As a mature traveller with nearly 40-years of roaming the globe, on many cruise ships, I can honestly say that the SeaDream experience is unsurpassed. From the welcome on boarding, the formalities at reception, the introduction to the stateroom, exploring the public areas, the lounges and bars, the formal and al fresco dining areas, the list is long.
But the main key was the attentiveness of all the crew. With a maximum of 112 passengers and 95 crew, you really can imagine that this is your own personal yacht. They remember your name, your drink and food preferences, any special requests. It was all so professional without being intrusive.
But I must mention the dining, at breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can order off the very imaginative menu or ask for something special, it is not a problem to them. The food is so fresh and you can join the chef as he searches the local markets on his quest for the best of produce to spoil you with.
SeaDream's motto is “It's yachting, not cruising”. And with choices of the Mediterranean, Transatlantic, North Europe, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and in 2013, Australia and Asia Pacific, the only trouble is to pick which one.
For full details see travel agents, or phone SeaDream Yacht Club in Miami USA on toll-free 1800 217 902 (open till 11:00am Sydney time), or send email enquiries to email@example.com or visit www.seadream.com
Prices include all 5-star dining, drinks from the open bars, wines with lunch and dinner, nightly cocktail gatherings, a 30-course golf simulator, and onboard gratuities.
We chose to fly Emirates and we found them to be one of the best we have ever flown on. The service, quality of detail, the comfort of the seating, the unsurpassed meals and snacks, and for the following reasons….
Emirates flies three-times a day to Dubai from Sydney, offering all the luxuries of the flagship A380 twice a day from June, with daily onwards connections to both Barcelona and Rome. For flight information and bookings contact Emirates on 1300 303 777, visit your local travel agent or go towww.emirates.com/au
Emirates operates 84 flights per week from Australia to Dubai, with daily onwards connections to Barcelona and Rome – two of the airline’s network of 34 European destinations. For flight information and bookings contact Emirates on 1300 303 777, visit your local travel agent or go towww.emirates.com/au.
For the transfer from Rome to the yacht we chose DDP Incentive Management who have 30 years experience throughout Italy in airport/hotel/ship transfers, tours, sightseeing and tailor-made itineraries.
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This is part one of a series of our SeaDream experience. Further features will cover why we chose to fly Emirates, spending extra time in Rome and then Barcelona. The exciting and very photogenic ports-of-call around the Mediterranean. And naturally, more information about the SeaDream experience.
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