Dive to the Depths of the Ocean With Seabourn

What if you could travel to the next frontier? To depths of the ocean that most people will never have the opportunity to experience in this lifetime?

Thanks to technology, innovation, and a world-class cruise line, you will have the opportunity to travel to this exciting underwater world for the first time. Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line known for its famed expeditions to remote locations, is yet again pushing boundaries and opening up a whole new world for adventure lovers with subs designed specifically for the cruise line.

Both Seabourn Venture and her yet-to-be-named sister ship will sail to the far corners of the Earth carrying two U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub 7 subs.

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Each battery-powered sub will carry six guests as well as one pilot, who will guide the journey up to nearly 1,000 feet beneath the surface to explore sunken wrecks, reefs. and the natural habitat. Guests are seated in two clear acrylic spheres flanking the center pilot’s station, with an awe-inspiring perspective of the marine world just outside.  Think 369 degrees, head on a swivel. 

If you’re traveling to such extraordinary depths, you surely want to document your remarkable journey. Seabourn leaves no stone unturned when it comes to enhancing the once in a lifetime opportunity. A 4K underwater video camera system will record the world outside the sub while an internal video recording system will capture you inside the sub, set to the backdrop of the vast sea.  

Seabourn Venture is expected to visit more than 150 unique and fascinating destinations across the globe – many of which few travelers have ever been – and over 65 new or notable destinations with a multitude of new and compelling expedition experiences. 

Seabourn Unveils Dining Options on New Ships

Seabourn Cruise Line has a reputation for offering incredible ultra-luxe cruise experiences. If you’re a fan of Seabourn, they have a treat in store for you. The cruise line is introducing eight fantastic dining experiences on future voyages. These experiences will be available on their brand-new ships, which set sail in June 2021 and May 2022. Check out the details (and get ready to drool!).

These new dining options will provide incredible delicious possibilities for travelers during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Since Seabourn is an ultra-luxury cruise brand, all experiences are of these complimentary to cruise-goers. These new experiences will be available on the upcoming brand-new ultra-luxury expedition ships.

Check out the eight experiences:

  1. The Restaurant will offer an open-seating fine dining experience. It will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals.
  2. The Colonnade will provide a casual dining outlet for travelers — and will offer both table service or buffet dining or table service during breakfast and lunch hours. A themed table-side dinner is also served here, and family-style menus will be available.
  3. The Patio is a casual alfresco dining experience which can be enjoyed during lunch hours when the weather cooperates.
  4. Sushi in the Club will offer made-to-order sushi during the evening hours.
  5. Seabourn Square provides a hangout space and will serve up coffee, sandwiches, pastries, and homemade gelato. This spot will be open during the day and into the evening hours.
  6. Constellation Lounge offers a place for those who want to start their day early. Beverages and pastries will be served. Afternoon tea and cocktail-hour tapas are also available.
  7. Pantry in the Bow Lounge is a grab and go freshly prepared light fare and refreshments spot.
  8. 24-Hour In-Suite Dining is another option for cruise-goers. Varied menus are available at any time of the day or enjoy The Restaurant menu (which is served course by course) in your suite or veranda.

As you can see, there are so many dining options on these new cruise ships. If you enjoy cruising and like taking part in incredible dining experiences, we have a feeling you’ll want to hop aboard these expedition cruises.

Seabourn Premiers New Evening Entertainment

If you’re sailing aboard Seabourn Sojourn north to Alaska & British Colombia this summer, you’re in for a real treat! If you don’t have plans for these sailings, you may want to reconsider. Seabourn Sojourn is rolling out an exciting lineup of evening entertainment set to rival Broadway productions. Beginning at the end of July, the ship will debut new musical and theatrical performances with productions designed to amaze. Expect cutting-edge technologies and choreography, creating an awe-inspiring experience.

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Seabourn Sojourn’s new production, produced by Belinda King Creative Productions, features a vibrant cast, dynamic musical arrangements, tailor-made costumes, and creative direction. Besides, Seabourn Sojourn’s Grand Salon has been recently upgraded to enhance the entertainment spectacles scheduled through the summer season.

“Alaska and British Columbia are majestic places on the list of ‘must do’ destinations for many travelers and this mix of lively entertainment adds to the reasons why people should consider visiting in 2019,” said Chris Austin, senior vice president of global marketing and sales for Seabourn.

