– 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 just received Seabourn’s newest cruise documents which should start rolling out soon and am quite impressed both for their elegance and functionality. It is refreshing to see that Seabourn is bucking the trend of cutting back on or eliminating cruise documents by creating new and better ones!
There is still a joy for many guests receiving a package which announces the true start to their voyage, but in this age of e-Tickets, apps and cost-cutting what is actually this very rich, and for more than you can imagine, a bit of an emotional experience is being lost. (And, of course, Goldring Travel, makes sure the experience is even better including high quality jackets, backpacks, briefcases, tote bags, carry on bags, hats, or other gifts along with travel flashlights, umbrellas, wine tool kits or other fun, but functional, items.
|Seabourn’s new cruise documents are elegant, functional and
assures receiving them is an impressive first impression
of what is to come.
Would you like some detail?
Seabourn’s Cruise Documents consist of a soft, padded, black matte finish, Seabourn logoed portfolio encased in a non-woven Velcroed pouch (useful by itself for later holding some of those Goldring Travel gifts and other small items!) along with luggage tags and and cruise documents.
The Portfolio is extremely well made (so you can use it for years) and nicely holds an iPad or Surface in the rear compartment with the front compartment holding your full color and richly printed Cruise Documents. And there is a business card holder so your travel agent’s information can be front and center and you can add your information in case you misplace the portfolio.
The Cruise Documents are much easier to read and are far more compact with all the essential information provided on two sets of side-by-side pages. The Cruise Booking Pages have the basic information along with your suite number, layout of the suite and deck plan showing where your suite is located. Also included is the exact pier terminal (you cannot imagine how many times that question is asked of me) as well as boarding and departure times. The Your Itinerary Page gives you a concise itinerary setting forth not only any tender ports, but which nights are Formal Optional (another question regularly asked of me). Facing that page is the Onboard Arrangements Page where an Onboard Credits, etc are shown. After these pages are the expected checklists, ship contact numbers and safety information.
Finally are the Luggage Tags. Each tag is sturdy and has a matching black matte finish with your Seabourn Club status and Seabourn logo embossed on the front. The interior has a great picture of the Seabourn ship on one side and a place for your address or business card on the other. They are the nicest luggage tags I have seen from any cruise line. (One possible issue is the elastic to attach them to your luggage which I might suggest substituting for a stronger material.)
With Seabourn’s new ships (the Seabourn Encore and Ovation) coming soon, Thomas Keller redesigning Seabourn’s menus, Adam Tihany designing and redesigning Seabourn’s ship interiors, a blossoming partnership with UNESCO and Seabourn’s expedition-style experiences expanding these new cruise documents reminds you that so many times people forget, but what really matters, are: The Little Things.