11/5/06 Malaga to FLL

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#21
Mission Viejo, CA USA
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Hi Legendary November Crossers!

I received an email from my TA that she has received my final documents for the Legend 11/05/06 crossing from Seabourn. When I get those puppies in my hot little hand, I will then start to get excited!!!
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#22
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Just received our tickets today and was rather surprised they were in a cheap looking bowling ball bag which contained a plastic wallet. It was certainly nothing like the elegant presentation box in which we received our Amazon cruise tickets from Seabourn and the extremely elegant leather ticket holder in use today for every trip we take. I trust that this is not a precursor of a general overall decline in the Seabourn product.
#23
Mission Viejo, CA USA
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Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by bmwlover
Just received our tickets today and was rather surprised they were in a cheap looking bowling ball bag which contained a plastic wallet. It was certainly nothing like the elegant presentation box in which we received our Amazon cruise tickets from Seabourn and the extremely elegant leather ticket holder in use today for every trip we take. I trust that this is not a precursor of a general overall decline in the Seabourn product.
Bmwlover, I don't think so. Even if saving a little money on the documentation holders means the champagne, caviar, wait and service staff budgets all stay the same and still providing the expected level of Seabourn pampering service, then I am ok with that.

Seabourn and Tumi parted ways earlier this year. The Tumi document holders are very nice; however I never used them as they were too bulky. This crossing, my air carrier to Malaga, Lufthansa, only allows one carryon bag from the US and it cannot weigh more than 17.6 pounds (8 kg). So, I am keeping track of the contents to the ounce! Hence, to meet the maximum weight requirement, I can only take the bare-bones essentials for my 17 inch laptop, iPod and digital camera, and will have to give the heave-ho to the document wallet (but not my tickets!) and my telephoto converter lens.

Back OT. I agree with you that presentation is everything in selling a product or a meal. IMHO, as long as the onboard experience continues to be as good as it has been for me, then the change in the documentation wallet, luggage tags and how they are presented does not bother me.
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#24
Tampa
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Originally posted by PeaSea8ch

Back OT. I agree with you that presentation is everything in selling a product or a meal. IMHO, as long as the onboard experience continues to be as good as it has been for me, then the change in the documentation wallet, luggage tags and how they are presented does not bother me.
OTOH, while the Silver Box (cardboard) my docs came in for my Mar Silverseas cruise was very classy, it was all down hill from there once I hit the ship. You are so right, the onboard experience is what really counts.
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#25
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Joined Mar 2005
I usually toss the pleather doc cases the various "luxury" lines send as they are bulky and generally not useful for anything. I would be satisfied with online documentation and ticketing; as a trade-off, it would be nice if Seabourn included a coupon good for Seabourn T-shirt at the onboard boutique. This would be better public relations and advertising than the ticket holders.
#26
Along the Hudson River in NY
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Originally posted by xplrcrzn
I usually toss the pleather doc cases the various "luxury" lines send as they are bulky and generally not useful for anything. I would be satisfied with online documentation and ticketing; as a trade-off, it would be nice if Seabourn included a coupon good for Seabourn T-shirt at the onboard boutique. This would be better public relations and advertising than the ticket holders.
I agree 100 percent xplrcrzn! We have accumulated several of the pleather doc cases that are filed away and never to be seen again.
#27
Tampa
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Joined Jan 2005
IMHO Seabourn should do BOTH

They should have a first time cruiser package with the ticket holders etc, and for repeaters a coupon good for Seabourn T-shirt or something like that. I kept the nice ticket holder from RSSC just because it was a light brown. The black one from Silverseas I tossed the day I got it.
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#28
Philadelphia, PA
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>"We have accumulated several of the pleather doc cases that are filed away and never to be seen again."

I agree that after one nice one, the rest are superfluous. But, I use mine as filing systems, alloting one future cruise planning to each. That way as travel articles come up and spare Euros, I can tuck them in the appropriate one with the travel receipts, etc. I prefer the soft-sided one with a zipper pocket for foreign money. I am glad that the Tumi ones are gone and I am not keen on the new ones, either.

But I vote for some credit at the casino instead of a shirt. I would be tempted to use them in the slots, and who knows if I could stop, once hooked??

Jane
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#29
Mission Viejo, CA USA
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Legendary Crossers,
I have arrived in Malaga Thursday afternoon and waiting for me was an email from my TA dated Nov. 1 and sent 2:30 pm Miami time with my suite number. I was adssigned the same suite as last year so I am a happy sailor! Call or email your TA's or be surprised when you come onboard!

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