Here’s a glimpse of what guests can look forward to experiencing:

Live & Wired

A live concert with a fresh and edgy dynamic, this innovative production employs state-of-the-art technology to create live screen visuals of the singers, musicians, and dancers performing a diverse collection of iconic pop songs. Numbers from beloved artists ranging from The Beatles to David Bowie, and more.

Stage and Screen


Get in the groove of popular musical theatre numbers from the latest hit movies and award-winning stage productions including but not limited to ‘The Greatest Showman,’ ‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘Ghost,’ ‘Mamma Mia,’ and ‘West Side Story.’ These and many more hits will be brought to life as the cast tells the stories behind the tunes while contemporary visuals provide a fresh look on the much-loved genre.

World of Wonder

This feel-good tribute to the musical genius of Stevie Wonder provides enough high-energy entertainment to get the audience on their feet. Combining Wonder’s most popular dance hits with timeless ballads, the show exudes a lively vibe as it covers everything from early hits like ‘Uptight’ to ‘Jammin’,’ and ‘Overjoyed’ amid a backdrop of stunning visuals.

Rock Tonight

Grab your jeans, slip on your leather jacket, and get ready to rock as the Grand Salon transforms into The Vault Night Club for performance interpretations of everything from classic rock anthems to moving rock ballads and good ol’ rock & roll. With something for every ear, popular hits from the ‘70s through the ‘90s by Pat Benatar, U2, Foreigner, Elton John, and many others rock the stage.

An Evening with Sir Tim Rice

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Guests will also be privy to a fresh new take on Seabourn’s highly-successful, award-winning production An Evening with Sir Tim Rice narrated by the award-winning lyricist himself. Experience the remarkable career of Sir Tim Rice through a musical journey of his best-known work, from Jesus Christ Superstar to The Lion King, in an updated production that features new unseen footage and graphic design.

If it wasn’t for the rarely visited locations such as Alert Bay and Klemtu or the Inland Passage and Kenai Fjords, you might mistake your evening performances for a night in the Big Apple.

Cruise to Alaska in Luxury with Seabourn

If you want to cool off this summer with a luxury cruise to Alaska & British Columbia, now is a great time to book the experience of a lifetime. Seabourn’s 2019 season has a host of fabulous northern itineraries. If you’re considering exploring “The Great Land” up north, hurry and secure your spot, since there are only six departures left for the season.

The 2019 season runs from June to October and offers a selection of 11-, 12- and 14-day ‘Ultimate Alaska’ cruises. Itineraries include wilderness destinations like Harriman Fjord and College Fjord; marquee ports from Ketchikan and Juneau; and rarely visited gems such as the First Nation villages of Alert Bay and Klemtu.  Klemtu is a town of fewer than 500 belonging to the Kitasoo Native Band.  There, guests will enjoy an exclusive cultural experience within the breathtaking Inside Passage of British Columbia.

Every cruise will include complimentary all-weather jackets; inspiring onboard guest speakers from Seabourn Conversations program; opportunities for frequent wildlife sightings from the ship and shore; and a delectable “Caviar on the Ice” deck party and other special deck events.

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Adventure seekers are encouraged to lock in a spot on one of the cruise line’s Ventures by Seabourn tours to discover select destinations via hike, kayak, Zodiac and catamaran. Each optional excursion exposes guests to up-close exploration of natural and cultural wonders, with guidance, insight, and lectures from the line’s skilled expedition team. Also, the team chronicles their adventures with stories and photos via Seabourn’s Ventures Tracker.

A few notable optional Ventures by Seabourn tours scheduled this season include:

Indian Islands Zodiac Exploration – Join a naturalist and explore picturesque, weather-beaten shorelines teeming with Steller sea lions, otters, and seabirds. Whales hungry for abundant sea life are also a common sight.

Kayak Exploration of Misty Fjords – Settle into a double kayak and paddle a path into the furthest regions of Alaska’s Misty Fjords, where wildlife and wilderness remain untouched.

Tracy Arm/Endicott Arm Via Kayak – Paddling through Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm is a once-in-a-lifetime experience complete with panoramic views of icebergs, waterfalls, wildlife and stunning backdrops of towering mountains at every turn en route to North Sawyer or Dawes Glaciers.

There will be a variety of additional shore excursions available to Seabourn guests to explore fascinating destinations beyond regular ports of call like:

Taku Glacier Lodge, Feast & Five Glaciers: A Mindful Living Tour – Depart from Juneau aboard a classic floatplane to “flight see” five glaciers on the way to an exclusive, glacier-view seafood feast at Alaska’s famous fly-in Taku Glacier Lodge. A serene yoga session and guided nature walk in sublime surroundings will also be offered to enjoy before return.

