Seabourn is an expert in sailing Alaska. Credit: Seabourn

Three reasons to choose Seabourn to cruise Alaska

Author: Lucy Abbott

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Discover the extraordinary Seabourn difference and sail to Alaska, brimming with wildlife and scenery like nowhere else in the world

The Seabourn experience is unlike any other form of travel. It is the perfect fusion of luxurious yet relaxed, elegant yet casual and sumptuous yet understated.

Of course, there are many ways to visit Alaska but only Seabourn offers the combination of immersive, expedition-style adventure and unmatched, ultra-luxury amenities.

Speaking of amenities, the stunning resorts at sea offer the perfect blend of relaxed elegance, impeccable service, all-suite accommodation, exquisite cuisine and highly personalised destination experiences.

So read on to discover three of many reasons why Seabourn excels on their Alaska sailings…

Enjoy exciting, adventurous optional activities that are expertly planned. Credit: Seabourn

1. Ventures by Seabourn

Do you find yourself relishing the opportunity to engage with destinations in a more interactive, experiential and participatory way?

Seabourn has the answer – Ventures by Seabourn (extra cost).

This will provide these you with exciting, adventurous optional activities that are expertly planned, professionally operated and escorted by skilled and knowledgeable expert guides.

And the best thing? They launch directly from the ship. Just picture it – kayaking with the expedition team guides through tranquil fjords, watching for wildlife along forested shores. Or paddle between towering icebergs and in the milky meltwater at the foot of shining glaciers.

In most destinations, for those who prefer to simply ride instead of paddle, the Expedition Team can take them on a scenic Zodiac tour. These marvellous boats are great for scenic eye-level cruising in fjords, along rivers and towering glaciers.

Ventures by Seabourn is focused on enabling you to experience nature up close in a way that is unique and exciting – there are also Ventures by Seabourn optional excursions designed to accommodate a wide variety of abilities.

Highlights include kayaking amongst icebergs and remote islands, Zodiac tours to glaciers and waterfalls and admiring the Misty Fjords by Zodiac.

And what a glorious way to see the fjords from Zodiac. You’ll travel to the most remote part of Misty Fjords national monument by Zodiac – said by explorer John Muir to be among the most beautiful places to ever be seen.

The all-inclusive lifestyle also makes Seabourn a very social place to be. Credit: Seabourn

2. The Seabourn all-inclusive difference

Sink into the feeling of an unhurried seven to 14-day itinerary, allowing for a more in-depth and immersive experience to places where larger ships cannot follow.

You can also enjoy regionally inspired cuisine using local seasonal produce and seafood. Enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres while sailing through the chilling Alaskan backdrop during an exclusive Caviar on the Ice activity.

Open bars and lounges alongside ample deck space, sparkling pools and the pampering delights of the Spa at Seabourn always welcome you.

The all-inclusive lifestyle also makes Seabourn a very social place to be, from champagne on deck to cocktails in The Club, that include exclusive fine craft cocktails.

And when you aren’t indulging in cuisine, you can get on deck for frequent opportunities for wildlife sightings from the ship and shore. Pop your Seabourn All-Weather Jacket on and use your complimentary (for use onboard!) high precision, long-range Swarovski Optik binoculars.

On select cruises, Seabourn will augment the onboard staff with a veteran Expedition Team of naturalists, scientists, photographers and other experts to enhance and broaden the destination experiences.

Onboard lectures, seminars and presentations by this team of experts add insights on regional wildlife, natural and cultural history, geography and other topics.

During scenic cruising, expedition team members circulate on deck and in observation lounges, highlighting the sights with top-of-the-line Swarovski binoculars.

Seabourn’s accommodation features a spacious private veranda in nearly all the luxuriously appointed suites.

Designed to accommodate just 458-guests in all-suite comfort, Seabourn Quest’s intimate proportions means that the ship can nimbly access some of Alaska’s most remote spots in the ultimate style.

Sail the stunning Inian Islands with Seabourn. Credit: Seabourn

3. Tailored itineraries

Starting 16 May 2025, Seabourn Quest will sail to Alaska and British Columbia during summer with a series of seven and 14-day voyages.

The ship will offer eleven seven-day voyages between Vancouver and Juneau, or you can combine these for a convenient 14-night roundtrip Vancouver adventure with no repeat ports.

These itineraries are custom designed to offer iconic Alaskan ports and scenery such as Glacier Bay National Park combined with rarely visited hidden gems like Alert Bay, British Columbia or the stunning Inian Islands.

All itineraries will feature optional Ventures by Seabourn excursions featuring kayaking, Zodiac cruising, and hiking outings.

Stand out ports of call include Ketchikan, famous for its colourful totem poles, rainy skies, steep–as–San Francisco streets, and lush island setting.

For more information visit or call your travel professional or Seabourn on 0344 338 8615.

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About Lucy Abbott

Lucy is a cruise journalist who has sailed on a variety of ships, from expedition to river – with her favourite being expedition cruising.

Lucy is interested in new sustainable ways to cruise as well as how cruising is becoming accessible for all.

She works together with Kaye Holland to keep the World of Cruising website up to date with all the latest cruise news.