Thursday, March 10, 2011

Seabourn - 2012-13 Itineraries and More!

I have a good bit of exciting news concerning things happening at Seabourn.  It is all good stuff!

First, the 2012-13 European Itineraries will be released this week...possibly even later today.  So you better start pulling out those Onboard Open Bookings and your Bucket Lists.  What are the new itineraries?  Seabourn won't even tell me.  Sort of like waiting for Christmas morning, isn't it?!

Second, the remainder of the 2012-13 Itineraries and, hopefully, the 2013 Seabourn World Cruise should be released on or about April 1, 2011...No fooling!  (Think about that one.)

Third, tired of the cumbersome old Seabourn website?  Not for long.  A brand new Seabourn website will be unveiled hopefully within the next three weeks.  (My guess is that everything won't be tan/brown.)

Fourth, for all of you who have insisted Seabourn's reservations are being folded into Holland America's:  Wrong!  Seabourn is in the process of vetting those very few top Holland America reservation agents who are being trained on the Seabourn product.  Those top reservation agents will be combined with the "old guard" Seabourn reservation agents to create an elite dedicated and permanent Seabourn reservations team.  This process is in the latter stages, so hopefully within a month things will be all settled.

Fifth, as if all of the above isn't enough, Seabourn's transition to the new (for it) reservations platform will hopefully be completed by the end of the month. 

When you combine the new website, new itineraries, highly trained and dedicated reservations staff, and greater efficiencies, things are looking very good.

You are getting this information even before it is announced to the press.  Enjoy.

And, of course, if you are interested in booking your Seabourn cruise, email me at eric@goldringtravel.com, call me at (877) 2G0-LUXURY in the U.S.; +44 20 8133 3450 in the U.K.; +61 7 3102 4685 in Australia; and +1 732-383-7398 elsewhere.