I have been waiting for Seabourn to announce what I have been hearing from within, but have not been able to publicly report for lack of Seabourn's overt endorsement, but now I can...and it is great news for all of you who have been wondering what the effect of the move to Seattle will have on Seabourn's ship.
Today Seabourn, in the strongest possible words, has announced that nothing will change. I have highlighted the most important words:
"For our guests, the award-winning Seabourn onboard experience will not change in any way. Guests will still experience the superlative service of our same onboard staff and the professional and personal attention of our dedicated officers. Seabourn will continue to be the ultra-luxury line our guests have voted the World’s Best, delivering everything you expect and more. Quite simply, no aspect of your experience will change –not our ships, not our officers or crew, not our world-renowned cruise vacations. The headquarters move will enhance the shoreside support areas of our organization, enabling us to focus more attention on what matters most: our guests."
As I have been saying, the move is related to back-office and marketing; not the onboard product.