Thursday, 14 July 2011

SEADREAM II’S FORTS, PALACES, CITADELS – AND FLOWER-POWER

SEADREAM Yacht Club has a highly unusual 9-night sailing aboard the 56-stateroom mega motor-cruiser SeaDream II on May 10 2012, because this one starts 85km up Spain's Guadalquivir River in architecturally and culturally spectacular Seville.

And it will visit such small and unusual ports as Motril with its nearby 14th century fortress-palace of Alhambra in Spanish Granada, as well as Ibiza in the Balearic Islands that was the birthplace of "the rave," home to flower-power followers in the 1960s, and today is still considered Spain's "clubbing central."

This unique sailing also visits Bonifacio founded on the French island of Corsica in 828AD and dominated by a massive cliff-top citadel built in the 9th century, with other ports of call including Puerto Banus, Cartagena, Spain's Balearic Island's Palma de Mallorca and Menorca, Alghero on Sardinia (Italy) and finally Civitavecchia (the port for Rome.)

Prices start from US$6048pp twin-share including all gourmet 5-star dining, wines with lunch and dinner, drinks from the open bars, nightly cocktail receptions, power and sail watersports (in ports where permitted,) use of the 30-course golf simulator, onboard gratuities, and port charges and taxes.

The boutique SeaDream II carries a maximum of just 112-guests served by 95-crew, with many of her small and unusual ports of call on this sailing unable to be accessed by larger cruise ships.

Details from travel agents or visit www.seadream.com; airfares are additional.