One of the world’s newest and most luxurious vessels, Seabourn Sojourn, is spending three days visiting South Australian ports in a boon for the state’s economy.
During Seabourn’s inaugural visit to Kangaroo Island yesterday, the ultra-luxury liner’s 450 guests spent the day trying the island’s famed gourmet delights and wineries, exploring the pristine wilderness and sharing close encounters with the friendly wildlife including sea lions and fur seals.
The ship sailed for Adelaide at 7pm yesterday, arriving in the city about 8am this morning for its first overnight visit to the South Australian capital. Guests were offered an array of local sightseeing from Adelaide city tours taking in the Botanic Gardens to tours of the surrounding wineries. The two-day visit was expected to inject more than $100,000 into the South Australian economy.
The 32,000-tonne vessel’s calls to South Australia come during its 116-day world cruise, which includes 19 days cruising local waters from Sydney to Exmouth before heading north to Bali on February 27.
Seabourn Sojourn will visit a total of 11 Australian ports during its second trip down under including maiden calls to Eden, Burnie, Bunbury, Geraldton and Exmouth, overnight visits to Sydney and Fremantle and a call to Melbourne. Seabourn Sojourn will sail for Bunbury at 6pm tomorrow evening.
Seabourn Director of Sales Australia Tony Archbold said guests were looking forward to enjoying some good food and wine during their sojourn in South Australia.
“Each year Seabourn seeks out new and interesting ports to provide guests with a unique insight into a country. Places like Kangaroo Island, which aren’t necessarily on the traditional cruise map, show a different side to regional Australia and open up a stunning part of the country. Our guests really appreciate these types of ports,” Mr Archbold said.
Seabourn Sojourn passengers were offered a range of excursions in South Australia including:
- An epicurean tour of Kangaroo Island with cheese and wine tastings
- A wildlife encounter including Kangaroo Island’s fur seal colonies
- A tour of the famed Barossa wine region
- Adelaide city attractions including the Botanic Gardens and Holy Trinity Church
Launched in 2010, the US$300 million Seabourn Sojourn features the most exclusive all-suite accommodation available at sea and the largest spa on any luxury vessel. Famous for its highly personalised service, Seabourn is known as the “caviar of cruising” and has the highest space-per-guest ratio in the cruise industry with nearly one crew member for every guest.
For more information see a licensed travel agent, call 13 24 02 or visit www.seabourn.com
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