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An Incredible, Award-winning Year for Seabourn

We are thrilled to share that the 2018 travel awards season proved to be another incredible, award-winning year for Seabourn. We were honored to have received more than 35 top travel industry awards and distinctions including best in luxury and choice honors.

Seabourn received top honors in Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards annual survey where their discerning readers, voted us "Best Small Ship Cruise Line," a category we are proud to have dominated for many yearsIn addition, Seabourn was named "Best Boutique Cruising Experience" in American Airlines' Celebrated Living Platinum List Awards as well as "Best Luxury Ship – Seabourn Encore" and "Best Wellness Program" in Porthole Cruise Magazine's annual readers' poll.

Other awards and accolades from around the world include:

Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers' Travel Awards

  • Favourite Cruise Line (Small Ships)

Cruise Critic UK Editors' Picks Award

  • Best New Luxury Ship – Seabourn Ovation
  • Best Service (Luxury Category)

Cruise Critic U.S. Editors' Picks Award

  • Best Luxury Cruise Line
  • Best Service (Luxury Category)
  • Best for Solo Travelers (Luxury Category)

ITB Berlin 2018 Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards

  • Cruise Line of the Year

Recommend Readers' Choice Awards


  • Small Ship: Best Cruise Line


  • Ultra-Luxury: Best Cruise Line
  • Cuisine: Best Cruise Line

The British Cruise Awards

  • Best Luxury Cruise Line

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Gold Magellan Awards

  • Cruise Marketing – Direct Mail: An Introduction to Seabourn Ovation
  • Cruise – Overall – Loyalty Program: Seabourn Club Offers Valuable Benefits and Rewards to Loyal Guests
  • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Restaurant Design: The Grill by Thomas Keller
  • Cruise Marketing – Promotional Video: Experience the Seabourn Difference
  • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Atrium Design: Seabourn Ovation Features Exhilarating, Stunning Atrium
  • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Entertainment: Seabourn Features Exclusive Production Show in Partnership with Award-Winning Lyricist Sir Tim Rice
  • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Suite Design: Seabourn Ovation's Wintergarden Suites: Thoughtfully Designed and Tastefully Curated
  • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Spa Design: Spa & Wellness on Seabourn Ovation

Silver Magellan Awards

  • Cruise – Overall – Education Program: Seabourn Academy – Selling Luxury Travel
  • Cruise Marketing – Promotional Video: Seabourn Ventures by Seabourn Video Series Offers Inside Look to Exciting, Innovative Excursions
  • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Pool Design: Seabourn Ovation Pool Patio
  • Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Entertainment: Seabourn Conversations Features Distinguished Speakers and Onboard Enrichment
  • Cruise – Expeditions – Itinerary: Seabourn Creates Innovative Extended Explorations Itineraries

Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards

  • Best Cruise Line: Under 1,000 Berths

Travvy Awards

  • Best Cruise Ship – Luxury
  • Best Cruise Line – Expedition/Adventure

U.S. News & World Report Best Cruise Line Rankings

Gold Badge

  • Best Luxury Cruise Lines – Best Luxury Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean – Best Cruise Line

Silver Badge

  • Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean – Best Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Lines for Couples – Best Cruise Line

2018 UK Wave Awards

  • Best New Ship to Launch – Seabourn Encore

Thank you for helping us to receive so many of these wonderful awards and accolades. 

We are proud and grateful to consistently be rated top choice in travel by these prestigious publications, by you and your clients! It means a lot to all of us to have our talented crew and team recognized for all their hard work and professionalism and who remain committed to delivering exceptional and memorable Seabourn moments.

We look forward to welcoming guests on our award-winning, ultra-luxury ships in 2019. To find out more about our awards, please contact Seabourn Sales at 800.929.9595 or visit