SeaDream has revealed plans to launch cruises from Barbados to the West Indies, commencing 7 November 2020. The luxury yacht operator will offer 22 round trip voyages, made up of eight itineraries ranging from six to eight nights in duration.
The program will make port calls at St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada, all three countries that are open to Americans. The deployment follows a successful summer season sailing in Norway.
“Sailing during these times undoubtedly presents some new challenges. But as the first luxury line to begin sailing again, we have learned many lessons and are confident we can provide a safe environment without sacrificing luxury,“ said SeaDream’s Andreas Brynestad. “We are thrilled to offer our guests a much-needed escape and the dream vacation they deserve onboard SeaDream.”
SeaDream I’s Barbados winter season begins with a 21-day transatlantic voyage set to sail from Oslo. The ship will stop in Skagen, Denmark and Southampton, UK before heading to the West Indies.
The Barbados winter season destinations include Bridgetown, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, Canouan Island, Mayreau, Tobago Cays and Union Island. View the full program here.
As in Norway, SeaDream is launching the Barbados winter season with one ship only, SeaDream I. Due to overwhelming demand during the summer season in Norway, the company brought SeaDream II to double capacity and meet demand.
As the first luxury line to resume sailing, SeaDream was able to successfully implement a comprehensive COVID-19 prevention plan that resulted in zero positive cases during the entire Norwegian summer season. SeaDream has since improved its procedures further, with three Abbott ID Now testing machines that will test guests prior to departure. The goal is to create a COVID-19 negative bubble, where guests can relax and enjoy the safety of the ship.
In that effort, onshore excursions will also be limited to predesignated places in an organised fashion. Guests will be asked to observe social distancing guidelines and take temperature checks daily. Guests will be able to enjoy the signature luxury experience SeaDream is known for without disruption, including the iconic Champagne & Caviar Splash as well as the Watersports Marina. New onboard will be the use of an Altapure ultrasonic disinfecting system that can kill any COVID-19 virus in the air. This is in addition to the already stringent sanitation procedures SeaDream has in place.
Guests can book with confidence during these uncertain times thanks to SeaDream’s new Ultimate Booking Assurance policy guarantees a Full Cash Refund or a 120% Future Voyage Credit for all new bookings departing 22 July 2020 until 20 June 2021 that may be affected by travel restrictions from the country of guest origin.
For more information on the Barbados program, go to seadream.com/voyages.
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