Cosmopolitan Travels

Caribbean from Barbados on a Sea Dream Yacht

DC Vekic blog November 10, 2020

This has been my personal favorite luxury sailing. They are so very adamant that “this is YACHTING – not sailing”. With so many incredible luxurious extra’s like a CAVIAR SPLASH (where you are served caviar and champagne waist deep in the crystalline waters), among many unexpected luxurious details, award-winning 5-star service is second to none. The only place I know to recommend for even my raw food people, they have mastered their 5 star cuisine to encompass even the most finicky traveler.

Right now we have a winter special for your dream vacation in the balmy beaches of Barbados and take some time for yourself. Enjoy the safe and luxurious experience of SeaDream’s signature service, now with a reduced Single Supplement of 150% on any voyage in our Barbados Winter Season sailing from November 7, 2020 through April 3, 2021.

From the moment you set foot aboard one Sea Dream’s inclusive cruises, the crew is there to support you and provide for your every need. Each yacht accommodates 112 guests and includes a crew complement of 95 members. With this near 1:1 ratio, they are able to start and end your journey with the focused attention you deserve on such a voyage. This allows for a more personalized and intimate experience, ensuring all your needs are met and can exceed your every expectation.

  • WHAY IS INCLUDED?
  • Well-appointed stateroom or suite accommodation: featuring unobstructed ocean views, marble lined bathroom with multi-jet shower, Bvlgari® bath amenities, personalized stationery, superior Belgian bed & bath linens and more.
  • All gourmet meals expertly prepared a la minute with the freshest of ingredients– served open seating in our Dining Salon or al fresco at the outdoor Topside Restaurant.
  • 24-hour room service from the in-suite menu
  • Gratuities
  • Open Bar with select premium brands
  • Daily selection of wines to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Water “toys” from the yacht’s marina including wave runners, kayaks, personal sailboats, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel gear, water skiing, wake boards, swim platform, banana boat and floating island.
  • Mountain bikes for shore side exploration
  • Golf Simulator with 30 signature golf courses
  • Crew-led shore side activities like hiking and biking with the Activities Manager, or go shopping with the Chef.
  • Full library with over 1,200 books
  • Media & Entertainment Library
  • Laptop computers for use while onboard
  • High powered binoculars on deck for our guests’ viewing pleasure
  • Pool and Jacuzzi
  • Sauna/steam room
  • Fitness Center with ocean views featuring treadmills, recumbent bikes with TV’s and DVD players, free weights, daily Yoga and Tai Chi classes
  • SeaDream’s Champagne and Caviar Splash™ in the Caribbean
  • Special Dessert Extravaganza
  • Signature Balinese Dream Beds with elevated views of the sea
  • Starlit Movies™ (on deck under the stars)
  • Piano Bar
  • and more…

Let’s talk about these balinese beds, which your butler can prepare with overnight sheets and pillows for a “sleep under the stars”… It’s a bucket list item for sure. Hidden coves & harbors, broad teak decks, al fresco dining & personalized service defines the lifestyle. Be as relaxed or as active as you like.

Caribbean Blue Water

Providing a 5-star dining experience, meal-time aboard a SeaDream yacht is always a highlight of the journey. Offering a gastronomical dining experience, each meal is prepared with multiple courses to give you the exciting and diverse flavors that a memorable vacation deserves. While you dine, the on-board sommelier is happy to provide wine pairing recommendations, which can enhance your lunch or dinner with the perfect addition. Preparing dishes that are light and easy to digest, we ensure that you can enjoy the complete meal including dessert. With these meals prepared a la minute, always with the freshest of ingredients, you can truly savor and appreciate the culinary experience.

I always thought Sea Dream is an amazing value for the level of service and truly a 5 star luxury they offer. Maybe now is the time to take advantage of it. It’s always been a top 10 list of boutique cruises, as a matter of fact the 2 ships hold #1 and #2 spots.

Give us a call at 310-490-1893 or email us at dc@cosmopolitantravels.com and we’ll make your winter travel dream into a reality…

Perfect apartment for a family or couples in Split Croatia

DC Vekic blog June 12, 2019

Located in Split, a 20-minute walk from Znjan Beach and 2.3 miles from Stobrec Beach, Bel Etage Amora Luxury Seaview Apartment with pool provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a garden. This beachfront property has a balcony.

About this sound

Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia, with about 200,000 people living in its urban area. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula.

Hugely popular locations from the Game of Thrones can be visted throughout the city.

Papalićeva Street in Split became one of the Streets Seen in Slave Rebellion Scene.

Home to Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor in AD 305, the city was founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos (Aσπάλαθος) in the 3rd or 2nd century BC. It became a prominent settlement around 650 when it succeeded the ancient capital of the Roman province of DalmatiaSalona. After the Sack of Salona by the Avars and Slavs, the fortified Palace of Diocletian was settled by the Roman refugees. Split became a Byzantine city, to later gradually drift into the sphere of the Republic of Veniceand the Kingdom of Croatia, with the Byzantines retaining nominal suzerainty. For much of the High and Late Middle Ages, Split enjoyed autonomy as a free city, caught in the middle of a struggle between Venice and the King of Hungary for control over the Dalmatian cities.

The Basement of Diocletian’s Palace (Split) – Where Dragons are Kept

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with lake views.

At the apartment guests are welcome to use a spa center and a sauna. There’s a playground and a terrace at this property and guests can go hiking nearby.

Bacvice Beach is 3.1 miles away, while Diocletian’s Palace is 3.3 miles away. The nearest airport is Split Airport, only 14 miles from the accommodation.

Perfect vacation in Croatia awaits… Call or email DC for pricing and availability:

dc@cosmopolitantravels.com

800-303-7901

310-490-1893 (text ok)

The year of the sea grass…

DC Vekic blog August 14, 2018

This has been one of the toughest years with so much sea grass floating all over the Caribbean Sea. It devastated all our sugar white beaches from Barbados, Dominican Republic, Mexico …

This is definitely nowhere near as bad as it got, but as much as we had cleaning crews on sire there was not much to be done. The seagrass could be seen from the airplane all over. Over the water bungalows in Mexico and Jamaica look like they are standing in flood water.

It is just one of those years… We don’t have seagrass in Costa Rica, but Costa Rica is mostly covered in black sand. Cabo and Puerto Vallarta are on the Pacific Coast where we don’t have this issue, but everyone has already been there..

I think this article describes it the best, I did not want to go with such dramatic photos,  although everything they posted it quite true… Although the article is about Playa Del Carmen, it’s quite accurate about an entire Caribbean and we have a link to the current seagrass map… THE SUMMER OF SEAWEED is an accurate description

Expedia will never tell you about it, so always use your travel professional to plan your travel. We can even price-match…