SeaDream Yacht Club operates two luxurious yachts available for corporate buyouts, designed for 70- and 112-passenger groups. Because of their size, Seadream I and SeaDream II provide more intimate, completely customized incentive charters for people not especially attracted to the mega-ship experience.
According to Gretchen Bell, VP of sales at SeaDream Yacht Club, the company has a 55% repeat rate, which is pretty much unheard of in the cruise industry.
“That’s 3-4 times higher than anyone else, you don’t find that in many incentive programs,” she says.
One of the major reasons for this is that the smaller ships with their shallow drafts can fit into exotic ports of call that other ships can’t always squeeze into. It also means the ships port overnight more often, so groups can spend more time exploring the different destinations for a more immersive experience, especially during the evenings.
During the winter, the two SeaDream ships sail the Caribbean. In the summer months from May through October, itineraries include Northern Europe, the Med, Greece and Croatia.
Regarding meal time, menus always take into consideration local ingredients when possible, and all meals are flexible with open seating in the dining salons or al fresco. SeaDream purports to have the only raw food/living food menu as well.
The two ships also have six spa therapists onboard to provide expert massages in various disciplines.
SeaDream places a lot more emphasis on outdoor activities than most larger ships because the average attendee is 10-15 years younger than the cruise industry’s general demographic. Each ship has water-level access off the aft for jetskiing, snorkeling/scuba, kayaking, etc. There’s also a 30-course golf simulator, movies on the pool deck, mountain bikes for shore excursions, and full-size fitness centers.
“There’s the saying, ‘Cruising is about the inside and yachting is about the outside,’” says Bell.
Pricing is all-inclusive and the staff ratio is almost one-to-one. For more information, email Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.