MIAMI, April 22, 2009—Ultra luxury, small ship cruise line The Yachts of Seabourn reported that it set a new one-day call volume record on Monday. The companyâ€™s in-house Cruise Sales Consultants fielded 830 calls between 9am and 8pm E.D.T.
For the past month, the top-shelf vacation company has seen call volumes and booking offers climb by more than 40 percent over the previous month, in response to an aggressive promotion campaign touting Yachting Collection Savings of 50 to 65 percent off published brochure fares for 2009 cruise vacations.
â€œThe savings promotion, combined with the growing excitement over the launch of our new Seabourn Odyssey in June, has created a significant jump in activity,â€ said Seabourn president & CEO Pamela Conover. â€œWhat is especially exciting is how many of these are first-time Seabourn guests booking with travel agents who have not previously booked a Seabourn yachting vacation,â€ she continued.
Seabourn Odyssey, which debuts in Venice on June 24, is the first new addition to the luxury cruise segment in over six years, and the first new vessel to join the award-winning Seabourn fleet in more than 15 years. Carrying just 450 guests in all ocean-view suites, 90 percent of which have private verandas, Odyssey will spend the rest of the summer and early fall sailing in the Greek Isles, Turkey and the Black Sea. In June 2010, Odysseyâ€™s twin sister ship Seabourn Sojourn will debut in England, and sail in Northern Europe. A third sister-ship will be delivered in 2011.
For information on cruises in Europe, the Americas, Asia, India, Arabia and Africa aboard The Yachts of Seabourn, contact a professional travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com .