MIAMI, October 13, 2010– The Yachts of Seabourn has once again been awarded one of the cruise industryâ€™s most desirable honors: the Readersâ€™ Choice Award for Best Small Ship Cruise Line 2010 from CondÃ© Nast Traveler. The award, announced in the magazineâ€™s November issue, recognizes Seabournâ€™s fleet of intimate, all-suite vessels as being at the top of its class in the magazineâ€™s 23rd annual survey of its readers.
The 2010 award marks the second time in three years that CondÃ© Nast Travelerâ€™s sophisticated readership has selected Seabourn as the best. Seabourn has also earned a spot on CondÃ© Nast Travelerâ€™s coveted â€œGold Listâ€ for 16 consecutive years from 1994-2010. Cruise lines are evaluated on their most appealing attributes including accommodations, activities, dining, shore excursions and itineraries.
â€œWe are very honored to receive this recognition from the readers of CondÃ© Nast Traveler, which speaks volumes about our staff and their commitment and passion to deliver a unique and personalized cruise experience to all of our guests,â€ said Seabourn President & CEO Pamela C. Conover. â€œRanking best in a competitive field during challenging times demonstrates the dedication of our employees to provide the finest, most rewarding experience on the seas,â€ she continued, â€œand we thank the readers of CondÃ© Nast Traveler for singing the praises of our staff.â€
The 2010 Readersâ€™ Choice award comes as Seabourn is in the midst of a three-year, three-yacht expansion of its small ship fleet, which has included the launch of the much-acclaimed Seabourn Odyssey in June 2009 and Seabourn Sojourn in June 2010. The new Seabourn Quest is scheduled to depart on its maiden voyage from Barcelona, Spain, on June 20, 2011, marking an increase of over 200 percent in the cruise lineâ€™s total guest capacity. Garnering this prestigious award during this expansion is a testament to the companyâ€™s ability to offer an outstanding vacation experience with unparalleled personalized service provided by a dedicated and passionate staff.
The expanded fleet has enabled Seabourn to increase its capacity in the most popular destinations, such as the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, while adding new, exotic ports of call around the world, including Indonesia and the South Pacific. It has also attracted an unprecedented number of guests who are not only first-time Seabourn cruisers, but also new to luxury cruising as a vacation choice.
The line is currently offering Seabourn Value Fares, featuring tremendous value and savings of up to 65 percent on voyages aboard all of The Yachts of Seabourn. Fares start from $2,199 per person, based on double occupancy, for a spacious suite aboard a seven-day Mediterranean cruise.
For more information, contact a travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391.