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Seabourn Cruise Line

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ORLANDO -- Tired of paying for extras while on a luxury cruise vacation? You might want to take a look at the latest offering from Seabourn Cruise Line.

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Mao Ishizaki's comment, January 30, 2013 1:45 PM
It sounds good idea. If the customer can gully figure out what is included in the price and see what item can they save, they can fully compared with the price from other cruising company. Variety ranges of price can meet variety of customers' demand.
Rita Maisak's comment, January 30, 2013 4:06 PM
I think this is a very useful offer. Cruise line customers are becoming more and more used to luxury on board of a cruise ships. When you think about Seabourn Cruise Line, you already imagine and prepare yourself for something unique and luxurious. People are coming to these ships to rest, enjoy their time at the sea and SPEND MONEY. so why not give them this chance? :)
Michelle Loor's comment, February 1, 2013 9:28 PM
This is good for the people that think that cruises are too expensive to go on. This cruise line is probably going to capture people who will be going on a cruise for the first time.
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Cruise entertainment, dining options increase, diversify

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USA TODAY assembled four of the cruise industry's top executives for a roundtable discussion on how the onboard experience has evolved.

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Renier Del Rio's comment, January 30, 2013 6:05 PM
Other than they have an all out debate on which cruise lines offers the best things for their guests its very interesting on what they all want to do. Pricing and shore excursions offered by the top cruise liners (Carnival, Royal, Norwegian) have much competition and cater to those they want to mass market
Anais Soto's comment, February 1, 2013 3:52 PM
This article was very enticing that you were able to get the strategies that each of the different cruiselines focus on with their different clientele. In some of their businesses something works, and in the other one, it doesn't. The issue of size versus level of service was addressed correctly. It all depends on what the consumer is expecting, or the trend that you see ocurring by each different voyage. That goes the same with how many eateries they have, the traditional versus celebrity status of restaurtants. It all just narrows down to the one point which is what your brand is, and if that'll be effective to what your reputation has said about you. What the consumers expect. The interview was well articulated in that it went from different representives for each question, and not necessarily all of them would agree on what the other said, but that's what you have to consider when you run these ships. You always have to be thinking further in the future, and implementing things that guests will always expect to be there, even if you change other things. They don't like to be tricked, and if you're going to be giving them a new entertainment, they have to receive the same level of comfort they got the first time, or the time before that. Really amazing article, extremely long read, but worth it. Learned a lot about their priorities.
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Cruise and Maritime Voyages introduces new approach to onboard recycling

Cruise and Maritime Voyages introduces new approach to onboard recycling | Love Cruising | Scoop.it
The innovative and unusual craft activities have become popular sessions onboard. Feedback from cruisers has been very positive. (Using popular waste items such as ring pulls, food packaging such as potato chip packets, and used mailing bags,...

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Dionne Aris's comment, February 6, 2013 2:41 PM
Visit the NCL website and listen to their video, they have been recycling for quite some time.
JASON_KLEIN's comment, February 12, 2013 11:08 AM
If a cruise line is indeed serious about the environment they will be ISO 14000 compliant.
Tonja Renee's comment, February 17, 2013 1:05 PM
i check out the NCL video on their environmental practices, and yes they have indeed been doing so for quite a while. however, the video states that passengers never see the steps they take to help protect the environment. bottom line, we all love to help protect our environment, no matter how big or small the impact. integrating this aspect into arts and craft activities on board is quite clever.
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'Anyone for Quidditch?' asks Princess Cruises - Travel Weekly UK

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'Anyone for Quidditch?' asks Princess Cruises
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Princess Cruises is to host a Harry Potter-themed 'Wizard Cruise' from Los Angeles this November.

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Jesly Lopez's comment, February 17, 2013 11:46 PM
This is amazing! Many just like myself love Harry Potter, people of all ages and this is a new , fresh idea that will attract many travelers.
Laura Estrada's comment, February 22, 2013 5:02 PM
Wow, this is great idea for those Harry Potter fans! I feel like kids plus adults will enjoy this a lot! Since the Harry Potter books and movies had to come to an end, this will be a great and fun experience.
Sabrina Mesel's comment, February 25, 2013 2:34 PM
I would love to attend a Harry Potter cruise!! This seems like such a fun experience!! I wonder what other activities they'll have on board the ship. It would be amazing if the characters were there too or if the shows they have on board are all related to Harry Potter. This is definitelly a cruise I would like to go on!!
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The Newly-Refurbished Azamara Journey Makes Maiden Call At Hong Kong - eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition

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The Newly-Refurbished Azamara Journey Makes Maiden Call At Hong Kong eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition The 30,277-gross registered ton ship which features Hong Kong as a turn port, was on an 8-night cruise with calls at Ho Chi Minh City and Halong...

