Seabourn Cruise Line

Founded in 1986, Seabourn Cruise Line is America’s premier luxury cruise line offering everything from seven-day cruises to exotic extended cruises that can last up to 100 days or more. Seabourn Cruise Line is currently owned by Carnival Corporation, which also owns other luxury lines such as Cunard Line as well as Costa Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Windstar Cruises.

Seabourn Cruise Lines caters to the discriminating traveler with time and money to burn. Most passengers range in age from 40-60 and they aren’t afraid to pay for the utmost in pampering and luxury. Seabourn Cruise passengers are also into adventure as Seabourn Cruise Lines smaller ships typically travel to far away regions that the larger more mainstream ships just cannot reach.

Seabourn’s first ship, Seabourn Pride, entered service in 1988, followed by Seabourn Spirit in 1989. Seabourn’s third ship, Seabourn Legend (formerly Royal Viking Queen), was acquired in January 1996. Collectively, Seabourn Cruise Lines fleet is called the Yachts of Seabourn. Seabourn plans to launch a fourth ship, Seabourn Odyssey — the first addition to the ultra luxury segment of the cruise industry in six years. With a $250 million price tag, Seabourn Odyssey is set to service in June 2009. The Yachts of Seabourn are identical, each with the capacity to carry roughly 208 lucky passengers, that will enjoy personalized service at its best.

The spacious suites of Seabourn range in size from 277-530 square feet and all feature special touches such as champagne on ice, flowers in the sitting room, and even rose-petals sprinkled on over your bed. Seabourn suites also include: large marble-clad bath, walk-in closets, five-foot picture windows, balconies, fine Egyptian cotton linens, fluffy duvets, king-sized down and feather pillows, flat screen TV’s, Bose Stereo/CD player, and more. Extras include a personal stewardess, complimentary in-suite bar stocked, fresh fruit stocked daily, canapés, cookies, films, music, books, audio books, and more.

Life outside of Seabourn’s suites offers much in the way of entertainment, lounging, and dining. Each ship houses several lounges, a casino, cafes (indoor and outdoor) and restaurants, a business center, a library, a gymnasium, and a club. Outside of the ship, expect to travel to the most remote or exotic areas of the following regions: Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia, India, Arabia, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Canada. Seabourn also features Transatlantic voyages and “Grand Voyages.� Seabourn’s Grand Voyages “combine two or more consecutive cruises for a classic sailing of 18 days or more.�

There are literally dozens of different ports of call on the Seabourn menu as well as dozens of unique shore excursions or special “Seabourn Journeys.â€? Ports of call range from Aaelsund Norway and Ajaccio, Corsica to Zadar, Croatia, and Zhangjiagangm China. Guest’s will experience Seabourn’s exclusive Signature Series excursions that range from “marvelous meals or private visitsâ€? not available to the general public, to “active Adventure Collection tours that may include hiking, biking, horseback riding or water sports.â€?

While Seabourn cruise prices vary depending on destination, type of cruise, ship, and length of cruise, prices typically range from $8,500 up to $13,000 or more. If you would like to book a Seabourn cruise, contact visit the Seabourn Cruise Line website at www.seabourn.com or you can contact the cruise line directly at 1-800-929-9391. If you book online or directly through Seabourn reservations, special offers and savings are available on select Seabourn cruises. In some cases you can save 40-50% or receive special shipboard credits. Good Luck!

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