Seabourn prides itself on a very specific type of voyage. It’s one where guests are treated to sophistication, luxury and superior amenities whilst benefitting from an environment that’s boutique, intimate and exclusive.
What’s more, Seabourn’s list of destinations is as all-encompassing as it gets. From Alaska to the Amazon, Arabia to the Arctic, Asia to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Australia and the Americas – you really can travel the globe several times over with Seabourn! What’s more, due to their smaller size, ships in the Seabourn fleet are able to navigate seas and explore destinations in a way that larger ships simply can’t. We decided to uncover the Seabourn Difference in detail, and get a glimpse at their exciting expedition programme too.
What is the Seabourn Difference?
The Seabourn Difference is both an ethos and an experience when travelling with this prestigious cruise company. In practical terms the Seabourn Difference means: champagne on arrival and a personalised minibar in your oceanfront cabin; personally assigned staff; upmarket onboard cocktail bars; fine dining cuisine inspired by renowned chefs; customised wellness journeys in the ship’s spa; hosted talks with experts in their field; extraordinary UNESCO-linked excursions; live entertainment; premium drinks and fine wine included throughout your cruise.
In truth, however, the real Seabourn Difference goes even further than the – albeit extensive – extras; think bespoke tours, subtle touches and ‘never-too-much trouble’ requests, even if looking for your own in-cabin cocktail party! And that’s where the ethos part comes in, as the whole experience is designed to feel personal, classy and tailored to be the ultimate small ship luxury cruise holiday.
Exploring the Caribbean with the Seabourn Difference
A prime example of how the Seabourn Difference plays out in practice is their remarkable Caribbean cruise experience. On these sailings you’ll be treated to a heady mix of pristine Caribbean beaches, lesser-visited cultural attractions and unforgettably scenic moments from start to finish. Along the way, highlights include the voyage from Barbados to Mayreau and St Vincent, where oceanfront island barbecues, caviar and private beach parties are the order of the day (you can even shop for the fresh produce that your personal chef will cook later!). Idyllic Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands for some watersports, snorkelling and windsurfing is another highlight. Then, get ready for cultural tours to the hidden treasures, historic ports and UNESCO sites of French St Barths, Marigot in St Martin, St John’s of Antigua and Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park on St Kitts, to name just a few.
Seabourn Expedition Cruises
For the more intrepid traveller (who still can’t resist their onboard comforts), get ready for an expedition cruise experience aboard the all new Seabourn Venture; coming your way with its maiden voyage in 2021. This all-new way of travelling to the world’s furthest reaches will see you enjoying the same style, levels of luxury and attention to detail as other Seabourn cruises, though with a twist. Think onboard submarines, ice-strengthened hulls, 24 Zodiac boats and an exclusive range of jaw-dropping itineraries to make use of it all. We can't wait!