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Anthony Alume's comment, February 10, 2013 10:40 PM
Learning of Azamara, I discovered they are a luxurious line, which is interesting that they only carry two ships. Azamara planned to refurbish the Journey after Quest because you have many cruise liners bringing in new cruise ships to the industry and competition is increasing. Learning that Royal Carribean has strong influence in China, I would assume you want to position your fleet in a location that itinerary tickets get sold quickly. The article is great because it introduce me to Azmara and Journey's first sailing from Hong Kong.
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Carnival Victory launches year-round 4- and 5-day Caribbean/Bahamas cruises ... - eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition

Carnival Victory launches year-round 4- and 5-day Caribbean/Bahamas cruises ... - eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition | Love Cruising | Scoop.it
Carnival Victory launches year-round 4- and 5-day Caribbean/Bahamas cruises ...

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Nelly Arias's comment, February 7, 2013 2:31 PM
I really like this new renovated cruise. I will absolutely pick this cruise as my first cruise experience since it has an amazing water slide and I really enjoy water attractions. I also like the fact that a different international cuisine each day and that it has a wide range of ocean view staterooms.
Juliana Goncalves's comment, February 10, 2013 2:14 PM
I like that the Carnival Victory has three different destination routes. It gives vacationers a plethora of different opportunities to enjoy a ship they may like in various locations. I also think that it is great that the other ship shall be gettin renovated and renamed. Sometimes ships just get too old an repetitive and need a change in scenary.
Rosalys Carricarte's comment, February 17, 2013 12:46 PM
I like how the Carnival Victory has three different destinations route. It offers to consumers choices which everyone likes, specially if it's the first time going on a cruise. I also like the new renovations they'll be doing to Carnival Destiny, seems like this new cruise which will be called Carnival Sunshine, will be a lot of fun.
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Disney Cruise Line Voted Most Popular by Conde Nast Readers ...

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Congratulations to Disney Cruise Line. It's been voted 4 of the ... The Disney Blog is supported by advertising and some of the links on this site and in product reviews are revenue share affiliate ads.

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Santiago Cardona's comment, February 19, 2013 8:27 AM
No surprise here. Disney's branding is pretty incredible and their hard efforts and tough stance on producing efficiency and a good experience for their customers has led to a near impeccable history of cruising. This will only push their company forward, and they should be applauded for it.
Rita Maisak's comment, February 20, 2013 4:29 PM
Good for Disney! I think this is very expected though and not a surprise for anyone who has ever been to a Disney cruise or just following up with the cruise industry general news. In my opinion (from what I know and heard), this is the place for all ages, genders, cultures and social groups. Anyone will find the right location, entertainment program and things to do on a Disney cruise. This is why so many people believe it's the best and want to come back!
Chrissy Gonzalez's comment, February 20, 2013 10:55 PM
Wow, this is great news for the Disney Cruise Line. I went on the Disney Magic when I was about 11, and I though it was great. This is great news to hear and I hope this means that Disney will create more cruise ships, hoepfully leaving from Miami because I would be willing to go on another one. Driving to Cape Canaveral is a bit of a downer though. I really hope Disney continues to grow, it would be wonderful to see Disney expanding to their full potential.
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CLIA Debuts Cruise Industry TV Channel on YouTube

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CLIA Debuts Cruise Industry TV Channel on YouTube

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Fanny Vargas's comment, February 17, 2013 9:21 PM
Good for CLIA. this channel will help to answer a lot of question and doubts that people have when they are thinking about getting a cruise trip. in these past years, there have been a lot of incidents with cruise ship and people feel that cruise trips are not realiable. this channel will be a good source of information.
Eli Llodra's comment, February 18, 2013 1:39 PM
I think that this is a really good idea. Its a way for people to always be updated on the latest and greatest on whats going on in the cruising world. Youtube is one of he most visited sites and CLIA will be able to reach a lot of different people.
Cristian Zablah's comment, February 19, 2013 12:19 AM
This is a great a idea. It really shows how the Cruise Industry is getting better and stronger each time. With this Cruise Indsutry TV Channel now more people can be aware of what is happening in the cruise industry. Also it will help to get information for people who don't know too much about cruises.
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Gastronomic Travel Trends: The Rise of Foodie Centric Cruises ...

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Cruise ships are well known bastions for gluttony, from the lobster dinners to midnight buffets; although tastes are evolving and the traveling public has become more sophisticated. The cruise industry ...

