SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has yet again been voted "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" for 2016 by the sophisticated, discerning readers of Conde Nast Traveler. Over the past decade, the line has dominated the "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" category in the magazine's annual Readers' Choice Awards, securing the top honor for the past seven consecutive years.
"Conde Nast Traveler readers are well-traveled and well-versed in luxury and high-touch service, and it has been honor to receive this award year after year," said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. "With the upcoming arrival of our newest ship, Seabourn Encore set to launch in December, followed by Seabourn Ovation in the spring of 2018, there will be even more for the magazine's readers to consider in the years ahead. Through all these developments, we continue to strive to provide the best ultra-luxury travel experience and are pleased to receive recognition of our efforts."
Earning the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award is a true testament to the line's exceptional itineraries and outstanding service that continue to attract sophisticated travelers year over year. Seabourn's excellence has been celebrated by many observers over the past decade, including World's Best Awards for Best Small Ship Cruise Line from readers of Travel + Leisure in six of the past 10 years, as well as the 2016 Cruise Critic U.S. Editors' Picks Award for Best Luxury Cruise Line. The company also earned a 2015 Good Taste Award from Saveur, whose "expert panel" of industry experts and prominent culinary and travel editors similarly acknowledged Seabourn as Best Culinary Cruise Line in 2013 and 2014.
Seabourn's intimate ships offer key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas; superb dining in a choice of venues; open bars throughout the ship; fine wines poured at lunch and dinner; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home onboard. The ships travel the globe throughout the year, sailing to many of the world's most desirable destinations, including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lesser-known ports and hideaways.
For more details about the award-winning Seabourn fleet, or to explore the worldwide selection of Seabourn cruising options, contact a professional travel advisor, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.
Notes to Editors:
Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world's top travel choices by professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:
- Intimate ships with no more than 300 suites
- Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
- Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
- Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views - many with verandas
- Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
- Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner
Seabourn is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK, P&O Cruises Australia and fathom. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). It has formed a partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help protect World Heritage, and also supports the Ocean Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best practices for protecting the marine environment.
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