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SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises

90 Reviews
SeaDream II

About SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises

SeaDream promotes its style of cruising as "yacht-like" with a "resort-casual" dress code (read: no formalwear required) and upscale cuisine and amenities. "We are not a cruise line" is the mantra repeated by top executives.

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  • Who goes on SeaDream Yacht Club cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a SeaDream Yacht Club cruise?


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SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on SeaDream Yacht Club cruise ships?

SeaDream passengers tend to be affluent, unpretentious and active, primarily coming from North America and Europe, with most falling in the 40 to 60 age range. Though families with children older than 12 months are welcome onboard, there is no family programming and the overall SeaDream experience is decidedly adult. The line has a huge following of repeat cruisers who know what they love about the brand and will happily tell newbies all about it. Cruisers tend to be fun and familiar.

Do I have to dress up on a SeaDream Yacht Club cruise?

Not exactly. SeaDream maintains a "yacht casual" dress code, and by day everyone wears swimsuits with cover-ups and comfortable yachtwear. In the evening, you'll find men wearing collared shirts and sometimes jackets, but no ties, and women are mostly in elegant casual dresses or slacks. Dining outside is the norm, so shawls and wraps are common at dinner.

Is everything free on SeaDream Yacht Club cruises?

Not quite. Conventional shore excursions cost extra, but crew members take cruisers out hiking, biking, snorkeling or kayaking without charge, and with complimentary mountain bikes onboard, you can set up your own excursion. Use of all the water "toys" in the marina is also complimentary. Also included in the cruise fare are all dining venues and most beverages, gratuities, fitness classes and use of the golf simulator.

You'll pay extra for premium alcoholic drinks, spa treatments and shore excursions.

What are SeaDream Yacht Club’s most popular activities?

Sailing on SeaDream is very much like being invited on a friend's large yacht -- you'll find lots of great food but you create the experience you want, aided by personal service from the staff (nearly one crew member for each passenger). Many passengers enjoy napping or sunning on deck in the thick-cushioned Balinese Dream Beds. (They can even be reserved at night for sleeping under the stars. These beds were upgraded recently, as SeaDream invested completely in updating its two ships.)

The marina is also quite popular, with its selection of sailboats, WaveRunners, snorkeling gear, banana boats, tubes, wakeboards and water skis, stand-up paddle-boards and Jet Skis. Active passengers also gravitate to the golf simulator (with 30 major courses), and yoga and tai chi classes.

Passengers all turn out at the weekly beachside Champagne & Caviar Splash Party, and concerts and movies are screened on deck at night.

Why go with SeaDream Yacht Club?

  • True yacht-like cruising: sophisticated yet unpretentious
  • Outstanding service and cuisine
  • Super cozy cabins

Best for: Travelers who prefer free time over a highly structured schedule

Not for: Anyone who likes to be on the go all the time and wants lots of choices of activities

SeaDream Yacht Club Cruises Cruiser Reviews

SeaDream II 2023 Fall Crossing, Lisbon to St. Maarten

It started 2 weeks later, hence the cold weather at the beginning of the cruise.The Weather Normally I wouldn't include weather conditions in my review, but because the crossing was 2 weeks later than usual, I thought it best to touch on the subject.Read More
Host Dan

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Attentive and Friendly Staff plu Amazing food!

The Captain was extremely engaged with the staff as well as the guests and made it his goal to spend time with every guest on the ship.The attendant for the room was friendly, and helpful, and did an excellent job.Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Exploitative Mentality

The chef neither staff are concerned about gluten contamination.The staff are generally nice but possibly tired.Read More
Zoe grace

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

The Customer-Facing Crew is Outstanding, But…

If you are a die-hard SeaDream fan, you may want to stop reading because… The Emperor Has No Clothes… Over the first few days of the 16 day trip, I came to realize that maintenance and safety are not priorities on SeaDream and that they may be making cuts to save money as you’ll see.The pictures below point to a few of the issues; — One of the pool lights (arrow) came on twice that I saw over 16 evenings.Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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