– 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 have a good bit of exciting news concerning things happening at Seabourn. It is all good stuff!
First, the 2012-13 European Itineraries will be released this week…possibly even later today. So you better start pulling out those Onboard Open Bookings and your Bucket Lists. What are the new itineraries? Seabourn won’t even tell me. Sort of like waiting for Christmas morning, isn’t it?!
Second, the remainder of the 2012-13 Itineraries and, hopefully, the 2013 Seabourn World Cruise should be released on or about April 1, 2011…No fooling! (Think about that one.)
Third, tired of the cumbersome old Seabourn website? Not for long. A brand new Seabourn website will be unveiled hopefully within the next three weeks. (My guess is that everything won’t be tan/brown.)
Fourth, for all of you who have insisted Seabourn’s reservations are being folded into Holland America’s: Wrong! Seabourn is in the process of vetting those very few top Holland America reservation agents who are being trained on the Seabourn product. Those top reservation agents will be combined with the “old guard” Seabourn reservation agents to create an elite dedicated and permanent Seabourn reservations team. This process is in the latter stages, so hopefully within a month things will be all settled.
Fifth, as if all of the above isn’t enough, Seabourn’s transition to the new (for it) reservations platform will hopefully be completed by the end of the month.
When you combine the new website, new itineraries, highly trained and dedicated reservations staff, and greater efficiencies, things are looking very good.
You are getting this information even before it is announced to the press. Enjoy.
And, of course, if you are interested in booking your Seabourn cruise, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call me at (877) 2G0-LUXURY in the U.S.; +44 20 8133 3450 in the U.K.; +61 7 3102 4685 in Australia; and +1 732-383-7398 elsewhere.
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