– 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)
Yesterday I let you know about an article on Seatrade’s Cruise Community concerning Seabourn’s former president, Pamela Conover, reflections on Seabourn’s recent past and enormous growth. Today, in contrast, Seatrade has an article about how Rick Meadow’s Seabourn’s new president is committed to honoring the Seabourn brand…a brand that he actually developed year ago as Seabourn’s former Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing (a position now held by his co-former Holland America colleague, John Delaney).
You can read the article here: http://www.cruise-community.com/News/News-Headlines/New-Seabourn-chief-pledges-respect-for-the-brand.html
It is interesting that the focus in both articles has been on Seabourn’s past and how much will remain the same. For me that is rather ironic because, in fact, the move to Seattle is based on “change” being needed. Not necessarily change in the essence of the onboard product, but spiffing it up with a better marketing, better Past Guest Program, better itineraries, better reservations system, and more.
What I am most excited about are the things not mentioned in the article and the things I cannot yet discuss in detail. Seabourn has already made some pretty significant changes to its smaller marketing pieces (telling you who Seabourn is up front and through the marketing pieces rather than tucked in the rear, providing clear itineraries without confusing – and irrelevant – pricing matrices, and letting you know about about the ports) and its greatly improved itineraries (done in a very short time frame).
The two articles are nice for a taste of Seabourn’s recent history and its future, but you know me: I want to enjoy the entire experience. And, to be sure, I want to assist you in discovering, understanding and, ultimately, enjoying the entire Seabourn experience.
Interested in a Seabourn Cruise? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me call me at (888) SEABOURN 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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