Seabourn Cruise Line has posted its schedule for the 15-month
period from Jan. 2008 through March 2009 on the company's website.
During this period, the line’s three vessels: Seabourn Pride,
Spirit and Legend will carry their guests to over 200 ports in 55
countries during 127 scheduled voyages. All cruises for 2008 and
the first quarter of 2009 are now open for booking. Itineraries for
the Yachts of Seabourn include Asia, the Americas, Europe, the
Middle East and Africa.
Seabourn Pride, for instance, will explore sea routes and landfalls
from Cape Horn at the tip of South America to the northernmost par
of Europe, the Cape of Norway on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
Spring cruises in the Mediterranean include new calls at Genoa,
Italy and Koper, Slovenia. Along with popular cruises in
Scandinavia, Russia and the Norwegian fjords, Seabourn Pride will
introduce several new western European itineraries encompassing
ports in France, the British Isles, Belgium and the
Seabourn Spirit will explore Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and also
makes two 8-day voyages to China, including Xiamen, Zhanjiagang
(for Wuxi), Nanjing and Shanghai. The ship will make its way
through India, Oman, Dubai, Egypt and the Red Sea to the
Mediterranean, where ports of call include Greece, Turkey, Italy
and the Black Sea. Several new 2008 itineraries concentrate on the
Adriatic's beautiful Dalmatian coast, including Split, Dubrovnik,
Hvar and Rovinj, Croatia and Kotor, Montenegro.
Seabourn Legend charts a course from Belize and Costa Rica, through
the Panama Canal to the picturesque harbors and resorts of Spain,
Italy and the French Riviera. New ports planned for next year
include Trapani, Sicily.
Early booking savings are available for passengers who reserve well
in advance. Guests who have sailed on Seabourn, or other members of
the World's Leading Cruise Lines (Carnival, Costa, Cunard, Princess
and Holland America), can take advantage of select voyages
featuring Signature Value Savings of up to 50 percent off brochure
Additionally, Seabourn guests can now take advantage of the new
Signature Service Desk, which will help plan unique itineraries in
far-flung, and sometimes unfamiliar, ports of call. Seabourn's
Signature Service Desk utilizes up-to-date local knowledge and
assistance to create customized shoreside experiences tailored to
the guests' individual tastes. There is no charge for this
concierge service - like the rest of Seabourn's award-winning
service -it's all included in the fare. "Travelers who book a
Seabourn vacation do so largely because of where we go and the
style in which we take them there," said the line's president and
CEO, Pamela C. Conover. "They expect fascinating places and they
value highly personalized service," she continued. "Our Signature
concierge staff is an evolution of that promise, ensuring that we
meet or exceed their expectations on both counts." Special-interest
arrangements might include a tour of Berlin for classic-car lovers,
a chance to operate a virtual full-size cargo ship on an innovative
computer simulator, or a fantastic super-cold freezing treatment in
a Finnish spa, where participants experience therapeutic
temperatures of minus 166 degrees Fahrenheit.
For those who would like a custom experience but aren't sure what
they'd prefer, the staff has a vast menu of special-interest
concepts from which undecided travelers may choose, including
Signature Series tours and "Insider Tips" provided by editors of
Condé Nast Traveler magazine.