Travel + Leisure Again Names Seabourn 'World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line' For 2013

 Travel + Leisure Again Names Seabourn 'World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line'
                                   For 2013

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, July 8, 2013

SEATTLE, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Seabourn's six intimate, all-suite ships
have again been recognized as the "World's Best" by the discerning readers of
Travel + Leisure for the fifth consecutive year. The line's intimate ships and
personalized, intuitive attention to detail earned the top spot in the
"Small-Ship Cruise Lines" category in the magazine's annual survey of its

The new award comes on the heels of a June announcement that Seabourn also
earned top honors for a small ship cruise line in the magazine's "World's Best
Service" awards for 2013, scoring higher than any other cruise line,
regardless of the ship size.

Seabourn president Richard Meadows said, "Winning this award for five straight
years can only be the result of all of Seabourn's employees, at sea and
ashore, focusing on the guests' experience. This is clearly their award, and
on behalf of all of us I want to thank Travel + Leisure's readers for again
giving them this recognition."

In 2012, readership of the high-profile consumer publication Conde Nast
Traveler also named Seabourn the "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line," for the third
consecutive year. Cruise-specific consumer magazine Porthole's annual readers'
poll showed Seabourn honored as "Best Luxury Line," offering the "Best
Accommodations" and Seabourn Sojourn named as the industry's "Best Small
Ship." Seabourn also maintained its perfect record of inclusion on Conde Nast
Traveler's "Gold List" of top global vacation choices every year the list has
been published, and became a charter inductee of the magazine's "Platinum
Circle" of the most consistent winners.

Seabourn's all suite ships feature a relaxed, club-like ambience that
encourages an easy sociability among the guests with well-crafted itineraries
that attract travelers interested in authentic experiences. Award-winning
cuisine is expertly served in a variety of venues with fine wines poured at
lunch and dinner and open bars throughout the ship. Onboard entertainment
options are varied with the line's popular Seabourn Conversations  enrichment
series, and along with beautiful, understated elegance in design and
thoughtful, quality furnishings, the Seabourn ships provide one of the world's
finest vacation options and represent an exceptional value to travelers.

For more details about the award-winning Seabourn fleet, or to explore the
worldwide selection of Seabourn cruising options, contact a professional
travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit

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
    our guests
  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.

SOURCE Seabourn

Contact: Irene Lui, (206) 626-9122 or; or Michelle Munick
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International Public Relations, (212) 255-6541
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