Friday, June 25, 2010

A ‘Flawless’ Maiden Voyage For Seabourn Sojourn

Brand new cruise ships often reveal their quirks and, yes, even their flaws, during their earliest sailings. Just the opposite seems to be the case for Seabourn Sojourn, the second of three new ultra luxury cruising yachts being built for The Yachts of Seabourn. When the luxe vessel returned to Dover on June 20th from its maiden voyage, it admirably upheld the line’s outstanding reputation in its initial outing. The consensus of emotions among guests and crew was a mix of elation and pride. At the end of the cruise, guests rated their overall impression 9.56 out of a possible 10 and added some overall comments.
  • Fabulous ship. Outstanding service throughout. Best cruise ever. (Norman & Sharon)
  • More than exceeded expectations (Craig)
  • Sojourn is a beautiful ship. The décor is outstanding. (Joel & Linda)
  • This is a beautiful + perfectly sized ship! (Roderick & Deborah)
  • Our second cruise on Seabourn and we have already booked our 3rd for next year. We are sold on the quality, service, planning, etc. Was a little apprehensive about the larger ship, but LOVE IT! (Patrick & Marla)
  • Elegant + spacious, light + airy (Jeorg & Beatrix)

And about the service:

  • The ship is impeccable. The service exquisite. The staff are the best we’ve had in our years of sailing. (Derham & Joy)
  • Loved our two weeks aboard. Ship was fabulous and staff + crew even better! (Gary & Peggy)
  • Very impressed! Especially on a maiden voyage. (Colin & Jane)

“A maiden voyage is the focus of a tremendous amount of preparation and anticipation,” admitted Seabourn’s President and CEO, Pamela C. Conover. “Everyone worked so hard to prepare every detail, and Sojourn paid it off with a flawless, perfectly orchestrated triumph. The Seabourn yardstick is to meet or exceed each guest’s expectations,” she added, “and I am very proud to say that is exactly what Sojourn and her crew did.”

In this case, those expectations were largely set by Seabourn itself; since almost three-quarters of the guests on board were repeat Seabourn cruisers. They were pretty much unanimous in their appraisals:

  • Best Seabourn experience after many many cruises. (Paul & Carolyn)

Here at we're really impressed with those testimonials and Pam Conover is surely bursting with pride.

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