Seabourn, the leader in ultra-luxury ocean and expedition travel, celebrates another banner year after receiving 38 top travel industry awards and accolades from major consumer and travel publications in 2023.

Seabourn Sojourn In Alaska
Seabourn Sojourn In Alaska

Recognitions came from readers’ polls, discerning travel critics and editors, and expert travel partners who stay up to date with every new development in the travel industry.

The awards honoured many aspects of the Seabourn travel experience, including its expedition experiences, wellness, suites, culinary and entertainment, as well as the overall experience with accolades such as best luxury line, best expedition ship and more.

“I am so very proud of the entire Seabourn family, and these accolades are a testament to our shoreside and shipboard teams’ unwavering dedication to delivering the best travel experience at sea. These awards also reflect the voice of our guests and travel advisor partners, who have collectively expressed how we consistently provide unmatched ultra-luxury experiences,” said Natalya Leahy, president of Seabourn. “2023 was exceptional, with the successful launch of our second purpose-built, ultra-luxury expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit, and the continuous innovation of our onboard offerings and unparalleled dining options. As we head into 2024, we look forward to welcoming our extraordinary guests on board and creating unforgettable ‘Seabourn Moments’ when they sail with us.”

Seabourn Encore In Greece
Seabourn Encore In Greece

Over the years, they has consistently been rated as a top choice in the luxury travel segment.

The 2023 top awards and accolades include:

Travel Weekly 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Best Cruise Line: Under 1,000 Berths
  • Best Cruise Line: Antarctica

Forbes – Best Luxury Cruises of 2023

  • Best Small Ship Luxury Cruise – Seabourn Venture

Luxury Travel Advisor – Awards of Excellence

  • Best Cruise Line for Expedition Ships

TravelAge West – 2023 WAVE Awards

  • Best New Expedition Ship – Seabourn Venture

Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards

  • Best Small Ship Cruise Line

2023 Member Choice Awards

  • The Best Luxury Cruise Line

Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards

  • Best Luxury Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Line Spa (5th consecutive year)

Travel + Leisure – World’s Best Awards

  • Favourite Midsize-ship Ocean Cruise Lines of 2023 – Top 5
  • Favourite Small-ship Ocean Cruise Lines of 2023 – Top 5

Condé Nast Travel – Gold List

  • The Best Cruise Ships in the World: Seabourn Odyssey

Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Best Cruises in the World

  • Best Medium ships – Top 10
  • Best Small ships – Top 10
  • Best Expedition ships – Top 10

Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards (US & UK)

  • Best Cabins (Expedition Category): Seabourn Cruise Line

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Best Accommodations
  • Best Wellness Facilities

Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Best Small-size Ship – Gold
  • Best Expedition Ship – Silver
  • Best Ultra-luxury Ship – Silver
  • Best Cuisine – Silver

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

  • Cruise Elements- Luxury Ship- Entertainment – Gold
  • Cruise Marketing- Campaign- Advertising/Marketing – Gold
  • Cruise Marketing – TV Commercial – Silver

TravelPulse – Travvy Awards

  • Best Cruise Ship – Luxury – Seabourn Ovation – Silver
  • Best Cruise Line – Luxury – Silver
  • Best Cruise Line – Small (Under 500 Cabins) – Seabourn – Bronze
  • Best Cruise Ship – Expedition/Adventure – Seabourn Venture – Bronze

USA Today 10Best Awards

Puget Sound Business Journal

  • Women of Influence – Natalya Leahy, President

Wave Awards 2023

  • Best Luxury Ocean Cruise
  • Women in Cruise Awards – Lynn Narraway, Vice president of sales – UK and Europe 

Source: The M Collective

Images: ©2023 Seabourn Cruise Lines, Inc

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