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Windstar’s Wind Surf – What Does It Tell Us About the Transformation of the Seabourn Pride into the Star Pride? Leave Your Tuxedo and Bring Your Flip-Flops!

Being one of the world’s top selling agents of Seabourn cruises, it was Windstar Cruises’s truly executive decision to invite Goldring Travel aboard its flagship, Wind Surf, to better understand its product as it prepares for the arrival of the Seabourn Pride (and next year the Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend) into its fleet.  So,

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Seabourn Cruise Line Adds Another Odyssey-Class Ship and Sells The Triplets. Windstar Adds Yachts to its Sails, but Not Sails to Its New Yachts.

Seabourn Cruise Line has announced the sale of its triplets (Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend) to Windstar Cruises commencing in April 2014. With Seabourn’s contemporaneous announcement that it will be building a fourth Odyssey-class ship with construction probably starting within the next six months, it has decided to retain approximately the same number of

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Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend Are Staying With Seabourn

Ed. Note: The Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend were sold three months after this article was written (February 2013) to Windstar Cruises, but are staying with the fleet until 2015 (the Pride until 2014). You can read the article here. I have been a bit quiet of late having endured the wrath of

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Seabourn Legend – I Never Knew What An Odyssey She Was

Tonight I stumbled across a 1996 news release about Seabourn’s acquisition of the Seabourn Legend from the then failing (now long gone) Royal Cruise Line.  It seems Seabourn has two ships named Odyssey: SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 18, 1996–Seabourn Cruise Line announced today that an agreement has been concluded for its acquisition of the vessel, Queen Odyssey,

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Seabourn Cancels 2010-2011 Africa Cruises: Pirates and the Caribbean

Unfortunately, Seabourn has cancelled the Seabourn Legend’s late 2010 and 2011 cruises in the Indian Ocean due to continued concerns over piracy.  While the ports are safe, it is the travel from port to port that is the issue.  Seabourn has restated its commitment to providing luxury cruising opportunities in Africa and the surrounding areas,

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Berlitz 2010 Scores: Seabourn is the World’s Best Cruise Line

Douglas Ward annually publishes his Berlitz ‘Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships’. In the about to be released 2010 edition (the 25th edition) he ranks every Seabourn ship in its uppermost echelon. Mr. Ward bases his review on a plethora of items with each weighted as he deems appropriate: Cabin storage; amenities; service; food

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Seabourn Odyssey – New Construction Photo

The Seabourn Odyssey is taking shape! You can really see the similarity of profiles between the Odyssey and her older sisters, the Pride, Legend and Spirit. OK, who is going to be the first one to start counting windows and balconies to find their suite?! Just as a reminder, you can find a good bit

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Seabourn Odyssey: Some News About Public Spaces

Back on July 21, 2008 I laid out many of the details for the new Seabourn Odyssey. I thought it might just be a good time to repeat some of that content since Seabourn is providing a bit more information about the Seabourn Odyssey on its blog. Here is what I can tell you (and,

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