This Mega-yacht Has a Floating Pool and Beds Beneath the Stars — and It Will Take You to Over 50 Destinations From Pole to Pole
SeaDream Yacht Club, known for offering a personalized, luxury experience with stops at small harbors and ports that larger ships often cannot access, is expanding its fleet for the first time since its creation in 2011 with a new mega-yacht that will sail across the globe.
The new SeaDream Innovation, arriving in 2021, will allow passengers to enjoy the concept of global yachting, heading on longer itineraries to explore a variety of remote landscapes and stay overnight in exotic locations.
The new yacht will have 110 ocean-view suites, plus an in-ocean swimming pool, and Balinese Dream Beds to allow more than 40 guests to sleep under the stars.
Heated blankets will be offered when it gets chilly, and there will be water activities aplenty, including kayaking, sailboat excursions, and WaveRunners.
Nine different decks span 37 square feet of outdoor space, and most meals are served in an open-air restaurant with striking views.
Dining options will range from raw and vegan selections to French and Asian delicacies, while a one-to-one guest to crew ratio will provide travelers with assistance whenever needed.
Made to withstand both tropical and polar terrain, the yacht will sail to all seven continents during its inaugural year in 2021, visiting more than 200 ports across 49 countries.
There are a variety of itineraries to choose from, including its inaugural voyage in September of 2021 that will travel from London on a 70-day journey to locations like Chile’s Glacier Alley and fjords and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
Travelers can also head from Antarctica to the Arctic in one journey, traveling for 88 days from February through May of 2022 to explore everything from beaches and glaciers to European cities as they make their way to Svalbard in Norway.
Starting in Ushuaia, Argentina, the yacht will head to Antarctica for stops that include Deception Island and the South Shetland Islands, where passengers can explore the archipelago by kayak and see thousands of penguins.
Guests will also make their way to the Vernadsky Station (home to the world’s southernmost bar), all while taking in views of icebergs in intricate shapes and large arches along the way.
The yacht will weave through the Garibaldi Glaciers of Chile and to South American stops such as Rio De Janeiro, where travelers can ascend 1,300 feet above the city to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain or explore Tijuca National Park, the largest urban rainforest in the world.
There are also a variety of stops in European destinations, including Amsterdam and Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands, on the way to Longyearbyen in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. There, guests get to take husky sled rides and explore ice caves.
SeaDream Yacht Club is currently accepting reservations for its 2021 season, with prices for the pole-to-pole journey starting at $57,999 per person based on double occupancy.
SeaDream Yacht Club will also be offering shorter trips on Innovation, including a seven-day exploration from Svalbard and a 12-day trip across the highlights of Southeast Asia. Prices for the Svalbard seven-day excusion start at $8,499 per person based on double occupancy.