Expert Review of SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDream is a match for young-at-heart couples who want service without stuffiness.
People who like formal nights and musical productions.
- SeaDream's all-inclusive fares cover wines, spirits, and tips, plus Bulgari toiletries and pajamas embroidered with guests’ names.
- Considering the small size of these cruise ships (they only carry 112 passengers each), the gym and spa are surprisingly well equipped.
- The crew of 95 nearly outnumbers passengers, yet manages to be doting in a noncloying way.
- Ships stay late in some ports — including St. Barts and St. Tropez — so you can enjoy the nightlife.
- The sports options are fantastic: Picture mountain bikes, kayaks, sailboats, a floating trampoline, personal watercrafts, water skis, snorkel gear, and a golf simulator.
- SeaDream takes picnicking to a new level: On remote beaches, you wade through the surf to a buffet of Champagne and caviar, which are balanced on surf boards, then sit down to lunch at tables in the sand.
- These cruise ships have the only raw food menu at sea. You may not want to “go raw,” but it’s fun to try something new.
- During open-air movies on the pool deck, you can hear the crashing waves of the ocean along with the soundtrack.
We Could Live Without
- There are no private balconies in any of SeaDream's cabins.
- Bathrooms are small, considering the price point, with no double sinks or separate tubs and showers.