After counting down my top 5 aspirational cruises for 2019 last year, I decided to do the same thing for 2020. From Japan to Africa, there is a lot of ground I hope to cover in 2020.
Seabourn is heading to Australasia again this year with Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Sojourn offering multiple cruises around Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.
With the christening complete of the brand new Seabourn Encore in Singapore in January, Seabourn is looking to the future. Next year, Encore’s sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will set sail, carrying 600 guests on a variety of cruises throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Europe on her maiden season. Following her inaugural sailing in May of… [Read More]
Last night Seabourn formally introduced Seabourn Encore at a festive evening ceremony pier side in Singapore. International recording artist and world’s best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman presided over the naming ceremony as godmother of the new 600-guest ship, the first of two new all-suite vessels for the company. I attended the events and toured the ship. Later… [Read More]
Seabourn Encore will be christened in a gala naming ceremony in Singapore on January 7, 2017. I will be there for the event, so be sure to watch this space for coverage and live reports. International recording artist and world’s best-selling Soprano Sarah Brightman will do honors as godmother of Seabourn’s newest vessel, the intimate, all-suite Seabourn Encore…. [Read More]
In December, Seabourn will officially take delivery of its newest luxury cruise ship: the 604-guest Seabourn Encore. An evolution of the line’s already superb trio of ships (Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, Seabourn Quest), Seabourn Encore has already generated much interest from press and past and new guests alike. What we know right now is that… [Read More]
From its perch on Columbus Circle, Thomas Keller’s famed restaurant Per Se offers an outstanding view of New York’s Central Park. I was admiring that view last night along with the big brass from Carnival Corporation, parent company of luxury line Seabourn. There with the likes of Micky Arison, Arnold Donald, Stein Kruse and Rick… [Read More]
Thank you for all of the nice emails commenting on last week’s story about Asheville, North Carolina, and my kids. Your remarks reminded me of all of the friends I have made during years of travel and reporting. I’m grateful that I have met many of you personally – on ships, at conventions and in ports of… [Read More]