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* 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
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– 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
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– 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)
John Delaney, Seabourn Cruise’s senior vice president for sales and marketing, announced in Travel Weekly UK some things that I have and aware of, but have not been able to share with you until now.
The first exciting bit of is that Seabourn intends on having the Seabourn Sojourn spending a significant amount of time in the Amazon Basin during the fall of 2013. This is something that John Delaney and I discussed during my time on the Seabourn Quest’s inaugural cruise this past June. I have told many of you that you will see some new, and pretty exciting, itineraries starting in the second quarter of 2013 and this is just one example.
John also announced that Seabourn’s past guest program is going to be significantly revamped. It is not going to dilute the present program but, in fact, will focus on Tiffany jewelry and, importantly, lower milestones to gain benefits.
As you may know, Seabourn’s present program awards a free seven night cruise after 140 days of sailing or a free 14 night cruise after 250 days of sailing. In today’s market, especially with six ships, most of Seabourn’s guests will sail on average 14 days or less per year, so a requirement of 10 years to receive any benefits no longer works. (To be sure, many of my clients sale for extended periods of 40+ days per year, but even then it takes years to reach a milestone… even merely receiving a 100 day pin.)
You should also be aware that with Seabourn’s combining with Holland America’s sales force, it is looking to increase its demand and, therefore, it’s pricing. While I do not believe travel agents selling Holland America generally have a clue about Seabourn, as it’s mass-market travel agents are pitching luxury cruises, the fact is that there is a potential for Seabourn to raise its prices in anticipation of increased sales. Therefore I would urge anyone interested in booking a Seabourn cruise to do so sooner than later.
I would also like to remind you that the terms upon which the book your Seabourn Cruise are significantly more restrictive in the UK than book them through a US travel agent.
So you are interested Seabourn cruise I would suggest…strongly suggest…that you use a travel agent that truly knows the Seabourn product, provides you with excellent service, great pricing and the most flexible terms. obviously, I believe Goldring Travel provide you with all of that…and more.
If you would like more information, or are interested in booking a Seabourn Cruise, please call me at (877) 2GO-LUXURY in the United States, 020 8133 3450 in the United Kingdom, (07) 3102 4685 in Australia or +1 732 383 7398 elsewhere worldwide or email me at email@example.com.