Seabourn is a luxury cruise line that sails the world in their 6 ships. They have received many awards from travel organizations of all sorts. They list the following on their website as what sets them apart from the competition.
- Intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites
A Seabourn ship is like a private club, where members share expansive open decks, inviting social spaces, and the personalized attention of an exceptional crew.
- Unique itineraries to must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot go
Each cruise is a hand-picked collection of fascinating places, and each day brings a new opportunity for authentic discovery – another chance to explore your world in a personal and meaningful way.
- Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
It is supremely relaxing to be looked after by thoughtful hosts, whose knack for anticipating what you might like borders
on the clairvoyant.
- Spacious, all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views — many with verandas
Seabourn suites are thoughtfully appointed and inviting, designed as homes away from home with room to unwind or
- Open bars throughout the ship, and fine wines poured at lunch and dinner.
Meet and mingle with fellow guests in a carefree atmosphere, where no one has to pick up the tab.
- All dining venues are complimentary — dine where, when and with whom you wish
From casual to elegant, indoors, al fresco or in your suite, a range of choices invites you to be spontaneous.
- Gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere
From French fries to foie gras, every dish served on Seabourn receives the expert attention of highly skilled and imaginative chefs. The finest ingredients are selected with care, perfectly prepared to your order, and served with pride.
- Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
Soft drinks, beer and mineral water, complete glassware and your favorite wines or spirits are ready for your enjoyment or for entertaining.
- Tipping is neither required nor expected — service simply to delight you
Our award-winning staff is driven only by their sincere desire to please, and with a smile that comes from the heart.
Cabins - all Seabourn cabins are suites - the smallest are 277 sq ft and the largest are around 900 sq ft.
Life on Board - luxury is the operative word for accommodations, food and service. While one or two formal evenings are scheduled, they are optional. Dress is generally country club casual - some dinners will be billed as elegantly casual which suggests a jacket for gentlemen (tie not required). There are multiple restaurant choices and all are dine on your own schedule. The intent is that the food is equal to the very best restaurants you can find ashore.
Activities include an enrichment lecture program, water sports equipment, and a variety of special activities like wine tastings and beach parties. There is music in the evening for listening or dancing. They offer a very special program called Conversations which is hosted by a variety of luminaries on different subjects. Instead of just lecturing on a particular topic they actually lead conversations in small groups. There is also a casino for those who enjoy gambling.
Itineraries - with six ships Seabourn literally covers the world. They include out of the way spots like Antarctica and the Amazon river as well as sophisticated hot spots like the French Riviera. Some examples are: