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  1. Bigkahuna - would love to hear about your sailing - either during or after if you are able to post!
  2. thanks all - may need to take a look at Ponant - reading and hearing a lot of good things about them lately..... Not as luxury as our Seabourn...but may be an option....?
  3. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23622-seabourn-cancels-cruises-for-odyssey-ovation-and-encore.html
  4. Another round of cancellations just posted by Cruise Industry News.... very extensive into next spring for some ships ....
  5. Thank you all for your responses. ! Bob
  6. Thank you rka - always enjoy your posts and perspective. I for one am looking forward optimistically for whatever the future holds. Stay well everyone - we have a lot of cruising to catch up on when the time is right for each of us !
  7. Markham 😊 Wish I was joining you on board in July! - if time allows - please post - would love to hear and read your positive perspective while on board! Also agree - I believe that Seabourn will be back - better then ever.
  8. Thanks markham After I posted this original question - I did some research on my own and came to the same conclusion you stated....sticking w/Seabourn! Great outlook on your sailing next summer - my feelings exactly.... so much so that I hope to be on Sailing later on in 2021!!
  9. brittany12 Comparing stale products? If you consider Seabourn a stale product - what is your cruise line of choice? I consider myself a glass half full person and am optimistic that Carnival Corp (which Seabourn is a part of) will come out of this.....yes they are eliminating ships from their fleets and unfortunately some staff...but if their staff and crew are like most of us that are fortunate to still have a job during this crisis - I think most will be giving 150% + and will be so happy to be back at work that I don't think you will see any decline in the quality of staffing. Unless I am working in a bubble - the organization I work for has not skipped a beat and employees are going above and beyond to ensure our organization makes it thru this crisis. And I see it all around me in all the small private companies and mom and pop shops in our community. Will some things be different pre cruise and during - most likely...but if they are enhanced health protocols, I see that as a positive. Will I cruise if I have to wear a mask and only be allowed on ship sponsored shore excursions - probably not...but I am willing to wait until the environment on board and off shore is one that I will be comfortable with and will. meet my expectations If people rush back and then complain about the onboard experience and how it has changed and how it was not like it was before - then I chalk that up to people not being informed and doing their research. I always find it amusing when people cruise and then complain about almost aspect of their experience - if they had just done their research and were better informed of what the cruise experience is and is not - they either would have chosen a different line or a land vacation instead. Bob in NY
  10. SLSD - makes sense...they extended their current promotion until the end of November...so they are definitely trying to fill cabins and secure deposits and maybe payments in full to secure the additional 10% off the cruise price.. RC just posted sweeping changes for their summer sailings - repositioning ships throughout the world....so the lines are definitely gearing up for a restart. Will definitely be interesting to see what happens over the next few months if ships do start sailing by years end from the US and more ships start sailing overseas (but that season is quickly coming to an end)..... I for one will be watching from the sidelines and hoping for healthy and safe sailings for all of those that pioneer those first sailings in the first few months. Way to much at stake if the cruise-lines make one mis-step.
  11. Interesting that they are extending the current promotion here in the US until end of November now.... I more then anything want to book for next year...but so much uncertainty on what things will look like 6 months, 9 months...even a year from now. We were lucky enough to sail mid-January and now looking back realize how lucky we were to be able to sail when we did without any health implications to ourselves or our fellow passengers and the AMAZING crew on board. If we could fast forward to Fall 2021...... Bob
  12. Thank you Alidor When my DW saw me looking at Windstar deck plans earlier - she made a face and said what about Seabourn !😂 They totally won us over on our first sailing w/them this past January......
  13. Looking into options for next summer - and Windstar came across my radar. Understand that 3 former Seabourn ships are part of their fleet and are undergoing multi-million dollar renovations and lengthening. Would love to hear thoughts / comparisons for those who have sailed both - Love the Seabourn vibe ... and from what I have read so far - seems that Windstar is similar? Thanks in advance! Bob
  14. Looking into options for next summer - and Windstar came across my radar. Understand that 3 former Seabourn ships are part of their fleet and are undergoing multi-million dollar renovations and lengthening. Would love to hear thoughts / comparisons for those who have sailed both - Love the Seabourn vibe ... and from what I have read so far - seems that Windstar is similar? Thanks in advance! Bob
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