Seabourn Announces Schedules for Fall 2015 and Early 2016
Posted July 29th, 2014
SEATTLE, July 28, 2014 - Seabourn has announced an exciting schedule of cruises for fall 2015 and winter/spring 2016, featuring more than 70 departures of 10 to 97 days in length. The three intimate, award-winning ships, Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest, will comprise the newest, most modern ultra-luxury fleet in the industry when it sails to exotic locales on all seven continents
The schedule includes 25 destinations that are either maiden calls or ports that the cruise line has not visited in years. Among the notable additions are visits to South Korea, China and Japan aboard Seabourn Sojourn, as well as the South Pacific Isles on Seabourn Odyssey. Perennial favourites such as Antarctica, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Arabia, Canada/New England, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean will also be offered. In addition, the schedule includes visits to destinations featuring shore excursions to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
“From the historic and culturally-rich destinations in Asia to the ’white continent’ of Antarctica, our ships will sail to many of the most desirable and exotic locales in the world,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “We’re proud to be visiting so many ports with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and through our partnership with UNESCO, our guests will have opportunities to gain privileged insights into these unique cultural and natural places.”
Seabourn Sojourn will offer a variety of exciting voyages in the Far East in late 2015 and early 2016. Its Asia season begins with a 14-day voyage roundtrip from Singapore to Malaysia & Myanmar, where the ship will stay in Yangon (Rangoon) for three days to allow ample time for guests to explore the amazing city and the 2,000-plus temples at Bagan and the fabled city of Mandalay. Seabourn Sojourn’s 2015 holiday cruise will be one of the line’s most popular itineraries, a 14-day Vietnam & Thailand voyage from Singapore to Hong Kong, which includes Christmas Day in Cambodia (Angkor Wat) and New Year’s Day in Halong Bay. Other highlights include visits to a bevy of islands in the Philippine Archipelago and a 21-day round-trip from Hong Kong to Korea, China and Japan.
Seabourn Odyssey will offer four 12-day voyages sailing round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale to the “Uncommon Caribbean.” The line’s only Caribbean voyages of the season, these cruises offer the ideal opportunity for guests to experience the line’s signature “Caviar in the Surf” beach barbecue events. Following a 20-day Holiday Panama Canal voyage from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles, Seabourn Odyssey will sail a 77-day circumnavigation around the South Pacific, visiting a string of exotic isles, including French Polynesia, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, and Hawaii, as well as New Zealand and Australia.
Seabourn Quest begins the fall season exploring the splendour of North America’s northeast seaboard with a series of 10-day Canadian Maritimes & New England voyages featuring an overnight in QuÃ©bec City. The ship then heads down the Atlantic coast to the Amazon and then along the Brazilian coast to arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to start its third season in Antarctica & Patagonia. The four 21- to 24-day voyages will sail between ValparaÃso, Chile and Buenos Aires, and include six days of cruising and complimentary landings on the Antarctic Continent.
Seabourn’s award-winning ships circle the globe throughout the year, sailing to the world’s most desirable destinations at their peak seasons including marquee cities and lesser-known yachting harbours and hideaways that few travellers ever see. Remarkably all-inclusive fares offer tremendous value for one of the world’s finest travel experiences.