Seabourn Spirit Again Tops Conde Nast Traveler Poll

Yacht-Like Ship Earns Perfect Scores for Itineraries, Service, Value

MIAMI, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ — The intimate, all-suite Seabourn Spirit is once again the highest-rated cruise ship in the world in the 2005 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Poll. The ultra luxury ship was awarded the same title in the 2003 poll. Spirit’s overall score of 97.7 was bolstered by perfect scores of 100 in the categories of “Itineraries” and “Crew/Service.” In addition, the magazine’s readers rated the ship’s value as “Excellent.”

Spirit’s identical sisters, Seabourn Pride and Seabourn Legend, shared the spotlight with admirable scores in their own rights. Pride earned a perfect 100 for “Crew/Service” and Legend took the top spot in the small ship category for “Food/Dining,” barely edging ahead of second-place Spirit by two-tenths of a point.

“We are very proud of the recognition our ships’ staffs have earned from the readers of Conde Nast Traveler,” said Deborah L. Natansohn, Seabourn’s president. “We concentrate on the guests’ experience, and on delivering service, style and value,” she continued. “That’s clearly what Conde Nast Traveler’s readers appreciate.”

The latest win is added to a list of honors the ultra luxury line has received in the past months. Seabourn was the highest-rated cruise line in a recent Luxury Poll of readers of Departures, a travel magazine published exclusively for American Express Platinum and Centurion cardmembers. The line also scored overseas, taking top honors from the readers of the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph and the Swiss Travel Star Gold award, based on a survey of Swiss travel agencies. In addition, Seabourn earned the coveted Five Star Diamond Award from the American Institute of Hospitality Sciences for the eleventh consecutive year.

The three ships, carrying just 208 guests each, perennially occupy the upper ranks of ratings in guidebooks, newspapers, magazines and other publications.

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