SeaDream inks contract for “Global Yachting” ship

110-suite SeaDream Innovation to launch in September 2021

SeaDream Innovation was flagged to launch in 2022

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SeaDream Yacht Club has announced a “new era” in luxury yachting. For the first time since its founding in 2001, SeaDream is expanding its fleet with SeaDream Innovation, a revolutionary yacht claiming to introduce the concept of “Global Yachting.”

Commencing sailing in September 2021, the ultra-luxury yacht will sail to all seven continents in its first year, visiting over 200 ports in 49 countries. Guests will explore the world’s most remote and unique destinations, including Svalbard, the Northwest Passage, Antarctica, the fjords of Norway, Japan, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

SeaDream is now accepting reservations from Club Members, guests who have previously sailed aboard SeaDream’s classic yachts, SeaDream I and SeaDream II. Reservations will open to the public on 17 April.

Artist rendering of SeaDream Innovation alongside SeaDream I and SeaDream II
Artist rendering of SeaDream Innovation alongside SeaDream I and SeaDream II

“This project has been a dream of mine for many years,” said Atle Brynestad, Owner, Chairman and CEO of SeaDream. “It has been a true labour of love to meticulously design every aspect of this yacht, from the interiors and facilities to the itineraries.”

With only 110 elegantly appointed ocean-view suites, SeaDream Innovation will offer an intimate setting and all-inclusive vacation with a one-to-one guest to crew ratio. Combining innovation with elegant comfort, all spaces and facilities have been designed to elevate the guest experience at sea, including three marinas and outdoor dining.

At 15,600 gross tons and measuring 155 metres, the megayacht will follow in the tradition of excellence set by its predecessors. SeaDream will offer a true yachting lifestyle, featuring anticipatory service, five-star dining, luxury accommodations, generous outdoor spaces and inspiring itineraries.

The inaugural departure of SeaDream Innovation will be a 70-day Grand Voyage from London (Belfast) on 18 September 2021 to Ushuaia, Argentina.

The first 17 days of the sailing will include 10 days at sea as Innovation makes a beeline for Miami, with five stops en route. From Miami, the luxury ship will track south via Cuba to Mexico, Central America, pass through the Panama Canal and explore the western coastline of South America.

The final 10 days of the Grand Cruise will include a roundtrip voyage to Antarctica, with visits flagged for South Shetland Islands, Deception Island, Danco Island, Lemaire Channel and Neko Harbour.

SeaDream Innovation's Inaugural Grand Voyage
SeaDream Innovation’s Inaugural Grand Voyage

SeaDream has enlisted Damen Shipyards Group to build the vessel ice class Polar Code 6 vessel. Damen has more than 90 years experience constructing adventure and megayachts, but this will be the first cruise ship contract for the Romanian shipbuilder.

SVP Sales and Marketing Damen Cruise Andrea Trevisan said: “We are delighted to sign this historic contract, with which the Damen Shipyards Group enters the cruise market. We feel very honoured that SeaDream has chosen Damen to deliver this special project and are looking forward to a longterm cooperation with this unique ultra-luxury brand.

Damen Cruise mark the contract signing for SeaDream Innovation
Damen Cruise mark the contract signing for SeaDream Innovation

”There has been an immediate connection with Seadream, a family company like Damen. We felt inspired by the company’s philosophy and by Atle Brynestad, a pioneer in the luxury cruise industry. His passion throughout the design and contractual stage of this project has been simply contagious to all of us within the Damen organisation,” said Trevisan.

Damen will commence construction of the vessel in October this year, with a scheduled delivery date of September 2021.

To learn more about SeaDream as it enters this new era of “Global Yachting” and to gain access to new voyages, please visit

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