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March Employees of the Month

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating the SeaDream I crew members awarded “Employee of the Month” for March 2011. There are many characteristics that identify excellent employees. SeaDream yacht club appreciates their dedication, caring, commitment and integrity. Job well done gentlemen!


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Each year SeaDream yacht club names a Manager of the Year and an Employee of the Year for both SeaDream I & II. It’s SeaDream’s way of showing appreciation for vision, dedication and hard work. The winners are selected by SeaDream’s President, Bob Lepisto in liaison with the Captains of each yacht.

For winners there is a cash prize, an engraved crystal plaque, a photo with the Captain to commemorate the honor and other gifts including luxury paid vacations.

The 2010 Manager of the Year aboard SeaDream I is Chef, Tomasz Kozlowski.

What’s not to like about this man? He keeps our bellies full of absolutely delectable fare. As the recently published Frommer’s guide, “Best Cruise Ships of 2011” said about SeaDream ; the “cuisine is fine, fine, fine.” Tomasz said of his award “I am an original SeaDream crew member who joined the yachts in 2001. It’s with great pride over the years to have grown with the philosophy of SeaDream and I look forward to the future.”

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Employee of the Year for 2010 aboard SeaDream I is Pastry Chef, Garfield Anderson. One might have a love-hate relationship with him. Oh how we do love the decadent deserts and pleasing pastries he creates. But the inches that accumulate quickly around the waistline must be blamed on someone! Lucky for Garfield, his charming Irish accent and sweet smile make it impossible to be anything but gracious in his presence. Photo shows Captain Willassen providing Garfield with his award.

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Richard Jones, Business and Development Director for SeaDream yacht club in Asia (previously Activities Director onboard SeaDream) gets inducted in to the Rotary Club of Patong Beach – Phuket Thailand.

Rotary International is an organization of service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world. The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary’s best-known motto is “Service above Self”, and its secondary motto is “They profit most who serve best”. Congratulations Richard!

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SeaDream Yacht Club Has Been Voted as Winner of BEST CRUISE LINE FOOD for 2010 on Ultra-luxury Cruise Lines at Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine

Gathering information and feedback from our readers in various polls over the past year, as well as taking their unsolicited comments into consideration, and adding to the mix, the opinions of our regular professional travel writers and contributors, Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine is pleased to tell you that SeaDream Yacht Club has ranked at the top of the list for BEST CRUISE LINE FOOD for 2010 for Ultra-Luxury Cruise Lines.

Says Kevin Retief, Publisher of Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine, “It isn’t easy to chose the ‘best of’ anything – there are so many variables – but the votes of readers and professionals in the cruise industry made it easier for us to pick the list of BEST CRUISE LINE FOOD.

 The announcement of the SeaDream Yacht Club award appears in their latest blog posting at: 

and on the relevant page at Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine at:

and in the latest Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine Video at:

Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine explores different types of cruises with cruise articles and reviews, the latest cruise news, and information on cruising, cruise lines, cruise ports, cruise crime, with cruise tips and advice and cheap cruise deals.

Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine attracts over 120,000 unique visitors a year, the great majority of them from the USA.

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“Small Is Beautiful”



The 2011 Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships announced that the 112-guest mega yachts SeaDream I and II are two of the top five sea-going passenger vessels in the world.

The new Berlitz Guide, researched and written by Douglas Ward – the world’s top authority on cruising and cruise ships – enforces that when it comes to life on the ocean waves “small is beautiful”. Having reviewed 285 cruise ships, Ward has named the top-rated ships for 2011. The 10 most highly rated, being officially “small” or “boutique”. The ships and ratings out of a possible 2000 points are:

Europa (1,853 points)
SeaDream II (1,788 points)
Seabourn Odyssey (1,787)
Seabourn Sojourn (1,787)
SeaDream I (1,786)
Seabourn Legend (1,774)
Silver Spirit (1,772)
Seabourn Spirit (1,770)
Seabourn Pride (1,769)
Silver Whisper (1,753)
Silver Shadow (1,750)

The hard hitting reviews independently expose the best and worst scoring cruise ships using an internationally accepted rating system devised by the author, Douglas Ward, the most formidable critic in the business. Taken into account are 400 separate items based on personal cruises, visits and revisits to ships, as well as observations and comments from Ward’s team. 

Commenting on the announcement by Berlitz on their 2011 ship ratings, Bob Lepisto, SeaDream’s President, said: “We are honored and delighted to have been so highly distinguished once again in this world-renowned guide produced by the passenger shipping expert, Douglas Ward. We thank him and his publishers, however, as President I want to add my thanks to our colleagues at sea and those in our offices around the world who have all contributed to our continued success”.

In the 2010 Berlitz Guide, in the category “The Top 10 Boutique Ships” (50-200 passengers), SeaDream I and II were rated No 1 and 2, the “Best in the World”, with scores of 1,788 for SeaDream II and 1,786 for SeaDream I.

Since SeaDream’s founding in 2001, it has been honored annually by the Berlitz Guide, SeaDream I and II having been described as “Ultimately Exclusive Boutique Vessels” and named as the tops in the guide’s Five Star Club, listing them as the “Crème de La Crème”.

The SeaDream Difference:
In the nine years since the company came into business, innovative SeaDream yacht club has brought a refreshing change to the world of ultra-luxury holidays at sea – with the intention of being completely different from any and every other cruise product.

The expression ‘Yacht Club’ is not a sentiment about size; it is a statement about lifestyle aboard the small, ultra-deluxe vessels. Chic and stylish, SeaDream I and II are the ultimate hybrid of deluxe private yacht and luxury boutique spa.  The elegant informality of the yachts sits comfortably with state-of-the art facilities, discreet, personal service and world class cuisine. – SeaDream is the only member of the Thai Spa Association at sea.

Yachting is about enjoying an unstructured lifestyle – dropping anchor offshore rather than tie up at dock, staying in port until well after midnight and taking a voyage to locations where large traditional cruise ships cannot sail.

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Cast Your Vote!

We’d love to be named “Best Small Ship” for Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 12th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Here’s your chance to vote for SeaDream as your favorite! Just complete the ballot online here.

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