Cruise NewsAnother Cruise Line Restarting Cruises Next Month

Another Cruise Line Restarting Cruises Next Month

Another cruise line has announced plans to restart cruises next month.  Family-owned SeaDream Yacht Club will resume cruises in June after pausing operations in March.

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SeaDream has added nine new cruise itineraries to Norway that feature hand-picked destinations by SeaDream’s Norwegian founder and owner, Atle Brynestad. Although SeaDream has sailed in Norway before, this time the voyages will push past the Arctic Circle so that guests can experience the midnight sun, the spectacular Lofoten Fjords, and Tromsø.

As the COVID-19 pandemic developed, SeaDream was able to avoid contamination thanks to stringent sanitation procedures, excellent medical infrastructure on board, and the crew’s professionalism. However, the cruise line decided to pause operations because of travel restrictions. The Yachts were repositioned to Lisbon where the crew choosing to stay on board have been busy doing maintenance and upgrades.

The installation of a basketball hoop by the pool deck, yoga, and other activities have kept them busy and active. The Chefs have spent the time coming up with new dishes, and the deck crew has painted, replaced the teak deck, and performed other maintenance tasks without inconveniencing guests onboard.

For almost 20 years, SeaDream has set its own standards when it comes to service and cleanliness. This has allowed the company to promptly resume sailing safely. SeaDream continues to closely monitor the global health and travel restrictions with the agility to adapt our itineraries as needed.

Norwegian itinerary highlights include:

  • Bergen – Known to Norwegians as “the Heart of the Fjords”, Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. Two 7-day voyages will embark in Bergen and disembark in Oslo, with a third voyage embarking in Oslo and disembarking in Bergen. Additionally, all six of the 12-day 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 historic sites on all nine voyages.
  • Ålesund – SeaDream guests will delight in the Art Nouveau architecture and scenic landscapes of this town which stretches across several islands in the Atlantic Ocean. This destination is included in all nine of SeaDream’s new Norwegian itineraries.
  • Lofoten – A long-beloved summer destination for Norwegians, the Lofoten Islands are draped across the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. SeaDream guests onboard the 12-day voyages 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.
  • Additional new ports in the new itineraries include Geiranger, Flam, Rosendal, Skagen, Rorvk, and Tromso.

These new Norwegian voyages will be enhanced by an expansive selection of new and exciting Yachting Land Adventures to ensure guests have the opportunity to experience the best each port has to offer with one-of-a-kind adventures.

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.

About SeaDream Yacht Club: 
SeaDream Yacht Club has achieved the industry’s highest accolades for its two twin, casually elegant mega-yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. With a maximum of only 56 couples and a 95-person award-winning crew, “It’s yachting, not cruising,” defines not only the size of the vessels but the onboard lifestyle and anticipatory service.

SeaDream Yacht Club provides a yachting experience visiting small harbors and ports around the world, many inaccessible by larger ships, on 7 to 15-day voyages.

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