And, to be sure, I also try to explain that there is a truly dedicated crew and staff making your cruise happen, so you should not focus on the small slip-up here or error there...or credit one person who has five people behind her making her look good. (Or feel you need to chase a particular waiter in order to dine well.)
Now my motivation for this article:
Two clients of mine just returned from a 63 day cruise on the Seabourn Quest and wrote a Thank You note to the crew. It is, in a way, a fantastic essay on why a Seabourn cruise is such a personal experience and how may people it really takes to make your desires become a reality.
To the Baristas in Seabourn Square, who served us all day long, from gourmet coffees to gelato - you were such an important part of how we began each and every day - THANK YOU!
To Murat and to Andrea and to the lovely young women in the guest services section of Seabourn Square - your constant vigilance and handling of all our questions and dilemmas of travel, always helping us with extreme courtesy, competence and humor - THANK YOU! Special thanks to Murat who not only taught me the Turkish word for "yarn", but encouraged me on my expedition into the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, where I found a treasure of yarns - should have purchased lots more!! THANK YOU!
I feel that I must mention some people by name, and will probably forget someone (for that I apologize!), but those mentioned here, in addition to those above, gave us special gifts of their time and attention, good humor, caring and expertise in the performance of their jobs aboard the Quest. They are: EUGENE, LAJOS, KRIS, CHRISTOPHER, VITOR, RUI, PETER, FILIPE, MARIANNE, MARICKE, LEIGH, JAN, GREG, VALERIA, MAYRA, LINDI, KATARINA, RADKA, CATHERINE, TIJANA, ADAM, TIL . . . I know I'm forgetting someone . . . darn!!
With gratitude and great affection,
Makes you want to take a cruise, doesn't it?
Makes you understand why I recommend Seabourn cruises so often, doesn't it?
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