A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Ultra-luxury Expedition Cruising with Seabourn
Some of the world’s most remote, fascinating and bewitching destinations will be accessible aboard Seabourn’s intimate, ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition ship Venture, which is scheduled to launch in April 2022, and its sister ship Pursuit, slated to launch in spring 2023. Think expeditions into Antarctica, the Arctic Circle and even along the mighty Amazon River.
The ships have been designed for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveller. Most exciting among their state-of-the-art features will be two custom-built submarines providing an unparalleled view of life below the ocean’s surface, along with double sea kayaks, mountain-bikes, e-bikes and 24 Zodiacs that can accommodate all onboard guests at once for truly immersive adventures.
Arctic, Antarctica and Amazon Expeditions
‘Curated by Mother Nature’, Seabourn’s Expeditions in the Arctic, Antarctica and the Amazon will travel with a 26-person expedition team of wildlife experts, scientists, historians and naturalists with a mission to ensure once-in-a-lifetime wildlife and other experiences for guests. They include trips to Spitsbergen – Svalbard Archipelago to experience frozen coastlines, fjords, glacial mountains, polar bears and seals on the sea ice, plus Norway expeditions exploring twilit snowcapped mountains and giant fjords, searching for the Northern Lights and offering activities including dogsledding, snorkelling with whales, Sami encounters, winter camps and kayaking.
Sign up and you’ll become an active participant in the natural worlds you discover, cruising by Zodiac under teeming bird cliffs and along Amazonian waters as you spot whales, polar bears and walruses up close, kayaking among stately icebergs and and tropical coral islands, hiking through Viking ruins, ancient Incan sites and indigenous Amazon villages, and adventuring beneath the ocean’s surface in submarines, past vivid reef walls or towering underwater ice-cliffs.
Both ships will offer a whole array of thrilling complimentary shore excursions at nearly every destination they visit, as well as inclusive expedition experiences such as hiking, snorkelling, scuba diving and Zodiac cruising. There’ll be lot of scope to explore your spectacular destinations on exhilarating sea-level adventures, from cruising picturesque fjords and waterways to trekking scenic islands, viewing and learning about birds, seals, whales, and other wildlife. The ships will also offer optional shore excursions at selected destinations, providing close-up views of wildlife and natural scenery.
What to Expect Onboard
Both ships will feature just 132 all-veranda, all-oceanfront suites, each and every one of them exceptional in terms of size, luxury and the sheer number of amenities, which include Swarovski® binoculars for use during your carefully curated voyage. All have separate bedrooms and dining areas, guest baths and wet bars, and many can connect with adjoining veranda suites to form Grand Suites.
Seabourn’s award-winning, hand-picked crew number nearly as many as the guests, guaranteeing unparalleled levels of hospitality and personalised attention that befit the vessels’ private-club atmosphere – one of understated luxury and relaxed elegance. All guests enjoy the services of a personal suite steward who is tasked with ensuring that every little detail is perfect from start to finish. Note that all premium suite bookings with Seabourn including a complimentary private car airport transfer of up to 50 miles.
Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising and continues to lead in this field, with a fleet of intimate, all-suite ships carrying just 458–600 guests each, sailing to the world’s most desirable destinations at their peak season. In 2009, it raised the bar with the debut of Seabourn Odyssey, hailed as a game-changer for the ultra-luxury segment, followed by two identical sisters, Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and Seabourn Quest in 2011, and then Seabourn Encore, in 2016 and Seabourn Ovation in 2018.
To explore more of the world with Seabourn in 2022/23, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.
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