SeaDream yachts to get shore power connections

2023-12-14T21:56:13+00:00 December 14th, 2023|Environment|

Luxury boutique cruise line, SeaDream Yacht Club, is to upgrade its fleet by providing shore power connectivity to enable zero emissions while in port.

Being able to connect to shoreside electricity enables the yachts to turn off their engines and reduce emissions to zero in ports that offer shore power facilities, the company explained.

“This is a significant milestone and an important step in our journey to more sustainable cruising,” said SeaDream Yacht Club’s Andreas Brynestad.

‘SeaDream II’ underwent the upgrade during a recent planned drydocking at the Naval Rocha Yard in Lisbon, Portugal, while sistership ‘SeaDream I’ will be upgraded during her planned docking in April, 2024.

The upgrades will make SeaDream Yacht Club the first luxury cruise line to retrofit its entire fleet with shore power connectivity, the company claimed.

“Visiting some of the most beautiful and spectacular destinations on the planet comes with a responsibility. We are committed to having a positive impact in the communities and destinations we visit.

“Our employees, our guests, and our partners are all an important part of our ambition to inspire more sustainable travel,” Brynestad said.