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SeaDream BlackBerry App

If the urge to explore yachting should strike while internet users may be on-the-go, SeaDream now has a BlackBerry® application. SeaDream can be found on all the main mobile platforms including iPhone® and Android™.

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Gregory Lamoot Rejoins SeaDream yacht club as Director of Business Development for Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland

SeaDream yacht club announced hat Gregory Lamoot, it’s former Director of Business Development for Benelux, Spain & Portugal, will return this month as Director of Business Development for Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland.

Lamoot has returned to SeaDream yacht club from Regent Seven Seas, where he was Director of Sales for Mainland Europe for the past year. Before joining Regent Seven Seas, Lamoot had worked at SeaDream yacht club for eight years where he was a highly regarded member of the sales team. 

“We welcome him home as a proven leader, an exceptional sales person and a respected name in the cruise industry.” said SeaDream’s President, Bob Lepisto. “The growth of SeaDream’s European business suggests that the addition of a talent such as Gregory’s will enhance our success going forward.”

Lamoot speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish and said he is excited about rejoining SeaDream yacht club after “a stimulating time at Regent Seven Seas.”  He added: “In returning to SeaDream, I look forward to working with a highly talented and skilled group of professionals, and in growing with this great company into the future.” Married and living in Antwerp, Belgium, Gregory Lamoot may be reached at Gregory.Lamoot@sdyc.no, +32 3 644 76 66 and cell +32 499 12 64 15.

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SeaDream yacht club is delighted to announce that celebrity chef and entrepreneur Levi Roots, who found fame in 2007 on the popular BBC Two series Dragons’ Den, will be joining SeaDream I aboard a 7-night voyage departing from Antigua (round-trip) on December 4, 2011. This is the first time SeaDream has hosted a UK-based celebrity chef on board.
 
Jamaican-born Levi Roots is known widely for his creative, Caribbean-themed cuisine – both in the UK and internationally – using simple techniques and easy-to-find ingredients. During the voyage, guests aboard SeaDream’s deluxe, all-inclusive mega yacht, SeaDream I, will have the opportunity to enjoy colorful cooking demonstrations by this famous celebrity chef and also sample his cuisine served at dinner one evening.
 
“With a maximum of 112 guests aboard, this promises to be an extra unique and exclusive voyage,” comments SeaDrea’sm UK Director of Business Development, Jenny Wright. “We are delighted to be welcoming Levi aboard and are confident that the indigenous culinary theme of this sailing will be of great interest to our loyal SeaDreamers and new guests alike.”
 
Says Levi Roots: “I am thrilled to be sailing and cooking aboard SeaDream’s award-winning SeaDream I – the first time I have been a guest chef at sea! My Caribbean food is renowned for ‘bringing sunshine to your kitchen and your soul.” This SeaDream I voyage departs Antigua December 4, 2011 and calls on Anguilla, Tortola, Norman Island, Virgin Gorda, Saba, St Barts and Nevis concluding in Antigua on December 11. Voyage fares start at $2,999 per person and include all gourmet meals, gratuities, wine with lunch and dinner, complimentary open bar, use of the yacht’s “water toys” and more.   
For further details visit www.SeaDream.com or phone 800 707-4911.

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Due to unrest in Tunisia, SeaDream yacht club has revised the itinerary for SeaDream II voyage # 21120 sailing May 18 – 28, 2011 from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy roundtrip. The port of La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia has been replaced with Xlendi, Gozo Island, Malta.

SeaDream’s President, Bob Lepisto said “Based upon the tension in Tunisia, we feel the safety and security there remains uncertain. For that reason, we have elected not to call on the port of La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia. Instead, we’ve chosen to call on the peaceful island of Gozo. It has some of the Mediterranean’s best dive sites and I think our guests will find this port highly enjoyable.”

Gozo, Malta’s sister island, is situated in the heart of the Mediterranean just 60 nautical miles south of Sicily. Greener and smaller than Malta; life on Gozo moves at a leisurely pace. In summer, the island is awash with oleander, bougainvillea and geranium. In addition to calling on Gozo Island, the 10-night voyage # 21120 also features Bonifacio, Corsica; Sardinia, Italy; Sicily, Italy and Amalfi & Capri, Italy. Rates starting at $5,999 per person.

