Seabourn: A New Type of Luxury – Guest post by Lindsey Epperly
June 15th, 2011

To keep my blog fresh, I like to include the perspective, travel adventures and stories of other travel professionals. This guest blog was written by Lindsey Epperly, who I met through the strong travel industry community on twitter. A month or so back, Lindsey reached out to me with a travel question and we soon began emailing back and forth about the industry and our experiences. I was so impressed with her enthusiasm and motivation that I asked her to do a guest blog post. This blog features Lindsey’s recent cruise on the Yachts of Seabourn. Not traditionally a cruiser? That’s ok – keep reading. This post turns the traditional image of cruising on its head. Thanks to Lindsey for allowing us to share this!


When I was six years old, my parents opened a travel agency that focused solely on cruises. By the time I was eight, I was the most well-cruised third grader in my class with a photo collection of every mass market liner available. I never realized that there was something more beyond buffets and towel animals. Years later, I discovered the luxury of the smaller, yachting-style cruise lines. Specifically, the Yachts of Seabourn.

I was a little nervous before boarding the Seabourn Legend, especially at my age. I was 21 at the time and concerned if there would be enough for me to do. For most 21 year olds, the answer is no – there are no bellyflop competitions or dance clubs on board. However, for anyone with a refined taste in travel, there is plenty to experience From exploring the unique ports of call to attending cooking demonstrations, luxury travel enthusiasts will find themselves right at home, just as I did.

Since Seabourn is an all-inclusive cruise line, guests are completely relaxed lounging by the pool and sipping as many homemade piña coladas as desired. Wine connoisseurs can sample flavors from across the globe without stressing over a bar tab at the end of their trip. On the Legend, guests have the main dining area and a specialty restaurant to choose from, both of which provide an array of options. he food prepared on board is honestly the best I’ve ever tasted – I still crave the slow-roasted chateaubriand and the truffle-infused chicken. All of the meals are fresh and there’s plenty to choose from; even if a favorite dish is not on the menu, one hint to the server and it’ll be there the next day.

Seabourn prides itself in a level of service that goes above and beyond. Guests should also expect to be greeted by name after the first day, to be pampered with fruit kabobs and cool towels on the pool deck, and to be escorted to their seats and waited on for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I became such good friends with many of the servers, cruise staff, and even the chef that I still keep in touch with them through e-mail and Facebook!


However, guests can certainly be as active or relaxed in their cruise as they desire. If a couple longs to retreat and spend time solely with one another, they can enjoy the serenity of each other’s company from anywhere onboard the ship. On the other hand, if cruisers desire making new friends, Seabourn does a number of things to foster that environment, like setting up large dinner tables to introduce travelers or hosting deck parties for mixing and mingling.

In any case, whether it’s a small yacht or large ship, a cruise is a personal experience to each and every guest. Traveling with the Yachts of Seabourn will provide that individualized attention and unique cruising experience to young and old. The company does not limit itself to age or interest, it simply provides the highest standard of service, food, and accommodation to those passionate about luxury travel.


Lindsey Epperly is a luxury travel consultant out of Columbus, GA who specializes in romance and couples travel. She was a top 30 Under 30 for 2010-2011 and enjoys traveling to “test out products.” She shares her experience on her personal travel blog, In Transit.


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