Seabourn’s exclusive “Sail of the Year” event is available now until February 29, 2024, and includes:
- Savings of up to 25 percent on select voyages;
- A reduced 15 percent deposit on those same select voyages;
- Up to $1,000 shipboard credit per suite for bookings made by January 31, 2024, which can be used for a range of experiences including spa treatments, curated shore excursions, or an upgrade to Seabourn’s exclusive Reserve wine list.
Guests can explore the Arctic, Antarctic, or South Paciﬁc and visit off-the-beaten-path ports in the Mediterranean, Alaska, Canada and New England, among other destinations.
- May 15, 2024 – a 15-day Isles of Papua New Guinea cruise
- November 15, 2024 – an 11-day The Great White Continent voyage
- August 5, 2024 – an 11-day Fjords of East Greenland itinerary
- August 31, 2024 – a 12-day Canada and New England Fall Foliage sailing
- August 2, 2024 – a seven-day Alaska Fjords and Canadian Inside Passage itinerary
- June 8, 2024 – a 14-day Celtic Sea and Silver Coast cruise
- June 30, 2024 – a seven-day Balkan Jewels cruise
- August 11 – a seven-day Ephesus and Greek Island Gems voyage
- September 29, 2024 – an 11-day Riviera and Mediterranean Jewels cruise
- October 25, 2024 – a seven-day The Calanques and Riviera Gems itinerary
Ponant’s Holiday Offer Includes 10% Savings
Ponant is offering 10 percent additional savings on top of Ponant Bonus rates on select 2023, 2024, and 2025 sailings. The holiday offering was announced by the company in a press release.
Travelers can take advantage of the discounts to explore the fjords of Norway, the subtropical islands of Japan, the snow-covered mountains of Alaska, among other destinations, Ponant said.
While certain restrictions apply, the offer is valid for all new deposited bookings from November 30, 2023, through January 2, 2024. Several new itineraries are included in the holiday incentive, including expeditions to Japan, Ponant said.
One such adventure will see Ponant teaming up with The Explorers Club, a not-for-profit organization made up of explorers devoted to scientific expeditions of all disciplines, on a seven-night journey to the islands of southern Japan, with stops in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iriomotejima as well as a remote area home to the largest concentration of blue coral in the world.
Also new is a weeklong “Kyushu’s Secret Islands and Ancestral Heritage” itinerary, which combines the wildlife-rich islands of Jeju and Yaushima, historic coastal villages, and five new ports of call including the island region of Amakusa.
The offer is also applicable to bucket-list itineraries to the polar regions, including a 23-day adventure through the Northwest Passage, a springtime voyage along the East coast of Greenland aboard Le Commandant Charcot, and a weeklong expedition to discover Svalbard.
The complete list of eligible sailings can be found on Ponant’s website. Starting rates range from $4,450 per person, based on double occupancy, exclusive of the ten percent discount. To unlock the savings at time of booking, guests must use discount count XMAS10.
Nothing makes Luxury Cruise News more excited, than sharing insight of a collection of the best new cruises, something for everyone, from expedition ships that up passengers’ access to places like Greenland and Antarctica, to an exciting new small-ship circuit of the Mediterranean. There are brand-new and classic options alike—from a luxe Nile River option to leisurely routes in the Caribbean. Here, the best new cruises in the world.
Silver Endeavour — Silversea
While sipping complimentary champagne in a solarium hot tub, ogle gentoo penguins standing single file atop a turquoise ice floe through two-story glass walls. One by one, they dive into Antarctic waters like some choreographed chorus line in 1930s flicks. Back in your sumptuous suite, celebrate that sighting with caviar, as a tux-clad white-gloved butler stirs a three-olive martini. Next up? A lavish lobster dinner, served here, there—well, everywhere. Just a typical day on the 200-passenger, polar-class expedition ship Silver Endeavour. The ultra-posh, all-inclusive vessel delivers unforgettable journeys; hop a chartered flight landing smackdab in Antarctica, for an adventure before the adventure. Beyond the poles, the ship sails remote lands with a savvy, passionate expedition team leading the way. Expect private yacht-style service with a one-to-one passenger-crew ratio. Swim laps in the indoor heated swimming pool, and absolutely indulge in Otium spa’s 100-minute golden radiance facial and the flakiest teatime scones with double cream in Art’s Cafe. —