Get Married at Sea on a LGBT-Friendly Luxury Yacht
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With only 112 passengers aboard this equality-minded luxury yacht and a crew of 95, there will not be a shortage of service to cater to your every whim. The intimate nature of this ultra-inclusive experience will make you feel irreversibly spoiled. Imagine Belgian linens on a Balinese bed on the sun deck to camp out under the stars; your matching monogram pajamas; rose petals sprawled out in your all suite accommodation; a virtual floating bar serving caviar and champagne in crystal clear waters of the Caribbean and playing with water toys or swimming from the yachts marina, your individual needs are given the greatest attention in all the details, addressing you by name, knowing your preferences make SeaDream Yacht Club second to none. Small luxury cruises are appealing to a much diversified active passenger and welcoming all types of people. Voted by Forbes Life “Best Luxury Cruise Ship of 2015,” the SeaDream Yacht club experience will make you feel like the entire yacht belongs to you.
From November to April, SeaDream offers yachting in the Caribbean and May through October is the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The selections of ports are not your every day traditional such as Positano, Italy; Hydra, Greece; Parga, Greece; and Hvar, Croatia, because the yachts will take you through unique yacht harbors. Most of these itineraries are seven days.
The ships are able to dock in remote, private protected areas that mega cruise ships can only dream of going.
In addition to a selection of fabulous excursions to choose from, you can decide to accompany the chef to exciting food markets along the itinerary while being pointed out local specialties and delicacies as well as accompany crew on casual walks and hikes, exploring local villages, special places of interests and private beaches or perhaps you want to stay on-board and go for a zen-like state in the ship’s gym and yoga studio, or perhaps have a Thai massage? (There are seven therapists on every voyage.)
Nights are never dull aboard SeaDream as dining is at your leisure, unlike on many mega ships where you are assigned dining times or have difficulty finding a reservation in a specialty restaurant, the maître d’ assures your every request will be catered to including preparation of specially requested delicacies from wellness menus to gluten free; a starlit movie on Deck topping the evening off with a night cap at the “Top of the Yacht” bar with 360 degree panoramic views; there is even a small casino where you can play a hand.
The glamour of your wedding on your own yacht with 110 of your loved ones is a rarity. Chartering one of the yachts (or both in tandem!) to celebrate your marriage is the ultimate wedding experience at sea for you and your guests! If you prefer private and intimate just for two, or perhaps a gathering of only 10, during the voyage you can arrange either a sunrise or sunset vow renewal inclusive of the Captain officiating and all sorts of goodies like Champagne and caviar and Oshi-Bori towels presented by the Thai Spa attendant for your guests. They will even include placing personalized invitations in each stateroom for your guests. Although weddings are not typically legally recognized aboard most ships, you have the option to legally marry either before boarding the ship with your guests or during the cruise on land, depending on where you are disembarking from, but rest assured you and your guests will be pampered while you experience the ultimate romance and luxury set by the soothing blue waters of the Caribbean or the glamour of European harbors to celebrate your life together.
Vary according to voyage length and destinations
For more information on booking a trip on SeaDream Yacht Club, contact the Travel Siblings at thetravelsiblings.com or 212.340.0316.
Both a luxury and romance travel specialist, Harlan deBell has been in the hospitality and travel business for 20 years. He co-founded The Travel Siblings with his sister Kara. Their New York-based company was voted by Travel & Leisure on its top travel professional A list for Honeymoons and Destination Weddings three years in a row. Harlan has planned honeymoons and destination weddings around the world. Facebook | Twitter
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