Guests sailing on Seabourn Quest’s 116-day World Quest next year will be treated to 10 exceptional experiences ashore, providing indelible memories of the places and ports of call along their way.
According to the ultra-luxury cruise line, five of the experiences would be reserved for guests booked for the full world cruise, while the remaining five would be open to all guests sailing on that particular segment of the voyage.
Full world cruise events include a privileged viewing of the Panama Canal’s mighty Miraflores Locks operation, afternoon tea in the members’ enclosure at a Hong Kong horse-racing track and a desert sunset in the world’s highest restaurant at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Meanwhile the five experiences to which all guests are invited include a delicious “castaway” barbecue on a private island off Bora Bora, an exclusive visit to the Prasart collection of antique Thai arts and crafts in Bangkok and a vivid performance of Croatian folk music and dance in Dubrovnik’s medieval Revelin Fortress.
These shoreside experiences will be supplemented by a stellar array of expert enrichment speakers, special guest entertainers, celebrity chef demonstrations and a wonderful series of gala parties and festivities onboard throughout the voyage, ensuring that even travellers who are unable to take the whole voyage can enjoy the unique atmosphere of a true world cruise while onboard.
“A world cruise is a dream voyage for travellers,” Seabourn President Richard Meadows said. “Guests stepping aboard to sail around the world expect to return somehow changed by experiences they encounter along the way. I am certain that these exclusive events will be among many moments they will remember forever.”
Seabourn’s World Quest 2013 departs Fort Lauderdale on January 6 and includes 49 ports of call in the South Pacific, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean, before ending in Venice on May 3, 2013. Ten overnight visits are also featured in marquis ports such as Hong Kong, Sydney, Bangkok, and Mumbai.
Introduced in June last year, Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the sleek and widely admired design that has been hailed as "a game-changer for the luxury segment".
Seabourn Quest’s wealth of luxurious amenities and features make it the ideal ship for extended voyages such as a world cruise.