SeaDream Yacht Club completes shore power upgrade

First luxury cruise line now capable of connecting to shore power

SeaDream Yacht Club has upgraded its entire fleet with shore power connectivity. The installation of the advanced shore power technology means both SeaDream yachts can turn off their engines and reduce emissions to zero in ports that offer shore power facilities.

“This is an important milestone and a significant step in our journey to more sustainable cruising,” said Andreas Brynestad of SeaDream Yacht Club.

SeaDream II completed the upgrade last autumn, while SeaDream I successfully underwent the upgrade during a recent yard stay at Naval Rocha Yard in Lisbon, Portugal.

The upgrades make SeaDream Yacht Club the first luxury cruise line to retrofit its fleet with shore power connectivity.

Mykonos, Greece | Credit: SeaDream Yacht Club

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This summer, both SeaDream yachts will explore yachting harbors of the Mediterranean, including Greek Isles and the French and Italian Rivieras, before transiting to the Caribbean for the 2024/25 winter season.

“Visiting some of the most beautiful destinations on the planet comes with a responsibility. We are committed to having a positive impact in the communities and destinations we visit,” said Brynestad.

“Our employees, our guests, and our partners are all an important part of our ambition to inspire more sustainable travel,” Brynestad added.

Complete Yacht Upgrade

The drydock of SeaDream I also marked the final step in a full keel-to-mast upgrade of SeaDream’s twin yachts.

Balinese beds aboard SeaDream Yacht Club's sisterships

The US$10+ million-dollar project includes upgrades of all suites, staterooms, public areas, and open deck spaces on both yachts.

Featuring new and modern décor, while retaining the intimate luxury of the SeaDream yachts, the upgrades include enhanced stateroom space, and luxurious lounging spaces such as the open deck area forward on Deck 6, featuring hammocks, a golf simulator, plush sun loungers, and two new couples’ hot tubs with unobstructed views.

The project also saw SeaDream’s signature marinas expanded by adding the first and currently only water slide on a cruise ship from the vessel to the sea.

During the spring drydock, SeaDream I  upgraded the gym, the sauna, and the SeaDream Spa – the only Thai-certified spa at sea.

The recent upgrade of shore power capabilities marks the latest in a decades-long commitment to sustainability in luxury travel, SeaDream says.

SeaDream’s yachting itineraries are optimised for slower speed and lower fuel consumption, significantly reducing fuel consumption and emissions compared to traditional cruises.

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