Sooner or later, you’re likely to be asked by your most experienced clients to suggest something unique and different for a vacation…And I’ve got the solution for you.
Intrepid travelers have recently discovered the astonishing natural splendors, dramatic topography and vivid history in Iceland and Greenland. But many luxury travelers hesitate to fly off to these remote destinations with limited information about accommodations, dining, transportation etc. To address these obstacles, Seabourn has introduced a curated series of brand new itineraries for Seabourn Quest in summer 2018, exploring the region’s unspoiled grandeur. Guests will share their voyage with a veteran expedition team of naturalists and other experts including Dr. Colleen Batey, an archaeologist specializing in indigenous and Viking legacies, as part of our Seabourn Conversations enrichment program on board. These voyages also offer abundant opportunities for your clients to further enhance and extend their experiences with Ventures by Seabourn, our optional kayak, zodiac and trekking excursions guided by our skilled expedition team, in select destinations.
The 15-day British Isles & Iceland voyage (departing May 17 from London (Dover) to Reykjavík) calls in England, Wales, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and Scotland, plus three isolated fjord villages on Iceland’s coast, with opportunities for exceptional wildlife viewing, optional Zodiac excursions under teeming seabird cliffs and hikes to Viking sites with Dr. Batey.
The 15-day Iceland & North Cape Quest voyage (June 1 from Reykjavík to Copenhagen) includes four different fjord villages in Iceland, as well as Tromsø, the Storstappen Island seabird colonies, Honningsvåg (North Cape), plus Hammerfest, Harstad, the dramatic pierced mountain at Brønnøysund and Arendal, and finally Arhus in Denmark.
The 21-day Route of the Vikings I (July 16 from London (Dover) to Reykjavík) tracks exceptional islands across the North Atlantic: Welsh and Scottish isles, the Isle of Man; the sea stacks of Borea and Stac Lee, the Orkneys, Shetlands and Denmark’s Faroe Islands, climaxing with an in-depth exploration of four harbors in Iceland and two ports in Greenland, where huge icebergs glide like ghostly ships into the Atlantic. The 24-day Route of the Vikings II (August 6 from Reykjavík to Montréal) continues to Iceland’s Westman Islands and six different ports in Greenland, as well as visits to Lady Franklin, Monumental, and Akpatok islands in Canada’s remote Nunavut territory, the haunt of polar bears and other exotic wildlife; plus three ports in Newfoundland & Labrador including the 11th century Viking settlement UNESCO World Heritage Site at L’Anse aux Meadows, before it returns to civilization at Québec City. These last two cruises can easily be combined into one fabulous 45-day Atlantic Isles Quest voyage.
As delightfully different as these hand-crafted summer voyages are, they share a common thread: the unique blend of unfettered adventure and bespoke luxury that is the hallmark of Seabourn. Plus, having won the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Best Small-Ship Cruise Line Award, you can recommend Seabourn to your clients with confidence knowing that the world’s finest ultra-luxury resort at sea will exceed their expectations in every way. To learn even more, I invite you to view our videos and links below.