Seabourn has unveiled an exciting 2013 Europe season featuring more than 100 departures aboard its six intimate, all-suite ships, visiting many of Europe’s captivating cities and hidden gems from April through October next year.
From the sun-blessed resorts on the Mediterranean coast to the shining polar ice pack in the Arctic Ocean, the line’s award-winning ships will carry travellers to more than 180 ports on voyages ranging from seven to 21 days in length. Itineraries, fares and other details can be viewed on www.seabourn.com, with cruises starting from US$3,199 per person, twin share for a seven-day Istanbul to Athens voyage
The season will offer a variety of new itineraries, including a 21-day cruise beyond the Arctic Circle on Seabourn Pride, 10 and 11-day Mediterranean cruises round-trip from Venice on Seabourn Spirit, and 10-day Mediterranean cruises from Athens, Monte Carlo and Barcelona on Seabourn Quest.
The program will also feature overnight stays in many popular cities, such as St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Venice, Malta, Barcelona, Istanbul, Edinburgh and Dublin, allowing guests ample time to explore these magnificent destinations.
“There is so much to see and experience in Europe, and we’re pleased to offer a diverse range of itineraries, featuring our hallmark mix of well-known marquee ports and hidden gems,” Seabourn senior vice president of marketing and sales John Delaney said. “Our cruises offer the best of both worlds: explore many of Europe’s historical and cultural treasures from the incomparable elegance and ease of the world’s highest-rated cruise line.”
Seabourn’s fleet will visit many landmark cities and picturesque seaside towns that dot the coast of the Mediterranean. Seabourn Legendwill offer alternating 10-day Western Mediterranean voyages between Monte Carlo and Rome. These cruises will stop at yacht harbours and quintessential Mediterranean islands and include the popular marina day, where guests can take to the water and enjoy a variety of watersports right from the ship’s exclusive marina.
Seabourn Quest will traverse the Mediterranean on a series of 10-day cruises from Barcelona, Athens and Monte Carlo, visiting a host of fascinating ports. The itineraries can be easily combined into voyages of up to 30 days without repeating ports of call, providing the ultimate Mediterranean cruise experience.
Seabourn Spiritwill visit the best of the Adriatic and Dalmatian coasts on alternating 10 and 11-day cruises from Venice. Guests will be able to explore the region’s picturesque villages and enjoy an onboard overnight in the romantic city of Venice at the end of each voyage.
In the Eastern Mediterranean, Seabourn Odyssey will explore the Greek Isles and Turkey on seven-day cruises alternating between Athens and Istanbul, and Venice and Athens. The ship will also operate three seven-day voyages to the Black Sea, featuring a full day and overnight onboard in Istanbul.
Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Pride will be based further to the north in the Baltic and Scandinavia. Seabourn Sojourn will operate a series of seven-day Baltic cruises between Copenhagen and Stockholm and feature three days in the majestic city of St. Petersburg, a signature Seabourn offering. The ship will also operate a pair of cruises to the beautiful Norwegian fjords, as well as a 21-day cruise from Dover to Montreal, visiting quaint towns and ports in countries from Ireland to Québec.
Seabourn Pride will offer longer Baltic cruises, with 12 and 14-day voyages that include overnight stays in St. Petersburg. The ship will also operate a new 21-day North Cape cruise, venturing into the Arctic Ocean, calling on Longyearbyen and Ny Aalesund in the dramatic Norwegian Spitsbergen islands and skirting the shining polar ice pack.