– 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)
I regularly get questions about Seabourn’s Referral Program. Whether it be something as simple as, “How do I get it?”, to “Does it apply to the cruise fare or an onboard credit?” to “What do you mean I cannot combine it with an American Express cruise benefit?” or simple nervousness as to if it has been applied, it seems to me that it can be more hassle than it can be worth. Add to that all those people that simply forgot to submit the coupon or accidentally threw out their one coupon per year allotment and it all becomes a bit much. Therefore…
Goldring Travel is announcing its own Goldring Travel Seabourn Referral Program. It’s terms are simple: Register a new client with me and when that person books their Seabourn cruise with me – and actually sails on that Seabourn cruise – you will receive a $400 check per suite booked and sailed. The only other condition is that the person must not have ever sailed on Seabourn. And there is no annual limit to the number of referrals this applies to. Hint: If you have never sailed with Seabourn, you can register yourself! (One bit of fine print: If it is a double occupancy or more suite, all booked guests must be new to Seabourn.)
Please be aware that this is not the Seabourn referral program, so your referred friend will not receive an onboard credit; rather your referral will receive a direct discounted cruise fare! The amount of the discount depends – as it always has – on the cost of the cruise. In many instances the discount will be greater than the $400 credit given by Seabourn.
Now for the best part: Since this is independent of Seabourn, you can still use any Seabourn annual referral coupon you may have. So, if you have a referral coupon you can actually receive $800 in value: $400 from Goldring Travel and $400 from Seabourn! And your friend will receive Goldring Travel’s discount and the $400 onboard credit from Seabourn.
For those of my clients who have referred new clients to me, you are going to ask, “Does this program apply retroactively?” The answer is, “Yes and No”. Will I be sending out $400 checks? No. Have I have always included an additional discount in your cruise fare if you have referred someone to me? Yes. What I am trying to do is improve upon my way of showing my appreciation; not signaling that I have not reflected my appreciation for your loyalty in the past! With this new program, you will possibly see an immediate benefit ($400 in cash) rather than a deferred benefit (a further discount on next year’s cruise). And you also know that you will still be receiving a discounted fare on your cruise.
This offer may be withdrawn at anytime.