Three Ships to Visit More than 100 Destinations in Mediterranean, Northern Europe
SEATTLE, June 4, 2014 —- When Seabourn’s three intimate, award-winning ships – Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest – begin their Europe season in 2015, the line will offer the newest and most modern ultra-luxury fleet in the region. The trio will explore more than 100 different destinations on nearly 60 departures ranging from seven to 24 days in length, visiting some of the most beautiful destinations, from the stunning coastlines on the French and Italian Rivieras to the majestic fjords of Norway to the beautiful Greek Isles. The schedule includes overnight stays in a number of popular cities, such as Barcelona, Paris (Rouen), Malta, Amsterdam, Edinburgh (Leith), St. Petersburg, and Istanbul, allowing guests ample time to explore these premier destinations.
Seabourn Odyssey will explore the iconic Greek Isles, the historic cities of Turkey and the charming ports on the Dalmatian Coast on 7-day cruises departing from Athens, Istanbul, and Venice. The ship will visit such hidden gems as Monemvasia and Nydri in Greece, as well as popular ports including Dubrovnik, Mykonos and Santorini. Many of these voyages will also visit Kusadasi, Turkey, featuring Seabourn’s signature complimentary “Evening at Ephesus” private classical concert in the ancient ruins under the stars.
Seabourn Sojourn will traverse the Western Mediterranean on a series of 7-, 10- and 11-day voyages between Monte Carlo and Rome. These cruises mark the company’s return to Italy’s Amalfi Coast, one of Europe’s most spectacular coastlines. In addition, Seabourn Sojourn will visit the best of the French Riviera, stopping at yacht harbors and quintessential Mediterranean islands.
Seabourn Quest will begin its Europe season with a series of seven-day Mediterranean cruises between Barcelona and Rome, followed by an 18-day voyage to Copenhagen, exploring the west coast of Europe. The ship will spend the rest of the season in Northern Europe, offering a series of 7-day Baltic and Scandinavia cruises between Copenhagen and Stockholm and a pair of 14-day voyages to the beautiful Norwegian fjords and the remote North Cape. The ship will complete the season with a 24-day cruise from Copenhagen to Montreal, stopping at quaint towns and ports in Ireland, Scotland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Québec.
Many of these sailings will include Seabourn’s hallmark “Marina Day” experience, featuring complimentary watersports from the ships’ fold-out watersports platform at some of the most scenic ports in the Mediterranean.
The three ships garnered rave reviews and acclaim as “game changers” for the luxury cruise segment when they entered service beginning with Seabourn Odyssey in 2009, and followed by Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and Seabourn Quest in 2011. The ships offer key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, most with verandas; superb dining in a choice of venues; open bars throughout the ship; fine wines poured at lunch and dinner; award-winning personalized service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere. At 32,000 tons and carrying just 458 guests each, the ships provide one of the highest ratios of space per guest in the industry and unmatched levels of personalized service from nearly one staff member per guest.
For additional information or reservations about Seabourn’s 2015 Europe season, please contact a professional travel advisor, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit visit www.seabourn.com.
Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world’s top travel choices by professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:
- Five intimate ships with just 104 or 229 suites
- Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
- Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
- Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with verandas
- Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
- Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner
Seabourn is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line and Costa Cruises. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK), and supports the Ocean Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best practices for protecting the marine environment.