We already told you that Seabourn’s Destination Services department has grown to allow more types of services and accommodate the growing fleet with the addition of Seabourn Odyssey. Well, it didn’t take long for that investment to start paying dividends for Seabourn’s guests. This week they are announcing two new programs that Seabourn will offer in Venice, where Seabourn Odyssey will debut in June.
The first is a real boon to guests disembarking at Venice. Seabourn will be able to provide an added optional service called TravelClear that will smooth the process of getting through the terminal and the airport for homeward or onward flights. Guests who opt for TravelClear will first be pre-checked in while they are still on board the Seabourn yacht. When they disembark, they will be met by staff members who will secure and transport their luggage and escort the guests to the airport, where they will be met and led into a private check-in area to get their boarding passes, and then taken to a full-service VIP lounge to await the boarding call. Several team members have tried the service and they say it is unbelievably easy and restful, compared to the regular check-in process required even for premium class airline passengers.
The second extra Seabourn touch is for guests who are staying in Venice on a Seabourn hotel extension or Sail & Stay package before or after their cruises. Seabourn will be adding a brilliant little lagniappe called a Chorus Pass, that allows entry into any or all of the 16 churches in the city that hold many of Venice’s greatest treasures of religious art. Chorus calls these churches ”the greatest museum in the city” and it’s arguably true. Along with paid entry, the pass provides the names, the days and hours of opening and a map showing the location of each church, so guests can follow the path and discover not only great works of ecclesiastical art, but also the myriad unexpected delights that await the traveler in between. Just Seabourn’s way of saying Benvenuto a Venezia!