DEAR SEABOURN CLUB MEMBER,
Welcome to the springtime 2018 issue of your Seabourn Club Herald – it’s an especially exciting season for us as we welcome the beautiful, new Seabourn Ovation to our fleet. She will debut in Venice on May 5, and then begin making her way north to continue her inaugural season among the shining capitals and breathtaking beauty of St. Petersburg, the Baltic and the majestic fjords of Norway. Her sister ship Seabourn Encore will sail the heart of the Mediterranean, to ports arrayed between Malta and Mallorca, from Rome to the Rivieras and Spain. Seabourn Odyssey is planning a summer in the sun-blessed Aegean and the romantic Adriatic. Seabourn Sojourn and her veteran expedition team are returning for a second amazing season in Alaska and British Columbia, while
Seabourn Quest will also carry an expedition team to explore the remote British Isles, Iceland and Greenland, with exciting optional expert-led Ventures by Seabourn™ kayaking, Zodiac and trekking excursions among the Viking ruins, teeming bird islands, waterfalls and glaciers.
The articles in this issue are every bit as varied as the ships’ itineraries. We are very excited to debut in this issue a new regular item on Mindful Living written for us by Dr. Andrew Weil. Elsewhere, Terry Elwood updates us on the very best ways to enjoy an overnight in Vietnam’s old riverside Saigon. Alex Darlington introduces us to the unexpected variety existing among the black-and-white birds we collectively identify simply as penguins.
Clare Emmett takes on a completely different winged creature in a fascinating piece on the hybrid bird-man deity Garuda. Meanwhile, Claudia Caruana takes us inside Malta’s stunning St. John’s Co-Cathedral to better understand its sumptuous artistic masterworks, and Mark Cardwell enlightens us on the tempting cuisine available in
Québec City beside the St. Lawrence. As always, there’s also lots of news and ideas from around the fleet and around the world for you to enjoy.
I hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back on board soon. Until then, enjoy your new
Seabourn Club Herald.
Sincerely, Richard Meadows President