Seabourn’s ‘Extended Explorations’ add up to more of a good thing-Regionally focused alternative for long-cruise aficionados

Photo courtesy of Seabourn

Photo courtesy of Seabourn

Seabourn has introduced Extended Explorations, a novel way for travelers to enjoy longer cruises on the line’s award-winning small ships, with the added luxury of a wide range of choices regarding where and when they sail.

For 2014 and 2015, the luxury line has crafted new, linked itineraries allowing guests to explore more extensive regions of the globe in depth, and at greater savings, during voyages lasting from 28 days to extended sailings of up to 116 days.

 “A lot of travelers prefer a long, leisurely voyage, and they also love the idea of really exploring a particular part of the world,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president of marketing and sales. “So we have Extended Explorations in Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, South America and Antarctica that really pack a lot of port content into the time, exploring the whole of West and South Africa, for instance, plus the beautiful Indian Ocean islands and exciting new Asian destinations such as Myanmar. And during those voyages, they’ll enjoy the heightened sense of camaraderie and the relaxing continuity that come with a long voyage, plus all the personalized Seabourn hospitality they have come to expect from us.”

Extended Explorations are available in different lengths, in different regions, and in different seasons throughout the year. Extended Explorations voyages will offer an additional savings of 10 percent for combining cruises, plus frequent overnight stays in ports, regionally-themed menus and wines on board, local folkloric entertainment, regionally-focused experts for Seabourn Conversations onboard enrichment and optional, escorted mid-cruise Seabourn Journeys to nearby cultural or historical highlights.

 

Examples:

 

Africa & Southeast Asia Exploration: Seabourn Sojourn, Barcelona to Singapore, 116 days, Nov. 19, 2014 exploring Morocco, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, São Tome & Principe, Angola, Namibia, the Cape, Eastern Cape and the Indian Ocean coast, Mozambique, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Southeast Asia Exploration: Seabourn Sojourn, Singapore round trip, 40 days, February 3, 2015 including Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Borneo.

South America & Antarctic Exploration: Seabourn Quest, Manaus to Valparaiso, 41 days, November 9, 2014 including the Amazon, Brazilian coast, Uruguay, Argentina, Falklands/Malvinas Islands, Antarctica, Chilean Fjords and Patagonia, Chile’s Lakes & Volcanos region.

African Holiday Exploration: Seabourn Sojourn, Barcelona to Cape Town, 46 days, November 19, 2014 including Morocco, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, São Tome & Principe, Angola, Namibia, the Cape, Eastern Cape and the South African Indian Ocean coast during the Holidays.

Australia to Indonesia Exploration: Seabourn Odyssey, Sydney to Singapore, 28 days, February 23, 2015 including Brisbane, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef Townsville and the Gold Coast, Flores, Komodo, Lombok, Bali and Java.

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