FROM LACY FJORDS TO BAROQUE PALACES: SE­ABOURN’S SUM­MER IN NORTH­ERN EU­ROPE

NORTH­ERN EU­ROPE HAS AL­WAYS BEEN A REAL PEO­PLE-PLEASER AS A CRUISE DES­TI­NA­TION, OF­FER­ING A WIDE VA­RI­ETY OF AT­TRAC­TIONS THAT AP­PEAL TO EV­ERY TRAV­ELER’S AP­PETITE.

Seabourn Club Herald - - BEHIND THE SHIELD - LIS­BON DOVER COPENHAGAN NOR­WAY ST. PETERS­BURG

The rich legacy of his­tory, ar­chi­tec­ture and art in North­ern Eu­rope have made it a peren­nial fa­vorite for Se­abourn guests. The re­gion also of­fers fab­u­lous shop­ping and sea­sonal culi­nary ap­peal, and now – with the ad­di­tion of ex­pert Ven­tures by Se­abourn™ ex­pe­di­tion teams, Zo­di­acs and kayaks on Se­abourn Quest – we are adding op­tional ac­tive, im­mer­sive ad­ven­tures to your op­tions for ex­pe­ri­enc­ing it all on se­lect sail­ings.

Robin West, Se­abourn’s vice pres­i­dent of ex­pe­di­tion op­er­a­tions, has worked with se­nior di­rec­tor of itin­er­ary plan­ning Ti­mothy Lit­t­ley to de­sign an in­no­va­tive se­ries of spe­cially cu­rated itin­er­ar­ies tak­ing full ad­van­tage of the many scenic nat­u­ral splen­dors and cul­tural trea­sures of North­ern Eu­rope.

Dur­ing the north­ern sum­mer, Nor­way, the scat­tered British Isles, Ice­land and Green­land pro­vide a range of cruis­ing des­ti­na­tions as unique and spec­tac­u­lar as any­where on Earth. Their ice­bergdot­ted fjords and sheer is­land cliffs teem with vast colonies of breed­ing birds and other wildlife, and pic­turesque tra­di­tional vil­lages and an­cient Vik­ing sites add in­trigu­ing hu­man in­ter­est and fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory. Cruis­ing there in sum­mer, Se­abourn Quest will carry an ex­ten­sive team of knowl­edge­able nat­u­ral­ists, ar­chae­ol­o­gists, pho­tog­ra­phy coaches and other ex­perts who will share fas­ci­nat­ing in­sights with guests on board and also es­cort op­tional Zo­diac tours, kayak­ing ex­cur­sions and hikes to breath­tak­ing wa­ter­falls, glaciers, ice­bergs and snow­capped peaks to en­hance and ex­tend guest’s ex­pe­ri­ences.

Our stun­ning new Se­abourn Ova­tion will also sail in North­ern Eu­rope next sum­mer, cruis­ing the Baltic Sea to cos­mopoli­tan Helsinki and me­dieval Tallinn, and stay­ing three full days among the stately, baroque pas­tel palaces of St. Peters­burg, dur­ing 7-day voy­ages be­tween Stock­holm and Copen­hagen, al­ter­nat­ing with voy­ages among the iconic and smaller, less-vis­ited British Isles and ex­tended cruises to the ma­jes­tic fjords of the Nor­we­gian coast and the North Cape.

A few ex­am­ples of the va­ri­ety on these in­no­va­tive itin­er­ar­ies:

Gems of Ibe­ria & France.

Se­abourn Quest - 14 days Lis­bon to Dover (Lon­don) May 3, 2019.

A Euro­pean Grand Tour in un­matched el­e­gance and ease. Fol­low the spring from Lis­bon to Lon­don, sam­pling vin­tage port on the River Douro, Cal­va­dos in Nor­mandy and lam­bic beer in Bel­gium. Visit the cathe­dral at San­ti­ago de Com­postela, cas­tles in Ire­land and Wales, and the elab­o­rate palaces of Brus­sels, An­twerp and Paris.

Scenic Fjords & North Cape.

Se­abourn Ova­tion – 15 days Dover (Lon­don) to Copen­hagen June 7, 2019.

A spec­tac­u­lar jour­ney among Nor­way’s tow­er­ing fjords and snow-capped peaks, en­livened by vis­its to pic­turesque vil­lages, charm­ing cities and rus­tic, un­spoiled is­lands – all glow­ing in the lin­ger­ing light of the Mid­night Sun. Bustling Bergen, the art­nou­veau façades of Ale­sund, the loom­ing Lo­foten Is­lands and Eu­rope’s north­ern­most point – the North Cape it­self.

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