AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT UPCOMING VOYAGES
FOUR RADIANT JOURNEYS An insider’s look at upcoming voyages
DISCOVERING hidden treasures
The north has its fjords, but here in the secluded coastline between Spain and France they have Les Calanques — the secret cliff-beaches formed by ancient rivers flowing through limestone mountains to the sea. The region is full of surprises, from the galleries and gourmet markets of Séte to the shaded bistros and pétanque terrains of Ile-Rousse. As the architects of the Leaning Tower of Pisa discovered, nothing here should ever be taken for granted.
Seabourn Encore 10-day Barcelona to Rome voyages on Jul 16; Aug 15 & Sept 14, 2017
SEEING with new eyes
The water in Syvota is so clear, it no longer seems blue but takes on the colors of everything around it, a kaleidoscope of pastel buildings, traditional boats and sun-tinted clouds. As you travel on to Lecce and Dubrovnik, it’s not the light that swirls about you so much as it is time. Baroque churches peer over Roman ruins and mid-century office blocks; medieval walls stand tall beside Ottoman aqueducts and Napoleonic fortresses. And in the bustling canals of Venice, the whole of European history is still alive and well and eager to meet you.
Seabourn Odyssey 7-day Athens to Venice voyages on Aug 12 & Sept 9, 2017
REACHING a deep simplicity
Today, the Baltics are known as the place where artisans bring form and function into a perfect balance — but this has always been a crossroads. Copenhagen is an easy-going seaport famed for its Indonesian and sushi restaurants, while in Saint Petersburg the French art of ballet is continually reaching new heights. Helsinki brings the best of the remote wilderness into a cosmopolitan city, where award-winning designers weave tree-bark shoes just as Finnish woodsmen have for centuries.
Seabourn Quest 7-day Copenhagen to Stockholm voyages on May 13; Jun 10 & Jul 8, 2017
BASKING in the colors of the North
Montreal’s city lights may draw comparison to Paris, but it’s only after cruising down the Saint Lawrence toward Cap Diamant that one realizes how striking this part of the world can be. The cape on which Québec City lies consists of sparkling stones once thought to be diamonds. Sailing through North America’s fjordland, one finds brilliant foliage on pink-granite hillsides by day and, by night, is filled with the warm glow of Charlottetown’s music-filled taverns and New England’s lobster houses.
Seabourn Quest 10-day Boston to Montreal voyages on Sept 22 & Oct 12, 2017