DEAR SEABOURN CLUB MEMBER,
This springtime marks the first spring migration of our beautiful new Seabourn Encore. To celebrate this important milestone, we have enclosed a new collection of images with this issue. Having earned the praises of inaugural season guests in Australia and New Zealand, she is now sailing up through India and Arabia to enliven the glamorous international scene this summer in the seasonal yachting centers of the Rivieras and the Mediterranean. Seabourn Odyssey is also bound for the Mediterranean from the Caribbean, and will soon be sailing further to the Adriatic and Greek Isles for the season. Seabourn Sojourn is exploring the exotic coast and islands of China, Korea and Japan, bound for a North Pacific Ocean crossing and Seabourn’s first return to cruising Alaska and British Columbia after an absence of many years. If you have ever been interested in cruising in Alaska, you’ll want to read the article about Seabourn’s cruises of the UNESCO-inscribed Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in this issue. Meanwhile, Seabourn Quest is cruising the Mediterranean this spring before heading north along the Atlantic coast of Western Europe to enjoy the summer in the Baltic, St. Petersburg, the magnificent fjords and North Cape of Norway and the many-splendored British Isles.
We have some beautiful feature articles for you in this issue. Jack Feerick examines the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia, Richard Varr reveals the dramatic volcanic histories of many Caribbean islands, Kevin Revolinski goes behind the scenes at colorful patron-saint festivals throughout Italy and Sherry Kennedy daydreams about the idyllic Anne of Green Gables countryside of Canada’s Prince Edward Island.
We have a lot of exciting things coming your way in the future. Seabourn Ovation is progressing toward her launch next spring and starting her inaugural season in the Mediterranean.
I hope you enjoy this issue of Herald, and look forward to welcoming you back aboard soon. Sincerely, Richard Meadows President