Friday, September 4, 2009

Virtuoso Travel Consortium Votes Seabourn Best Small Ship Cruise Line

Virtuoso, one of the premier travel consortiums (I belong to another, Ensemble Travel Group), has voted Seabourn Cruise Lines as the best small ship cruise line. (A travel consortium is a group of affiliated, but independent, travel agencies.)

This "award" is far more relevant to me than, say, the Travel & Leisure/Conde Nast/Port Hole polls. The reason: It is voted on by generally high quality travel agents who have booked their clients on Seabourn and have to deal with Seabourn from a business perspective. And there is no ballot-stuffing possible.

I believe one of the keys to determining if a cruise line is good for the clients is how they respond to, and work with, travel agents.

I find Seabourn to simply be the best...without question.