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Cruise Diva's CRUISE DIARY
~ SEADREAM II ~

Caribbean Yachting Adventure

Sunday¬óDebarkation & Lasting Impressions

SeaDream II at anchor

St. Thomas, USVI
Not unlike our embarkation the prior week, debarkation was a smooth and orderly process, beginning with all guests reporting to United States Immigration and Customs officials at 7:00am.

If you have noted the reminder to keep out clothing to wear ashore before placing luggage outside your stateroom door, but thought it was a corny Cruise Directors' joke... it isn't. One of our friends awoke just in time to report to the Main Salon and couldn't find his trousers. Where were they? Oops. Being efficient, he had tucked into that last suitcase the night before! Fortunately, his wife was able to retrieve them, but not before the mandatory 7:00am inspection. Wearing a longish golf shirt and navy blue boxers, he reported as instructed and hoped no one would notice that his "shorts" weren't a bathing suit. He took a lot of good-natured ribbing after a leisurely breakfast.

Like many passengers, we had a late-afternoon flight and stayed aboard SeaDream II until about 10:00am with no pressure to leave. A call to Leonard and we were on our way to the airport after moving the "gone ashore" peg next to our stateroom number one last time.

If you go...

The Top of the Yacht

What You WILL Find:

  • Chic, yacht-inspired decor

  • Gourmet meals, individually prepared and served with a flourish

  • Knowledgeable sommeliers 

  • Inspired wines with lunch and dinner

  • All drinks included, with the exception of some premium brands

  • 24-hour room service, snacks, and caviar delivered en suite or on deck

  • All ocean-view accommodations

  • Functional standard staterooms with generous storage

  • Belgian linens of 100% Egyptian cotton

  • Choice of synthetic or down pillows and blankets or eiderdown duvets

  • Turkish towels and robes, plus slippers

  • Refrigerator stocked with bottled water, soft drinks, and beer

  • Flat screen television, CD and DVD players, and dataports for Internet access in all accommodations

  • Marble-lined bathrooms

  • Bvlgari toiletries

  • Multi-jet showers

  • Personal service by a professional, attentive staff

  • A small shop with logo items, jewelry, and gift items

  • SeaDream Asian Spa

  • Golf Simulator

  • Fitness center

  • Activities equipment for water sports as well as mountain bikes for use ashore

  • Well-stocked library

  • "Card Room" nook

  • Intimate Piano Bar and Casino

  • Stern mounted captain's chairs with binoculars

  • Balinese Sun/Dream Beds and hammocks

  • No smoking inside the vessel

What You WON'T Find:

  • Excessive PA announcements, particularly in staterooms

  • Splashy production shows

  • A playroom and organized children's program

Fast Stats from the Bridge

  • 4260 gross registered tons
  • 344 feet long
  • 47 feet wide
  • Capacity 110 guests (double occupancy)
  • International officers & staff

SeaDream I and SeaDream II spend summers in the Mediterranean and reposition to the Caribbean for winter cruises.

~ PHOTO TOUR ~
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Reception

Main Salon

Library

Spa

Fitness Center

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Topside Restaurant

Dining Salon

Balinese Dream Beds


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