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Seabourn Honored by Travelers & Industry as "The Best"

In September, we were incredibly honored to be recognized as the best in travel by both travelers and the travel industry. Seabourn received 16 top travel awards and distinctions from Condé Nast Traveller, Cruise International, American Airlines Celebrated Living and Travel Weekly (U.S.) magazines. The accolades include best in luxury and readers' choice selections, as well as recognition at other levels in a variety of categories for everything from being the world's best small ship cruise line and best luxury cruise line to best design, onboard entertainment, marketing and loyalty program.

Seabourn President Rick Meadows expressed Seabourn's appreciation sharing that "Every day on board our ships and ashore, the entire Seabourn family strives to deliver the finest ultra-luxury travel experience and create unforgettable Seabourn moments for our guests. Thank you to everyone who cast a vote for us."

Here's the full list of what we won in September!

  • "Best Cruise Lines - Small Ships" – Readers' Travel Awards - Voted by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the U.K. 
  • "Best Luxury Cruise Line" – The British Cruise Awards – Named by the readers of Cruise International, the best-selling consumer cruise magazine in the U.K.
  • 2018 Platinum List "Best Boutique Cruising Experiences" – American Airlines Celebrated Living magazine. 
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards – Judged by top travel industry professionals, including Richard Bangs, executive producer and host of Richard Bangs' Quests; Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die; CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg; Bruce Beckham, former CEO of Tourism Cares; Rob Kwortnik, professor at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; and others.

    Eight Gold Magellan Awards:

    • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Restaurant Design: The Grill by Thomas Keller, Seabourn Ovation
    • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship - Suite Design: Luxurious Wintergarden Suites, Seabourn Ovation
    • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Atrium Design: Seabourn Ovation
    • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Entertainment: Exclusive Production Show: "An Evening with Tim Rice"
    • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Spa Design: Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, Seabourn Ovation
    • Cruise Marketing – Direct Mail - An Introduction to Seabourn Ovation
    • Cruise Marketing – Promotional Video – Experience the Seabourn Difference
    • Cruise – Overall – Loyalty Program: Seabourn Club

    Five Silver Magellan Awards:

    • Cruise – Overall - Education Program: Seabourn Academy
    • Cruise Marketing – Promotional Video – "Ventures by Seabourn" Video Series
    • Cruise – Expeditions – Itinerary: Innovative Extended Explorations
    • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Pool Design: Seabourn Ovation
    • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Entertainment: Seabourn Conversations

We are honored to be the world's finest luxury resort that just happens to be at sea. For more information, or to book one of our award-winning voyages, please contact a travel advisor, call Seabourn at (800) 929-9391 or visit