Seabourn has revealed its new worldwide itineraries for the autumn 2018 and winter 2019 seasons.
The new program includes 37 sailings to hidden harbours, marquee ports and cities accessible only by smaller ships.
Guests will have the opportunity to sail aboard Seabourn’s newest ships, Seabourn Encore, which launched in late 2016, and Seabourn Ovation, which is scheduled to launch in May 2018.
The autumn 2018 and winter 2019 seasons offer 103 departures of seven to 66 days in length, visiting destinations in South America & Antarctica, India, Arabia, Australia & New Zealand, and Southeast Asia, along with classic favourites including the Panama Canal, Canada/New England, and the Caribbean.
Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn, said: ”Each year we meticulously craft itineraries with carefully selected experiences to show guests the world as only Seabourn can. “These itineraries will be truly exciting for our guests as they visit fascinating destinations around the world from the comforts of the finest ultra-luxury experience at sea.”
Highlights for the Seabourn fleet include:
Seabourn Ovation – Following the ship’s 2018 inaugural summer season in Europe, the line’s newest ship will depart Athens on a 20-day Holy Land and Arabia voyage headed to Dubai. An additional 18-day voyage of Arabia, India and Sri Lanka will position the ship in Singapore to begin the ship’s inaugural Asia season of five 14-day voyages between Singapore and Hong Kong.
These itineraries will feature the line’s Caviar in the Surf beach parties at Ko Kood in Thailand, an overnight stay at Ho Chi Minh City and an extended day at Halong Bay in Vietnam, allowing for optional excursions to Hanoi.
The season will also include a 14-day voyage from Hong Kong to Singapore visiting China, the Philippines, and Kota Kinabalu (Borneo) in Malaysia, providing options for appealing 28-day combo cruises with the Vietnam/Thailand voyages.
The ship will then depart Singapore on a 22-day voyage to Dubai via Myanmar, India and Oman, followed by a 20-day voyage to Arabia and the Holy Land, arriving in Athens to begin the 2019 Europe season.
Seabourn Encore – Following the summer season, Seabourn Encore will depart the Mediterranean bound for Australia & New Zealand via four voyages: 19 days through the Holy Land and Arabia; 18 days through Arabia and India to Singapore; a seven-day voyage between Singapore and Benoa, Bali, visiting Java and Celukan Bawang, Bali; and an 18-day sailing from Bali to Sydney via the Great Barrier Reef.
The 2018-2019 season in Australia & New Zealand will consist of four 16-day voyages between Sydney and Auckland, interspersed with two alternate 16-day South Pacific Islands voyages round-trip from Auckland, visiting New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
Seabourn Odyssey – Following an Atlantic crossing, Seabourn Odyssey’s fall 2018 season begins with a series of 18 seven-day Caribbean cruises between Bridgetown, Barbados and Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.
Each of the cruises will offer both a Caviar in the Surf beach barbecue at Carambola Beach, St. Kitts or Mayreau in the Grenadines, as well as a Marina Day at Jost Van Dyke or Iles des Saintes.
In early spring, Seabourn Odyssey will cross the Atlantic to Lisbon in 11 days, and then sail 14 days through the Canary Islands, Morocco and Spain to Barcelona to be poised for another European season.