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Ship Specifications
Year Built: 1985 Age Restrictions: At least one person in
Year Refurbished: 2002 each room must be 18 years of age or older.
Previous Name: Seabourn Goddess II Seating Assignments: Open
Guest Occupancy: 110 Assigned Dining Hours: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crew: 95 Internet Access: Yes
Tonnage: 4,300 tons Bars/Lounges: 4
Length: 344 feet Spa: Yes
Beam: 47 feet Fitness Center : Yes
Cruising Speed: 17 knots Swimming Pools: 1
Decks: 6 Hot Tubs: 1
Ship Registry: Bahamas Bowling Alley: No
Casino: Yes Rock Climbing Wall: No
Show Room: No Ice Skating Rink: No
Disco/Night Club: Yes 24-Hour Room Service: Yes
Library: Yes Hair Dryer in Room: Yes
 

Overview
SeaDream II, the sister ship of SeaDream I, is one of SeaDream Yacht Club's two beautiful ships. This vessel was originally a part of the Seabourn Cruise Line fleet, then named Seabourn Goddess II. Back in 2001 Seabourn sold her, along with her sister ship, to SeaDream. In 2002 she was redesigned, rebuilt and renamed for SeaDream.

This yacht is an excellent option in the small ship luxury cruising market. She features upscale accommodations that all have ocean views, along with top-notch service and gourmet cuisine. Included in the cruise fare are select wines (during lunch and dinner), an open bar of premium brand liquors, the use of water toys, gratuities and more. These included features greatly add to the value SeaDream provides, when compared to their competition.

Because of her smaller size she's able to visit ports of call that larger ships cannot reach, allowing for unique and interesting itineraries. If you're looking for a luxurious cruise and don't care about the "wow factor" features that some mainstream lines have (such as rock-climbing walls, ice skating rinks and multi-level show rooms), a cruise onboard SeaDream II might be perfect for you.

A signature SeaDream event is their Champagne & Splash™ event. This involves flowing champagne toasts and caviar served shore side, along with an elegant beach barbeque (served on china).


Destinations & Itineraries
SeaDream II will be featuring cruises in the following regions (subject to change, based on the cruise line's discretion):

2012: Caribbean
2013: Caribbean, South America, Mediterranean, Asia
2014: Asia, Australia, Africa



Staterooms
Being a small ship, there is not a wide range of room types available onboard SeaDream II. However, SeaDream II features top-quality accommodations. All staterooms come with an ocean view, queen bed (or two single beds) with Belgian linens, a selection of pillows, personalized stationary, a wool blanket or duvet, a marble-lined bathroom with multi-jet shower massage, Bvlgari bath amenities, SeaDream's 100% plush cotton robes and slippers, a well-stocked refreshment bar, as well as a private seating area with an entertainment center (that includes a flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player and data port).

The most basic accommodations onboard SeaDream II are her Yacht Club Staterooms. Such staterooms are, on average, 195 square feet in size and are located on decks 2, 3 and 4.

The next step up in accommodations onboard SeaDream II are her eight Commodore Suites, which are, on average, 390 square feet. Such suites are located on decks 2 and 3, and feature his and hers identical bath and shower accommodations, and a dining area (that seats four).

The one Owner's Suite, located on deck 3, is the most premium accommodation onboard SeaDream II. This luxurious suite is 447 square feet in size, quite large relative to the size of this ship, and includes a spacious private bedroom/bathroom suite (that has an ocean view) with both a multi-jet shower and a separate soaking tub, as well as a living room and dining area with its own private half bath.


Dining
There's an open dining format onboard SeaDream II. This means that you can eat where you want, when you want and with whomever you want. It's a major plus that select wines and most bar drinks are included in the cruise fare.

The cuisine served onboard this vessel of award winning 5-star quality. In fact, caviar and champagne seem to always be around while on a SeaDream cruise. The elegant Dining Salon (located on deck 2) is the main restaurant onboard SeaDream II, and Al Fresco dining is another excellent dining option that's available. The menus onboard SeaDream II feature a wide variety of international and regional cuisine. A vegetarian and spa menu are also available, for those desiring such options. There are also SeaDream Specialty dishes available, which are a definite treat for your palate!

Early risers can enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, croissants and fresh pastries at the Top of the Yacht. This venue, along with the Pool Bar, almost always has freshly made sandwiches available throughout the day.

Breakfast and lunch are served at the casual Topside Restaurant, a spacious venue that features a different menu daily, as well as a wonderful buffet. This is also a nice area to stop by during the afternoon to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The SeaDream Wine Cellar Menu features a wide range of choices, sure to please you.

Don't forget that 24 hour room service is available for all passengers. There is a nice menu available, and is an excellent option for a late night snack, or for when you're feeling a little lazy and would rather the food come to you. There are a few items on the menu that you can order at an additional cost, such as select vintage wines.


Onboard Features
As far as entertainment goes there are a few venues onboard SeaDream II that should keep you busy. Among them are a piano bar, the Top of the Yacht Bar (on deck 6; featuring live guitar music, great for an after dinner drink and/or cigar), the casino (a small venue that's located right by the piano bar) and Starlitt Movies (a large screen located on the pool deck that plays concerts and movies, with popcorn and drinks available). The ship's library is located on deck 4, not too far from the boutique.

There is a staff of eight massage therapists available in SeaDream's spa onboard SeaDream II, who specialize in Thai and traditional massage treatments. Inside the spa are massage rooms, steam rooms and saunas. Spa treatments are also available outdoors, allowing you to enjoy the ocean breeze while being treated (including Yoga and Tai Chi sessions). The spa is open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

There's a ton of sport-related activities to take part in while on a SeaDream cruise. In fact, the SeaDream Marina is one of the most popular features of SeaDream II. It's a water sports marina located at the rear of the ship, where guests can swim, snorkel and enjoy a variety of other activities (when she's anchored in good weather). Personal watercrafts (PWC), kayaks, Sunfish, Zodiacs, a banana boat and snorkel gear are available to all guests. SeaDream also has mountain bikes available, great for exploring some ports of call. There's also a 30 course golf simulator onboard SeaDream II. A really unique thing to do is use the ship's Segway Human Transporter. The Fitness Center is located on deck 4, open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, and features nice ocean views, 4 treadmills, 1 elliptical machine, free weights and 2 recumbent bikes. There's a pool located aft on deck 3, with a hot tub nearby.

SeaDream's Balinese Dream Beds are quite unique. They're designed for two people and provide unobstructed views of the ship's surroundings. If you'd like to sleep under the stars on one of these beds the staff will provide you with bed linens, pillows and a duvet.

There's a medical facility located midship on deck 5, available to all passengers that need such attention. Please be aware that SeaDream will charge you for any medical care provided, which is why traveler's insurance is a very smart purchase.

Smoking is permitted outside on decks 3, 4 and 6, except during meal hours. Smoking is not allowed inside staterooms or in any enclosed public rooms.



Dress Code and Attire
SeaDream emphasizes a resort casual onboard atmosphere. As such, formal attire is not required while onboard their ships.


Children Programs
There is not a children's program, or any children's facilities, onboard SeaDream II. The product offered by SeaDream Yacht Club is not really thought of as being suitable for children. Furthermore, children under one year of age are not allowed to cruise on SeaDream's yachts.


Tipping and Gratuities
All gratuities are included for the onboard staff in the cruise fare charged by SeaDream Yacht Club.


Alcohol Policy
The minimum drinking age on all SeaDream vessels is 21 years of age.


Gambling Policy
The minimum age to gamble onboard a SeaDream cruise ship is 18 years of age.


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