Seabourn Club Herald - - IN THIS ISSUE -

Wel­come to your mid-year edi­tion of Seabourn Club Her­ald. Our Seabourn fleet of all-suite ships is mak­ing the most of the north­ern sum­mer sea­son’s ex­tended days and star­lit nights. Seabourn Odyssey is bask­ing among the sto­ried Aegean Isles and along the gor­geous Adri­atic coast. Seabourn So­journ is thread­ing forested Alaskan fjords for wildlife­watch­ing and ex­cit­ing op­tional Ven­tures by Seabourn™ kayak­ing and Zo­diac ex­cur­sions. Seabourn Quest is cruis­ing the un­spoiled coasts of Ice­land, Green­land and the less-vis­ited Bri­tish Isles. Seabourn En­core has been cel­e­brat­ing with the yachts­men in the re­sorts and Rivieras of the Mediter­ranean, while Seabourn Ova­tion en­joys the fa­mous white nights in St. Peters­burg and Nor­way’s lin­ger­ing mid­night sun as she sails her in­au­gu­ral sea­son.

We have two ex­cit­ing news sto­ries from our ships for you in this is­sue: In “On the Hori­zon,” we are an­nounc­ing Seabourn’s first World Cruise in six years, sail­ing from Miami in Jan­uary 2020 on board Seabourn So­journ. And in “Be­hind the Shield,” we of­fer a re­cap of the ex­clu­sive spe­cial events held dur­ing Seabourn Ova­tion’s re­cent In­au­gu­ral Voy­age from Venice to Barcelona, in­clud­ing the gala Nam­ing Cer­e­mony in Malta’s Grand Har­bour.

Our fea­ture ar­ti­cles fo­cus on some fab­u­lous and far-flung desti­na­tions, from Gin­ger Dingus’ ex­am­i­na­tion of the ef­fu­sive and col­or­ful Maori haka cer­e­mony in New Zealand to a trea­tise on the street­wise mon­keys of Mum­bai, In­dia, by Alex Darlington. Stephen Grasso ex­plores the man-made maze of kh­long canals sur­round­ing the or­nate tem­ples and palaces along Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, and Mark Stevens re­views the sur­pris­ing his­tory of the UNESCO-in­scribed Brim­stone Hill Fortress on St. Kitts in the Caribbean’s Wind­ward Is­lands.

As al­ways, we also have il­lu­mi­nat­ing in­sights into world cuisines, re­gional wines and other de­lec­ta­ble diver­sions, as well an­other en­light­en­ing “Mind­ful Liv­ing” es­say by Dr. An­drew Weil.

Wher­ever you find your­self this sea­son, I hope that you and yours are well and happy, and that we may look for­ward to wel­com­ing you back on board one of our ships soon.

Sin­cerely, Richard Mead­ows Pres­i­dent

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