Seabourn announced its schedule of voyages for the 2016 fall and 2017 winter seasons. The program features 28 unique itineraries, 104 departures of 7 to 89 days in length and destinations on all 7 continents. During this period, Seabourn Cruise Line will introduce the new ship Seabourn Encore.
The schedule includes Antarctica, South America, India, Arabia, Australia & New Zealand, Southeast & Northern Asia, Canada & New England, along with the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. 38 are the destinations that are either maiden or call ports that the line has not visited in years, including over a dozen ports in China, Korea and Japan, as well as a series of Caribbean itineraries from Barbados.
The Extended Explorations program of Seabourn is still on offer, with the opportunity to enjoy longer sailings from 32 to 89 days, with the choice regarding when and where they sail. These linked cruises offer rich port content and in-depth exploration of the region visited. Additional benefits include 10% savings for combined voyages, frequent overnights in call ports, and local wines, cuisine and entertainment, as well as regional experts for onboard enrichment with Seabourn Conversations.
Following a transatlantic cruise from Europe, on 19 December 2016 Seabourn Odyssey will embark on a couple of 18-day Panama Canal cruises between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles. In February the ship will start a new 12-day Caribbean program to Ft. Lauderdale from Bridgetown, Barbados, exploring the western Caribbean side, including Cartagena, three new ports in Panama, Puerto Limon, the Colombian island of San Andres, and Key West. The Odyssey ship will go on to sail six 7-day cruises between Bridgetown and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. A 39-day Exotic Caribbean Exploration cruise is also scheduled, featuring some of the best harbors in the Caribbean. This voyage sails to Barbados from Ft. Lauderdale on January 24, 2017.
Seabourn Sojourn will offer voyages in the Far East from the middle of November 2016. Coming first is an 18-day voyage through Arabia and the Holy Land, as well as a 17-day cruise to Singapore through Arabia and India. Sojourn's Asian season starts with a 16-day Holiday roundtrip voyage to Malaysia and Myanmar from Singapore, where the vessel will stay in Yangon (Rangoon) for 3 days.
Seabourn Sojourn will offer line's 14-day Vietnam and Thailand voyage in 2017, from Singapore to Hong Kong, alternating with a new 14-day cruise visiting China, Borneo and the Philippines. Passengers may combine the two sailings for a 28-day voyage. In March, the Sojourn will embark on 18-day cruises between Kobe, Japan and Hong Kong, encompassing new ports in Japan, Korea and China. The variations include an overnight stay at Xingang and visiting Beijing on one sailing and a 3-day visit at Shanghai on another.
In addition, the cruise was planned to coincide with Japan's cherry blossom season. Another scheduled voyage is a 21-day sailing in May to Seattle from Kobe through Japan and across the North Pacific. Following is an 89-day Pacific Rim Exploration departing from Singapore on 4 March 2017, and arriving on May 31 at Seattle.
Seabourn Quest will offer four 10-day New England and Canadian Maritimes cruises between Montreal and Boston, with an overnight stay in Québec City. Following a 14-day repositioning cruise to Ft. Lauderdale, the ship will sail on a 24-day southward voyage through the Caribbean to the coast of Brazilia and Buenos Aires, Argentina. From there, Seabourn Quest will start her popular Antarctica and Patagonia season with four 21- to 24-day sailings between Valparaiso and Buenos Aires. The vessel will then continue through the Caribbean, followed by her transatlantic voyage to Barcelona to start 2017 Europe season.
The new Seabourn Encore will kick off the season with two pre-inaugural voyages - a 16-day sailing departing from Athens to Dubai on December 4, followed by an 18-day sailing from Dubai to Singapore departing on December 20, 2016. After the naming ceremony in January, Seabourn Encore will embark on her 10-day official inaugural cruise to Bali. The vessel will go on to spend her maiden season operating a series of 16-day sailings to the Pacific Rim in Australia and New Zealand.