Newest ship, new ports in Seabourn's 2019 Europe

Grand cities and picturesque yacht harbors Grand cities and picturesque yacht harbors

Four of Seabourn's five ships, including the newest, Seabourn Ovation, will sail in Europe during 2019 when new ports join the roster.

Destinations the line has never visited or hasn't been to in years include Greenwich (London) and Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; Dundee, Scotland; Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland; Helsingør, Denmark; Vik i Sogn, Haugesund, Sandefjord and Fredrikstad, Norway; Durres (Tirane), Albania; Mgarr (Victoria), Malta; Amorgos, Greece; and Motril (Granada), Spain.

Besides Seabourn Ovation, the lineup includes Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Quest and Seabourn Odyssey, which will sail 66 cruises from 14 embarkation ports.

Greek Isles, Scottish Highlands, North Cape, Iceland

Cruises of seven to 45 days are available around the continent, to the Greek Isles, the grand cities and picturesque yacht harbors of the Western Mediterranean, the Scottish Highlands, the Baltic, North Cape, Norwegian Fjords, Iceland and Greenland.

Through its partnership with UNESCO World Heritage, Seabourn presents exclusive shoreside experiences. Plus, Seabourn Ovation and Seabourn Quest will offer guide-led, for-charge Ventures by Seabourn expeditions in select ports.

Seabourn Ovation will return to the north with a series seven-day voyages in the Baltic between Copenhagen and Stockholm, including three full days in St. Petersburg. The schedule also includes 14-day voyages combing Norway and the North Cape with the British Isles, and a 14-day southward cruise from Dublin to Lisbon via France.

Seabourn Encore will sail the most popular regions of the Western Mediterranean, highlighting the Iberian Peninsula, Malta, Sicily and the Italian and French rivieras, with a series of seven-, 10- and 11-day cruises between Civitavecchia (Rome), Barcelona and Monte Carlo before heading east to Piraeus.

Ventures by Seabourn Zodiac, hiking and kayaking excursions

Seabourn Quest will offer a series of longer, adventurous 15-day voyages exploring the British Isles, Iceland and Norway, including the North Cape. These cruises will carry an expedition team to guide Ventures by Seabourn Zodiac, hiking and kayaking excursions.

The ship’s Europe season culminates with a pair of three-week cruises to Iceland, Greenland and other North Atlantic isles, crafted to provide Ventures by Seabourn opportunities. Seabourn Quest will sail 21 days from Dover to Reykjavik and then 24 days from Reykjavik to Montréal.

Seabourn Odyssey will concentrate on popular ports throughout the Mediterranean region, including the Aegean and Adriatic coasts. The seven- and 14-day voyages will explore the Greek Isles, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro. In addition, the ship will offer repeated opportunities for first-time cruisers and devotees to discover Rome and the Rivieras, Spain and Morocco. Most of the itineraries are combinable.

Posted 12 June 2018

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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