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Seabourn

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Seabourn, known for its all-inclusive luxury ships, is entering the expedition market with the new Seabourn Venture, due to launch in 2022. Accommodating 264 guests, the ship will be equipped with two submarines, each of them - this being Seabourn - equipped with a champagne cooler. A sister ship, Seabourn Pursuit, will be added the following year, bringing the fleet up to seven. The line is known for its tradition of uniformed crew wading into the surf on private beaches to serve guests champagne and caviar on surfboards. its ships also carry a marina of pleasure craft.

Why choose this cruise line?

Sailing with Seabourn is an ultra-luxurious affair, from its elegant interiors, large cabins, ocean-view suites and pristine public spaces through to its facilities like spas, wellness centres, libraries, card rooms, not to mention smiling suite stewards on hand to offer champagne and canapes, draw you a bath and assist with any special requests.

Seabourn is also one of the few cruise lines to be a member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious gastronomic societies. Dining onboard is all-included and guests can choose from the likes of sushi, two lavish buffets (one al fresco), a gourmet tasting experience and the speciality The Grill by Thomas Keller.

The cruise line is also the official partner of Unesco, working with them to promote sustainable tourism and take passengers deeper into destinations. Seabourn has more than 470 Unesco tours in more than 70 countries, making it the perfect cruise line for landscape and history lovers.

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Cruising with Seabourn

Seabourn offers a six-star cruise experience, from the décor, interiors and facilities of its ships and the all-inclusive dining offering, through to tailored excursions and the exclusive destinations it sails.

The style of cruising is very much about relaxation, destination immersion and indulgence, and passengers should expect a calm sailing where days are spent on land, relaxing in the spa, playing cards or listening to a guest lecturer – so don’t expect raucous entertainment and children’s zones.

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Who should travel with Seabourn

Seabourn attracts a sophisticated, mature and discerning clientele, with its high prices and level of luxury of its ships and experience. The cruise line best suits those looking for a superlative cruise experience, who want a near all-inclusive offering and the feeling of sailing in an elegant, modern floating hotel.

Most passengers are in their 50s and above and you’ll find lots of retired couples on board and friends travelling together. With this in mind, the atmosphere onboard is calm, relaxed and focused on relaxation and enjoying the destination.

Teens and children are welcomed on board, though bear in mind Seabourn doesn’t have any children’s programmes, and the cruise line often runs deals aimed at solo travellers.

Seabourn Venture is a new ship built to experience the very best in expedition cruising. Credit: Seabourn

Adventure Cruising with Seabourn Venture

Launched in December 2021, Seabourn's ultra-luxury PC6 Ice-class expedition cruise ship, Seabourn Venture. Seabourn Venture is a new ship built to experience the very best in expedition cruising to its intrepid travellers.

Guests onboard have the opportunity for experiences only rarely offered with Venture's two submarines, 24 zodiacs and a fleet of kayaks allowing guests to explore like never before. With itineraries ranging from the Arctic North to the Antarctic, explorations of the Amazon and South Pacific Islands, this is an experience not to be missed.

Seabourn Dining

Seabourn's award-winning cuisine utilises the freshest and most authentic recipes and ingredients, infused with regional flavours, prepared by a lineup of highly skilled chefs.

Each Seabourn ship offers a variety of dining options onboard, adopting for the most part an open-seating arrangement. Inviting you to dine where, when and with whom you wish. You can even enjoy a meal in your suite or on your veranda!

All food and drink, including fine wines with meals, are included in the fare, and passengers can choose from sushi through to prime cuts of meat at The Grill by Thomas Keller – Seabourn’s most famed culinary partnership.

An appealing choice of venus:

The Grill By Thomas Keller - An American inspired 50s, 60s styled eatery The Grill focuses on updated versions of iconic dishes.

Sushi - Skilled chefs create exquisite sushi before your eyes for a delightfully visual lunch or dinner experience.

The Restaurant - Gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere.

The Colonnade - A casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating options, styling an open kitchen design where you can see your food being prepared. Served either as a lavish buffet or table service.

The Patio - A casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating options, styling an open kitchen design where you can see your food being prepared. Served either as a lavish buffet or table service.

Earth & Ocean - Chefs create fresh inventive dishes from around the world to enjoy in a relaxed setting under the stars.

In-Suite Dining - Around the clock for service to your suite. Enjoy dinner from the restaurant menu, served for you to enjoy either in your suite or out on the verandah.

The Colonnade is a casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating options. Credit: Seabourn

Seabourn Entertainment

Despite being destination and relaxation focused, Seabourn still offers great entertainment, with a casino and small onboard theatres showcasing productions like Seabourn’s exclusive ‘An Evening with Tim Rice’.

Seabourn ships offer delightful activities and diversions to maximise passengers entertainment and relaxation. whether it be a workout at the gym or a massage at the spa Seabourn has the facilities to optimise your physical and mental well-being. Otherwise, if your looking for fun and a bit of thrill, the 9 hole putting course or Casino may be more your thing.

Onboard entertainment includes:

9 Hole putting course - Refine the edges around your short game on the green.

Casino - Relax and test the odds on various mechanical games or pit your skills against personable, professional dealers at blackjack or poker tables.

An evening with Tim Rice - A concert-style presentation narrated via video by Rice to highlight some of his most loved work.

Grand Salon - Live music for dancing before dinner gives way to vocal production shows, cabaret performances, comedy, and classical recitals.

