Seabourn Sojourn will depart Los Angeles on Jan. 11 and travel westbound to arrive at Athens (Piraeus) June 5. The ship will visit Hawaii, South Pacific islands, New Zealand, Australia and a number of destinations in Asia, Arabia, Egypt and the Holy Land.
Segments of 22 to 89 days are also available.
Late stays and overnights in port
Twenty overnights in port are planned, along with late-evening stays at 21 ports.
In Australia Seabourn Sojourn will visit Sydney and spend two days in Cairns for access to the Great Barrier Reef and the primeval rain forests of Daintree National Park. Darwin in the Northern Territory provides two days of World War II history, jumping saltwater crocodiles and a glimpse of Aboriginal culture.
As the ship traverses Japan, South Korea and China it will visit the sunny islands of 'Japan’s Caribbean' and stay overnight at Busan, South Korea; Nagasaki, Japan; and Shanghai. In Southeast Asia, highlights include Hong Kong, an overnight stay in Vietnam’s Halong Bay and sailing right up the Saigon River into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
Further highlights include Egypt, with an overnight at Safaga (for Luxor) and a stop at Sharm el- Sheikh, while a call at Jordan's Aqaba gives access to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. A two-day stay at Haifa, Israel, is filled with UNESCO World Heritage landmarks of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Judea and Galilee.
'Caviar in the Surf' and 'Evening at Ephesus'
Two of Seabourn's most popular signature events will be open to all passengers: an extravagant 'Caviar in the Surf' beach barbecue on the white-sand beach at Ko Kood, Thailand; and 'Evening at Ephesus' at Kusadasi, Turkey, with a private classical concert in the ancient ruins.
Seabourn plans an array of optional shore excursions in more than 25 ports with UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to its official cruise partnership with UNESCO. The 2024 world cruise also offers a number of optional, mid-voyage overland excursions such as Luxor and the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, outback adventures in Australia, India's Taj Mahal and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China and Cambodia.
Full world cruise inclusives
Travelers who book the full 145-day voyage get inclusives like a gala bon voyage dinner and overnight hotel stay in Los Angeles before embarking, three exclusive world cruise events and a world cruise president's event.
Those who book the full voyage by May 31, 2023, will also receive round-trip air, a $2,000 shipboard credit per person in ocean-view and veranda suites and a $3,000 credit per person in penthouse and premium suites, private car transfers between home and airport, Personal Valet luggage shipping service, unlimited laundry service and dry cleaning on board, a visa package (US and Canadian citizens only) and a 50% reduced deposit (US, Canadian and Australian markets only).