Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is enhancing its Ventures by Seabourn expedition program in Northern Europe this summer. Guests exploring the northernmost regions of the continent aboard Seabourn Quest, which begins its summer season with a 21-day St. Petersburg & Scandinavia cruise on June 18, will enjoy exceptional opportunities to experience destinations via informative and educational shore excursions.
Designed for small groups, with a guide-to-guest ratio of 1:14 maximum, Ventures by Seabourn offers optional excursions led by an expert team of scientists, scholars and naturalists. The program leads guests through picturesque waterways and fjords, secluded inlets and to scenic islands via sturdy, stable Zodiac inflatable boats or paddling in double sea kayaks launched from the unique fold-out water sports marina on board all Seabourn vessels.
There are close to three dozen Ventures by Seabourn excursions scheduled aboard Seabourn Quest over the season ahead, including:
- Puffins, Eiders and Guillemots on Vigur Island, explored by Zodiac – Discover Iceland’s small island of Vigur, home to a harmonious gathering of thousands of birds, a beautiful landscape and Europe’s smallest post office.
- Fjord Journey through Prins Christian Sund – Experience the dramatic high mountain faces and scoured rock massifs by Zodiac, while looking for icebergs and waterfalls engorged by meltwater.
- Extensive Fjord Exploration to Trollfjord – Join the resident naturalist on a Zodiac to explore the sheltered fjords of Norway and the Lofoten Islands, keeping an eye on flora and fauna while watching for resident moose.
With Seabourn’s ongoing focus on enrichment, guests exploring Northern Europe this summer will enjoy a strong onboard academic program, with Seabourn Conversations from the ship’s impressive expedition team, including: Ignacio “Iggy” Rojas, Ventures Leader aboard Seabourn Quest and expedition cruising expert; Dr. Coleen Batey, a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow; Luciano “Luqui” Bernacchi, a mountain, ski and naturalist guide who has over 20 years of experience; and Kara Weller, an Alaska native with a background in research for universities on both sides of the Atlantic.
“Building on the success of Ventures by Seabourn in Antarctica, our Northern Europe guests will have access to intimate and exclusive new ways to see this stunning landscape,” said John Delaney, senior vice president, global marketing and sales for Seabourn. “With a wide selection of exciting excursions and meaningful enrichment content led by a world class expedition team, Seabourn continues to ensure our guests experience the very best that our worldwide destinations have to offer.”
Seabourn’s intimate, award-winning ships offer key elements that set Seabourn apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas; superb dining in a choice of venues; open bars throughout the ship; fine wines poured at lunch and dinner; award-winning personalized service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home while on board. Seabourn’s ships circle the globe throughout the year, sailing to the world’s most desirable destinations at their peak seasons including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lesser-known yachting harbors and hideaways that few travelers ever see. All-inclusive fares offer tremendous value for one of the world’s finest travel experiences.
Seabourn Quest heads to Northern Europe with the Ventures Program beginning June 18, 2016. Guests may book Ventures by Seabourn shore excursions online.For reservations or more information, please contact a travel professional; call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 FREE or visit www.seabourn.com.