SeaDream Set Sail Again
On 20th June 2020, SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I embarked on the first of a series of cruises in Norway.
Setting sail from Bergen, the occasion marked the first time a SeaDream yacht has offered a cruise for guests since the line paused all sailings in March due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The voyage, which is currently making its way along the Norwegian coastline, is part of a new collection of 7 and 12-night sailings in the region, with itineraries featuring stops in noted ports of call, including Olden, Alesund and Lofoten.
Despite the new voyages only being announced in May, the itineraries have proved so popular that SeaDream now intends for SeaDream II to join SeaDream I so to increase the number of Norway sailings available.
Speaking in advance of the first sailing, SeaDream Yacht Club's Andreas Brynestad said:
"It has been a very exciting time for our company after pausing sailings in March. We are very happy to see this high demand for our new Norwegian voyages. Our phones have been ringing off the hook from 8 a.m. to midnight with booking requests since the Norwegian voyages were announced."
Norway is the first country to allow ocean cruising since the COVID-19 outbreak began, with SeaDream I following Hurtigruten's MS Finnmarken which left Bergen on 16th June. While Norway's cases peaked in March, both SeaDream Yacht Club and Hurtigruten have had to adapt the onboard experience to adhere to the latest health regulations regarding leisure travel.
SeaDream's Norway voyages are primarily being marketed to Norwegians. Those hoping to enjoy a SeaDream cruise this summer may require a period of quarantine before boarding if arriving from overseas. Further details are available on the SeaDream website.