging ports, Wi-Fi, and sensor lighting—putting the world at guests’ fingertips.
  • New 55-inch LED TVs in all staterooms offering a wide selection of movies, TV channels, and infotainment system.
  • Gorgeous Burmese teakwood decking throughout all outside decks, mirroring a centuries-old yachting tradition of durability and luxury.
  • New Balinese Dream Beds, sun loungers, and stargazers handcrafted from timeless premium mahogany, complete with Loro Piana® Italian upholstery and cushions and bespoke Frette® Italian towels.
  • New TUUCI® designer parasols and hammocks on all outside decks.
  • Thoughtful detailing in crystal, woven lines, silver ice buckets, embroidered silk pajamas, and GIOBAGNARA serving trays deliver elegant finishing touches.
  • Two new couples Jacuzzis on Deck 6 forward provide unobstructed 360-degree views. Two new outdoor rain showers are perfect for cooling off after sunbathing.
  • An upgraded marina platform, unique to SeaDream yachts, for unprecedented guest enjoyment.
  • New Instagram wall invites guests to create and share their stories with friends and family while on board.

“The expression ‘yachting’ is not only a statement about size, it describes a lifestyle. SeaDream is evolving along with today’s luxury traveler, continuing our focus on attention to detail and the all-important impeccable service that defines yachting,” says Brynestad.

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SeaDream Yacht Club, First to Sail the Black Sea Since the Pandemic

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– Black Sea rounds out a Successful Summer of Yachting –

SeaDream Yacht Club restarted sailing in late June 2021. With SeaDream I yachting the scenic fjords and coastal Norway, and SeaDream II calling on beautiful ports throughout the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea. Guests and crew were equally thrilled to get back to doing what they love.

Foto: SeaDream Yacht Club

It’s been a successful summer and this week marks a particularly momentous occasion as SeaDream II is the first cruise vessel to visit several ports on the Black Sea since the pandemic began. On Sept. 24 a superb day was spent on the charming Turkish island of Bozcaada: SeaDream being the first cruise vessel to the island since the pandemic. Sept. 26, SeaDream was warmly greeted in Burgas, Bulgaria where they have not welcomed a cruise vessel in more than three years. Other “first-time since the pandemic” Black Sea ports include Constanta, Romania; Odessa, Ukraine and Varna, Bulgaria. “It’s exciting for our guests to experience new, unique destinations, and these regions are pleased to see tourism returning” said Emilio Freeman Vice President, Itineraries & Destinations at SeaDream. 

On October 2, SeaDream II  has a turnaround in Istanbul, Turkey. Again, SeaDream is the first cruise vessel to arrive in Istanbul since the pandemic. Equally important, SeaDream is the first to utilize the brand-new port, Galataport Istanbul. Galataport is $1.7 billion project and the first in the world of its kind, a 29,000 square meter terminal built underground. SeaDream guests disembarking, and embarking will receive a welcome gift from Galataport Istanbul; a commemorative tote bag including Turkish delight from one of the oldest Turkish confectioners, an evil eye, and Turkish coffee.

Since resuming voyages this summer, SeaDream Yacht Club’s 56-stateroom twin mega-yachts SeaDream I & SeaDream II have called on intimate and iconic ports in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Spain. The desire to travel without crowds has inspired past guests and new travelers alike, to sail with SeaDream. SeaDream’s design features abundant open deck spaces, and a long-standing tradition of dining on deck offers not only beautiful views, but fresh sea air: it’s about space and peace of mind.

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SeaDream Yacht Club Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

– The originator of small ship cruising, poised for continued success – 

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SeaDream Yacht Club Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with guests aboard SeaDream I in Italy and SeaDream II in Croatia. 


For 20 years, the twin mega yachts, SeaDream I and II have been exploring some of the world’s most favored yachting destinations – including the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, and many more. Known for providing more of a yachting experience, and less of a cruise ship experience, SeaDream coined the phrase “It’s yachting, not cruising – Enjoy the difference.”

 
Founded in September 2001, just before travel was forever changed on 9/11, it is happenstance to be marking this milestone during a pandemic. The concept of small ship, yacht-like cruising has grown in popularity over the two decades since SeaDream’s inception. President of SeaDream Yacht Club, Bob Lepisto, who’s been with the company since day one, said “Our goal was to create a casually elegant yachting opportunity where every guest feels like they’re on their own private yacht. Emphasizing incredible service and cuisine, and the pleasure of travelling with like-minded guests. For our full 20-year history, we have stayed true to that mission.”


Poised for continued success, as the appeal of sailing on a boutique vessel with fewer people (SeaDream accommodates maximum 112 guests), relaxing in plentiful open deck space, dining outdoors, and calling on the less crowded yacht harbors, has SeaDream checking all the desirable boxes. 


SeaDream Yacht Club is a family-owned company, and its sole Founder, Owner & Chairman, Atle Brynestad said “this is a celebration of our hard-working crew and our global shoreside team, our loyal guests, and our travel industry partners, for without whom, we wouldn’t be here today. We celebrate because of you.” 

