Seabourn: Intimate luxury cruising

Cruising one of Seabourn’s ships, or should I say yachts, is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed — elegant, yet casual — sumptuous, yet understated. Seabourn’s intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow.

Seabourn’s fleet of six graceful ships carry only between 208 and 450 guests each, exclusively in ocean-view suites. They are graciously served by nearly the same number of hand-picked crew, who are consistently ranked as the finest at sea, earning Seabourn honors as the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line in surveys of readers by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

In 2009, Seabourn again raised the bar with the debut of Seabourn Odyssey, hailed as “a game-changer for the ultra-luxury segment.” Although larger than the original Seabourn sisters, Seabourn Odyssey carries just 450 guests and offers a wealth of amenities made possible by the highest ratio of space per guest in the cruise industry, including the largest spa on any luxury ship and generous private verandas on 90 percent of her suites. Seabourn Odyssey has since been joined by two identical sisters, Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and Seabourn Quest in 2011.

This expanded fleet allows Seabourn to offer the award-winning Seabourn experience to more travelers, in more cruising regions than ever before. No matter where in our wide world you want to travel, chances are one of this magnificent yachts will offer you the opportunity to see it all in perfect elegance and ease aboard the best small ships in the world.

One of the main differences you will experience as soon as you seat foot aboard one of these intimate ships, you will feel like a welcomed guest. The captain and officers seem like old friends. Everyone on the professionally trained staff – more than one per suite – not only knows you by name, but knows your personal preferences as well.

The days and nights are carefree and ultra luxurious. Personalized service is a way of life. Never lift a finger while you’re a guest of Seabourn, unless it’s to signal a waiter for another bottle of vintage Bordeaux from the fully stocked wine cellar.

Seabourn goes beyond the ordinary even when it comes to your experience ashore. Want to take a breathtaking journey by hot air balloon over the soaring rock formations and narrow canyons of Cappadocia, Turkey? This cruise line will attend to all the details. Planning a romantic evening for two in Paris? Seabourn will arrange for a horse drawn carriage and fill it with flowers, champagne and hand dipped Belgian chocolates.

It comes to no surprise that with Seabourn’s ultra service oriented approach tipping is neither required nor expected. The award winning staff of all Seabourn Yachts is driven only by their desire to please – with a smile that comes from the heart

If you are looking for an ultra-luxurious, ultra-relaxed and ultra-inspiring yachting experience, and would like to find out for yourself why this cruise line is winning one award after the other for years in a row, contact me. It will be a great pleasure to help you find the perfect yachting itinerary just for you.

Also, do have a look at our recent blog about the Seabourn World Cruise – it’s the ultimate in circumnavigating the world.

May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.

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