Sister ships are a SeaDream
THE SeaDream sister ships have achieved the top two ratings in this year's Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 'Boutique Ships' category.
The 112-guest mega yachts dominated the competition with the SeaDream II (1,788 points) pipping her sister SeaDream I (1786 points) by a mere two points.
Since SeaDream's founding in 2001, it has been honoured annually by the Berlitz Guide and has had its craft labelled as "Ultimately Exclusive Boutique Vessels".
SeaDream's president Bob Lepisto said the company had worked hard to attain its honour as a world leader in boutique cruising.
"We are honoured and delighted to have been so highly recognised once again in this world-renowned guide," Lepisto said.
"I also want to add my sincere thanks to our colleagues at sea and those in our offices around the world who have all contributed to our continued success.
"This accolade follows fast on the heels of SeaDream's recent success in the Condé Nast Traveller Annual Readers' Travel Awards 2011, when we were voted 'Favourite Small Ship Cruise Line', a first for us in the UK marketplace."
After being released on October 1st, it was announced that the 112-guest mega yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II achieved the top two ratings in the 'Boutique Ships' category (50 - 200 passengers).
The Berlitz Guide, now in its 27th year, is researched and written by Douglas Ward, the world's top authority on cruising and cruise ships.
The hard-hitting reviews independently expose the best and worst scoring cruise ships, using an internationally-accepted rating system devised by Ward.
Taken into account are 400 separate items based on personal cruises, visits and revisits to ships, as well as observations and comments from Ward's team.
For information about SeaDream I and II sailings in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, on the Amazon and across the Atlantic, see travel agents or visit www.seadream.com.