Seabourn Conversations - Conversations and talks with a number of interesting and accomplished individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and industries.

Spa and Wellness with Dr Andrew Weil - A holistic spa and well-being experience.

Seabourn guests can enjoy a round of golf on the 9 hole putting course. Credit: Seabourn

Seabourn Cabins

Offering award-winning "over the top" suites, Seabourn Cruises are the definition of "premium luxury". From personal suite hosts to spacious marble bathrooms each Seabourn suite is designed with comfort and luxury at its heart.

Wintergarden Suite - 989 sq. ft. of inside space + a 197 sq. ft. veranda with large windows, dining for six, whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, convertible sofa bed for one, pantry with wet bar, glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed, two closets and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service.

Signature Suite - 859 sq. ft. of inside space + 493 sq. ft. veranda with xpansive ocean views, forward-facing windows, dining for four to six, bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, pantry with wet bar, and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service.

Owners Suite - 526 & 593 of sq. ft. inside space + a veranda of 133 & 354 sq. ft. with expansive ocean views, forward-facing windows, dining for four to six, bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, pantry with wet bar, and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service.

Penthouse Spa Suite - 536 & 539 sq. ft of inside space, + a veranda of 167 to 200 sq. ft. Boasts a comfortable living area, glass door to private veranda, queen-size-bed or two twin beds; walk-in closet with a personal safe, interactive flat-screen TV, fully stocked bar and refrigerator and spacious marble bath with double vanities.

Penthouse Suite - 436 sq. ft. of inside space, + a veranda of 98 sq. ft. Featuring a comfortable living area, glass door to private veranda, queen-size-bed or two twin beds; walk-in closet with a personal safe, interactive flat-screen TV, fully stocked bar and refrigerator and spacious marble bath with double vanities.

Veranda Suite - Located on deck 5 total inside space of between 246 and 302 sq. ft. + a verandah of between 68 and 83 sq. ft with a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen TV, fully stocked bar, refrigerator and spacious marble bath with double vanities.

Ocean View Suite - Located on deck 4 approximately 295 sq. ft. of inside space. Featuring a large picture window, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.

The Penthouse Suite features a comfortable living area and a glass door to private veranda. Credit: Seabourn
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Book with confidence policy

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury ocean and expedition cruise line, has extended its popular Book With Confidence policy through March 31, 2022. The policy provides travellers with even more flexibility, assurance and options to cancel their booking up to 30 days prior to departure on any new bookings and receive a future cruise credit.

For bookings made by March 31, 2022, on sailings departing by September 30, 2022, guests may cancel up to 30 days prior to departure or within 30 days of embarkation if they test positive for or have been directly exposed to COVID-19. They will receive a 100% future cruise credit equal to the amount of the non-refundable portion of cancellation fees based on payment already received.

The Future Cruise Credit issued using “Worry-Free Promise” may then be used on a new cruise booking that is booked by and sails within 12 months of the date of issue.

Cruise inclusions

Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel. Seabourn's all-inclusive, boutique ships offer all-suite accommodations with oceanfront views; award-winning dining; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available at all times; renowned service provided by an industry-leading crew; a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel at home; a pedigree in expedition travel through the Ventures by Seabourn program and two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships coming in 2022 and 2023.

Seabourn takes travellers to every continent on the globe, visiting more than 400 ports including marquee cities and lesser-known ports and hideaways.

Guests of Seabourn experience extraordinary offerings and programmes, including partnerships with leading entertainers, dining, personal health and wellbeing, and engaging speakers. Book with confidence policy.

Unique selling points

Seabourn Unesco Partnership

Though Seabourn is not the first cruise line to offer cruises to Unesco World Heritage site, it is the first one to enter an official partnership with the organisation. Seabourn has partnered with Unesco to promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage properties.

Through this support to Unesco, the cruise line helps engender a wider understanding and commitment for the Unesco World Heritage Convention’s mission to identify, safeguard, and promote unique cultural and natural heritage around the world deemed to possess outstanding universal value for all humankind.

For guests, this partnership with Unesco means their travels with Seabourn will be enhanced by deeper insight and information about these intriguing destinations while supporting their conservation through sustainable tourism.

Seabourn Conversations

The art of conversation has always been central to the Seabourn experience. Their voyages attract interesting, interested people –people who enjoy talking together, sharing their interests, their adventures and discoveries, and their life stories with longtime and newfound friends. Their enthusiasms and curiosity are far-ranging, and these are what spark their desire to travel the world.

To encourage and enhance this satisfying aspect of your Seabourn voyage, they invite luminaries of particular interest and accomplishment to join guests onboard – and bring fascinating insights, expert opinions and delightfully entertaining diversions to the conversation.

  • Arts Conversations highlight luminaries from the fields of music, theatre, dance, film, literature, and plastic arts.
  • Culinary Conversations feature chefs, winemakers, critics, producers, and other culinary experts.
  • Culture & Destination Conversations involve scholars and professors well-versed in such disciplines as geography and history.
  • Current Affairs & History Conversations involve Diplomats and experts discuss international relations, politics and economic affairs.
  • Science Conversations call on astronomers, geologists, naturalists, physicists and other researchers for answers.
  • Speakers with special knowledge about World Heritage projects share deeper insights and behind-the-scenes information.

Black River Ossetra Caviar

Seabourn is especially proud to be able to offer Black River ossetra sturgeon caviar, which is sustainably produced by a unique wild-farming method that enables enjoyment without compromising the species’ future.