Cruising.Q. How are you getting the word out that you’re here and people should feel free to let you know what they think?
They do. Part of it is to reach out to our existing guests, because they are our most loyal clientele and generally I’ve already had emails from past guests welcoming me to the SeaDream family, which is so nice, and giving me their input. So it’s really reaching out to them and through them trying to reach out to their friends and social circle. And again, reaching out to people like them so we have the profile of what our typical guest is. And also reaching out to the travel agent community; they’re a critical distribution channel for us.Q. Is there anything that you want SeaDream to be doing a lot more of or any direction that you’d like to be emphasizing more?
I think that one of the things that is increasing in popularity is people chartering the whole yacht. And the reason, I think, that that’s increasing is because there’s a lot more focus on generational travel and family and milestones. So we see more individuals chartering a ship for sometimes weddings, sometimes what we call milestone birthdays, anniversaries....It’s just an emotional experience that you can’t really beat or replicate and I think people are realizing that to do something like that really creates the lasting memories that people are sort of yearning for today.
So we do see that increasing and I would like to see a lot more of that because I think there are people out there who don’t realize that, I mean, 56 suites is not a very big group and it’s an ideal intimate group, and so I think that’s a great opportunity for people.