Seabourn "Yachts Of Seabourn" $1 Regular House
Last Update: 2023-03-21
Mold: H&C (RHC)
Collected By: A. J. Giametta
Seabourn Luxury Cruises, Wet Chips
Type: Luxury Ship
Ship names are… Legend, Odyssey, Pride, Quest, Sojourn and Spirit. The company refers to itself as "The Yachts of Seabourn. –A LEGACY OF SMALL SHIP LUXURY"
In 1986, cruising executives including Norwegian industrialist Atle Brynstad and veteran cruise line executive Warren S. Titus re-invented luxury cruising.
Their model was the casual, relaxed elegance previously available only to owners of the world’s most fabulous private yachts.
They commissioned the 10,000 GRT Seabourn Pride, an intimate ship nimble enough to visit both great cities and the picturesque harbors preferred by international yachtsmen. When Seabourn Pride was launched in 1988, the ship’s 208 guests enjoyed:
— Spacious all-suite accommodations with expansive views of the sea
— A variety of public spaces scaled intimately to encourage relaxed socializing
— A novel fold-out platform at the stern became a watersports Marina, turning the ship into a private beach resort.
Seabourn understood THE SERENE SENSATION OF MEMBERSHIP so guests came aboard not merely for transportation. Thus they were never considered passengers. Rather they were members of a select seagoing society, sharing travel together in a relaxed, club-like atmosphere in the spirit of easy-going hospitality.