Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Significant Savings on Seabourn - Plus Upgrades and Onboard Credits

Seabourn is starting off 2012 with some significant offerings on some very interesting sailings.  What I can tell you is that while I have been very critical of the "free" things that you are actually paying for (hotels, upgrades, etc.), if you look at the pricing prior to these offerings you will see that the added amenities are really added and not buried in the pricing.

I also believe that Seabourn is taking on some of the Regent Seven Seas and Silversea marketing efforts head-on.  I do not know that objectively it is a good thing, but what it does for you, as the guest, is make it easier to compare the value of each cruise line (noting, yet again, if you are only looking at "price" you are not really looking at the total "value"!).

So with that said, what is it exactly that Seabourn is offering on the following sailings?

- Up to a 2-category upgrade
- Up to an additional 15% on select combination cruises (This is the return of the discounted combination cruise  pricing and at potentially higher discount than before.  Great news!)
- $1,000 per suite shipboard credit on premium suites (There are also other benefits that come with the premium suites, so now whether you want spa treatments or tours, they make these suites an even better value.)
- Complimentary pre- or post-cruise hotel (I always recommend arriving a day before your cruise and this will  make the logistics of your pre-cruise experience easier, but let's makes sure it is the best hotel for your desires.)



INDIA & ARABIA - Follow a silky trail of mystique through desert oases and colorful markets. Awaiting you are wonders thousands of years old, patiently preserved for your viewing pleasure. FARES FROM $5,499 + taxes.
SOUTH AMERICA - Beneath an emerald green canopy of flora and fauna, shaded from the midday sun, we’ll venture into the soul of South America. Plus, take advantage of Seabourn’s exclusive South America Air Offer with airfare from just $999 + taxes. FARES FROM $4,999 + taxes.
SOUTHEAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA - Explore Asia’s ancient temples and quiet villages surrounded by never-ending fields of green. In the land down under, get an up-close view of the Great Barrier Reef and come face-to-face with wild koalas and kangaroos. FARES FROM $4,599 + taxes.
MEDITERRANEAN - Savor the Mediterranean’s intoxicating blend of cultures, cuisine and character. We’ll come face-to-face with it all as we hug the coastline across the region.  FARES FROM $1,999 + taxes
TRANSATLANTIC - Relive the epic voyage that once linked the New World with the Old. We’ll travel the storied waters of the Atlantic with a level of sophistication reminiscent of Transatlantic crossings of  yesteryear. FARES FROM $2,499 + taxes
NORTHERN EUROPE - Step back in time as we bid you a brief farewell at the door of imperial Russia’s St. Petersburg. Let us take you to a land of majestic cities, noble traditions and breathtaking scenery. FARES FROM $3,899 + taxes
*All of these cruises are subject to prior sale, capacity controls and may be withdrawn at any time.  Pricing includes the applicable upgrade.

If you are interested, please call me at (877) 2GO-LUXURY (or one of my international numbers) or email me at eric@goldringtravel.com.