SEATTLE, September 6, 2018 – Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury
cruise line, will return to Asia in late 2018 and early 2019 with an exciting schedule
of voyages aboard its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. From the natural
splendors of Vietnam and Thailand to the modern skylines and urban culture of
Hong Kong and Singapore, the yacht-like ship will visit an array of exotic
destinations and fascinating cities, as well as offer a variety of optional
shore excursions and pre- and post-cruise Seabourn Journeys to UNESCO World
Heritage Sites, in this inspiring part of the world.
"Asia has so many cities and towns on the must-see list of
travelers and it's easy to see why with its diverse culture, rich history and
beautiful landscapes and scenery," said Chris Austin, Seabourn's senior vice
president of Global Marketing & Sales. "We designed the voyages for
Seabourn Ovation's inaugural season in Asia to take travelers to many of the
most intriguing cities, including a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites,
while sailing on the world's finest resort at sea."
Seabourn Ovation's first season in Asia will begin in Singapore with a
series of five 14-day Vietnam & Thailand voyages between Singapore and
Hong Kong (departing December 22, 2018, and January 5, January 19, February 16
and March 2, 2019). These itineraries will feature a coveted overnight stay at
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest city, bustling with culture and French
colonial architecture that is also a gateway to a visit on the Mekong Delta.
The voyages will also feature the line's popular Caviar in the Surf beach
parties at Ko Kood in Thailand, a quaint island with sweeping sand beaches, as
well as an extended day at scenic Halong Bay in Vietnam, allowing for optional
excursions to the capital city of Hanoi with its blend of Asian and French
The season will also include a 14-day Gems of the South China Sea voyage from Hong Kong to
Singapore (departing February 2, 2019), visiting destinations such as Xiamen,
China and an overnight call in Manila, Philippines, providing options for
appealing 28-day combo cruises with the Vietnam & Thailand voyages.
Seabourn Ovation is the second of two ships
designed by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany. The ship features all oceanfront
suites with private verandas, along with modern design elements and innovations
in keeping with Seabourn's reputation for understated elegance, as well as one
additional deck, expanded public areas and a brand-new, al fresco dining venue,
"Earth & Ocean at The Patio™".
Seabourn Sojourn will also sail in Asia as part of
its Extended Explorations voyages, which allow a more in-depth experience in a
particular region. The season includes:
· "Jewels of Southeast Asia": Singapore to Shanghai (Departs
April 10;18 Days) – Sail to ports in Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the
People's Republic of China including Hong Kong, as well as Taiwan, and
Seabourn will offer travelers many opportunities and unique
experiences to discover the region, with special programming such as Shopping
with the Chef excursions, which allow guests to learn about local food
markets and see how the freshest ingredients are selected. The ships' talented
culinary team will also whip up regionally inspired cuisine using local
seasonal produce and seafood. To further enhance the guest experience, the
voyages will also feature a number of special guest speakers, including
historian and destination experts as part of the line's Seabourn Conversations
program, who will provide valuable insight and knowledge of this captivating
In addition, thanks to Seabourn's relationship as the official
cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage, the itineraries will offer optional
shore excursions to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, featuring
enhanced content and providing more opportunities for guests to experience the
local culture and history. Sample shore excursions to UNESCO World Heritage
sites include Ha Long Bay in Vietnam's Gulf of Tonkin while sailing by
some of an estimated 1,969 islands. Others may choose a three-day mid-cruise
overland tour to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, one of the most important
archaeological sites in Southeast Asia that was once the center of the Khymer
Kingdom. A full list of excursions is available on the Seabourn website.
Seabourn will also offer a number of in-depth immersive pre and
post-sailing experiences connected to these Asia itineraries. Seabourn Journeys
will include: "UNESCO Treasure of China: Beijing, Xi'an & Hong Kong,"
and "UNESCO Cambodia: Phnom Penh & the Temples Of Angkor".
These pre- and post-cruise land extensions allow guests additional
opportunities to further explore and experience Asia and its diverse culture
and sights beyond the ship.
Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel with
intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: spacious,
thoughtfully appointed all-suite accommodations, 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 reservations or more information, contact a travel
professional; call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.
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, P&O Cruises
Australia and fathom. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). It is also the official cruise line partner for
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to
help protect World Heritage sites.
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Seabourn 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, P&O Cruises Australia and fathom. Seabourn
is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). It
has formed a partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help protect World Heritage sites.
For more Information:
(206) 626-9158 or BBadura@seabourn.com
Hawkins International Public Relations
(212) 255-6541 or Ashley@hawkpr.com