Once again, Seabourn sailors revealed a deep knowledge of mythology and an effervescent spark of imagination in endeavoring to guess the name we have selected for our second new yacht when she is launched in 2010.
Taking Seabourn Odyssey as your clue, you obviously combed your Homer and broke out your Bullfinch in the search for possibilities, because we received a myriad of Iliads, a couple of Calypsos, a plethora of Pegasuses, a passel of Penelopes and the odd Olympia, Orpheus or Orion. Unable to shake the Greek connection, others submitted Halcyon, Aurora, Aphrodite, Ulysses, Trident, Argosy and Nereid. Turns out you were barking up the wrong olive tree.
Certain of you apparently figured a bit of flattery would do the trick, and passed along compliments such as Seabourn Sublime, Superb, Heaven, Serenity, Perfection and, in a classic touch of one-upmanship, Perfection Plus.
The name, just to put an end to the suspense, will be Seabourn Sojourn, which relates nicely to Odyssey, albeit in a completely different way than do the mythological references. The winner, whose name was drawn from a pool of 18 entrants who guessed the name correctly, is Ruth Berman of Lake Worth, Florida. Ms. Berman will be embarking on Seabourn Sojourn for a complimentary voyage for two departing in 2010 or 2011. Chances are good that nobody in the world will be awaiting the announcement of the schedule for Seabourn Sojourn next February more eagerly than the Berman household.
We want to thank all who entered the contest. We hope you had as much fun conjuring up your guesses as we had reading them. As always, there were some entries that we frankly found a bit puzzling. One gentleman, who may have been a bit behind in his reading, suggested that we name the second yacht Seabourn Odyssey. And then there were several flashes of brilliance that were inspired, but, shall we say, unusually wide of the mark. To wit: Seabourn Ginseng, Seabourn Vivacity, Seabourn Stingray and Seabourn Virility.
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