DEAR SE­ABOURN CLUB MEM­BER,

Seabourn Club Herald - - 10 -

Wel­come to this sec­ond Se­abourn Club Herald of 2017. This is a busy sum­mer sea­son for our fleet of in­ti­mate ships, scat­tered across the north­ern hemi­sphere. Se­abourn Odyssey and Se­abourn En­core are both sail­ing in the Mediter­ranean re­gion, show­ing our guests the gems and UNESCO World Her­itage Sites of Spain, France, Italy, the beau­ti­ful shores of the Adri­atic, and the sun-blessed isles of Greece. Also in the Mediter­ranean area, con­struc­tion of our new Se­abourn Ova­tion is pro­ceed­ing at the ship­yard in Italy in an­tic­i­pa­tion of her launch next spring. Se­abourn Quest is in North­ern Europe, en­joy­ing the end­less days of sum­mer in Scan­di­navia and St. Peters­burg’s fa­mous White Nights, as well as the Bri­tish Isles and spec­tac­u­lar fjords of Nor­way. Mean­while, in North Amer­ica, Se­abourn So­journ is cel­e­brat­ing our re­turn to the scenic splen­dors, fas­ci­nat­ing wildlife and fron­tier cul­tures of Alaska and Bri­tish Columbia af­ter an ab­sence of 15 years.

In this is­sue, we present an eclec­tic mix of top­ics to tan­ta­lize your in­ner trav­eler. Two cities that dis­play mind-bend­ing mixes of an­cient tra­di­tions and hy­per-mod­ern de­vel­op­ment are ex­am­ined in de­scrip­tions of China’s as­tound­ing port city of Shang­hai by Richard Varr and a fea­ture on daz­zling Dubai by Terry Elward.

Jack Feerick re­veals five dif­fer­ent fjords in five dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions, none of which are any­where near Nor­way. Stephen Grasso plumbs the depths of Gi­bral­tar’s in­ner­most cav­erns to fer­ret out the facts about the Rock’s ear­li­est in­hab­i­tants, and our ap­petites are whet­ted by an ar­ti­cle about cheeses of the Riviera by Alex Dar­ling­ton.

This is­sue also in­cludes news about the ships, itin­er­ar­ies and the crew who make you at home on board, pic­tures from Club mem­bers, well­ness tips, and more.

Wher­ever you are, and what­ever sea­son you are cel­e­brat­ing, we send our best wishes, and we hope to wel­come you back on board one of our ships soon.

Sin­cerely, Richard Mead­ows Pres­i­dent

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