Seabourn is inviting travelers to enjoy this year’s holiday season alongside family and friends aboard all Seabourn ships. Those on board will celebrate the holidays in different regions around the world with festive onboard events, an array of culinary offerings, and celebratory programming across the entire fleet.
Each of the five ships in the Seabourn fleet – including the new Seabourn Ovation – will be sailing through the last weeks of December, with Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s festivities scheduled in ports of call and at sea.
“The holidays are the most wonderful time of year to be together with family and what better way to share that time than traveling together on the world’s finest ultra-luxury resort at sea,” noted Chris Austin, Seabourn’s senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales. “We’re excited about this year’s holiday offerings, which will combine a festive atmosphere, onboard events, and appealing destinations that are just right for celebrating the season. With five ships and cherished destinations to choose from, Seabourn should be on everyone’s holiday wish list.”
Kicking off the holiday season will be Thanksgiving, when guests can enjoy a traditional turkey dinner, prepared by the ship’s Executive Chef and culinary team. From there travelers can celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah as the ship transforms into a holiday wonderland with gingerbread village displays and evergreen hangings draped from railings and balusters. The season comes to a close with a toast to 2019 as guests dress in formal wear for a New Year’s Eve affair to reflect on the memories of the past year and look to the new one ahead.
Details on Seabourn’s Holiday sailings for the 2018 season ahead include the following:
- 36-Day Holiday Australian Exploration (December 11-January 16) – Travel the southern and western coasts of Australia aboard Seabourn Sojourn, departing Sydney and stopping at various destinations including Flinders Island, Penneshaw, Fremantle (Perth), Hunter River, Darwin and more. Christmas Day will be enjoyed at sea, while New Year’s Day will arrive in Broome. The holiday journey will also take in Komodo Island and other destinations in Indonesia before arrival in Singapore. This voyage is also available in two segments with a 16-day itinerary departing from Sydney on December 11 and a 20-day itinerary departing from Perth on December 27.
- 24-Day Holiday Antarctica, Patagonia & South Georgia (December 20-January 13) – Set sail for as far from the North Pole as one can get with this adventure to the Great White South. After departing Buenos Aires, guests of Seabourn Quest will spend Christmas Eve at sea and Christmas Day at South Georgia, and will ring in the new year in Antarctica. Guests will then return to South America, cruising the Canal Sarmiento, El Brujo Glacier, Chilean Fjords, and the Gulf of Corcovado in Chile before arriving at San Antonio (Santiago).
- 16-Day Holiday Australia & New Zealand (December 21-January 6) – After setting sail from Sydney and spending a Christmas Eve in Melbourne, Australia, guests will celebrate Christmas Day at sea aboard Seabourn Encore en route to the southern and eastern coasts of New Zealand. Destinations include Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Akaroa (Christchurch) on New Year’s Eve, Kaikoura on New Year’s Day, Queen Charlotte Sound, and more before arriving at Auckland.
- 7-Day Holiday Yachtsman’s Caribbean (December 22-December 29) – This weeklong cruise in the Caribbean aboard Seabourn Odyssey will depart from Philipsburg, Sint Maarten and travel to Carambola Beach, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Christmas Eve at Road Bay, Anguilla; Christmas Day at St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda, and more.
- 14-Day Holiday Thailand & Vietnam (December 22-January 5) – Guests will board Seabourn Ovation in Singapore and head north for Christmas Eve at sea and Christmas Day at Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand. Then travel on to Cambodia and Vietnam, with two days in Ho Chi Minh City before celebrating New Year’s Eve at sea, and New Year’s Day at Da Nang (Hue), Vietnam. A day in Halong Bay, Vietnam, will follow before arrival at Hong Kong.