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Seabourn Set To Celebrate The Holidays With Special Memory-Making “Holiday Cruises” Scheduled Around The World

SEATTLE, July 30, 2019 – Give the  gift of travel this upcoming holiday season! Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise  line, will be ringing in festivities with five special holiday cruises around  the world set to celebrate everyone’s favorite time of year. Seabourn’s holiday  cruises provide perfect opportunities for family and friends to reconnect,  enjoy precious quality time together, and create unique, lasting memories. Each  of these specialty cruises will be curated to include celebratory onboard  events, festive dining, and truly memorable programming inspired by the spirit  of the season.

Guests of Seabourn’s holiday  cruises will have the opportunity to discover some extraordinary destinations  throughout the season aboard every vessel in the Seabourn fleet, while also  enjoying a wealth of onboard activities. Discover global holiday cheer by  exploring the natural and cultural wonders in cruising destinations like  breathtaking Antarctica, the sun-bathed Caribbean, the coastal beauty of  Australia and New Zealand, and the colorful, friendly ports of Vietnam and  Thailand.

“A voyage with Seabourn is a  wonderful way to gather for the holidays, where you’ll create memories that  family and friends will be able to share for a lifetime,” said Chris Austin,  senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales at Seabourn. “This  year’s holiday voyages offer something for everyone by combining a festive  décor and atmosphere, onboard events, and appealing coastal and inland settings  that put their own spin on the holiday season. With five ultra-luxury ships  delivering impeccable cuisine and cherished destinations to choose from, a  Seabourn holiday cruise should be at the top of everyone’s travel list.”

Each Seabourn holiday cruise will  highlight the best of the season, from scheduled Christmas and Hanukkah  festivities filled with good cheer, decorated gingerbread villages and  evergreen displays, to classic New Year’s Eve celebrations that fuse finest  holiday garb, classic party favors, Champagne toasts at midnight, and dancing  into the new year.

Holiday sailings for 2019 scheduled  aboard every ship in the Seabourn fleet include:

·     14-Day Holiday Antillean Gems (December 21-January  4) – Take a rambling route from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida, aboard  Seabourn Sojourn amidst a string of glorious Leeward Islands  waiting in between. It will be festive, with Gustavia on Saint Barthelemy,  Charlestown on Nevis, Willemstad on Curacao, and Key West, Florida welcoming  guests to soak up sun, surf, and local culture along the way. Celebrate  Christmas Eve in Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe, and take in Brimstone Hill  Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located beyond the sugary sands of  Carambola Beach in Saint Kitts on Christmas Day. New Year’s Eve will offer much  to celebrate with a call at Port Antonio, Jamaica, while the first day of 2020  on Cayman Brac, the smallest and most unspoiled of the Cayman Islands, will make  for a delightful stop to start the new year.

·     24-Day Holiday Antarctica, Patagonia & South Georgia (December 19-January 12) –Set sail from Buenos Aires, Argentina aboard Seabourn  Quest, and unwrap an exciting “South Georgia Experience” on Christmas  Eve and Christmas Day with scenic cruising, landings, and an optional Ventures  by Seabourn kayak excursions showcasing the wildlife and spectacular scenery of  South Georgia. Then it’s on to the bottom of the world with a six-day  “Antarctic Experience,” where guests can explore the Antarctic Peninsula as the  calendar heads into 2020. There will be plenty else to enjoy heading back north  on the west coast of South America, with various landings and scenic cruising  of the Beagle Channel, El Brujo Glacier, Chilean Fjords, and more before  arriving at San Antonio (Santiago), Chile.

·     16-Day Holiday Australia & New Zealand (December  21-January 6) – Set sail from Sydney’s breathtaking harbor and four days later  spend Christmas Eve exploring Melbourne with myriad options including a UNESCO  Partner Tour of “Arcades and Alleyways.” This holiday version of the line’s  popular Antipodean itinerary aboard Seabourn Encore continues  with Christmas Day at sea en route to New Zealand, where ports of call  including Milford Sound, Oban, and Wellington will be waiting, as well as a day  of cruising in spectacular Fjordland National Park. New Year’s Eve in the  “Garden City” of Lyttelton (Christchurch) will offer cool explorations  including a “High Country 4WD & Jet Boat Adventure,” while New Year’s Day  in Kaikoura will have opportunities to make memories from watching whales by  catamaran to swimming with seals before guests disembark in Auckland.

·     14-Day Holiday Caribbean (December 21-January 4) –  Sail round-trip from Barbados aboard Seabourn Odyssey with  overnights and extended evening stays at island destinations across the  turquoise Caribbean Sea. The relaxing, two-week holiday cruise will spend  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at sea between Trois Islets, Martinique, and  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where an overnight stay will offer  opportunities from walking tours to a rum tour for exploring the oldest  continuously occupied European city in the Americas. Other stops include  Cartagena, Colombia; an overnight in Oranjestad, Aruba, where locals speak  Papiamento; and Kralendijk, Bonaire, where guests will be greeted with a  friendly “bon bini” as they enjoy the pretty waterfront promenade, quaint  toy-like houses that exemplify Dutch colonial architecture, and many  possibilities to soak up the scenery on land and beneath the waves. 

·     14-Day Holiday Thailand & Vietnam (December  21-January 4) – Step aboard Seabourn Ovation in Singapore and  head for colorful, friendly ports on one of Seabourn’s most popular Asian itineraries.  Christmas Eve festivities include an optional day of sightseeing of the “Best  of Bangkok,” while Christmas Day will be marked with Seabourn’s signature  Caviar in the Surf beach barbecue party on the sparkling sands of the unspoiled  tropical island of Ko Kood. After taking in Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s only  international marine port, the cruise continues to Vietnam with an overnight  stay at Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) followed by New Year’s Eve at Da Nang (Hue)  with various opportunities to explore the city including three distinctive  UNESCO Partner Tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The final stop will be in  Hong Kong.   

Seabourn represents the pinnacle of  ultra-luxury travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line  apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all 100%  ocean front; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary premium spirits  and fine wines available on board at all times; award-winning service and a  relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. The  ships travel the globe to many of the world’s most desirable destinations,  including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and lesser-known ports  and hideaways.

For more information or  reservations, contact a travel professional, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or  visit www.seabourn.com.  

About Seabourn:
  Seabourn currently operates a fleet  of five modern ultra-luxury ships and is a proud member of World's Leading  Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines,  Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA,  P&O Cruises UK, and P&O Cruises Australia. Seabourn is a brand of  Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). Seabourn is the  official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage under a multi-year agreement  to help promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites around the world.

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Notes to Editors:
  
  Seabourn is  consistently ranked among the world's top travel choices by professional  critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures,  Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Its stylish,  distinctive expedition cruising vacations are known for: 

·     Intimate  ships with a private club atmosphere
  ·     Intuitive,  personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests  expectations
  ·     Curated  voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences
  ·     All ocean  front suites, luxuriously appointed
  ·     Complimentary  premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  ·     Welcome  Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
  ·     Tipping is  neither required, nor expected
  ·     Finest  resort at sea that is masterfully designed
  ·     World-class  dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
  ·     All dining  venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom you wish
  ·     Seabourn  Conversations, connecting with visionary experts
  ·     Ventures by Seabourn,  optional shore excursions, enhance and extend destination experiences in select  destinations.
  ·     Select  purposeful and sustainable travel experiences in partnership with UNESCO
  ·     Spa &  Wellness by Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living program
  ·     An evening  entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice, produced  exclusively by Belinda King Creative Productions.

·      Committed to environmental  stewardship and sustainability