The Luxury The SeaDream Yacht Club has the perfect fallback plan for travelers should the last leg of winter just not want to quit: Carrying only 112 passengers, the SeaDream I will set sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 23 and spend five nights plying the Caribbean. The ship’s small size will allow it to dock at less crowded ports, including the stunning bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico; as well as Gustavia on St. Barts; and two of the British Virgin Islands: Norman Island and Jost Van Dyke. (Norman Island served as the backdrop for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.) SeaDream offers a more unstructured vacation than what’s granted on most cruise lines: Guests can linger in ports without feeling rushed and dress casually while enjoying a luxurious experience.
The Value Berths, originally priced starting at $5,400, are now just $2,499—a 46 percent savings.
The Catch The staterooms, which provide ocean views, don’t come with the private balconies common on other luxury cruise lines.
The Details 800-707-4911, www.seadreamyachtclub.com
From the Feb/March 2010 issue of Sherman’s Travel magazine.