Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Seabourn Sojourn Visits Cruiseport Gloucester Oct 23, 2013

650' Seabourn Sojourn Visits 
Cruiseport Gloucester
Today we welcomed 423 guests to our facility at Cruiseport Gloucester. They arrived at 7AM this morning aboard the Seabourn Sojourn of the Holland America Line. They anchored in the harbor and were tendered into our dock. Many passengers (upwards of 320) were shuttled around Cape Ann on the CATA Trolley. Everyone came back raving about how wonderful it was to visit Gloucester and Rockport. Many passengers were from Australia and British Isles as well a large American contingent. They weighed anchor at 5PM sailing for Charleston. S.C., then on to Fort Lauderdale and eventually the Bahamas. 
Thank-You for Visiting Us! What a Pleasure having you in Gloucester, MA!

The second of Seabourn’s new class of ships, Seabourn Sojourn, was also built at T. Mariotti yard in Genoa. Her debut was on June 6, 2010 in the middle of the River Thames in London. Seabourn Sojourn’s godmother was the English fashion icon and actress Twiggy. Like her sisters, Seabourn Sojourn enchants her guests with an array of public areas scaled to encourage a relaxed sociability. One of the most unusual features of Seabourn Sojourn and her sisters is Seabourn Square, an ingenious “living room” that replaces the traditional cruise ship lobby with a welcoming lounge filled with easy chairs, sofas and cocktail tables. An enclave in its center houses knowledgeable concierges discreetly seated at individual desks, ready to handle all sorts of business or give advice and information. The ship’s shops are conveniently located just off the Square and it has its own open terrace aft. The Spa at Seabourn is the largest on any ultra-luxury ship, 11,400 square feet encompassing indoor and outdoor space over two decks. A variety of open terraces are scattered over seven decks, offering places to gather with a few friends or spend an isolated hour with a book. Seabourn Sojourn offers six whirlpools and two swimming pools, including the Pool Patio, with a pair of large whirlpool spas and a “beach” style pool, a casual Patio Grill and the Patio Bar. On the sun deck above sits Seabourn’s popular open-air Sky Bar. High atop Deck 11 is a Sun Terrace with 36 tiered double sun beds. Just aft of that is The Retreat, with shuffleboard courts and a nine-hole putting green. The panoramic Observation Bar on Deck 10 offers 270? forward views over the sea. The Club is a lively spot for dancing before and after dinner, while the larger Grand Salon is used for dancing as well as lectures, production vocal shows, cabaret performances and classical recitals.

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