Get Away to Luxury on a SeaDream Mega-Yacht Voyage
November 24, 2013, 8:03 pm
This fall marked our third voyage aboard SeaDream, which took us on a Mediterranean voyage of a lifetime. We set sail from Rome and meandered through the waters to northern Italy for a brief stop in Portofino for some shopping and postcard-worthy photos. From there, we headed to the southern coast of France toward Costa Del Sol in Spain. Along the way, we were witness to some of those most breathtaking sights, sounds and flavors to be found in the region. From architectural wonders to cuisine to rival the greatest dishes on the planet, we were treated to a voyage of unparalleled quality.
SeaDream’s motto, “It’s yachting, not cruising,” epitomizes the on-board lifestyle that has branded SeaDream as the one to choose when it comes to discerning travelers with exacting specifications. Upcoming itineraries for SeaDream include: Asia Pacific, Northern Australia, Baltic and Black Sea.
Getting away from it all doesn’t have to mean leaving it all behind – especially when it comes to yachting. And nobody knows more about yachting with a luxury experience than SeaDream. The line’s duo of luxury mega-yachts offer all the comforts of home – including limited passenger numbers – as a typical SeaDream voyage has capacity for roughly 56 couples who are catered to by just under 100 crew-members. With worldwide destinations that include the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Northern Europe and Costa Rica, there’s a voyage for everyone.
Highlights from upcoming voyages for 2015:
- Multiple voyages visiting the unspoiled Grenadines, including the tropical Tobago Cays & Grenada
- Voyages calling on Anegada (British Virgin Islands); 11 miles of stunning beaches & striking coral reefs
- Ibiza & Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Islands known for their nightlife – SeaDream stays late in both ports
- Meander through Italy’s Amalfi Coast and fall in love with Capri, Positano and more
- Visit the best of the Greek Islands, from Mykonos to Rhodes and many in between
If you can’t wait until 2015 for some of these destinations, there are still plenty of options in 2014 – contact us for information on those voyages – which include the Baltic and Northern Europe.
From the World to Your Plate – SeaDream’s Quest for Culinary Excellence
More than just being known for its world-class voyages and destinations, SeaDream is known among discerning travelers for its award-winning, gourmet cuisine. In fact, the culinary journey begins almost the moment you step foot onboard with “Welcome Aboard” cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, daily Early Riser Coffee, poolside sandwiches, afternoon snacks and tea.
SeaDream received the highest score for cuisine in the Conde Nast 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards’ ‘small ships’ category, and once you step aboard, you’ll see why. SeaDream chefs prepare each gourmet dish à la minute and each guest’s special requests and dietary needs are easily catered to by the experienced culinary team.
Depending on the itinerary and scheduled port stops, guests aboard a SeaDream yacht can join the chef for a trip to local markets to source local, fresh ingredients for dishes served aboard the yacht. It’s a special trip that’s as educational as it is cultural.
A Taste of the Sea Dream Culinary Experience
SeaDream’s executive chefs and culinary experts create onboard menus around the sustainability and local sourcing from each destination whenever possible.
The following signature menus are featured onboard:
Le Menu de Degustation
This multi-course menu is specially designed with elegant, light portions in mind so that an entire service may be enjoyed, from introductory first courses to delectable desserts to expertly paired wines. Highlights include dishes such as the Terrine de Foie Gras, a house-made terrine of foie gras with pear compote, brioche and port wine sauce; Filets de Flétan, grilled halibut filet served with gingered white asparagus and caviar beurre blanc; and 24-Carat Gold Leaf-Topped Fondant au Chocolat with vanilla ice cream.
À la carte
Each dinner menu includes a section called À la carte, a standard “always available” offering that includes Consommé Double, Caesar Salad, Pasta, Grilled Organic Salmon, Breast of Chicken and Grilled N.Y. Strip. Guests often appreciate having the consistency of an always available section on the daily menu.
Aside from the Raw Food Menu, SeaDream’s daily menus include exciting vegetarian and gluten-free selections. Sugar-free options are always available on request. For other dietary needs, guests can consult with SeaDream at any time before the voyage to ensure that we fulfill your special needs.
SeaDream’s Signature Champagne & Caviar Splash™
A highlight of Caribbean, Costa Rica and Asian voyages, SeaDream’s Champagne and Caviar Splash is a true celebration of the yachting lifestyle as it exemplifies “Casual Perfection.” Guests wade into the surf to a surfboard dressed in white linens with premium caviar, festive bubbles and all the accoutrements.
SeaDream is the Choice for Discerning Sea Travelers
La Mer Concierge is proud to be an official ambassador of SeaDream, enabling us to offer you the best rates possible for you, your family or friends. Please give us a call and let us arrange a SeaDream voyage that will change the way you think about luxury sea travel. With the holidays coming up, it could be the best gift you give to someone – even you.