Seabourn promotes sustainable cultural tourism through an official partnership with UNESCO






Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia with Seabourn

Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia with Seabourn

UNESCO Partners with Seabourn

It’s a traveler’s dream: The Earth’s most iconic sites—whether a result of human genius, extraordinary natural beauty, landmark history or remarkable plant and animal life—have been designated by UNESCO and set aside for humanity as World Heritage sites. And it has come true, as Seabourn is the official cruise partner of UNESCO to deliver this dream to its guests.

Seabourn Odyssey in Venice, Italy

Seabourn’s relationship with UNESCO opens the door for close and privileged contact with the best the world has to offer, while also allowing clients to have an active role in preserving this heritage through a small donation included in the price of every optional tour.

On current itineraries, Seabourn travelers can choose among more than 250 shore experiences at over 170 UNESCO-designated sites — from Stonehenge and the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Wall of China and Tallinn, Estonia.

Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia

Two kinds of shore excursions, along with multinight tours and onboard lecturers, dramatically enrich the Seabourn travel experience.

Seabourn World Heritage Tours include visits to World Heritage sites, while Discovery Tours — created exclusively for Seabourn at select World Heritage properties — provide privileged access to restricted areas and sequestered collections, custom interpretation by specially authorized experts, and other exceptional experiences.

Petra, Jordan

Onboard, speakers with World Heritage expertise join select sailings as a part of the line’s complimentary Seabourn Conversations enrichment program. Seabourn Journeys — immersive multinight packages to iconic inland UNESCO sites — are offered pre- and post-cruise.

Seabourn president Richard Meadows summed up the company’s vision with UNESCO: “Together, we share a common view that the preservation of cultural and historic sites around the world has lasting impact on travelers for generations to come.”

Seabourn Odyssey in Venice, Italy

Seabourn Odyssey in Venice, Italy

Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia

Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Taj Mahal, Agra, India



Lasting Impact

In the past five years, Seabourn has raised more than $1 million in support of World Heritage.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

SEABOURN EXTRAORDINARY TIPS

Seabourn’s unique relationship with UNESCO can provide unrivaled sales opportunities for advisors. Here's what you need to know:

• UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

• UNESCO World Heritage lists are made up of important places worldwide that are deemed to possess universal value to all mankind. The lists include a total of 1,121 sites in 167 countries.

• Seabourn’s official partnership means enhanced access and tour content at select sites.

• When talking with your clients, suggest a UNESCO tour to complement their cruise so they can experience both land and sea.

• Seabourn Journeys pre-, post- and mid-cruise land-based excursions reward travel advisors with 14% commission.

• UNESCO Partner Tours include a small donation to UNESCO World Heritage in the pricing.

• The company has extended this exclusive partnership through 2024.

Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Seabourn Encore in the Mediterranean

Rome, Italy

Seabourn Encore in the Mediterranean

Rome, Italy




For more information about connecting your clients with Seabourn and the most iconic UNESCO sites, go to Seabourn.com