Seabourn Brings Luxury to Local Waters Next Summer

Australians will have an unprecedented opportunity to experience ultra-luxury cruising in local waters next summer, with two of Seabourn’s newest ships visiting the South Pacific region.

The latest addition to the Seabourn fleet, the glamorous Seabourn Quest will make its maiden visit to Australia in February 2013, calling at Sydney, Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Cairns and Thursday Island as part of a 116-day world cruise.

Meanwhile, the award-winning Seabourn Odyssey, launched in 2009, will sail in local waters for almost three months as she explores the islands and coastlines of Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia, offering Australian holidaymakers an array of ultra-luxury cruise itineraries.

Seabourn Director of Sales in Australia Tony Archbold said the visits by two of the world’s most stylish ships reflected Australians’ growing love affair with luxury cruising.

“Over the past year we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of Australians stepping onboard Seabourn ships all over the world,” Mr Archbold said.

“Next summer will give Australians an unparalleled opportunity to experience the intimacy, elegance, superb service and all-inclusive value for which Seabourn is renowned, close to home.”

Seabourn cruise options include:

  • A 16-night cruise on Seabourn Odyssey from Benoa in Bali to Sydney, departing December 21, 2012 and visiting Komodo Island, Darwin, Thursday Island, Cairns, Townsville, Hamilton Island and Brisbane.  Fares start from US $8,118* per person twin share.
  • A 16-night cruise from Auckland to Sydney on Seabourn Odyssey , departing January 22, 2013 and visiting Tauranga, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch, Timaru, Stewart Island, sailing Marlborough and  Milford Sounds and calling at Melbourne and Geelong.  Fares start from US $7,832* per person twin share.
  • A 40-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Sydney on Seabourn Quest’s world cruise departing January 6, 2013, visiting a range of ports in the Caribbean, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia. Fares start from $18,176* per person twin share.

Fares include spacious, ocean-view accommodation, entertainment, award-winning onboard dining, open bars throughout the cruise and gratuities.

Seabourn Quest and Seabourn Odyssey feature the most exclusive all-suite accommodation available at sea as well as the largest spa on any ultra-luxury vessel. Other features include a library, boutiques, a marina for outdoor water sports, two outdoor pools and four dining venues, all at no extra charge.

Both ships carry only 450 guests, offering the highest space-per-guest ratio in the cruise industry.