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Seabourn Voted the 'World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line'

July 8, 2015

From www.luxurytravelmagazine.com via Scoop.it:

The discerning readers of Travel + Leisure have voted Seabourn as the "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" in the prestigious magazine's 2015 annual survey. The ultra-luxury line has dominated the top spot in the "Small-Ship Cruise Line" category over the last decade.

"Our focus is always on the guest experience. As a leader in ultra-luxury and innovation, it takes the expertise of all of Seabourn's employees - on shore as well as at sea - to bring everything together and consistently deliver travel experiences that exceed our guests' expectations," said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. "This award is recognition of the extraordinary commitment, dedication and expert delivery of highly personalized vacation experiences that we deliver every day, and I would like to thank the readers of Travel + Leisure for honoring our entire team that makes this possible."

Seabourn's all-suite ships have earned many honors over the years, including a string of five awards as the "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, as well as "Best Culinary Cruise Line" from the editors of Saveur in its Culinary Travel Awards for two consecutive years.

Walter Christen's insight:

For more information from the Cruiseable team please see our overview of Seabourn at https://cruiseable.com/cruise-line/seabourn

Some things that impress us about the Seabourn brand:

  • All-suite accommodations offering intuitive, gracious service
  • Five intimate ships with just 104 or 229 suites
  • Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
  • Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner
  • Signature events, like "Rock the Boat" dance party with the entertainment team
  • Caviar in the Surf Beach Party on select sailings
  • Marina Day with complimentary water sports on select sailings  

Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone Partners with Princess

From www.cruiseandtravellifestyles.com via Scoop.it:

Princess Cruises recently announced a new exclusive partnership with esteemed restaurateur, New York Times bestselling author and television personality Chef Curtis Stone. This collaboration will serve up new culinary offerings designed by Chef Stone, dedicated to fresh flavorful cuisine, ultimately creating memorable experiences as guests travel the world. 

Guests will be invited to enjoy three special offerings developed by Chef Stone, available only on a Princess cruise vacation, including:

  • “Crafted by Curtis” menu items available in the main dining room across the entire fleet
  • A new specialty restaurant concept and menu designed by Chef Stone
  • A special Chef’s Table by Curtis Stone experience
Walter Christen's insight:

I have always found that the food on Princess Cruises that I have been on to be exceptional.  Thoughtful menus, and dishes presented and prepared well.

This partnership with Chef Curtis Stone will bring this up a notch.  I will look forward to sailing on a Princess Cruise with the additions planned.