I have always preferred the smaller cruise vessels like those with only 200 to 500 passengers. But, when my wife suggested taking a cruise with only 100 passengers, I balked. “There are no verandahs”, I said. “The staterooms are smaller”, I said. “There will be no activities, no entertainment, etc., etc……” until finally I gave in! But, to my pleasant surprise, the cruise turned out to be a huge success. We have been on many, many cruises, but this had to be one of the most enjoyable. We have never been treated so warmly and courteously. The food was outstanding, the ambiance was elegant yet casual and the staff was extremely attentive. And, oh yes…the fellow passengers were wonderfully friendly.
By now you must be curious to know the name of this ship. Well, it is the Sea Dream II! It is one of two ships that are in the SeaDream Yacht Club fleet. This cruise line bills itself as a luxury yacht line. And, luxury is no over statement. It is comparable to a private club on water. Every one of the crew members addressed us as Mr. and Mrs. Dowrick and never missed an opportunity to offer service. Even the Captain spent time with the passengers and he personally invited us to have dinner with him on our wedding anniversary….not an invitation to the “captain’s table” but a “one on one” dinner on deck (which was our choice of table). We were truly treated as if we were the owners of this magnificent yacht throughout the cruise.
If my words of satisfaction have piqued your interest to learn more about this wonderful cruise line, you should go to the SeaDream Yacht Club’s website and examine their links there. Then call Joan at The Travel Gallery if you have any questions regarding their offerings. Perhaps you will be a fellow guest on our next Seadream cruise. I will look forward to that occasion.
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