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Executive Has Guided Seabourn to Become Top Rated Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line

SEATTLE, January 23, 2013 - Seattle-based ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn has promoted Christopher Prelog to the role of vice president of hotel operations and fleet purchasing. He was previously director of hotel operations.

Prelog was educated in Austria, studying tourism and hospitality management in a five-year course of study. After graduating, he held several positions including restaurant manager and front office manager in Austrian hotels for another five years prior to joining Seabourn. He joined Seabourn in 1998 as an assistant maitre d'hotel. He was in training in 2003 to be an onboard hotel manager when the company invited him to move ashore as fleet hotel operations manager in the company's Miami headquarters. He was promoted to director of hotel operations in 2008.

Announcing the promotion, Seabourn executive vice president of fleet operations Dan Grausz noted, "Chris has firmly guided the Seabourn onboard product; under his guidance the Seabourn product has received the top rating for luxury vessels in Condé Nast Traveler four of the last five years and Travel + Leisure for the last four consecutive years."

Prelog made the transition from Miami to Seattle when the company moved its headquarters in 2011, and now lives in Snoqualmie, Wash., with his wife and two daughters.

Seabourn operates a fleet of six intimate, all-suite ships offering cruise vacations worldwide. The company is consistently ranked among the finest vacation experiences in the world.

For more details about the award-winning Seabourn fleet, or to explore the worldwide selection of Seabourn cruising options, contact a professional travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit

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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:

  • Six intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites
  • Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
  • Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
  • Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with verandas
  • Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
  • Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner

Seabourn 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 and Costa Cruises. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK), and supports the Ocean Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best practices for protecting the marine environment.