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« on: October 28, 2011, 09:32:05 PM »

Seabourn has released “The Cruise Collection,” a new 148-page catalogue detailing 212 luxury voyages being offered aboard its award-winning fleet during 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. Using a refreshing new look and feel, the catalogue provides full details on voyages of seven to over 100 days, visiting more than 379 ports – 50 of which are maiden calls – in 103 countries across six continents.

“With the addition of Seabourn Quest, we will have six Seabourn ships sailing for the full year in 2012, allowing us to offer travelers a broader range of departure dates on a greater variety of itineraries,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “From the fjords of Norway to the fjordlands of New Zealand, and from Machu Picchu to Mozambique -- no matter where you want to go, or what season you prefer, you can travel well and experience it all in Seabourn’s award-winning style.”

One of the newest components of the catalogue is a separate pull-out pricing guide, which serves as a convenient reference of fares for all Seabourn cruises published in the brochure. Removing the pricing grids from the catalogue’s itinerary pages also leaves space for more and larger lifestyle and destination photographs, as well as a “highlights” box that provides extra details about each cruise. Inserted in a pocket on the back cover, the guide lists the fares by ship, itinerary and suite category, and offers helpful information to assist guests in planning for their voyages.

“The Cruise Collection” introduces a number of new itineraries offered during 2012 and 2013, including new Seabourn Spirit 10-day itineraries sailing round trip from Venice to the best of the Adriatic and Dalmatian coasts. Seabourn Spirit’s sister ship, Seabourn Legend, will offer two different, 10-day itineraries between Rome (Civitavecchia) and Monte Carlo, exploring many fascinating ports along the French and Italian Rivieras. Also new is a series of cruises exploring the diverse and stunning lands of Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia aboard Seabourn Odyssey.

Seabourn’s ships will call at a bevy of new ports in the Mediterranean including Rosas, Spain; Porto Torres and Alghero on Sardinia; Mgarr on the Maltese island of Gozo; San Antonio on Ibiza; Sóller on Mallorca and Ciutadella on Menorca. In the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, Lemnos and Chania are added ports in the Greek Isles, while Cesme, Sinop and Iskenderun are new ports in Turkey. The line will also add Larnaca on Cyprus.

In the Caribbean, Seabourn Spirit will operate two new seven-day voyages between St. Maarten and Barbados, combinable for a luxurious 14-day Southern Caribbean experience. Meanwhile, Seabourn Legend will offer Caribbean cruises round trip from Ft. Lauderdale, and round trip from St. Thomas. In South America, Seabourn Sojourn will start 2012 with a series of Patagonian cruises and operate a pair of early 2013 cruises that will explore the natural beauty of the Amazon.

The newest ship in the fleet, Seabourn Quest, will depart January 6, 2013 on a 116-day World Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice via the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean.

The brochure also indicates itineraries that can be combined back-to-back for longer and more in-depth cruise experiences. For example, many of the 2012 seven-day eastern Mediterranean voyages aboard Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Quest can be combined consecutively to form two- to four-week cruises that will visit a completely different set of ports.

“The Cruise Collection” divides itineraries by cruising region, highlighting destinations in Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Canada and New England, South and Central America, the Caribbean, and World Cruises. Also included is a sample of the line’s pre- and post-cruise Seabourn Journeys fully-escorted land extensions, deck plans of the fleet, and a cruise planning calendar.

In addition, the catalogue illustrates “The Seabourn Difference” -- services and amenities that set Seabourn apart from other lines: intimate ships, gourmet dining experiences, unique itineraries, intuitive and gracious service, complimentary open bars throughout the ships, fine wines poured at lunch and dinner, and spacious, all-suite accommodations at a significant value.