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Seabourn Forced to Finally Changing Its Frustrating Pricing Scheme

How many times have you seen a price for a Seabourn (or other Carnival Corp. cruise line) cruise and not realize there are hundreds of dollars – or more – in taxes and fees that weren’t disclosed by anything other than a small asterisk that you probably ignored? How many times have you come to

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Seabourn Charters Both Seabourn Venture & Seabourn Pursuit to APT (Australian Pacific Touring Group): What Does It Mean? 

It was somewhat quietly announced yesterday that APT (Australian Pacific Touring Group) will be chartering both of Seabourn’s expedition ships, Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit.  However, the duration of the charters and/or if they are based upon particular sailings or lengths of time is unclear. According to multiple sources (Cruise Industry News, Seatrade, etc.), APT

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Seabourn is Changing Up Alternative Dining

Finally!  Seabourn is changing things up on the culinary front, and in a good way!  The Grill by Thomas Keller is being phased out and a new-to-Seabourn concept, Solis, is being introduced.   A few weeks ago, Seabourn announced it was changing up its menu in The Restaurant with 140 new dishes. That didn’t mean much

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Seabourn Odyssey – What is Next for Her?

It was pretty big news that Seabourn sold the Seabourn Odyssey to Mitsui O.S.K., though she will remain sailing for Seabourn under charter until August 22, 2024. But what is her future? Normally, when a ship is sold it is to a cruise line that is not a competitor, and, in its current state, that

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Seabourn Cruise Line Has Been Sold!*

According to the Saudi Tourism Authority, Seabourn Cruise Line has been sold to the Saudis. The people I spoke with were definite and quite excited. They, in fact, emphasized the point by placing their fingers on a map of Saudi and stating, “Do you think we are building these two new cruise ports for no

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Seabourn Delays the Seabourn Venture, Cancels Seabourn Quest’s Antarctica 2020/2021, and Seabourn Ovation/Encore Sailings Until January 2021.

Seabourn announced today that due to COVID-19 construction and supply issues the Seabourn Venture’s Inaugural Voyage is being delayed from July 2021 to December 2021, with her delivery date now scheduled for December 1, 2021. Guests currently booked on the inaugural voyage for Seabourn Venture will be offered the opportunity to sail on the new

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Seabourn and “The Thinning of the Herd”

Right up front: A very minor trade paper has spun a rumor that Seabourn and Cunard may be for sale. According to an extremely well-placed source there is no truth to this. If you were to head over to the rumor-monger, “Trade Winds” you can only read the headline and this sentence, “Carnival has denied

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Seabourn’s 2022 World Cruise!

As we all sit home craving to travel, Seabourn has announced a number of 2021 and 2022 cruises, including its 2022 World Cruise. And, I am really liking this one because it is very different from the past Seabourn World Cruises. The Seabourn Sojourn will not only visit 72 ports in 28 countries over its

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