Seabourn Dials Up Travel Advisor Sales Opportunity with More Attractive Small Group Cruise Fares
SEATTLE, June 16, 2020 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is focused on helping travel advisors find new opportunities for travelers and has therefore enhanced the brand’s small group pricing on select sailings, locking in fares that have been reduced since product launch. The updated policy applies to standard group contracted pricing on Seabourn’s 2021 summer programs in Alaska/British Columbia, the Mediterranean, and Northern Europe.
Standard groups set-up prior to the contracted rate reductions have been automatically updated to the newly reduced contracted fares so there is no need to request any adjustments.
In addition, group policies start at five suites and the brand is offering even more for small groups that are set up before July 31, 2020, including eligibility for Seabourn’s 4% Bonus Commission offer. Groups set up by the deadline will also be eligible for the Group Amenity Program Shipboard Credit and Bonus Commission amenities to combine when groups achieve their minimum tour conductor credit.
“Right now we realize there are small groups out there intent on finding ways to travel together, whether that’s extended families, groups of friends, affinity groups, and many others,” said Chris Austin, senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales for Seabourn. “We want to make Seabourn their first choice for that shared experience in a spacious onboard environment that will take care of their needs against the backdrop of destinations that will create memories they will talk about for years to come.”
All group offers and benefits are also available with the line’s Sensational Suite Savings valid through July 31, 2020, which offers 50% reduced deposits and savings on a selection of suite accommodations and exceptional amenities, including veranda suite upgrades, shipboard credits up to $2,000 per suite, air credits, Internet packages and more.
The four percent bonus commission applies only to new bookings for select 2021 sailings in Alaska/British Columbia, Europe, and Canada/New England and is not valid on voyages on Seabourn Venture. For more information and terms and conditions, please visit c.
For small groups who choose an applicable voyage, Seabourn is also offering 10% Early Bonus Savings to clients for those individual bookings paid in full by July 31, 2020, which also helps travel advisors earn commissions now rather than later when the booking is fully paid. These offers are stackable, adding up to significant value for the client and travel advisor.
The Charter, Groups & Incentives team at Seabourn is always available to discuss the possibilities of amazing travel experiences for groups ranging from five suites to full ship charters sailing itineraries crafted specifically to the client’s needs. Charter, Groups & Incentives information can be found on theSeabourn website.
Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all oceanfront; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel at home on board. The ships travel the globe to many of the world’s most desirable destinations including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and lesser-known ports and hideaways. The line is also the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage.
Regular guests of Seabourn will continue to find a number of innovative offerings and programs, including partnerships with a select group of companies and individuals whose dedication to superior quality, exceptional service and consistent customer satisfaction matches Seabourn.
Such programs include ‘An Evening with Tim Rice’, the new evening entertainment experience created exclusively for the line in association with Belinda King Creative Productions; ‘Seabourn Conversations’ with special guest speaker including knowledgeable historians, naturalists, marine biologists, destination experts and more; Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, offering guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being; and The Grill by Thomas Keller, reminiscent of the classic American restaurant from the 50’s and 60’s. Exclusive to Seabourn, The Grill is a unique culinary concept for Chef Keller, focusing on updated versions of iconic dishes. Guests will be treated to table-side preparations of Caesar salad and ice cream sundaes, as well as a range of other favorites like premium steaks, whole roasted chicken, and Lobster Thermidor, presented à la carte.
For reservations or more details, please contact Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com. A dedicated shore excursion call center is available for guests at 1-800-984-3225.
Seabourn currently operates a fleet of five modern ultra-luxury ships and is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK, and P&O Cruises Australia. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). Seabourn is the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage under a multi-year agreement to help promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites around the world.
Notes to Editors:
Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world's top travel choices by professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:
- Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
- Intuitive, personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations
- Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences
- All ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed
- Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
- Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
- Tipping is neither required, nor expected
- Finest resort at sea that is masterfully designed
- World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
- All dining venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom you wish
- Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts
- Ventures by Seabourn™, optional shore excursions, enhance and extend your experience in select destinations*^
- Select purposeful and sustainable travel experiences as the Official Cruise Partner of UNESCO*
- Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living program*
- An evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice†
- Committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability
*Optional programs, for additional charge
^Available on Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation
†Not available on board Seabourn Venture