Seabourn, a distinguished leader in the realm of ultra-luxury voyages and expedition travel, invites its esteemed guests on an extraordinary odyssey spanning the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and Asia. Embarking on the elegant Seabourn Quest, travelers will venture to over 40 distinctive ports of call, ranging from hidden harbors to illustrious destinations, including four enticing Japan-centric itineraries. The complete details and fares for Seabourn's fall 2024 through spring 2025 schedule can be found on their website.
These meticulously crafted itineraries, spanning 14 to 34 days, present luxury travelers with numerous opportunities to discover new sights, immerse themselves in diverse cultures, and explore a medley of iconic and lesser-known ports. With overnight stays in port and late evening departures, guests can savor their time onshore, delving deep into the local culture and relishing the delectable cuisine of each region.
Following the conclusion of its Canada & New England season, Seabourn Quest embarks on a thrilling escapade through the legendary Panama Canal, charting a course that traverses the captivating Hawaiian Islands before culminating in the breathtaking city of Auckland. From there, the ship embarks on four captivating Australia & New Zealand itineraries, including a special holiday voyage, before venturing northward through the South China Sea to commence an extraordinary exploration of Japan, timed to coincide with the resplendent cherry blossom season.
Natalya Leahy, the president of Seabourn, eloquently states, "Seabourn guests are extraordinary people seeking out-of-the-ordinary experiences, and Seabourn Quest will navigate them to breathtaking landscapes where they will be immersed in vibrant cultures while also experiencing our signature onboard intuitive service and unmatched luxury. This upcoming season's ultra-luxury voyages offer unparalleled opportunities to create extraordinary Seabourn Moments and memories. From traversing the marvels of the Panama Canal to exploring the enchanting beauty of Japan during cherry blossom season, these itineraries are designed to indulge luxury travelers with a perfect blend of iconic destinations and hidden gems."
The highlights of Seabourn Quest's itineraries include:
Panama Canal: Commencing on November 9, 2024, guests will embark on an extraordinary 18-day voyage from Miami to Los Angeles, encountering the awe-inspiring marvels of the Panama Canal as they navigate its twisting waterways and mighty locks. Along the way, travelers will immerse themselves in vibrant cultures, explore colonial towns, and be captivated by the region's breathtaking natural wonders. Notable ports of call include Cartagena in Colombia, Puerto Chiapas in Mexico, Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala, and Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur.
Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific: Seabourn Quest's upcoming season boasts five exceptional sailings from November 2024 to February 2025. With 39 unique ports of call, these itineraries grant access to secluded havens only accessible to small ships, such as Kaikoura and Oban (Half Moon Bay) in New Zealand, as well as Phillip Island in Australia. From the pristine beaches of Hawaii to the mesmerizing landscapes of Fiordland National Park, guests will find themselves immersed in awe-inspiring natural wonders, encountering bucket-list destinations like the Great Barrier Reef and Diamondhead, and delving into the rich history and culture of charming towns and villages. Embarking from Los Angeles, Auckland, and Sydney, guests can select from voyages ranging from 14 to 32 days, including three captivating combination voyages.
Southeast Asia and Japan: Seabourn Quest's 2025 Spring Asia season unveils brand-new itineraries that focus on the captivating cultures of Japan and Southeast Asia, promising an exquisite experience for both new and returning guests. Spanning from March through April, these voyages range from 14 to 34 days, allowing guests to truly immerse themselves in the geography, history, and ethereal beauty of Japan during the cherry blossom season. Select voyages will offer an exclusive opportunity to sail the Seto Inland Sea—an experience reserved for small ships. Furthermore, Seabourn will present the Pacific Passage: Golden Week to Glacier Bay, a 20-day voyage in April 2025, enabling guests to revel in the vibrant cultural festivities of Golden Week in Japan before venturing to Alaska during the serene early season, where they can enjoy the majestic scenery and wildlife in solitude.
Guests embarking on the yacht-like Seabourn Quest will be treated to the extraordinary all-inclusive Seabourn experience. The dedicated crew will provide intuitive and authentic service, ensuring that every guest enjoys a personalized and remarkable journey. From the moment of embarkation, opportunities abound to create cherished Seabourn Moments. Moreover, the ship is equipped with SpaceX's Starlink, a pioneering Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite technology, allowing guests to enjoy enhanced connectivity and effortlessly share their extraordinary experiences with friends and family.