– Avalon Myanmar – Myanmar River Cruise – April 2017
*Azamara Club Cruises – Azamara Journey – Singapore to Dubai (April 8, 2018)
* Azamara Quest – Southeast Asia and Japan (February 2015)
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? – Part I
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part II
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part III
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part IV
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? – Some Final Observations and Thoughts
– The Prologue to the Travelogue
– The Adventure Begins…With a Bump or Two
– Settling In Made Easy
– Luxury Touches Here, There and OK, Not, Everywhere…But There Are Lots of Them!
– Asian Flair Onboard and On Shore
– Private Tours, Israel and Conflicts in Perceptions and Perspective
Celebrity Equinox 2009 – Egypt…Impressive and Depressing
– Dining With the Captain and the Reidel Wine Seminar
– The Last Dinner (Tuscan Grille) and Disembarkation
– What Happens When A Class Act Meets Highly Discounted Cruise Fare
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part I
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part II
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part III
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part IV (Food & Wine!)
– Princess Cruises Doesn’t Treat You Like Royalty; Celebrity Cruises Does! Which is a Better Value for the Upscale Cruise Guest? Part I
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. -Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part II: The Standard Veranda Staterooms
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part III: Treating You Right From The Start
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part IV: The Wine Lists Speak Volumes (As Do The Beverage Packages)
Regent Seven Seas Voyager – August 2017
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part I
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part II (Getting There, The Stateroom and First Impressions)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part III (“You Can’t Teach Five Star Service” and Bonafacio, Corsica)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part IV (Calvi, Monaco, Portofino, Porto Azzurro…and Stale Bread)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part V (My Last Day…and How The Chef’s Team Makes It Happen)
Obviously with a change of management there is a change in the way business is done. And one change is the way Seabourn will permit its name to be utilized. Along with tighter controls over financial and quality concerns, comes tighter controls over the use of the name “Seabourn”.
One of the advantages Goldring Travel has being one of the top sellers of Seabourn cruises in the world is that you are always on Seabourn’s radar. It is also why Goldring Travel is at the top of Seabourn’s list for enforcement its changes (i.e. Start at the top and work your way down!). So while over the coming months you will find that not only phone numbers but URLs that contain the word “Seabourn” in it will be disappearing, you will also find that it is happening with Goldring Travel sooner than probably anyone else.
For me that is both bad news and good news. While there is no doubt benefits to being “found” through the technique of utilizing the Seabourn name, the reality of it is that it plays a relatively small part in my business because Goldring Travel is strongly based upon referrals and providing clients great service along with in depth and accurate information.
The other good news is that my willingness to move quickly and cooperatively with Seabourn assures that my relationship with Seabourn, and therefore my ability to best serve you, remains strong and vibrant. (This is not a matter of being “right”, but the best business partner possible.)
For those of you who have been using the 888-SEABOURN number, you may continue to do so as Seabourn is happy to let me keep the “number” if not the name. So you will still reach Goldring Travel, just remember it and refer people to 888-732-2687.
Of course you may also:
1. Use Goldring Travel’s other toll free number: 877-2GO-LUXURY
2. Use Goldring Travel’s London, UK number: 020 8133 3450
3. Use Goldring Travel’s Brisbane, Australia number: (07) 3102 4685
4. UseGoldring Travel’s International number: +1 732 383-7398
5. Use Goldring Travel’s mobile number: +1 732-693-8797
As for my Seabourn-esque URLs, as I said, you probably don’t use them. But if you do, feel free to use:
“Talk” to you soon!