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Santiago Cardona's comment, February 24, 2013 9:44 PM
You can see many big-name cruise lines teaming up with chefs recently in order to give customers the ability to experience 5 star dining during their vacation for a fraction of the price. Examples are carnival with Guy Fieri, NCL with Zakarian, and Royal Caribbean with Michael Schwartz. Having personally dined at Schwartz' restaurant here in Wynwood, a $25 a person tab is absolutely incredible. I would do it in a heartbeat, and it could be a deciding factor in me choosing one cruise over another.
JASON_KLEIN's comment, February 25, 2013 8:35 PM
Foodie centric cruises sound like a great idea and certainly something I would consider doing but I do have some "reservations" in regard to the subject. Cooking classes require some level of intimacy and attention which is somewhat difficult to muster on a megaship. If logistics are well planned the concept does have appeal. The culinary field has many facets and if planned accordingly a foodie centric cruise could complement the culinary attributes pertaining to food history, culture, and the regional availability of ingredients.
Gustavo A. Rogelis's comment, March 4, 2013 6:14 PM
This is so true I meals in ships are so wondeful and lavish one needs to have also good chefs.
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The Evolution of Cruise Ships, from 1975 to 2013: Technology - Jaunted

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Jaunted The Evolution of Cruise Ships, from 1975 to 2013: Technology Jaunted Over the next several days, we're going to dig back into the era responsible for creating these cruise stereotypes—the fun-in-the-sun 1970s, when ocean liners turned into...

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Tonja Renee's comment, February 3, 2013 7:10 AM
Indeed the industry has grown, a true sign of the times. from what I've gathered about Celebrity Cruises its total 180 in comparison to Cruise lines like Carnival. they cater to a different crowd, although the cruisers are relatively in the same "age range" if you will the i would say Celebrity cruises tends to draw the more laid back business oriented individual. In-turn the Apple store on board is ingenuousness. The WiFi access aboard their ships is also ideal; I view it as a means to get way and still be connected for urgent matters (work related), not so much for social media updates every 5 minutes. For me, that would be ideal. i also saw that they offered hands on art classes and Language courses, which sparked my interest. Even with all the technological advances, I wouldn't miss or mind the lack in communication so much on board the Celebrity Reflection, as i would probably be immersed in the art classes, time would fly right by.
JASON_KLEIN's comment, February 12, 2013 7:05 PM
Today's consumer has been conditioned to rely heavily upon mobile technology for which the cruise industry has been unable to provide a satisfactory product. Providing Wi-Fi with dial-up speeds does not satisfy the needs of today's mobile user. The cruise industry could augment current broadband services by providing enhanced internet services while in port. The cruise line could also reduce the current impact on their internet services and increase customer satisfaction by limiting the number of users on the service or creating off peak plans people can purchase while out to sea. The biggest hurdle that the cruise lines have to cross is in relation to working with the limits and cost constraints related to the current technologies available for broadband access. The internet services available on cruise ships today are not equipped to handle the demands of 5,000 passengers uploading pictures and updating Facebook and the service providers currently available to provide such services are very cost prohibitive.
Maria G Serrano's comment, February 15, 2013 8:27 AM
I ove seeing the pictures because it shows how much us, as a society, need in order to survive today. Before, taking a cruise was really about relaxing and disconnecting from the world, today, you are not so lucky. My husband and I went on a cruise this summer and everywhere we saw, people had their Ipads, laptops, phones, people don't even read a good book anymore if it is not on a tablet. Unfortunately today, if a cruise ship is not equiped with the latest technology it is not appealing to most like it was in 1975.
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Luxury Cruising: Ian Cooper interviews Graham Sadler, UK, Europe and Middle East Managing Director of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a...

Luxury Cruising: Ian Cooper interviews Graham Sadler, UK, Europe and Middle East Managing Director of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a... | Love Cruising | Scoop.it
RT @TheIanCooper: Luxury Cruises: My interview with Graham Sadler, MD of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most luxurious cruise line.

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Mr. Sadler describe Regent Seven Seas' experience and in the article describe their target customer:

 

What is the profile and target market of Regent Seven Seas Cruises?

Graham – “Successful people who want informal unpretentious luxury and to experience the finest things. Our passengers are generally people who don’t want to take second best and to settle for anything less in terms of comfort, than they would have at home. They will have high expectations in terms of standards and that is what we deliver. Unlike many cruise lines, our average passenger age is generally lower, with many of our passengers still working in business or the professions. They are prepared to pay premium prices but still demand very high value.”

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Regent Seven Seas - worth upgrading to butler service | Cruises ...

Does the butler service provide any meaningful benefit? Posted in the Cruises forum.

