Seabourn Names First New Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ship “Seabourn Venture”

  SEATTLE, March 13, 2019– Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, announced today that it will name its first new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn Venture, paying tribute to the remote destinations visited by the brand’s highly successful expedition and Ventures by Seabourn excursion programs and the fascinating places yet to be explored in the future. Seabourn began offering expedition experiences during its first sailing to Antarctica in 2013 led by a highly qualified, world-class expedition team …

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Crystal Unveils Low Solo Fares For 2018 & 2019 Ocean And River Sailings

Solo travelers can take advantage of significant value on more than three dozen luxury voyages this year and next, as Crystal Cruises and Crystal River Cruises introduce a wide selection of sailings offering new low single supplements. With solo fares starting at just 110% of regular cruise fares, guests seeking to indulge in the global luxury travel experience independently can do so at a fraction of the regular all-inclusive cruise fares, which feature all shipboard and shoreside …

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Offers Stewards of Nature Family Program on Summer and Holiday Sailings

Paul Gauguin Cruises sail around the beautiful Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific aboard their 5 star ship the ms Paul Gauguin. When school is out they offer a wonderful program that allows families to explore this part of the world together. Paul Gauguin Cruises has partnered with she Wildlife Conservation Society to offer a unique family program for children ages 7 to 17. Here is a description of the program: Through Paul Gauguin Cruises’ partnership with …

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Crystal’s New Voyages Ensure that Luxury Travel is a “Family Affair”

Luxury cruise leader has announced new 2018 cruises featuring “Kids Sail Free”, extending the luxury experience to all members of the family.  These voyages call to travelers of all ages, with enriching adventures and all-inclusive luxuries that will enchant the whole family. Travelers of any age can explore the castles, cathedrals and cuisine of Europe; follow sacred footsteps in the Holy Land; answer the call of the wild in Alaska; soak in South American rhythm and Caribbean …

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Where to jumpstart a diet and exercise program? On a luxury cruise, of course Working out, dodging calories, stretching willpower on Seabourn Encore headed to Dubai

eeding to lose at least a few pounds and hoping for a jumpstart on a regular workout routine, I booked a 21-day cruise on the new 600-passenger Seabourn Encore. Seabourn is a four-ship line that rates itself six stars on the luxury meter, none of them connected to the concepts of moderation and personal discipline. A crazy idea? Maybe, but I chose a repositioning cruise that would be heavy with sea days, providing extra time to exercise …

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Lovely, lovely food on the Seabourn Odyssey with lots of variation

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – It is kind of funny, but most people on this ship are repeaters so as soon as they board they already know where everything is, including their favorite bar, favorite place to read or favorite place to eat. They even know who they want to play Trivia with. They never refer to the deck plan. But we were new to the Odyssey, so it took us many days to figure out the …

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These cruisers are loyal to Seabourn, for all sorts of reasons

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – Last evening we chatted with Capt. Bob Sample from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. A former pilot for British Airways, he is age 86 and traveling alone on his fifth Seabourn cruise. He has already signed up for another one this summer in the Med and confided that he is bringing his new lady friend along. At lunch today we met Eleanor and Dave from Ft. Worth, Texas, traveling with her parents, …

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises is preparing fleet-wide Silver Jubilee for 25th anniversary

(Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises) Regent Seven Seas Cruises is preparing a year-long, fleet-wide celebration to mark the company’s 25th anniversary next year.   For this milestone anniversary, the luxury line has selected 25 special voyages that will feature a variety of exclusive activities and events developed specifically for its silver jubilee. “It was May 26, 1992 when the twin-hull, 19,000-ton, 354-passenger Radisson Diamond was christened officially launching what would become Regent Seven Seas Cruises,” said …

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Many days at sea, what do people do to stay occupied on the Seabourn Odyssey?

(Today’s coffee special is a hazelnut latte) ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – We have now had several days at sea on board the Odyssey and life is falling into sort of a pattern. People are involving themselves in all sorts of activities – or not – depending on their interests. One fact we have already learned is that lots of these passengers book these crossings every year. In fact, the cruise sales specialist already appears to be …

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Lovely Funchal…our only port on this 12-day Atlantic Ocean crossing

(Christmas lights twinkle as we sail from Funchal, Madeira) ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – Yesterday was our only port day on this trip. We visited Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. The last time we visited Funchal, on another transatlantic crossing, I was feeling unwell and did not go ashore. Chet went then and participated in an excursion that included a gondola ride to the hill station of Monte and then a ride down …

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