Seabourn Highest-rated Small Ship Line In Conde Nast Traveler readers' Choice
Third Consecutive Win for Ultra Luxury Line
SEATTLE, Oct. 17, 2012
SEATTLE, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ultra luxury, small-ship cruise
fleet Seabourn continues to impress the discerning readers of Conde Nast
Traveler, who awarded the line its prestigious "Readers' Choice" designation
as the "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" for the third consecutive year in the
magazine's 25^th annual survey of top travel experiences. It was the fourth
time in five years that the magazine's well-traveled readers have recognized
Seabourn as the best.
The award celebrates the line's consistent ability to deliver exceptional
vacations and outstanding service that attract and delight sophisticated,
affluent travelers. It is only the latest of many accolades the line has
garnered. Recently, Seabourn was named "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line"
for the fourth consecutive year by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. In
addition, the line has been included on Conde Nast Traveler's prestigious
"Gold List" of top travel choices for each of the 17 consecutive years since
the list first appeared in 1994.
"We're extremely pleased that "Conde Nast Traveler readers named us the best
once again," said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. "The readers continue
to reward our dedicated and hard-working employees both at sea and ashore, who
focus every day on providing our guests with the very finest travel
Seabourn recently completed a three-ship expansion, adding new ships that drew
rave reviews and acclaim as "game-changers" for the luxury cruise segment.
The expansion included the launch of Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, and
the Seabourn Quest.. Each ship carries 450 guests, providing the highest
ratio of space per guest in the industry and unmatched levels of personalized
service from nearly one staff member per guest. Seabourn's fleet includes the
line's original trio of 208-guest ships: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and
All six ships offer key elements that set Seabourn apart: spacious,
thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas; superb dining in a choice
of venues; open bars throughout the ship; fine wines poured at lunch and
dinner; the aforementioned award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable
atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board.
Seabourn's ships travel the globe throughout the year, sailing to many of the
world's most desirable destinations. Cruises of seven days to World Cruises of
more than 100 days visit hundreds of ports, including marquee cities and
lesser-known ports and hideaways.
For more information, contact a travel professional, call Seabourn at
1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com .
The complete list of 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award winners is
Notes to Editors:
Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world's top travel choices by
professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel
publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.
Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:
oSix intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites
oUnique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger
ships cannot follow
oIntuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing
oSpacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with
oGourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
oOpen bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner
Seabourn is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive
alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess
Cruises, Cunard Line and Costa Cruises. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival
Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK), and supports the Ocean
Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best
practices for protecting the marine environment.
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