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Iveta Perez's comment, February 2, 2013 5:47 PM
I believe it is nice touch, but as mentioned in the guests feedback rarely used service. It created level of luxury and separate the lower staterooms from more expensive ones. Many of these tasks can be performed by rooms’ steward or concierge.
Odalys Alvarez's comment, February 5, 2013 2:06 PM
it gives a more personal service that perhaps many people might favor. I agree with Iveta, it does give a nice touch. Personalized service is a more 5 star way to go.
Tonja Renee's comment, February 17, 2013 12:41 PM
like most others commented, the concept in general is a nice one. But i wouldn't say that it adds or takes away any value from the overall cruising experience. I agree with (RoamsAround) "Unless you belong to that part of society that has household staff .... having someone wait on you hand & foot it feels a little "odd" to ask someone to do something that you can easily do yourself". after all, i am on cruise ship, i should be out exploring, not cooped up in my room being waited on.
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Costa Cruises christens new ship, introduces new safety measures ...

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During a low-key event that was dramatically different from Costa Cruises' trademark fireworks-laden christening spectaculars, the line name...

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Eli Llodra's comment, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM
I think a passenger training would be great to have as a safety procotion. They shouldnt make it to long though I feel if they do people will start becoming less interested in cruising.
Ana Isabel Delgado's comment, February 5, 2013 9:58 AM
I think it is great how Costa has bounced back from the Concorida disaster and taken proper measures to ensure passanger saftey on its newest ship. Though no saftey plan can be 100% full proof on vessels of this magnitude in the middle of a vast ocean. From being in Prof. Sadar's cruise operations class and my own experiences on cruises, I have learned that cruise ships are actually one of the safest, most enjoyable forms of travel out there. Bon voyage Fascinosa!!!
Katherine Dollface Hepburn's comment, February 17, 2013 9:58 PM
I really like this article because people tend to think that cruises are not safe. The reason why is because its start from the movie tiatanic, so this article will motivate the person who fair cruise ships because of what they heard or see.
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Avalon Waterways announces three more suite ships - eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition

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Avalon Waterways announces three more suite ships
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Avalon Waterways has stepped up the expansion of its successful Suite Ship concept, announcing three new luxury vessels to enter service in 2014.

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Offers Exclusive "Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti" Valentine ... - International Business Times (press release)

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Offers Exclusive "Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti" Valentine ...
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Eli Llodra's comment, February 12, 2013 9:05 AM
this is beyond amazing. All the destinations, the spa treatments, the flower turn down service. Everything sounds wonderful and for a really affordable price. I think it should be really beneficial for the cruise line.
Jalecia Lewis's comment, February 13, 2013 4:08 AM
I don't know the cruise line but they seem to be throwing out all the stops to get people to cruise with them. I think this is a cute idea for Valentines Day. A lot of couples do the same old things like dinner and a movie. This year is the time to change it up and go crazy! I would love if I was treated to this gift package.
Rachel Guerra García's comment, February 17, 2013 5:59 PM
This article made want to enjoy Paul Gauguin Cruise line’s Valentine’s Day special offers. I love how they have so many promotions and I found really interesting that they have a Gift Registry, making it easy for guests who are celebrating their honeymoon, anniversary, or other milestone event to choose a "wish list" of gifts from unlimited options. What I also found of interest to me was their itineraries, passengers can choose from Tahiti, French Polynesia, South Pacific, Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe.
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Cruise ship bill moving quickly through legislature | 360 North

Cruise ship bill moving quickly through legislature | 360 North | Love Cruising | Scoop.it
About a million people visit Alaska by cruise ship every year, creating floating cities along the state's coastline. A bill that would change just how the waste they produce is regulated is moving rapidly through the legislature, ...

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Cruise Line Class's comment, February 17, 2013 3:26 PM
Excellent comments and participation Luis. It is evident that you are putting forth thought and effort into each week's assigments, blogs and scoop.its.
Mao Ishizaki's comment, February 20, 2013 3:06 AM
It is difficult to meet both environment for consumer and nature but there are already many cruise ship which more or less affect ocean environment. it could be better to prioritize consumer's delight by billing it.
Cruise Line Class's comment, February 26, 2013 9:24 AM
Thank you Mao!
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SeaDream Yacht Club Gears Up for Golfing in the Caribbean, Cruise News

Twin mega-yachts, SeaDream I & SeaDream II are now crossing the Atlantic, on their way to the Caribbean where they’ll stay through the end of April 2013.

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Gustavo A. Rogelis's comment, February 18, 2013 11:04 AM
the world of today have little to offer us as a good experience one has to create the atmosphere
Gustavo A. Rogelis's comment, February 18, 2013 7:02 PM
NOw cruise liners offer much more
Cruise Line Class's comment, February 26, 2013 9:23 AM
Shannon, yes -- wonderful vacation experience, and the cruise experience is expanding and evolving every day!