SEATTLE, May 7, 2019 – Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise
line, is preparing to embark on its 2019 season in Alaska & British
Columbia with Seabourn Sojourn headed north offering unique
itineraries, special onboard events, adventurous shore excursions, and
immersive journeys through "The Great Land." With only 10 departures scheduled
through the season, guests are encouraged to book now to secure their spot on
"This summer will be Seabourn's third season in a row exploring
‘The Great Land' up north, and as always our guests will enjoy a myriad of
wonders and exclusive opportunities to get up close and into the wilderness on
the ship and via our optional expedition-style Ventures by Seabourn program,"
said Chris Austin, Seabourn's senior vice president of Global Marketing
& Sales. "We're excited to bring the best of Alaska on the best and to
continue to offer our guests the opportunity to explore the treasures hidden
within the unique landscape of Alaska and British Columbia."
The 2019 season runs from June to October offering a selection of
11-, 12- and 14-day ‘Ultimate Alaska' cruises with itineraries including
wilderness destinations such as Harriman Fjord and College Fjord; marquee ports
from Ketchikan and Juneau; and rarely visited gems such as the First Nation
villages of Alert Bay and Klemtu, a town of fewer than 500 belonging to the
Kitasoo Native Band where guests will enjoy an exclusive cultural experience
within breathtaking Inside Passage of British Columbia.
Every cruise of Seabourn's 2019 season in Alaska and British
Columbia will include complimentary Seabourn all-weather jackets; inspiring
onboard guest speakers from Seabourn Conversations program; opportunities for frequent
wildlife sightings from the ship and shore; and a delectable "Caviar on
the Ice" deck party and other special deck events.
Adventure seekers are encouraged to lock in a spot on one of the
cruise line's Ventures by Seabourn tours to discover select
destinations via hike, kayak, Zodiac and catamaran. Each optional excursion
exposes guests to up-close exploration of natural and/or cultural wonders, with
guidance, insight and lectures from the line's skilled expedition team staffed
by accomplished naturalists, marine biologists, wildlife researchers,
photographers, videographers, guides and more. The team is also part of the
complimentary Seabourn Conversations program, providing in-depth insights into
the history, ecology and culture of the places they visit. Throughout the
voyage, their valuable insights are offered both in complimentary formal
presentations on a variety of topics and in more casual conversations over
meals or at leisure. In addition, the team chronicles their adventures with
stories and photos via Seabourn's Ventures Tracker.
A few notable optional Ventures by Seabourn tours scheduled this
Inian Islands Zodiac Exploration – Join a naturalist and
explore picturesque, weather-beaten shorelines teeming with Steller sea lions,
otters and seabirds. Whales hungry for the rich sea life are also a common
sight. Seabourn provides travelers an up-close look and access to these remote,
striking and unforgettable islands.
Kayak Exploration of Misty Fjords – Settle
into a double kayak and paddle a path into the furthest regions of Alaska's
Misty Fjords, where wildlife and wilderness remain untouched. There will be a
guide and a safety kayak along for the ride, but guests are otherwise free to
soak in the beauty of this special place, as few ever will.
Tracy Arm/Endicott Arm Via Kayak – Paddling through Tracy
Arm or Endicott Arm is a once-in-a-lifetime experience complete with panoramic
views of icebergs, waterfalls, wildlife and stunning backdrops of towering
mountains at every turn en route to North Sawyer or Dawes Glacier.
There will be a variety of additional shore excursions available
to Seabourn guests to explore fascinating destinations beyond regular ports of
call, such as:
Taku Glacier Lodge, Feast & Five Glaciers: A Mindful Living
Tour – Depart from Juneau aboard a classic floatplane to "flightsee"
five glaciers on the way to an exclusive, glacier-view seafood feast at
Alaska's famous fly-in Taku Glacier Lodge. A serene yoga session and guided
nature walk in sublime surroundings will also be offered to enjoy before
Stikine River & Wilderness Glacier by Jet-Boat – An
exhilarating jet-boat ride on one of North America's last truly wild rivers
leads to views of distant peaks, wildlife and spawning salmon, as well as the
ear-shaking roar of thundering waterfalls before arrival at iceberg-dotted
Shakes Lake and, conditions permitting, a view of Shakes Glacier.
Wildlife Safari Cruise & Beach Bonfire – Embark
on a one-of-a-kind wildlife boat safari from Ketchikan to view the unique and
fascinating wildlife in the region that may include humpback and orca whales,
Dall's porpoise, harbor seals and bears. With a 360-degree observation deck,
the tour offers excellent photography opportunities and an unobstructed view of
the pristine wilderness.
For the traveler who wants to delve deeper, Seabourn is also
offering a pair of exclusive Seabourn Journeys for guests to explore Alaska and
British Columbia in-depth before or after their cruise. One by plane, the other
by rail, both are as magnificent as the region itself:
Denali Experience – This five-day, fully escorted,
custom-designed overland adventure promises awe-inspiring wonder with luxury
accommodations and culinary options on top. Venturing into Alaska, guests will
soar high above glaciers in a flightseeing plane, and head deep into the
protected wilderness of Denali National Park with a guide to spot grizzly and
black bears, wolves, moose, caribou and more.
UNESCO Banff National Park & the Rocky Mountaineer – This
seven-day, pre-cruise journey travels deep inland with a scenic drive by
premium motor coach through the Canadian Rockies to Banff. Visit the UNESCO
World Heritage Site of Banff and Yogo National Parks, with dreamy destinations
including Takakkaw Falls, Spiral Tunnels in Kicking Horse Pass, and dazzling
Emerald Lake, the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes and ponds. After a day on one's
own, ride the Rocky Mountaineer for two days into the heart of the Canadian
Rockies with comfortable seating and GoldLeaf service assured in a bi-level,
glass-domed rail car to gaze in awe at photo-worthy views of scenic canyons,
valleys, and the lush coast of British Columbia.
For reservations or more details, please contact a professional
travel advisor; call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com. A dedicated shore excursion call center
is available for guests at 1-800-984-3225.
Seabourn currently operates a fleet of five modern ultra-luxury
ships and is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive
alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess
Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK, P&O Cruises
Australia and fathom. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). Seabourn is the official cruise partner of
UNESCO World Heritage under a multi-year agreement to help promote sustainable
tourism at World Heritage sites around the world.
For more Information:
(206) 626-9158 or BBadura@seabourn.com
Hawkins International Public Relations
(212) 255-6541 or Ashley@hawkpr.com