The Quest for Civilized Cruising

It’s almost here. The debut of Seabourn Cruises’ new ship Seabourn Quest.  

 
A civilized concierge lounge, upscale boutiques, fine dining plus everything passengers expect from Seabourn defines the all-inclusive luxury cruise line operator’s Seabourn Quest which makes hew bow this summer.
 
The 225-suite Seabourn Quest echos her sisters, Seabourn Odyssey and Sojourn with the popular Seabourn Square — a unique concept that replaces the conventional reception lobby as a more inviting spot for mingling and relaxing. Seabourn Square is without doubt the most popular spot on the ship, and our guests really do love the room’s friendliness and welcoming atmosphere,” said Richard D. Meadows, Seabourn’s President.  “There is a little something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s checking your email while your spouse shops, sipping a cappuccino on the aft terrace or relaxing in one of the comfortable lounge chairs, reading the paper.”
 
Passenger can sit in luxurious sofas and easy chairs while reading books taken from shelves lined with novels,  nonfiction and reference materials, or they can use any of eight computer work stations, borrow an iPod programmed with music, or a netbook  and enjoy some java and snacks  at the  konditorei-style coffee bar.
 
The center of the room features an enclave housing a team of Guest Services Specialists who help guests 24 hours a day with any inquiries they may have, from onboard account questions and money exchange to reserving shore excursions and giving advice about ports of call.  The Destination Services staff is also present in Seabourn Square, and there is a separate desk where the onboard Cruise Sales Specialist can discuss guests’ future bookings in privacy.
 
There’s also an assortment of shops offering Chopard and Aaron  Basha , logo items and bling from Lady Heart and Camadia. An open deck terrace sits at the back of the Square.
 
The Seabourn Quest marks the third iteration of the sleek and widely admired design introduced by the  Seabourn Odyssey in June 2009 and later by Seabourn Sojourn which entered service the following year in June of 2010.  Together, the three new vessels represent a 217 percent capacity increase for the line in a three-year period, allowing Seabourn to offer its guests more departures in more destinations than ever before.
 
Seabourn Quest’s maiden season includes seven-day Eastern Mediterranean cruises, operating alternately between Athens and Istanbul, and Venice and Athens, as well as a seven-day Black Sea voyage.
 
 On January 5, 2012, Seabourn Quest begins a 109-day World Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice on a unique eastbound course via South America, South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

 

For more information or reservations call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.

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About Patti Pietschmann

I'm Patti Covello Pietschmann, a travel diva and proud of it. I've been all over the world. I prefer luxury travel (penthouse suites, fine d
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