Schlagwort: SeaDream Yacht Club

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.

Text: PM SeaDream Yacht Club

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.

Text: PM SeaDream Yacht Club

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. 

Text: PM SeaDream Yacht Club