Luxury line Seabourn cruises has recently announced that it will be offering a programme of Extended Explorations, which will give cruisers the opportunity to enjoy a range of longer cruises on board its vessels.
The line has put together a set of new, focussed itineraries for 2014 and 2015 which will allow guests to explore some of the world’s regions in depth during voyages lasting from 28 days right through to 116 days.
John Delaney, Seabourn’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, explained the thinking behind the new initiative: “A lot of travelers prefer a long, leisurely voyage, and they also love the idea of really exploring a particular part of the world. 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.”
The Extended explorations offer fans of longer cruises a great deal of options and are available in different regions, and of different lengths and in different seasons throughout the year. As well as receiving a 10 per cent discount for combining cruises, passengers booking one of the explorations will enjoy overnight stays in a number of ports, regionally-themed menus and entertainment, escorted mid-cruise Seabourn Journeys to nearby historical and cultural places of interest as well as regional experts offering enriching experiences through the line’s Seabourn Conversations programme.
Among the Extended Explorations available are Africa and South-east Asia, South America and Antarctic, Australia and Indonesia, and an African Holiday Exploration.
By Simon Brotherton