February 14, 2017 - There are so many natural wonders for guests to behold on
a Seabourn cruise to Alaska, but nothing
quite like the mysterious and exotic Glacier Bay. As the world's finest
ultra-luxury cruise line returns to The Last Frontier starting this May,
Seabourn will provide a select number of opportunities for guests to witness
the icy beauty of the remote 3.3 million-acre wilderness area with five
separate sailings into Glacier Bay aboard Seabourn Sojourn over
the 2017 season ahead.
National Park and Preserve that is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
Glacier Bay is located along the Inside Passage on the southeastern coast of
Alaska. The park encompasses 5,130 square miles of wilderness dotted with vast
waterways, dynamic glaciers, emerald rain forests, striking coastlines, deep
sheltered fjords, and snow-capped peaks. A vibrant ecosystem made up of
terrestrial and marine species, the abundant wildlife includes grizzly and
black bears, mountain goats, numerous bird species, sea lions, harbor
porpoises, orcas, humpback whales and many more. Glaciers are geared for
dramatic displays of ice and iceberg formation, including calving of icebergs
into the bay - a wonder of sight, sound, and splash that is not to be missed.
the region we're exploring, Seabourn always strives to offer the most enriching
experiences to our guests," said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn.
"Taking them to see the wonders of Glacier Bay is a fitting way to return
to Alaska for the first time in a decade-and-a-half."
roads leading into the park, air and water are the only ways to explore Glacier
Bay. As such, a cruise ship is an ideal way to visit one of the world's largest
international protected areas.
Sojourn's 2017 cruise schedule offering access to Glacier Bay includes:
- 21-Day Kuroshio Route & Alaska: Kobe, Japan to Seattle (May 11-27)
Whatever the itinerary, Seabourn
guests are guaranteed adventure in Alaska with new optional shore excursions
and Ventures by Seabourn guided kayak and Zodiac tours
led by teams of scientists, scholars and naturalists that bring the
awe-inspiring beauty of Alaska and British Columbia alive. The up-close
explorations will be featured on Seabourn Sojourn's full series of 11-14
day itineraries sailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Anchorage
(Seward), Alaska. A glimpse of the Ventures by Seabourn tours in Alaska can be
Seabourn's ships circle the globe throughout the year and include
more than 150 designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in its itineraries.
Through its multi-year partnership with UNESCO, Seabourn offers deeper insight
and behind-the-scenes information about current and future World Heritage sites
and projects. The line has created special World Heritage Discovery Tours with
exclusive and enhanced content developed in cooperation with UNESCO World
Heritage site managers and tour experts. Fares for Seabourn optional excursions
that include UNESCO World Heritage Sites include a small donation to UNESCO's
World Heritage Fund.
Seabourn Sojourn's season in
Alaska launches with the 11-day Ultimate Alaskan Sojourn, departing from
Vancouver, B.C., on Jun. 1, 2017, priced from $4,999 per person.
For reservations or more details,
please contact a professional travel advisor; call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391
or visit www.seabourn.com. A dedicated shore excursion call center
is available for guests at 1-800-984-3225.