If you’re tired of the typical Mediterranean voyage and are on the lookout for an unusual European cruise next year, the SeaDream Yacht Club might have just what you’re looking for.

SeaDream Yacht Club's intimate SeaDream II. Photo courtesy of SeaDream

Departing May 10, 2012 aboard SeaDream II, this fascinating 9-day voyage begins in an unusual port: Seville, Spain.  Located 52 miles up the Guadalquivir River, Seville is unquestionably one of the country’s most beautiful cities.  It’s also not a common port of embarkation, and helps to set the tone for some of the more interesting, obscure ports passengers will visit on this voyage.

In Motril, guests can visit the 14th century Alhambra Palace located in nearby Spanish Grenada.

Other ports of call include stops in Bonifacio; Puerto Banus; the popular islands of Palma de Mallorca and Menorca; the Italian island of Sardinia, and even a call to Ibiza, known as Spain’s “clubbing central.”

The voyage comes to a close in the port city of Civitavecchia, also known as the Gateway to Rome.   Although the airport is located roughly an hour away, why rush home?  A few days in Rome post-cruise could be a great way to top off this diverse itinerary.

At a yacht-like 348 feet in length, Sea Dream II certainly doesn’t lack onboard amenities or creature comforts.  There’s a 1,200-book Library, a golf simulator with over thirty different courses, a full-service spa, multiple bars and lounges, a casino, and even an open promenade deck.  The line’s highly-personalized service is provided by a dedicated crew of 95, which doesn’t sound like a lot until you consider the ship itself only carries a very civilised 112-passengers.

Each stateroom boasts luxurious amenities like marble baths, Bulgari toiletries, laptops, DVD players, Turkish-cotton robes and slippers, and stocked min-fridge.  All beverages, including alcohol and wine, are included in your cruise fare, along with all shipboard gratuities.

Tired of sleeping in your stateroom?  Why not try sleeping out on deck, under the stars, in one of the ship’s Balinese beds?

SeaDream II even has an open bridge policy that provides guests with the unique ability to see how these ships are maneuvered; a rare opportunity.

For more information on this sailing, be sure to pay a visit to SeaDream’s own website.  For more detailed information about SeaDream and the SeaDream II, check out our complete SeaDream line and fleet overviews on our sister-site, The Avid Cruiser.

 

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