The SeaDream I ready for the Caribbean season
The SeaDream I will be the first cruise ship to depart from Great Britain after months of shutdown caused by the pandemic. A transatlantic 17-day sail is scheduled for the ship’s repositioning to Barbados.
Despite the new security measures put in place by Great Britain, the SeaDream Yacht Club’s ship will leave from Portsmouth on October 19 to reach Barbados 17 days later. Funchal, on the island of Madeira, will be the only stopover during the long trip before reaching the Caribbean. Once in the Caribbean, there are stops scheduled in Kingstown and on the island of Mayreau.
SeaDream Yacht Club enjoyed great success this past summer with their cruises in Norway, and was one of the first and few companies to begin sailing again after the forced break beginning in March 2020. The company will now propose, beyond the transatlantic cruise, a series of weekly cruises from the Barbados Islands. The ship to be used is the SeaDream I, but in the case that requests are more consistent it could be joined by the SeaDream II, which is exactly what happened during the summer season.
The cruise is particularly appealing for English citizens because at the moment they do not have an obligatory quarantine when returning from Barbados and can freely disembark in all the planned ports of call. It is necessary to have a medical certificate and negative Covid-19 test done within 72 hours of departure for the cruise.
Beyond the ship’s size and the exclusive nature of the cruise this departure is of particular value because it is the first one departing in months from Great Britain and among the first to begin the 2020/2021 Caribbean season.