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Cruises and Sailing

 January 24, 2001
Seabourn Sun World Cruise 2002 Brochure Released

 Seabourn Cruise Line has published a 42-page, full color brochure promoting Seabourn Sun's 2002 World Cruise. The attractive brochure is filled with complete details and stunning visual images of the ultra-luxury cruise ship's second around-the-world sojourn under the prestigious Seabourn banner.

"Seabourn Sun has captured the hearts of her guests over the past year," said Larry Pimentel, CTC, president and CEO of Seabourn Cruise Line. "With her magnificent Spa du Soleil, the superb golf program on board, and single-seating service of the cuisine lauded by Gourmet magazine, she is clearly the highest-quality ship in around-the-world service."

Long renowned as Royal Viking Sun, the 758-guest ship has maintained a large and loyal following after her $15 million refit in late 1999. Since her rededication, the ship has garnered rave reviews from journalists, travel agents and guests alike. Her first World Cruise following the refit, setting sail in January 2001, is a virtual sellout, as past guests and newly enthusiastic agents with eager clients scramble to be among the fortunate few who secure space on board.

The 2002 version will no doubt prove to be equally popular. Sailing from San Francisco on January 9, 2002, the cruise proceeds westward around the world ending at Fort Lauderdale on April 22, 2002. The voyage is being sold in segments from eight to 102 days in length, or guests can select any customized segment they prefer, based on legality, and simply embark and disembark where and when they like.

The Sun's World Cruise presents an itinerary filled with tantalizing accents to the classic world tour ports. Evocative names like Nuku'alofa, Noumea, Nha Trang and Yangon whet the appetites of intrepid explorers, as do Arabian Nights fantasies such as Muscat, Salalah and Dubai. Beirut and Tartous are also sure to enthrall eager world travelers. And even in chestnut destinations like Sydney, Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore, Seabourn fulfills its sterling reputation for delivering exceptional experiences and memorable moments ashore. Private visits to museums and galleries, cultural insights revealed through person-to-person meetings, and off-the-beaten-track adventures are Seabourn's stock in trade, and the company is famed for pioneering destination development that is often imitated but never equaled.

On board the global cruiser, life is very civilized indeed. The Seabourn style has been fully realized in this, the company's largest vessel. The trademark Scandinavian-style service is intuitive and anticipatory. Tipping is never expected by the highly trained European staff. Cuisine is of the finest, and served in a single seating in the ship's dining room. Alternative Italian cuisine is available nightly in the intimate Venezia Restaurant by reservation. Casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the indoor- outdoor Garden Cafe. Complimentary wines are poured with luncheons and dinners throughout the ship.

Entertainment is programmed for variety throughout the 102-day World Cruise. Extravagant revue performances are complemented by classical and popular musicians, cabaret performers, combos and an orchestra for dancing. For single women travelers, gallant Gentlemen Hosts are on hand for dancing, dining and excursions ashore. To broaden the mind and inspire the spirit, Seabourn's Dress Circle enrichment program brings luminaries from the worlds of government, science, entertainment and the arts aboard to share their insights and the guests' journey.

Fares for the full World Cruise range from $30,995 to $162,079 per person based on double occupancy and taking advantage of Seabourn's 20 percent BEST savings for early booking. Airfares are included between the ship and one of the 117 North American gateway cities based on the duration of the segment booked. Full World Cruise guests receive complimentary First Class airfare. Guests sailing on published segments of 43 to 90 days' duration receive complimentary Business Class airfare. Guests sailing for 42 or fewer days receive complimentary Economy Class airfare. Air allowances will be deducted from the cruise fares if guests prefer not to use the complimentary airfare.