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SeaDream's 2015 immerses travelers in smaller Mediterranean ports

SeaDream's 2015 immerses travelers in smaller Mediterranean ports
SeaDream Yacht Club's 2015 Mediterranean sailings are designed for travelers who have already discovered popular destinations such as Dubrovnik, Croatia, and are looking to explore beyond the major stops.

New voyages immerse passengers in the cultures of Croatia, Greece and Italy with calls at up to nine ports in a single country for select sailings and often including overnights.

'On a single voyage, visiting eight ports in Croatia, nine in Greece or an astounding five in Sicily alone is possible,' according to SeaDream president Bob Lepisto.

Both SeaDream I and II begin their Mediterranean season in May. More than 40 itineraries span the region.

Country-focused voyages include the June 20-27 sailing from Dubrovnik to Venice that delves into Croatia, visiting Mljet, Hvar, Split, Sibenik, Rab, Opatija and Rovinj.

Greece is the highlight the July 25-Aug. 4 Istanbul to Piraeus cruise with stops at Molyvos, Skopelos, Skiathos, Patmos, Paros, Santorini, Navplion (Mycenae) and Hydra.

Italy is featured in the July 29-Aug. 8 round-trip Civitavecchia, with ports including Costa Smeralda, Sardinia; Trapani, Marettimo, Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Syracuse and Taormina, Sicily; Amalfi and Capri along with Bonifacio, Corsica.

Another highlight for the 2015 season will be a 12-day sailing on SeaDream I visiting Turkey, Greece and Croatia. Departing Istanbul on Sept. 11, the cruise will visit Kepez (for Troy and Gallipoli) and Kusadasi, Turkey; Mykonos, Santorini, Corinth Canal, Itea (Delphi) and Parga, Greece; Hvar, Sibenik and Rovinj, Croatia; and Piran, Slovenia. The voyage ends in Venice.

Inclusive fares start at $3,999, double occupancy.