The Yachts of Seabourn has issued an advance announcement highlighting the new worldwide itineraries that its fleet of award-winning, all-suite yachts will offer in 2011 and 2012. At the same time, the line announced a special promotion on the entire 2011 Europe and Asia schedule of voyages. The promotion, which begins when the cruises go on sale on March 23, features two-for-one cruise fares from $3,250 per person, and value-priced round-trip, add-on airfare from $699 for economy and from $2,299 for business class. The promotion continues for bookings made through June 30, 2010. The cruise itineraries can currently be viewed from a link on the “Plan a Cruise” section of the company’s website at www.seabourn.com or by clicking here.
“With the launch of Seabourn Quest in June 2011, our six intimate yachts will enable us to provide the unique, Seabourn yachting lifestyle to travelers anywhere they wish to explore, from the beaches of St. Tropez to the jungles of Borneo,” said Pamela C. Conover, Seabourn’s president & CEO. “From Iceland to Queensland and Beijing to Barcelona, you can travel the world, and travel it well, on a Seabourn yacht,” she said.
During the 15 months between January 2011 and April 2012, the ultra-luxury cruise line will offer its most extensive and diverse menu of itineraries ever, calling at a record 266 ports in 78 countries during 252 scheduled voyages visiting a wide variety of popular destinations and exotic locations across the world. Fares and details will be available on Seabourn’s website on March 23, and a lavishly illustrated catalogue will be published in April.
With the introduction of Seabourn Quest, Seabourn will complete its three-year fleet expansion, which has added three new vessels, allowing the line to offer more departures in more destinations, for longer seasons than ever before.
Sophisticated travelers continue to look to Seabourn for more exotic and unique destinations, and in 2011-2012, Seabourn will satisfy their appetites with visits to novel, far-flung ports in Africa, South America and Asia, such as Maputo, Mozambique; Port Stanley, Falkland Islands; and Bangaram in India’s Laccadive Islands.
New Yacht: Seabourn Quest
The new, ultra-luxury Seabourn Quest will launch June 20, 2011, with a 14-day Maiden Voyage from Barcelona to Athens. Quest’s maiden season will include seven-day Eastern Mediterranean cruises, operating alternately between Athens and Istanbul, and Venice and Athens, as well as a seven-day Black Sea voyage. On January 5, 2012, Quest begins a 109-day World Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice on a unique eastbound course via South America, South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.
In 2011-2012, Seabourn returns to Canada and New England with a series of nine-day Autumn Maritime cruises aboard Seabourn Sojourn, which will include the yacht’s maiden call to New York. Sojourn will also operate a series of six 14-day Patagonian Passage voyages to the picturesque Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands between Valparaiso, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Seabourn Pride remains in Asia for a second season of year-round exotic cruises to major destinations such as Japan, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan. New for 2011, Pride will operate a series of new 12-day cruises between Singapore and Bali with calls to exotic ports in Borneo, Sulawesi and Java.
In early 2012, Seabourn Legend will be based in the Arabian Sea and offer Indian Oceans Delight with stops to Oman’s capital city of Muscat, also known as “Arabia’s jewel,” and the vibrant city of Mumbai, India. Other new itineraries include a 60-day Stars of the Southern Cross cruise round trip from Los Angeles to French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii aboard Seabourn Odyssey; new seven-day St. Petersburg & the Baltic cruises between Copenhagen and Stockholm aboard Sojourn; week-long Gems of the Adriatic and Dalmatian Discoveries cruises round trip from Venice aboard Seabourn Spirit; an 18-day Path of the Vikings transatlantic voyage from Dover to Quebec, and a 12-day Canada & Colonial Autumn voyage from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale aboard Sojourn.
New, Exotic Ports of Call
Seabourn’s record number of port visits in 2011-2012 will include more than 50 destinations that are either maiden calls or ports that the cruise line has not visited in years. New ports include Bangaram (Laccadive Islands), and Porbandar,India; Matarani, Peru; Brindisi, Italy; Burnie (Tasmania), Australia; Cape Town, South Africa; Chan May, Vietnam; Constantza, Romania; Pointe des Galets, Reunion; Doha, Qatar; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Port Louis, Mauritius; Fanning Island, Republic of Kiribati; Port Stanley, Falkland Islands; Gili Sudak Island and Waikelo, Sumba, Indonesia; Qaqortoq, Greenland; Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi; St. Helena, United Kingdom; Karimunjawa Island, Indonesia; Sur and Khasab, Oman; Manama, Bahrain; Maputo, Mozambique; and Walvis Bay, Namibia.
New Seabourn Journeys
In 2011-2012, Seabourn will offer two new Seabourn Journeys, fully-escorted packages for guests wishing to extend their stays on land. A new three-night pre- or post-cruise Journey from Sydney, Australia, provides an in-depth exploration of the Australian Outback, including a sunset camel safari to a bush barbecue and visits to the breathtaking scenic wonders, the Olgas and Uluru, the largest monolith on earth also known as Ayers Rock. Also new is a five-night pre- or post-cruise wildlife safari Journey from Cape Town, South Africa to the Singita Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.