Seabourn vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared
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Lodging — 4.0
Transportation — 4.0
Meals — 4.0
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Very nice experience4.0 August 2016
I was provided with large varieties of food and also alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks were available. Towels, soap, lotion, and shampoos were also all available. Many diverse options were available to me and the other passengers. They did a very good job to make all opportunities helpful and fun for everyone. With everything including the food and drinks everything was a great value and I'm happy to have made the purchase and I would definitely do it again someday if given the great opportunity. The stay was very relaxing but also very fun with many diverse options of things to do so that no one would get bored or hungry. The stay was worth the money and it was a very nice experience.Read more
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Was Nice4.0 August 2016
It was nice but not enough for me to recommend. Some of the food was not satisfactory, but otherwise, this was a good one. One of the best I've been on. Cool, different than others. I did tell my sister she would like it and the activities. She would have a ton of fun. She said she might go. It was pretty good. I think I paid a very reasonable amount for this cruise. I was able to go with my whole family and we all got nice rooms. The rooms were always clean and we never ever found items missing like some cruises have. I have been on a cruise where someone took one of my belongings.Read more
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It was a wonderful experience.4.0 August 2016
Nice restaurant and food. Clean hallways and populated areas. Informative and helpful. Accommodations were comfortable and up-to-date. Lots of entertainment to choose from. Different day trips were offered. Each port we visited had options to choose from for what we wanted to do. The pool and ballrooms were exquisite. Package included meals. We were very pleased with the food, price was all-inclusive, and was well prepared and tasty. Very pleased with the value of the trip. Quality of stay was very good. Our rooms were spacious and well decorated. Had all amenities and staff was very polite. Felt relaxed and at ease. It was a wonderful experience.Read more
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Seattle-based Seabourn, founded in 1986 and a pioneer in luxury small-ship cruising, is now the most luxurious brand in the giant Carnival Corporation stable, and among the best lines in the cruise business.
What Makes Them Stand Out?
Among its itineraries, Seabourn features extended voyages of up to 89 days in different regions around the globe, stopping at a wide variety of ports that larger ships can’t always reach. Seabourn’s four “yachts,” as they call them, have one of the highest ratios of space per passenger in the industry, and a staff-to-passenger ratio of nearly one to one, also one of the best.
Who Travels With Them?
Mostly affluent couples in the 50-plus age range who want to see the world in comfort with like-minded fellow passengers.
Where Do They Operate?
Just about anywhere in the world with open seas, including all seven continents.
How Does It Work?
Seabourn’s rates, while high, include fine wines and spirits, and no tipping is expected. (Optional shore excursions, however, are extra.). All cabins aboard are suites, most with verandas, and maximum passenger capacities range from 450 to 600, which, in this age of mega-ships, qualifies as “small.” The atmosphere on board is “causal, relaxed elegance.”
Why Travel With Them?
If you can afford Seabourn and feel comfortable in the floating country club atmosphere, why not? Dining, accommodations, public areas, and service are top-notch.
A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.
What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?
These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.
They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.
The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.
Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.
While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.
They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style
Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.
Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.
Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?
If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.
All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.