Wildlife Safari Cruise & Beach Bonfire – Embark on a one-of-a-kind wildlife boat safari from Ketchikan to view the unique and fascinating wildlife in the region that may include humpback and orca whales, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals and bears.

For the traveler who wants to delve deeper, Seabourn also offerz a pair of exclusive Seabourn Journeys for guests to explore Alaska and British Columbia in-depth before or after their cruise. One by plane, the other by rail, both are as magnificent as the region itself.

Save with Seabourn’s Summer Sales Event

Seabourn announced the start of the Summer Opportunity Sales Event with exceptional savings and value-added amenities available on select 2019-2020 voyages scheduled on every ship across Seabourn’s award-winning fleet.

The Summer Opportunity Sales Event has significant benefits on select voyages sailing all over the globe. Choose wisely by July 31, 2019, and your value-added benefits may include* special pricing, suite upgrades, $500 credit per suite and more.

Travelers can use the shipboard credits to book an array of well-appointed optional add-ons. This includes a pampering spa treatment, enjoying an immersive and enriching shore excursion, and/or upgrading to the Vintage Seabourn program. This program offers access to a varied selection of premium wines from the ships’ well-stocked wine cellars.

“We’re always looking for ways to please and excite our guests, and our Summer Opportunity Sales Event gets the excitement started before they’re onboard,” said Chris Austin, senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales for Seabourn. “My recommendation is to peruse the select voyages available on every vessel in the Seabourn fleet and book the itinerary and the savings that are right for you. With five flawless ultra-luxury vessels traveling to hundreds of ports along the coasts of all seven continents, and a wealth of onboard and onshore programming along the way, Seabourn’s Summer Opportunity Sales Event is too rewarding to pass up.”

Seabourn’s Summer Opportunity Sales Event applies to select worldwide cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Antarctica & Patagonia, Alaska, Arabia & India, Asia, Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Cuba, the Panama Canal, Australia and New Zealand, transatlantic crossings, plus sailings on the newest ultra-luxury Seabourn Ovation and holiday cruises. A complete listing of the voyages, amenities and rates can be viewed on Seabourn’s website.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Offer is valid on select 2019 & 2020 sailings. Check the Seabourn website for full details.

Our Favorite At-Sea Spas to Canada

If you’ve set your heart on setting sail to Canada and New England this year, make sure you choose a cruise line that offers indulgent spa treatments along the way. Only a few cruise lines have amazing spas on board and can offer a few hours of pampering on your voyage. Here are some of our best picks at-sea spas heading to Canada, New England, and other northeastern destinations. 

Seabourn Quest 

The Spa at Seabourn was designed with Dr. Andrew Weil and is the first of its kind to be available at sea. Dr. Weil is a pioneer in integrative medicine with a focus on combining physical, social, environmental and spiritual factors for optimal health. Spending time at the spas will give you a chance to work with a certified yoga and meditation practitioner, take Mindful Living courses, and enjoy indulgent spa treatments to feel rejuvenated and restored.

Caribbean Princess

Princess Cruises gave the Caribbean Princess an overhaul in 2017 to add some incredible spa experiences on board. You can head to the Lotus Spa and Fitness Center for some pampering treatments and also relax in The Sanctuary.  The Lotus Spa was named Best Spa on a Cruise Ship by Spafinder Wellness 365 and offers everything from detox ocean wraps to aroma stone therapy massages.

Norwegian Encore

The Encore is the newest ship in the fleet and will make its debut in Miami in Fall 2019. It will have itineraries to Canada and New England so you can plan a fall or winter adventure aboard this brand new ship. The ship will include The Haven Spa Suite where you can enjoy in-room treatments, as well as access to the Mandara Spa where you can get a Thermal Suite pass for thermal and water therapies between exotic Elemis spa treatments.

Immersive European Combo Cruises

When a week simply is not enough for a luxury cruise, set sail on Seabourn’s combination cruises, which run longer and deliver more fascinating destinations with back-to-back sailings. These cruises last anywhere from seven to 45 days and give travelers the opportunity to discover all Europe has to offer, without the hassles of returning to airports, going through security and driving along busy highways.

Imagine departing from the beauty of the British Isles onboard one of the most luxurious ships at sea. Then, journey up the coast to Norway and Sweden followed by three magical days in St. Petersburg. Or, cruise from Ireland to Northern France before heading to the French Riviera. Not only do these combination cruises give you the opportunity to explore the world with longer sailings, but Seabourn also rewards guests with more in-depth itineraries and discounted fares.

