February 28, 2017 - Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise
line, is headed back to Alaska this summer with an outstanding expedition team
leading the way. The line will offer a series of 11-, 12- and 14-day
itineraries sailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Anchorage (Seward)
Alaska aboard Seabourn Sojourn between June and September
Seabourn's Alaska voyages, guests will experience thrilling adventure and
up-close explorations through a variety of new shore excursions. The sailings
will also feature the line's Ventures by Seabourn, an optional program of
guided kayak and Zodiac tours. From exploring Alaska's Rudyerd Bay (Misty
Fjords National Park) via Zodiac to hiking on Davidson Glacier (Haines), all
Ventures outings will be led by this skilled team of experienced wilderness experts,
scientists and historians. Both shore excursions and Ventures are available
for-charge and can be booked in advance by guests.
photographers will also be on board to offer digital photography coaching,
providing helpful tips for guests to capture beautiful images of the Last
Frontier. Team members will also host complimentary enrichment lectures on a
variety of topics including Whale Identification, Brown and Black Bears,
Cetaceans of Alaska, History and Tribal Culture, Forestry Conservation, and
Glaciers, giving guests a deeper understanding of the Alaskan environment.
Alaska experience becomes more fulfilling in the company of qualified guides
and experts who are engaging and excited to animate natural wonders for
guests," said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. "Our Alaska
sailings are truly different, allowing travelers to see the rugged landscape
from the comforts of ultra-luxury accommodations, and our expedition team is a
key reason why guests will come away with memories to last a
addition, the expedition team will be equipped with high-quality binoculars
from Swarovski Optik. Through the line's unique partnership with Swarovski,
Seabourn Sojourn's expedition team and bridge staff will utilize high-precision,
long-range binoculars to search for wildlife and view the stunning landscapes
from on board the ship and ashore.
the 2017 Alaska season is Robin West, director of expedition operations, for
Seabourn. A veteran of more than 40 Antarctic voyages to date, West led the
expedition team during Seabourn's highly successful first season in Antarctica
in 2013. With wide-ranging experience gained along the way, he is now in charge
of all aspects of expedition operations for 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 $3,999 per person.
of Seabourn's handpicked expedition team for Alaska this season include:
- Peter Damisch, Historian & Lecturer - Beyond explorations of polar, temperate and tropical
regions, Damisch has written about ancient civilizations, sailing,
navigation, weather, leadership and world explorers. A former president and CEO of several NASDAQ
publically traded corporations as well as a retired U.S. Navy Captain, he
is a licensed Master Captain of more than 190 sail and motor vessels.
- Greg Horn, Naturalist & Zodiac Driver - Following his
schooling and military service, Horn fueled his dual interests in business
and adventure by starting a SCUBA diving center along South Africa's famed
Garden Route and later running a bush camp and dive resort in Mozambique.
A certified diving guide, he has completed over 5,000 dives in the Indian
Ocean and Red Sea.
- Paul Lazarski, Kayak Guide & Zodiac Driver - Ever drawn to nature, Lazarski has worked and explored some of the world's
most scenic locations, including both Poles. For the past 30 years he has
been working as a wilderness and wildlife guide, outdoor educator,
historian, naturalist and Wilderness First Aid Instructor.
- Moira Le Patourel, Naturalist & Zodiac Driver - With her diploma in Renewable Resources, Le Patourel
has carved out a niche as an adventure guide and naturalist on the coast
of British Columbia, including seven years guiding in the Great Bear
- Kate Rannaste, Naturalist & Zodiac Driver - Having spent her youth exploring wilderness and
wildlife in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales Australia, Rannaste was
bound for the adventure industry. A seasoned explorer of the Polar
Regions, she spends most of the year on
expedition ships sharing her passion as a general naturalist.
- Juan Carlos Restrepo, Expedition Leader - Hailing from the coffee-growing region of Colombia,
Restrepo has a graduate degree in geology and is a certified Dive Master. Spending three months of the year in the Arctic
and three months in Antarctica, his various expedition experiences include
the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, and sailing throughout
the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
- Richard Sidey, Photographer, Videographer &
Filmmaker - An award-winning
environmental filmmaker and international nature photographer, Sidey has
spent more than a decade documenting the profound beauty of the world's
Polar Regions. His poignant nature documentary, Speechless - The Polar
Realm (2015) won multiple awards and was hailed as "a
transcendent cinematic experience."
- Chris Srigley, Assistant Expedition Leader - Drawn to extreme weather conditions, Srigley spends
up to nine months a year on expedition ships, including full seasons in
Antarctica and the Arctic. Along with regular duties on the expedition
team, he serves as a Polar Bear Guard advancing landing parties and
keeping a watchful eye while guests experience natural wonders around
- Rachel Sullivan-Lord, Marine Biologist & Lecturer - An avid scuba diver and sailor, Sullivan-Lord has
studied critters both small and large from coral to blue whales. When not
working in research labs, she divides time as a whale watch naturalist,
whale skeleton articulator and more.
- Dr. Sean Todd, Whale Expert & Lecturer - A marine mammal researcher for nearly 30 years,
Todd's areas of focus are human-marine mammal interactions. He has enjoyed
a long career as a professional guide and naturalist, and has worked in a
variety of polar and sub-polar regions, including 10 seasons in the
Antarctic and 10 years in the Canadian sub-Arctic.
- Kirstie Yeager, Researcher & Lecturer - Yeager has spent more than two decades studying and
working in natural resource management and wildlife research. Her
extensive background includes studying grizzly bears in Montana, Steller
sea lions in Alaska, and several species at McMurdo and Palmer Stations in
- Aliscia Young, Photographer & Videographer - An award-winning photographer and videographer,
Young is inspired by her love of photographing nature, indigenous
communities and ancient traditions. She has worked on expedition vessels
from Antarctica to the Arctic, and her photography has been featured in
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.
For more Information:
(206) 626-9122 or email@example.com
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