Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed — elegant, yet casual — sumptuous, yet understated. Our intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow. Seabourn ships attract interesting people, who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. The acclaimed staff offers a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.
This is the Seabourn experience — a style of cruising we pioneered when the company introduced Seabourn Pride, our first 208-guest, all-suite ship in 1988. At the time, a cruise expert stated that “Seabourn is in a class by itself,” and that is still true today. Our fleet of six graceful ships carry between 208 and 450 guests each, exclusively in ocean-view suites. They are graciously served by nearly the same number of hand-picked crew, who are consistently ranked as the finest at sea, earning Seabourn honors as the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line in surveys of readers by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
In 2009, Seabourn again raised the bar with the debut of Seabourn Odyssey, hailed as “a game-changer for the ultra-luxury segment.” Although larger than the original Seabourn sisters, Seabourn Odyssey carries just 450 guests and offers a wealth of amenities made possible by the highest ratio of space per guest in the cruise industry, including the largest spa on any luxury ship and generous private verandas on 90 percent of her suites. Seabourn Odyssey has since been joined by two identical sisters, Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and Seabourn Quest in 2011.
Our expanded fleet allows us to offer the award-winning Seabourn experience to more travelers, in more cruising regions than ever before. No matter where in our wide world you want to travel, we offer you the opportunity to see it all in perfect elegance and ease — to travel well — aboard the best small ships in the world.
Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra luxury cruising, and continues to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel. Seabourn’s ships attract accomplished people who enjoy traveling well, and sharing fun and adventures with other interesting people. A great many of them have found the Seabourn cruise experience to be their preferred method of travel, and return regularly to sail with Seabourn again and again.
Some of the awards received at Seabourn include:
- World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line – Travel + Leisure annual World’s Best Awards, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007.
- Best Small-Ship Cruise Line – Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, 2011, 2010 and 2008
- Gold List – Condé Nast Traveler for 18 consecutive years, 1994-2012
- Best Small Ships –2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Poll
- International Six Star Diamond Award –American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
- Best for Luxury: Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn & Seabourn Quest – 2011 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks US & UK, two consecutive years
- Best Luxury Line – 2011 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, three consecutive years
- Best Luxury Cruise Line – 2011Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards Winner
- Best Small Ship –Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Award, Seabourn Quest 2011 & Seabourn Odyssey 2010
- Five Stars – 2012 Berlitz® Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, for 18 consecutive years
- Six Plus Black Stars – Highest Rating – 2011 Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation, for 14 consecutive years
- Best for Spa-Lovers: Seabourn Sojourn & Seabourn Quest – 2011 Editors’ Picks Award Winner, Cruise Critic
- Favorite Spa on a Cruise Ship – 2010 Spafinder Reader’s Choice Award
- Best Accommodations – Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, 2011, 2008, 2006 and 2005
- Six Stars – Highest Rating – Fielding’s Guide to Worldwide Cruises
Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world’s top travel choices by professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:
- Six intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites
- Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
- Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
- Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with verandas
- Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
- Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner
Surprising in both design and size Seabourn suites are a haven of sophisticated luxury. In most ships they are a generous 277 to 575 square feet and your suite offers you all the modern conveniences combined with the Old World charm of ocean travel. From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the complimentary in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, the suites are designed for exquisite comfort.
Suites include features like: a living area and bedroom, five-foot wide picture window or Balcony, walk-in closet, flat-screen television with DVD player, fully-stocked bar, Bose Wave Radio CD, writing desk, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets, direct-dial telephone and private electronic safe.
Suite amenities on most ships include complimentary champagne upon arrival, 24-hour room service, personalized stationery, fruit basket replenished daily, fluffy terry-cloth robes, Eqyptian Cotton linens, a fluffy duvet, fine soaps by Hermés, Bijan and L’Occitane, Pure PamperingSM Aromatherapy by Molton Brown, nightly turndown service, daily newspaper, World Atlas, clock/barometer/thermometer and umbrella.
Here, you can recharge in preparation for your next onshore adventure. Your personal stewardess will be happy to see that your every need is taken care of promptly, from chilled champagne on ice and fresh fruit and flowers in your room to canapés and fresh baked pastries to welcome you home from a day ashore.
DINING EXPERIENCES DEFINED BY CHOICE
Some of life’s most cherished moments occur around the table, and every meal with Seabourn is another opportunity to celebrate. Seabourn’s award-winning cuisine starts with the finest quality ingredients, infused with authentic regional flavors, prepared á la minute by our skilled chefs and served with pride. Each Seabourn ship offers a choice of dining venues to suit your mood of the moment, and nearly all are open-seating, inviting you to dine where, when and with whom you wish. Choose the sophisticated fine dining ambiance of The Restaurant. Enjoy a more casual indoor/outdoor venue, or savor the view and a perfectly grilled steak under the stars on deck. Restaurant 2 provides innovative, small-plates tasting menus for a delightful change of pace. Complimentary fine wines are poured with lunch and dinner, and there is never an extra charge for any dining choice. You can even enjoy a meal in your suite or on your veranda, with our compliments.
Seabourn is a proud member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious
gastronomic societies devoted to the art of fine dining.
The Restaurant is a beautiful fine dining venue. Its menus feature a wide variety of delectable choices prepared to your order by our talented chefs. The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on an open-seating basis, inviting guests to dine when, where and with whom they wish.
Restaurant 2 is an intimate alternative dining venue serving innovative small-plates tasting menus for dinners nightly. Reservations are required due to limited capacity, but there is no extra charge. On Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend, the indoor/outdoor Veranda Café is transformed into Restaurant 2 in the evenings.
THE PERFECT DAY AS YOU LIKE IT
Helping you create the perfect day is something we take to heart at Seabourn. It’s why our lounges and decks are open and inviting, the ambiance relaxed and the variety of activities offered plentiful.
Work out in your ship’s well-equipped fitness center, with cardio and resistance equipment. Strengthen your core with complimentary Pilates and yoga classes, or book a private session with a personal trainer. Expand your horizons in our library, at a port lecture or at one of our many inspiring enrichment programs. Enjoy a complimentary Massage MomentSM on deck. Indulge your need for pampering at the spa, or pamper your palate at a food or wine tasting. Many voyages feature our signature Caviar in the SurfSM Beach Party or a Marina DaySM, inviting you to enjoy complimentary watersports right from the back of your ship.
You’ll find plenty of ways to create the perfect day, over and over again, and all the time to enjoy it. After all, this is your journey, and you can make it anything you want it to be.
- Inspiring Enrichment Program
- Food and wine tastings
- The Spa at SeabournSM
- Fully equipped fitness center
- Computer Center
- Complimentary Massage Moments on deck
- Caviar in the Surf Beach Party on select sailings
- Marina Day with complimentary watersports on select sailings
ENCHANTING EVENINGS UNFOLD
The inviting sound of music, laughter and conversation accompanies the setting of the sun on board our ships. Guests gather in our lounges for pre-dinner cocktails and canapés, sharing the day’s adventures with each other. For some, this is their favorite part of the evening. Each night offers something new. Enjoy a sophisticated cabaret one night, or a game of Blackjack in the casino the next. You can dance the night away at The Club or enjoy listening to piano music at the Observation Bar.
Some of our signature events take advantage of the beautiful night sky, including Movies Under the StarsSM, and dancing to live music at an Evening Under the StarsSM. And, before retiring, consider a nightcap at the Sky Bar to celebrate everything you’ve experienced on your fantastic voyage, and all that lies ahead. One thing is certain. The day is only just beginning when night falls aboard Seabourn.
There’s always plenty to do on a Seabourn ship…
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