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Four ultra-luxury vessels – Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Quest and Seabourn Odyssey – visit more than 200 different destinations. From marquee itineraries to little known gems, you’ll experience an immersion into the customs and cultures thanks to Seabourn’s partnership with UNESCO World Heritage.  Here is a sampling of a selection of voyages on Seabourn Ovation:

21-Day Northern Gems & Baltic

Depart Copenhagen and head to Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia, and St. Petersburg. The last stop includes a UNESCO Partner Tour within the historic city center and a boat ride right by Yakupov Palace, Stroganov Palace, and Michael’s Castle. Guests will even touch down in Helsinki, Finland before winding up the trip in Stockholm, Sweden. Scheduled August 3-24, 2019.

28-Day British Isles & Western Europe

This nearly month-long Europe Combination Cruise will travel the length of the British Isles with ports of call in Ireland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Highlights include Dublin, Holyhead, Liverpool, Belfast, Oban, Greenock (Glasgow), and Bristol (Bath). Then it will be onto destinations in northern France and Spain before departing in Lisbon, Portugal. Scheduled September 14-October 12, 2019.

 18-Day Moroccan Magic & Spanish Isles

Enjoy the golden season along the coasts of Spain and Morocco followed by the relaxed ambiance of the Balearics Islands and the Rivieras. You’ll with depart from Lisbon and spend time in Tangier, Portofino, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca, to name a few. You’ll then end your trip back in Monte Carlo. Scheduled October 12-30, 2019.

14-Day Gems of the Riviera & Mediterranean Isles

Spend a golden autumn fortnight exploring the picturesque treasures of the Mediterranean from the Cote d’Azur and Rome to the Aegean Isles. The two-week journey departs Monte Carlo to take in La Joliette (Marseille), St. Tropez, Syracuse and more before winding its way to the Aegean.  You’ll then explore Nafplion, Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos, and finally Piraeus (Athens). Scheduled October 30-November 13, 2019.

A Sneak Peek Into Seabourn’s Newest Ship

Seabourn’s new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships are set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022 and we are able to get you the first glimpse of select public spaces onboard the new ships. The exquisitely designed Expedition Lounge, Discovery Center, Landing Zone and Atrium evoke a sense wonder for expedition travels. Aiming to capture the romanticism of early explorers, the design balances a sense of ruggedness with pristine luxury through elemental materials.

Design icon Adam D. Tihany, created the magnificent indoor and outdoor spaces on the two ships. “When you conjure up images of the ideal adventure trip, you would head out into the stunning wilderness for the day knowing that when you return a cozy, welcoming space filled with luxurious materials like leathers and rich woods that invites relaxation and conversation awaits you,” said Richard Meadows, Seabourn’s president. “Each of these newly designed spaces hits that note perfectly, leaving our guests wanting for nothing and giving them an inviting place to talk to fellow travelers each day about the incredible experiences they had, sharing memorable stories or viewing photos they took.”

Check out some of our favorite spaces.

Expedition Lounge

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The Expedition Lounge creates an inviting space for guests to relax or linger with a complimentary cocktail or glass of fine wine from the bar. Custom furniture designed in a variety of warm, natural materials creates a welcoming atmosphere. As an ode to the adventurous, the Expedition Lounge features two large touchscreens displaying a wealth of information including photos, navigational charts, weather charts, and maps.

Discovery Center

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The Discovery Center acts as the teaching & academic center for natural history and cultural programming in an environment spacious enough to accommodate all guests at one time. Each day, guests will visit this venue for insightful lectures, briefings, and Seabourn Conversations enrichment programming designed to help educate them throughout their expedition experience. The world-class 26-person expedition team of wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists will deliver rich lectures on topics related to the region. Inspired by the compelling landscape of some of the expedition destinations, the Discovery Center incorporates the organic shapes of topography maps against the elegant curves of the plush custom seating.

Landing Zone

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The launch and recovery point for landings, each of the two Landing Zones, allow guests to change and clean their gear in comfort while also providing space to store their rubber boots. The Landing Zone, commonly known as a mudroom, has been designed for extreme functionality and accessibility.  Its optimum location on the ship allows guests direct access to one of the 24 Zodiacs available for off-ship adventures. In tropical areas, the Landing Zones will also be used for snorkeling and similar activities, with storage space for fins and masks.

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