A voyage on either of the two ships of SeaDream Yacht club, petite by today's standards with capacity for just 112 passengers each, represents one of the most romantic and carefree experiences you could hope to find afloat. The twin ships, both of which embody the last word in informal luxury, are designed to make you feel as though you're on a private yacht. The attentive crew are masters at learning the name of every guest - and remembering exactly how they like their favourite cocktail prepared. Their many skills include anticipating needs before you even knew you had them, whether it's an ice-cold towel as you embark or a pair of monogrammed pyjamas and a duvet, should you want to sleep under the stars on one of the squashy double Balinese beds on the upper deck.
Everything about SeaDream I and II is geared towards outdoor living. The focal point of each ship is the pretty, al fresco Top of the Yacht bar on the upper deck, where most passengers will gather after dinner if they're not enjoying the piano or the gaming tables in the intimate Piano Bar. There's a small pool on the aft deck and conditions permitting, a watersports platform at the stern can be lowered for impromptu swimming and playing on a huge water trampoline.
Dining on SeaDream is second to none and where the ships earn their five star rating from the Berlitz cruise guide (and in our opinion, too). Everything is prepared to order and there's really no limit to what can be created, whether it's the perfect Eggs Benedict at breakfast or a superb filet of sea bass with a chilled Chablis for dinner.