Who didn’t see this coming? Seabourn enters the fray with two new expedition vessels, with the first scheduled to enter service in June 2021.
It was one of my best trips ever, Antarctica on Seabourn Quest. We set sail on a stormy December night from Buenos, Argentina. From there, we cruised to the Falkland Islands, which we explored for a day, and then endured the rite of passage known as the Drake Passage en-route to the Antarctic Peninsula. The Drake is a body of… [Read More]
In December, Seabourn will officially take delivery of its newest luxury cruise ship: the 604-guest Seabourn Encore. An evolution of the line’s already superb trio of ships (Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, Seabourn Quest), Seabourn Encore has already generated much interest from press and past and new guests alike. What we know right now is that… [Read More]
From its perch on Columbus Circle, Thomas Keller’s famed restaurant Per Se offers an outstanding view of New York’s Central Park. I was admiring that view last night along with the big brass from Carnival Corporation, parent company of luxury line Seabourn. There with the likes of Micky Arison, Arnold Donald, Stein Kruse and Rick… [Read More]
Antarctica: Exploring The White Continent On Seabourn Quest from Ralph Grizzle on Vimeo. You may also view this video on Youtube. With snow-covered mountains framing its vast and beautiful landscape, with towering glaciers soaring above the continent’s cold but serene sea, and with those funny Charlie Chaplinesque creatures that appear to be clad in tuxedoes,… [Read More]
My photo-a-day series has come to an end. During the past few weeks, I posted more than two dozen photos that attempt to tell the story of ourAntarctic expedition on Seabourn Quest. I’ve compiled all of the posts on this page in case you missed or want to revisit any of them. Also be sure… [Read More]
I find it to be fascinating that people actually live in Antarctica year-round. Though the population is mostly seasonal, with up to 4,000 researchers manning outposts during summers, many stations are staffed year-round. One year-round station is The Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station, named for a meteorologist who proposed the “wind chill” factor, positing that the wind factors into… [Read More]
A few days ago, I wrote about The Most Magical Of All Places, Neko Harbor. It would be hard to imagine a more picturesque setting or a more serene one. This is Antarctica at its best: a sunny day, snow-capped mountains all around, penguins waddling to and fro, the beauty of the still sea and the… [Read More]