Travel + Leisure Readers Name Seabourn The 'World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line' For 2015

Jul 07, 2015, 10:41 ET from Seabourn

SEATTLE, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The discerning readers of Travel + Leisure have voted Seabourn as the "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" in the prestigious magazine's 2015 annual survey. The ultra-luxury line has dominated the top spot in the "Small-Ship Cruise Line" category over the last decade.

"Our focus is always on the guest experience. As a leader in ultra-luxury and innovation, it takes the expertise of all of Seabourn's employees – on shore as well as at sea – to bring everything together and consistently deliver travel experiences that exceed our guests' expectations," said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. "This award is recognition of the extraordinary commitment, dedication and expert delivery of highly personalized vacation experiences that we deliver every day, and I would like to thank the readers of Travel + Leisure for honoring our entire team that makes this possible."

Seabourn's intimate, all-suite ships have earned many honors over the years, including a string of five awards as the "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, as well as "Best Culinary Cruise Line" from the editors of Saveur in its Culinary Travel Awards for two consecutive years.

Seabourn's intimate, award-winning ships offer key elements that set Seabourn apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas; award-winning cuisine served in a choice of dining venues; open bars throughout the ship; fine wines poured at lunch and dinner; personalized service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. Onboard entertainment options are varied with the line's popular Seabourn Conversations enrichment series.

Seabourn's ships circle the globe throughout the year, sailing to the world's most desirable destinations at their peak seasons including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lesser-known yachting harbors and hideaways that few travelers ever see. Along with beautiful, understated elegance in design and thoughtful, quality furnishings, the Seabourn ships provide one of the world's finest vacation options and represent an exceptional value to travelers.

For reservations or more details, please contact a travel professional; call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.

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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 and P&O Cruises Australia. 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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