The expression ‘Yacht Club’ is not a sentiment about size; it is a statement about lifestyle aboard the small vessels. Chic and stylish, SeaDream I & 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. Yachting is about enjoying an unstructured lifestyle, dropping anchor offshore rather than tie up at dock, staying in port over night and taking a voyage to locations where large traditional cruise ships cannot sail. Itineraries include the Eastern Caribbean, The Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Amazon. For more details visit www.SeaDream.com

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Spain remains one of the few EU countries which persistently allow smoking in most public places. Not for long, however. It is expected that a bill which prohibits smoking will pass through parliament on 2nd January 2011.

As the EU strives to fight against smoking, the Spanish government has decided it is time to act. A new bill which will prohibit smoking in bars, cafes, restaurants and other public places is to be discussed on 2nd January.

Many representatives of the hospitality sector are expressing their doubts and worries; many believe that most of their clientele are smokers who come to enjoy the tapas and coffees – in combination with the freedom to smoke anytime, without having to step out in the street. They estimate a ban is likely to be a major set back for their business.

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SeaDream yacht club’s SeaDream I & II, recently rated as two of the top five vessels in the world by Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships, has introduced its 2012 winter and spring itineraries. The two ultra-deluxe, mega yachts will spend the late fall season of 2011 and early 2012 sailing the Caribbean with an emphasis on visiting the smaller yachting playgrounds and harbors that large ships cannot reach. In addition, SeaDream II will be adding two, twenty day voyages to the Amazon in February 2012.

SeaDream’s President, Bob Lepisto said, “The British Virgin Islands, such as Norman Island, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda are true yachting destinations and continue to be a SeaDream favorite. However, we are excited to be adding the Amazon to our itinerary.”

“Whether travelers are looking for adventure and exploration in the Amazon or simply seeking a pampering, tropical Caribbean holiday, SeaDream’s intimate size and award-winning service are unmatched at sea. Lepisto added, In fact, it’s our size and maneuverability that allows our yachts to reach unique spots like Anavilhanas, Brazil and Iquitos, Peru.”

2012 Winter Caribbean Highlights
SeaDream II will operate two voyages roundtrip from Barbados exploring the glorious, lush Grenadines, St. Lucia and Grenada.
SeaDream I will operate a roundtrip voyage from Marigot, St. Martin with an emphasis on the unspoiled French West Indies.
SeaDream I & II will call on St. Barts with overnight stays, allowing for guests to go ashore and enjoy the island nightlife.
SeaDream I & II will call on the unique and less visited islands of Saba and Culebrita, offering a rare opportunity for guests to swim in a Bioluminescent Bay.

2012 Amazon Adventure Highlights
• In February 2012, SeaDream II will sail the Amazon on two 20-day voyages from Barbados to Iquitos, Peru roundtrip.
• A naturalist will be aboard both Amazon voyages providing in depth information about the great river wilderness.
• Excursions will feature Amazonian tribes, museums, markets and the jungle’s exotic plants and animals.
• Itineraries showcase the best of the Amazon including Cuxiu Muni, Brazil where guests have the option to take a night canoe trip in search of crocodiles, snakes and other night creatures.
• In Alter do Chao, Brazil SeaDream hosts their Champagne and Caviar Splash™ on one of Brazil’s best beaches and guests may take a riverboat cruise on Maicá Lake to see rare pink dolphins.
• In Manaus, Brazil guests go “Flightseeing” in single or twin-engine aircraft, soaring over the Rio Negro, Rio Solimões, the Wedding of the Rivers, the Amazon River and the magnificent expanse of jungle.
• Visiting a small village located on Tupinambarana Island, guests enjoy a “Boi-Bumba” celebration. This exotic ritual of magic, mystery, passion and faith is a feast for the eyes and ears.

The expression “Yachting” is not a sentiment about size; it is a statement about lifestyle aboard the small vessels. Chic and stylish, SeaDream’s 56-stateroom yachts are favored for their elegant informality, state-of-the-art facilities, personal service provided by a crew of 95, inclusive open bar and gratuities, ocean view accommodations, luxury spa and world class cuisine.
Contact your travel professional or SeaDream yacht club at 1 800 707-4911 or visit http://www.SeaDream.com.

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