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Seabourn’s New Shore Excursion Policy – Not Good At All

Seabourn is not going to be happy with me writing this, but my brand is “Goldring Travel“; not Seabourn.  I am always honest with you and, to be sure, I am honestly very disappointed with Seabourn’s new – and I am now advised not interim – policy of requiring pre-payment of shore excursions when they

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Seabourn Odyssey World Cruise Set Sail Today!

Seabourn Cruise Line’s Seabourn Odyssey starts its 108 day maiden world cruise visiting 42 ports between Ft. Lauderdale and Athens in a voyage of 108 days from January 5 to April 24, 2010. All Full World Odyssey guests stayed at overnight and attended a gala Bon Voyage Ball at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Fort

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I Hate Stupid Comparisons – Seabourn Odyssey vs. Silversea Spirit

Ralph Grizzle has obviously made quite a play, with his “review” of the Silversea Spirit sea trial being repackaged and represented on a number of different websites. Bless him for the marketing, but seriously, it is enough with pushing out blatant marketing material, week after week, month after month, as allegedly objective cruise reviews.  It is,

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Seabourn and Regent – Experiencing Shore Experiences

I was going to wait until I got all the information, but I figured “What the heck.  Let’s start the discussion now.” Seabourn decided a few months ago to end most of its complimentary Seabourn Experiences  (http://goldringtravel.blogspot.com/2008/09/seabourn-is-discontinuing-complimentary.html) and, obviously, it was not met with great joy.  While I know many of my clients did not

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