MIAMI, November 20, 2009—-The Yachts of Seabourn has again been honored by readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, winning three categories in the magazineâ€™s 11th Annual Porthole Readers’ Choice Awards. The ultra luxury cruise line was recognized as the â€Best Luxury Line,â€ and for having the â€œBest Small Ship (Seabourn Legend),â€ and â€œBest Accommodations.â€ Portholeâ€™s readers also honored Seabourn last year for Best Accommodations.
The Readersâ€™ Choice Awards were based on a survey about cruise lines and their onboard amenities, services and itineraries. Several thousand readers responded to the survey by completing mail-in ballots or visiting Portholeâ€™s website at www.porthole.com. The list of winners is currently available online and also appears in the magazineâ€™s November/December 2009 issue.
â€œWe are proud to receive these distinctions from Portholeâ€™s savvy readers,â€ said Pamela Conover, president and CEO of The Yachts of Seabourn. â€œTaken together, these honors speak volumes about our entire staff â€“ both at sea and ashore â€“ and their consistent ability to provide a top-quality, personalized travel experience to our guests aboard the Seabourn yachts.â€
“The Yachts of Seabourn is first-class all the way,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, the leading consumer cruise magazine. “Our experienced readers clearly recognize this, honoring the line’s ships, accommodations, and overall sense of luxury.”
The 2009 Readersâ€™ Choice Awards are the latest accolades bestowed upon the companyâ€™s four intimate cruising vessels. The Yachts of Seabourn has consistently received top honors from a number of well-respected and discerning travel publications and experts, including Travel + Leisure, CondÃ© Nast Traveler, Cruise Critic and the Virtuoso Travel Network.