Seabourn Cruise Line
About This Line
Seabourn Cruise Line.
Seabourn was founded on the principle that dedication to personal service in elegant surroundings would appeal to sophisticated, independent-minded passengers whose lifestyles demand the best. Lovingly maintained since their introduction in 1987—and routinely updated with new features—the original megayachts of Seabourn and their new fleet mates have proved to be a smashing success over the years. They remain favorites with people who can take care of themselves but would rather do so aboard a ship that caters to their individual preferences.
Recognized as a leader in small-ship, luxury cruising, Seabourn delivers all the expected extras—complimentary wines and spirits, a stocked minibar in all suites, and elegant amenities. Expect the unexpected as well—from exclusive travel-document portfolios and luggage tags to the pleasure of a complimentary mini-massage while lounging at the pool. If you don't want to lift a finger, Seabourn will even arrange to have your luggage picked up at home and delivered directly to your suite—for a price.
Dining and evening socializing are generally more stimulating to Seabourn passengers than splashy song-and-dance revues. Still, proportionately scaled production shows and cabarets are presented in the main show room and smaller lounge. Movies Under the Stars are shown on the wind-protected Sun Deck at least one evening on virtually all cruises as long as the weather permits. The library stocks not only books but also movies for those who prefer to watch them in the privacy of their suites—popcorn will naturally be delivered with a call to room service.
The Dress Circle Series enrichment program features guest appearances by luminaries in the arts, literature, politics, and world affairs; during Chef's Circle sailings you can learn the secrets of the world's most innovative chefs. Due to the size of Seabourn ships, passengers have the opportunity to mingle with presenters and interact one-on-one.
Peace and tranquillity reign on these ships, so the daily roster of events is somewhat thin. Wine-tastings, lectures, and other quiet pursuits might be scheduled, but most passengers are satisfied to simply do what pleases them.
One don't-miss activity is the daily team trivia contest. Prizes are unimportant: it's the bragging rights that most guests seek.
Although the trio of original Seabourn ships has been upgraded with new features over the years, the line has begun a program to build a new set of larger, even more luxurious triplets to be introduced in 2009 (Seabourn Odyssey), 2010 (Seabourn Sojourn), and 2011 (Seabourn Quest). There is no word about whether the original megayachts will be retired when the introduction of the new ships is complete. 6100 Blue Lagoon Dr., Suite 400, Miami, FL, 33126. 305/463-3000 or 800/929-9391. www.seabourn.com. Cruise Style: Luxury.
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