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Back by Popular Demand: SeaDream Returns to Norway

SeaDream Offers the Safest and Most Luxurious Way to Visit Norway This Summer

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As SeaDream prepares to set sail again in only four days in Athens, the ultra-luxury line has added four spectacular voyages in Norway to its Summer Season as well as a very unique voyage from Oslo to Civitavecchia. SeaDream’s first Norwegian voyage will set sail from Oslo on July 7th.

SeaDream’s Norwegian voyages sparked an unprecedented excitement last summer. The company initially planned to sail in Norway with only one ship, SeaDream I, for 9 voyages. After the first voyages started quickly selling out, SeaDream decided to add SeaDream II to double capacity and meet the overwhelming demand. The entire Norwegian season of 21 voyages sold out in record time. SeaDream completed a successful season in Norway with zero positive cases of COVID-19 without sacrificing luxury.

SeaDream had received multiple messages from past guests who loved their experience in Norway and those who missed the opportunity when the voyages quickly sold out. Responding to the overwhelming demand, SeaDream has carefully crafted 4 spectacular itineraries in Norway this summer, featuring destinations that were hand-picked by SeaDream’s CEO and Founder, Atle Brynestad.

Norwegian itinerary highlights include:

Bergen – Known to Norwegians as “the Heart of the Fjords,” Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. These voyages will offer opportunities to explore Bergen’s houses on hillsides, cobblestone alleys and world-renowned gastronomy.

Olden – A small village located at the mouth of the Oldeelva river. Olden is Norway’s gateway to the glaciers. SeaDream guests will have the opportunity to explore its steep mountains and roaring waterfalls as well as many historical sites.

Lofoten – A long-beloved summer destination for Norwegians, the Lofoten Islands are draped across the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. SeaDream guests will enjoy 3 days in Lofoten filled with unforgettable views of majestic mountains, breathtaking fjords, and surf-swept beaches while basking in up to 24 hours of sunlight per day.

SeaDream’s crown jewel this Norwegian Summer Season is a Grand Voyage from Oslo to Rome. This voyage features a picturesque transit through the Little Belt strait and Kiel Canal. It also features a taste of France in Bordeaux and Spain with stops in Vigo, Cadiz, and Ibiza before culminating in Rome, Italy.

Thanks to their size, SeaDream’s superyachts are able to quickly adapt their itineraries to comply with government regulations. SeaDream can visit exclusive destinations that other ships cannot due to their size. SeaDream chose Norway this summer for its extremely low incidence of COVID-19. Yesterday, SeaDream’s fully vaccinated crew flew from Malta to Norway to prepare for the sailings in Norway next month. More information on Health & Safety Protocols for all Norwegian Voyages can be found at this link.

“For 20 years at Seadream, we have strived to make our guests’ dreams come true. Our guests asked us to return to Norway, and we listened, crafting 6 incredible itineraries they can experience this summer,” said SeaDream’s Andreas Brynestad. “We believe that there is no safer or more luxurious way to experience Norway this summer than onboard SeaDream. We know our guests will enjoy the SeaDream experience of casual elegance and gourmet dining accompanied by the most beautiful backdrop in the world. Our yachts offer a naturally healthy, outdoor environment where space, fresh air, and healthy food have always been a central component. We are so excited to be back doing what we do best – bringing our signature SeaDream service to our loyal guests.”

SeaDream has a natural affinity with health, wellbeing, and vitality. SeaDream promotes a healthy, strong and active experience and appeals to guests with a similar outlook. This makes not just for a happy yacht, but an extremely healthy one too.

The SeaDream experience is known for its personalized, award-winning service, 5-star cuisine, intimate ports and exceptional onboard features such as the Balinese Dream Beds to sleep under the stars and the Watersports Marina complete with water toys for the perfect yachting vacation.

For more information on SeaDream and booking the newly unveiled 2020 Norwegian voyages, please visit seadream.no

Text: PM SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club Hires Rune Grenager as Vice President of Sales

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SeaDream Yacht Club is pleased to announce that Rune Grenager has been appointed as Vice President of Sales for Europe and Australia. Grenager brings with him over 20 years of Travel Industry experience to SeaDream. In this role, he will focus on sales growth for the company’s classic twin yachts. Grenager will report to Andreas Brynestad.

“We are most excited to welcome Rune onboard. His great standing in the travel agent community and his extensive experience in the travel industry will be a great asset to our SeaDream family.”  said SeaDream’s Andreas Brynestad.

Rune Grenager,
Foto: SeaDream Yacht Club

Grenager started his career as a bell boy at the iconic Grand Hotel in Oslo and before moving into sales he had an extensive hotel management career in both Norway and Austria. Prior to joining SeaDream, Grenager worked as Director of Sales in Radisson Hotel Group in Norway and as Account Director in the Nordics towards the Travel Agencies and Consortias. In his most recent job at DFDS he focused primarily on the B2B market, including MICE.  

 
I am delighted to join a company which I hold in high esteem,” said Rune. “SeaDream has always stood out for offering a unique luxury product and continues to stay at the forefront of innovation. I look forward to putting forth my industry knowledge to identify new growth opportunities as the brand inglobal destinations.” 
 

Grenager is an active tennis player and lives with his family on a small island nearby Oslo. He will be working out of the SeaDream Oslo office. 

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