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Seabourn Legend



The Yachts of Seabourn History

Founded in 1986 by Norwegian investors intent on creating the most luxurious yacht-like cruise ships ever built, Seabourn gave berth to the elegant Seabourn Pride and Seabourn Spirit in 1988 and 1989. The Seabourn name immediately became synonymous with ultra-luxury. Despite relatively short history, Seabourn underwent significant machinations, briefly expanding with bigger, older ships, only to return to its yacht-like core - a move that has pleased passenger loyalists luxuriating in a preference for Seabourn’s original vision. Seabourn in 1996 acquired Seabourn Legend, a third identical sister, originally sailing as the Royal Viking Queen for the now defunct Royal Viking Line and subsequently as the Queen Odyssey for Royal Cruise Line, also gone. For the historical record, Carnival Corporation acquired 25 percent of Seabourn in 1991 and now holds a majority stake. In 1998, Carnival picked up Cunard Line for some $500 million and merged it with Seabourn, while keeping the two brands separate. A trio of Cunard ships became Seabourn vessels after extensive revamps. Royal Viking Sun was renamed Seabourn Sun and Cunard’s Sea Goddess I and Sea Goddess II were renamed Seabourn Goddess I and II. In 2001, Seabourn opted to return to its seagoing roots, operating the three original yacht-like jewels without distraction of attempts to meld larger, older ships into the ultra-luxury product framework. The Seabourn Goddesses 1 and II, once the Sea Goddesses, were sold back to their original Norwegian owner, now operating them as SeaDream 1 and II for the cushy SeaDream Yacht Club. Booming popularity of private verandas had left the relatively veranda-free Spirit, Pride and Legend (only six suites had them) at a competitive disadvantage. So Seabourn added French Balconies - sliding glass doors with small verandas - to 44 of the standard suites to create the Seabourn Balcony Suite category.

Fast Facts

Year entering service: acquired in 1996
Registry: Bahamian
Tonnage (GRT): 10,000
Cruising Speed: 16 knots
Capacity: 208
Decks: 6
Crew: 160
Officer Nationality: European
Cruise / Hotel Staff Nationality: International

About Gratuities
On the Yachts of Seabourn, gratuities are included in the fare, and tipping is neither required nor expected.

Disabled Access
Seabourn has limited facilities for guests in wheelchairs or for those with significant health problems. Medical problems or physical disabilities, which may call for treatment by the ship’s medical staff or for assistance during embarkation, must be brought to the line’s attention in advance.

Ship Features

The Dress Circle enrichment program on every cruise features leading personalities from music, theater, film, television, journalism, literature, history, geography, politics, food and wine.

Seabourn has developed a new culinary branch of the Dress Circle enrichment program called the 'Chefs' Circle'. Guest chefs will give cooking demonstrations on board and escort "Shopping with the Chef" excursions to local markets in port. Signature dishes from their repertoires will be featured on a Restaurant dinner menu one night during their cruises. Another signature dish will be featured one night in the casual Veranda Café indoor/outdoor alternative dining venue on board. The chefs will also meet passengers as part of the sociable, club-like atmosphere aboard the Seabourn Yachts.

Staterooms
Among 104 all ocean-view suites, all include a living area and bedroom, five-foot wide picture window or balcony and walk-in closet. Categories include Owner’s Suites, Double Suites, Classic Suites, Balcony Suites and Seabourn Suites.

Stateroom amenities
Suites have a refrigerator, television, VCR, radio and direct-dial telephone. Bathrobes, slippers, umbrellas, and hair dryers are provided for use on-board, and suites also have a stocked mini-bar, fresh fruit and flowers, stationery, shampoo, conditioner, designer soap and lotion.

Kid & Teen Stuff
Seabourn vessels do not have facilities, programs or counselors for youngsters.

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Life Aboard

Dining
The Restaurant aboard Seabourn Legend features an elegant open seating arrangement for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At lunch and dinner, complimentary wines from California, France, Chile or Italy are selected to enhance menus of the day. Wine stewards provide a list of premium vintages available at an additional charge. A non-smoking area, and following dinner, passengers enjoying pipes or cigars are accommodated in the Legend’s Midnight Sun Lounge. Complimentary room service is available 24-hours, and course-by-course en-suite dining can be arranged during restaurant hours.

Sports / Health / Fitness
Deck 7 has a Health Spa & Beauty Salon with whirlpools, steam rooms, a sauna and a gym/exercise area with a professional instructor offering assistance for all fitness levels. Passengers may indulge in massages, aromatherapy or facials, Deck 7 also has whirlpools, steam rooms, a sauna and gymnasium/exercise area, where a professional offers instruction for all fitness levels.

Casino
Seabourn Legend’s casino accommodates 20.

Bars
150-seat Sky Bar.

Other Facilities
Laundry & Dry Cleaning: Full laundry, pressing and dry-cleaning services are available on-board. Your suite attendant will take care of pick-up and delivery. Same-day service is available at a 50% surcharge if requested by 9 a.m. In addition, complimentary self-service launderettes with ironing facilities, washers, dryers and laundry soap are located Deck 4 port side.

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