Enhanced Afternoon Tea Experience

Seabourn, one of our favourite Ultra-Luxury Cruise Lines, is enhancing its already prestigious Afternoon Tea Service across its entire fleet of ships. For some years Seabourn has offered a unique Afternoon tea Service to its guests as part of their all-inclusive cruise fare. Serving Teas from around the world, those who love Seabourn ships have been abale to enjoy this exceptional experience. 

The crucial new element of Seabourn’s Afternoon Tea Service is the line’s addition of the finest luxury tea brand TWG Tea.

Established in Singapore in 2008, TWG Tea (which stands for The Wellbeing Group) offers a most extensive collection of over 800 different single-estate, exceptional harvest, and exclusive tea blends from renowned tea estates in every tea-producing region around the globe.

TWG Tea products are sold through the company’s outlets as well as in upscale retailers such as Harrods Knightsbridge, Feinkost Kafer and El Corte Ingles.

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We are always looking at ways to improve the Seabourn cruise experience for our guests. Our new Afternoon Tea Service does just that. New guests will be delightfully surprised while returning guests already familiar with our tea traditions will be impressed with the upgrades we’ve made to brighten their afternoons.

Gerald Mosslinger

Vice president of Hotel Operations and Onboard Revenue, Seabourn Cruise Line

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Afternoon Tea is a traditional British tea service served at 4 p.m. between lunch and dinner, focused on serving light fare that includes scones, finger sandwiches, jam and marmalade. With roots going back for generations, history says that Afternoon Tea dates back to the mid-1800s and the Duchess of Bedford. At the time, kerosene lamps in wealthier homes helped usher in a late dinner, often served around 8 or 9 p.m., leaving people of the era, including the Duchess, feeling a bit hungry between meals. She decided to regularly invite friends over for tea and a selection of snacks during the late afternoon.

The idea of Afternoon Tea eventually spread across society, growing into a social occasion that continues to draw people together for an interesting conversation to the day.

Seabourn’s enhanced Afternoon Tea Service is now being offered across the Seabourn fleet, with the TWG brand implementation ongoing and expected to be fully operational in the coming weeks.

 

Afternoon Tea is a traditional British tea service served at 4 p.m. between lunch and dinner, focused on serving light fare that includes scones, finger sandwiches, jam and marmalade. With roots going back for generations, history says that Afternoon Tea dates back to the mid-1800s and the Duchess of Bedford. At the time, kerosene lamps in wealthier homes helped usher in a late dinner, often served around 8 or 9 p.m., leaving people of the era, including the Duchess, feeling a bit hungry between meals. She decided to regularly invite friends over for tea and a selection of snacks during the late afternoon.

The idea of Afternoon Tea eventually spread across society, growing into a social occasion that continues to draw people together for an interesting conversation to the day.

Seabourn’s enhanced Afternoon Tea Service is now being offered across the Seabourn fleet, with the TWG brand implementation ongoing and expected to be fully operational in the coming weeks. 

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 High Tea

Seabourn’s High Tea, a variation on Afternoon Tea, is offered on select afternoons with formal white-glove service and live cooking features or themed menu options. High Tea themes may include The “Viennese” High Tea with Applestrudel or The “Parisian” High Tea with Crêpes Suzette. Additionally The “Venetian” High Tea with Zabaione, and The “Royal” High Tea with English Triffle, which will typically feature more substantial food items than the Afternoon Tea service. Live piano music also accompanies the High Tea experience.

Seabourn Innovative Offerings

Regular guests of Seabourn continue to find a number of innovative offerings and programs, including partnerships with a select group of companies and individuals whose dedication to superior quality, exceptional service and consistent customer satisfaction matches Seabourn.

Such programs include ‘An Evening with Tim Rice’, the new evening entertainment experience created exclusively for the line in association with Belinda King Creative Productions; ‘Shopping with the Chef’ excursions in select ports, with an expert Seabourn chef as guide to learn about regional markets and see how the freshest ingredients are selected.

Seabourn Conversations’ with special guest speaker including knowledgeable historians, naturalists, marine biologists, destination experts and more; Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, offering guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being; and The Grill by Thomas Keller, reminiscent of the classic American restaurant from the 50’s and 60’s.

Exclusive to Seabourn, The Grill is a unique culinary concept for Chef Keller, focusing on updated versions of iconic dishes. Guests will be treated to table-side preparations of Caesar salad and ice cream sundaes, as well as a range of other favourites like premium steaks, whole roasted chicken, and Lobster Thermidor, presented à la carte.

Helpful Hint

From expereince we have found that Afternoon Tea on Seabourn Cruise ships always proves to be a popular experience and it is a good idea to arrive early to ensure the best tables