Seabourn Names First New Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ship “Seabourn Venture”

  SEATTLE, March 13, 2019– Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, announced today that it will name its first new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn Venture, paying tribute to the remote destinations visited by the brand’s highly successful expedition and Ventures by Seabourn excursion programs and the fascinating places yet to be explored in the future. Seabourn began offering expedition experiences during its first sailing to Antarctica in 2013 led by a highly qualified, world-class expedition team …

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Shopping with the chef

KOTOR, Montenegro – An expensive delicacy, the plump porcini mushrooms looked great to me. But something about them raised the concerns of Rafael Peterkovic. He eyed the mushrooms carefully, thumped their thick stems with his forefinger. Sniffed them, too. Then asked the mushroom vendor if he could use a knife to slice one open. What Rafael saw turned my stomach. The mushroom was filled with small worms happily munching away. The vendor just shrugged her shoulders, knowing …

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Alluring poster changes life of Seabourn Odyssey ship captain

If not for a tropical beach poster, Mark Dexter might not be the captain of the sensational Seabourn Odyssey. As a teen, his dream was to become an airplane pilot. “I was devastated that I couldn’t be a pilot,” he says. “It was career day in high school and I was looking around for some other career. I remember the various pitches.” Then the 17-year-old saw the eye-catching poster featuring one of the most beautiful beaches in …

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Seabourn Pride farewell season announced-Cruises to feature veteran staff, guest alumni, vintage menus and more

Seabourn has announced a series of voyages aboard Seabourn Pride dedicated to celebrating the ship’s 25-year history with the company. The ship will be transferred to its new owners in Europe in the spring of 2014. Seabourn has created a series of Caribbean voyages incorporating signature Seabourn events such as the iconic “Caviar in the Surf” beach barbecue and the water sports Marina Day that pioneered a new style of luxury small-ship cruising when Seabourn Pride was …

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The top 10 things (in no particular order) that I like about Yachts of Seabourn

ABOARD THE ODYSSEY – When I went ashore in Ravenna, Italy, a passenger on another cruise ship asked me a thought-provoking question: “What is there to do on the Seabourn Odyssey?” Mitchell Anderson of California queried when he saw me walking with my complimentary Seabourn tote bag.  “My wife and I have been thinking about taking a Seabourn cruise but the ship looks so small and I wasn’t sure there would be enough to do on it,” …

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Seabourn Square is the ‘heart’ of the Odyssey

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – Every cruise ship seems to have a heart, a place where folks like to gather. Maybe it’s the lobby, which is often a beautiful showcase on ships. Or it might be the lounge around the top-deck pool where folks can socialize and swim or enjoy a cold drink. On the Seabourn Odyssey, the “heart” seems to be Seabourn Square. “Whatever you need, you can find in there,” says cruise director Bruce Morrison. …

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‘Tender’ ride a treat on Seabourn Odyssey

ABOARD THE ODYSSEY – It is almost like two boat rides in one. Here I am cruising on the spectacular Seabourn Odyssey and in several ports I also get to ride a “tender” to shore. Must admit, some folks don’t like it when a ship has to anchor offshore and ferry passengers ashore on a smaller boat. But I find it enjoyable. It gives me a different view of the cruise ship and a chance to take …

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Seabourn Odyssey captain, crew contribute to charity for children with special needs

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – The first time I saw it, I thought it might be a child’s toy. It looked like a tiny bus that a child might sit on. But the top of the wooden contraption had a slot like a piggy bank. That’s exactly what it was – a big piggy bank. With an unusual story behind it. “It’s a wonderful organization,” Seabourn Odyssey Captain Mark Dexter says. “I’m a member of it because …

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Alluring poster changes life of Seabourn Odyssey ship captain

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – If not for a tropical beach poster, Mark Dexter might not be the captain of the sensational Seabourn Odyssey. As a teen, his dream was to become an airplane pilot. “I was devastated that I couldn’t be a pilot,” he says. “It was career day in high school and I was looking around for some other career. I remember the various pitches.” Then the 17-year-old saw the eye-catching poster featuring one of …

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