Seabourn Club Herald - - IN THIS ISSUE - Sin­cerely, Richard Mead­ows Pres­i­dent

Wel­come to your sec­ond Se­abourn Club Herald for 2016. For us here at Se­abourn, the last few months have been busy and ex­cit­ing, filled with im­por­tant and promis­ing de­vel­op­ments for those of you plan­ning voy­ages on our ships in the year ahead. As you read this, our cur­rent three-ship Se­abourn fleet is in Europe, where guests aboard Se­abourn Odyssey and Se­abourn So­journ are vis­it­ing the pic­turesque cities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the Mediter­ranean, Adri­atic and Aegean Seas. Mean­while, Se­abourn Quest’s guests are tour­ing St. Peters­burg’s baroque mas­ter­pieces and ex­plor­ing Nor­way’s ma­jes­tic fjords and scenic vil­lages on new Ven­tures by Se­abourn kayak­ing tours and Zo­diac cruises.

The ar­ti­cles in this is­sue are about places whose fac­tual his­to­ries and present-day re­al­i­ties seem in­ex­tri­ca­bly en­twined in myth, leg­end and spec­u­la­tion. Garry Messick con­tem­plates ques­tions about the mas­sive erup­tion that shat­tered the Greek is­land of Santorini long ago. Kevin Revolinski pon­ders the rid­dle of a ghost city that gave rise to Ba­gan’s Plain of Tem­ples. And Rafe Klinger sifts the Ara­bian sands of Oman to un­cover an un­ex­pected desert oa­sis.

This is­sue also holds some de­light­ful sur­prises for Club mem­bers. If you have had the plea­sure of sail­ing with Cap­tain Mark Dex­ter, you will be thrilled to learn that he will com­mand the maiden sea­son of Se­abourn Encore in De­cem­ber. And in our Be­hind the Shield sec­tion, learn about the ex­otic ports and high­lights of Se­abourn So­journ’s up­com­ing Asia sea­son from our Direc­tor of De­ploy­ment & Itin­er­ary Plan­ning, Tim Lit­t­ley. And as al­ways, see our Club Gallery fea­tur­ing pic­tures from you, show­ing the fas­ci­nat­ing peo­ple and places you’ve en­coun­tered across Se­abourn’s ex­tra­or­di­nary worlds.

Noth­ing would give us greater plea­sure than to greet you again soon on the gang­way of one of our Se­abourn ships. Un­til then, en­joy your Se­abourn Club Herald.

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