[Ed. Note: Since originally posting this I have received a number of emails wanting to "correct" Mr. Motter's errors. So here are a few:
1. Anyone can cancel a Seabourn cruise booked through a U.S. travel agent with no penalty up to 91 days prior to sailing. To claim that it was impossible to cancel a long planned cruise is simply untrue.
2. There is nothing special about a President's Cruise...other than Seabourn's president is onboard (and usually not for the entire cruise). Every cruise line has them and not all of the sell out. On Seabourn jsut about every cruise is treated the same way.
3. Not all Seabourn guests book their cruises a year out. Many do, but others book quite close in. Along the lines of my conjecture about Mr. Gingrich's suite selection, the tops suites do sell out more quickly and they usually are booked far in advance.
4. Twiggy is not the godmother of the Seabourn Odyssey (the Maiden Voyage guests are). Twiggy is the godmother of the Seabourn Sojourn (and I am a first hand witness to it...check the plaque in the Seabourn Square).
Hopefully now those that see all of Mr. Motter's inaccuracies will rest a bit easier.]