A full day of touring in Dubai, from old to ultra-new

Our 14-hour flight from Atlanta to Dubai last night went smoothly and we both managed to get some decent sleep. When we arrived just before 8 p.m., it was nice to have just a 10-minute taxi ride (35 dirham, about $10) to the Park Hyatt Hotel. I discovered the Park Hyatt online and am very glad that I did. It is an exquisite property: a low-rise hotel in the middle of a bustling metropolis. It is flanked …

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Seabourn announces new Southest Asia itineraries, adding Cambodia and more Indonesia

Responding to increasingly strong demand for some of its more exotic itineraries, The Yachts of Seabourn has announced some changes in the published itineraries of two of its intimate, award-winning yachts during the first quarter of 2012. The 208-guest Seabourn Pride, which had been scheduled to sail 12-day cruises of Vietnam and Thailand between Hong Kong and Bangkok, will instead sail between Hong Kong and Singapore on five 14-day voyages that will each include a call at …

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New Seabourn Quest will be delivered a bit early, so two pre-inaugural cruises are being offered

What happens when a ship is going to be ready in advance of its delivery date? Well, Seabourn decided to add a couple of extra “pre-inaugural” cruises and amp up the benefits for those already signed up for the formal “maiden voyage.” Here are the details: Construction of The Yachts of Seabourn’s third new ultra-luxury yacht, Seabourn Quest, is progressing well, and the company expects to take delivery of the vessel several weeks earlier than anticipated in …

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Twiggy will be the godmother for the new Seabourn Sojourn

Seabourn has announced that British supermodel Twiggy will be the Godmother of Seabourn Sojourn. She will name the yacht during a christening ceremony hosted on board on the River Thames on Friday, June 4. Twiggy exploded onto the international modelling scene as a London teenager in 1966. She went on to define the term ‘supermodel’ and to become the icon of 1960s style worldwide. In the early 1970s, she became an actress and singer, winning two coveted …

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Seabourn offers 2-for-1 cruise fares on all voyages through fall 2011

The Yachts of Seabourn has opened its 2011-12 cruise season for sale with two-for-one cruise fares plus value-priced air add-ons on all Seabourn voyages through fall 2011. Cruise fares start at $3,250 per person, and round-trip, add-on airfares from 40 North American gateways begin at $499 for economy and $1,999 for business class. A complete 24-month listing of itineraries and fares is available at www.seabourn.com. “With the addition of Seabourn Sojourn this June, and Seabourn Quest in …

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Seabourn announces 2-for-1 for one fares and great airfare deals…if you book by April 30

The Yachts of Seabourn has announced a compelling reason for luxury cruise aficionados to book 2010 voyages aboard the company’s fleet of five award-winning, all-suite vessels before the end of April – two-for-one, cruise-only savings on over 80 voyages in Europe and Asia, plus substantially reduced round trip add-on airfares from $499 for economy class and only $1,999 for business class, from 40 North American gateways. “These cruise savings alone represent a great value for a great …

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A very interesting offer for those of you who love Seabourn

– The Yachts of Seabourn is offering complimentary round trip business and economy airfare from 27 North American gateways to 52 European voyages in the summer of 2010. The featured cruises are aboard four of its intimate, all-suite yachts – Seabourn Spirit, Seabourn Legend, Seabourn Odyssey and the new Seabourn Sojourn, slated to debut in June 2010. To qualify, bookings must be made between January 4 and February 28, 2010.  I would  suggest checking with CruiseCompete to …

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Seabourn adds free air to one-month promotion

The Yachts of Seabourn has announced a special one-month “Bon Voyage” promotion featuring free roundtrip airfare from 28 North American gateways to 20 different seven-day Mediterranean voyages aboard its award-winning Seabourn Spirit, Seabourn Legend and Seabourn Odyssey. To qualify, bookings must be made between November 2-30, 2009. The fares include either economy or business class air, depending on the category of ocean-view suite booked. On Seabourn Spirit and Legend, bookings in categories A-B3 include economy class air, …

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