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March 22, 2019

SeaDream Orders First New Build — SeaDream Innovation

SeaDream Orders SeaDream Innovation

By Anne Kalosh.

SeaDream Yacht Club, a two-ship brand since its founding in 2001, has ordered its first new build. SeaDream Innovation will be a luxurious 220-passenger, all-suite mega-yacht that roams the world.

Generous outdoor spaces, three marinas, five-star dining and a one-to-one guest to crew ratio will be some features of this new ship.

Far-flung Destinations

Due to enter service in September 2021, SeaDream Innovation will sail to all seven continents in its first year, visiting more than 200 ports in 49 countries. A Polar Code 6 ice-class rating will enable adventures in the Arctic and Antarctic, but warm-weather destinations are charted, too.

SeaDream Innovation

SeaDream Innovation will roam the globe, including polar regions. * Rendering: SeaDream Yacht Club

Passengers will get to explore far-flung places like Svalbard, the Norwegian Fjords, the Northwest Passage, Antarctica, Japan, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Currently, SeaDream’s two 112-passenger mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, sail to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, so the global deployment planned for SeaDream Innovation will be an exciting addition.

“Global Yachting”

The company’s new tagline, “Global Yachting,” reflects the scope that’s planned and expands on SeaDream’s longtime motto, “It’s Yachting, Not Cruising.”

Though its existing ships may be older—they were built as Sea Goddess I in 1984 and Sea Goddess II in 1985—SeaDream’s impeccable service, wonderful food and attention to detail have earned oodles of awards over the years. Plus, these small (4,300-gross-ton, 105-meter/344-feet) vessels can reach intimate ports, coves and yachting playgrounds that are off-limits to larger ships.

While the new SeaDream Innovation will be considerably larger, at 15,600 gross tons and 155 meters/509 feet, that is still small by current standards—and still well within the QuirkyCruise realm of vessels carrying fewer than 300 passengers.

A word from the owner …

Norwegian entrepreneur Atle Brynestad, who founded luxury line Seabourn in 1988 and went on to create SeaDream in 2001, said the new build project was “a dream of mine for many years. It has been a true labor of love to meticulously design every aspect of this yacht, from the interiors and facilities to the itineraries.”

Breakthrough for Damen Group

Not only is this the first new ship for SeaDream, it’s also the first cruise new build for the Damen Group, a large, Netherlands-based company with decades of expertise building other types of vessels.

QuirkyCruise contributor Capt. Ben Lyons, an expert in expedition cruising and CEO of Expedition Voyage Consultants and EYOS Expeditions, was part of the consulting team that helped Damen develop a cruise ship prototype design.

SeaDream Innovation will be built at Damen’s facility in Mangalia, Romania, on the Black Sea.

Watch this space for further details to come.

➢➢ Read Heidi’s 12 Reasons I love Seadream Yacht Club. 💕


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