June 4, 2011 marked the first anniversary of Seabourn Sojourn’s naming in London. Since the day corresponded to the welcome Gala Dinner on board this year, Captain Hamish Elliott decided to make celebration of it. We’ll let him tell it in his own words:
I’d like to share a few pictures with you for the Seabourn Signal. On June 4th, Seabourn Sojourn celebrated a year in service since her naming on June 4, 2010. As this coincided with the Welcome Gala on our current cruise I took the opportunity to present some of the crew who have been with the Seabourn Sojourn for the whole 12 months. We have well over 100 crew members who were present at the delivery and start-up of this ship, and these are the people who have really helped make Seabourn Sojourn what she is today – one of the finest ships afloat! Unfortunately, some were not able to attend as someone has to work! After a short film showing the construction of the ship, the crew was presented to huge applause in the Grand Salon. A toast was made to a successful first year and many more to come. We also had a birthday cake on display at the entrance to the main restaurant and special dessert featured on the menu. Finally, of course, as well as the crew, we have one very special passenger who was with us at the naming and is still going strong. Mrs. Alene Witzke was also mentioned and pictured with Hotel Manager Hubert Buelacher and myself. All pictures were taken by Paul Charlsey, our Personnel and Training Manager.