Seabourn Honored with Nine 2015 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly

Seabourn Honored with Nine 2015 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:35am

CAMPAIGN: Recognition of our Efforts

CONTENT: Press Release

SEATTLE, October 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Seabourn, the leading small-ship, ultra-luxury cruise line, was honored with nine 2015 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly. Judged by an expert industry panel, the annual awards celebrate the best in travel and salute outstanding travel professionals.

The 2015 Magellan Awards honored Seabourn with five Gold Awards in the following categories:

  • Luxury Ship Entertainment for Seabourn Conversations program
  • Cruise Marketing for the line's promotional Antarctica video
  • Cruise Marketing for Seabourn Encore'sdedicated Microsite
  • Cruise Marketing for the line's UNESCO partnership
  • Cruise Marketing for the line's Multi-Product direct mail efforts 

Seabourn also received four Silver Magellan Awards including:

  • Overall Luxury Ship for Seabourn Quest
  • Overall Loyalty Program for Seabourn Club
  • Luxury Ship Suite Design for the line's signature Penthouse Spa Suites
  • Expedition Shore Excursions for Ventures by Seabourn™ 

"We are pleased to be recognized with so many awards across so many categories by Travel Weekly and the premier judging panel the magazine assembled for its 2015 Magellan Awards," said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. "As always, it is gratifying to see that our commitment to delivering innovative guest programming and an outstanding onboard product has been acknowledged, while our marketing efforts have also made an impact among industry professionals."

Judging for the 2015 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards was carried out by top industry experts including Nancy Novogrod, former Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure; CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg; Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die; Rob Kwortnik, a Professor at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and others.

Seabourn's intimate, all-suite ships have earned a myriad of honors over the years, including five awards as the "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice poll and six "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" awards from the readers of Travel + Leisure. In addition, Seabourn was recently honored with a Good Taste Award for "Finest Cruise Line Dining" by Saveur, and won "Best Boutique Cruise Line" from Cruise International.

Seabourn's intimate ships offer key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas; superb dining in a choice of venues; open bars throughout the ship; fine wines poured at lunch and dinner; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home onboard. The ships travel the globe throughout the year, sailing to many of the world's most desirable destinations, including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lesser-known ports and hideaways.

For more details about the award-winning Seabourn fleet, or to explore the worldwide selection of Seabourn cruising options, contact a professional travel advisor, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit

Notes to Editors:

Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world's top travel choices by professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.  Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for: 

  • Intimate ships with no more than 300 suites
  • Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
  • Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
  • Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views - many with verandas
  • Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
  • Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner  

Seabourn is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK and P&O Cruises Australia. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). It has formed a partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help protect World Heritage, and also supports the Ocean Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best practices for protecting the marine environment. 


Claire West