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SEATTLE, March 25, 2024Seabourn, the leader in ultra-luxury cruises and expedition travel, has announced nine individual segments are now open for sale for the 2026 World Cruise – Ring of Fire: Hidden Gems aboard Seabourn Sojourn. Ranging from 10 to 48 days, these shorter segments are ideal for guests who are not able to sail on the entire 129-day World Cruise to still experience a part of this exciting voyage. Full itinerary details are available on Seabourn’s website.

“Our 2026 World Cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn will be a remarkable voyage visiting destinations throughout an impressive portion of the Pacific. This region will feature extraordinary cultural and culinary experiences as well as scenic natural wonders for guests to create memorable Seabourn Moments,” said Natalya Leahy, president of Seabourn. “For guests who are looking to experience parts of this amazing adventure, we’re pleased to offer these shorter segments as an option for them to get a taste of our World Cruise and visit some of their top destinations.”

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The new 2026 World Cruise segments include:

Pearls of the South Pacific: Los Angeles to Sydney (Duration: 49 days) – Island-hop in ultra-luxury style visiting six unique island groups including the Hawaiian Islands, Tahiti & French Polynesia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and New Zealand – with no less than eight ports of call at the last. Highlights include extended stays in the tropical paradises of Honolulu, Bora Bora, and Tahiti, as well as an overnight in Auckland, New Zealand, to rest up before exploring the untouched and renowned natural beauty of Fiordland National Park. Featured shore excursions include a Catamaran Lagoon Cruise with Shark Ray Feeding & Beach BBQ in Bora Bora; a Taste of Vanilla & Taha’a Motu Picnic in Papeete, Tahiti; a Mystery Island Drift Snorkel in Vanuatu; a Unique Kiwi Experience in Wellington, New Zealand; a Kaikoura Whale Watch Ocean Safari via helicopter in Kaikoura, New Zealand; and many more. 

Coral Coast: Circumnavigation & Sapphire Seas: Sydney to Hong Kong (Duration: 39 days) – Rugged coastal beauty will be the focus of a carefully crafted circumnavigation of Australia, with 14 distinct ports, overnight stays in Sydney and Melbourne, and extended stays in Hobart and Broome. The itinerary includes Seabourn’s first-ever call to Robe amid the pristine Limestone Coast of South Australia, as well as cruising the Kimberley Coast, teeming with breathtaking wilderness and marine life. Lombok and Bali in Indonesia, and Puerto Princesa in the Philippines are also on the itinerary. Featured shore excursions include Discover the Blue Mountains in Sydney; Wildlife and Wineries in Melbourne; Sunset Camel Rides at Cable Beach in Broome; Litchfield National Park: Termite Mounds & Falls in Darwin; Royal Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Pagoda in Benoa, Bali; Subterranean River National Park in Puerto Princesa; and many more.

Isle of Jade and Beyond: Hong Kong to Tokyo (Duration: 23 days) – From the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Busan, South Korea to the tranquil beauty of hidden ports such as Ishigaki, Miyako, and Aomori in Japan, every destination will tell a tale inspired by local culture, cuisine, and crafts. A mesmerizing circumnavigation of Japan will cruise scenically in the historic Japan Inland Sea and Kanmon Strait. Featured shore excursions include Evening Harbor Cruise in Hong Kong; Taroka Gorge & Kang-Ten Temple in Hualien, Taiwan; Explore Gjang Temple and Forest in Busan; Sanriku Coastline by Train & Kitayamazaki Cliffs in Miyako, Japan; and more.

Golden Gardens & Glaciers: Tokyo to Vancouver (Duration: 22 days) – The home stretch of the World Cruise begins amid the gleaming energy of Golden Week in Japan and proceeds with a transpacific voyage across sparkling blue ocean waters to Alaska as the season begins to change to summer. Cruise lesser-sailed waterways to smaller ports in the Last Frontier, where life will be revealed through expanding moments against a backdrop of rugged volcanic terrain, indigenous history, and seaside gems that shine. Featured shore excursions include Local Sake Brewery & Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Japan; Lake Mashu and Onsen in Kushiro, Japan; and more.

Seabourn Sojourn is set to depart for the 2026 World Cruise from Los Angeles on January 6, 2026. The ship will wind its way through the lush volcanic islands and atolls of the South Pacific, around the wild coasts of Australia, and through the beguiling islands of Japan in time for spring flower season. It will then sail to Alaska, exploring Glacier Bay National Park and before finishing in Vancouver on May 15.

The 129-day 2026 World Cruise will weave together 63 exquisite destinations in 14 countries over 28,000 nautical miles, with seven overnights, seven extended stays, and two crossings of the International Date Line through the Ring of Fire.

For reservations or more details, please contact a professional travel advisor; call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit

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About Seabourn:
Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury ocean and expedition travel and operates a suite of seven modern ships. The all-inclusive, boutique ships offer all-suite accommodations with oceanfront views; award-winning dining; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available at all times; renowned service provided by an industry-leading crew; a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel at home; a pedigree in expedition travel through the Ventures by Seabourn program and two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships, including Seabourn Venture that launched in 2022 and Seabourn Pursuit in 2023. Seabourn takes travelers to every continent on the globe, visiting more than 400 ports including marquee cities and lesser-known ports and hideaways. Guests of Seabourn experience extraordinary offerings and programs, including partnerships with leading entertainers, dining, personal health and wellbeing, and engaging speakers.

For more details about Seabourn, or to explore the worldwide selection of Seabourn cruising options, contact a professional travel advisor, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391, or visit

Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK).


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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 Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:  

Intimate ships with a private yacht-like atmosphere masterfully designed by iconic hospitality atelier Tihany Design*
All ocean-front suites luxuriously appointed, most with a private veranda
Intuitive, personalized service provided by team passionate about exceeding guests expectations
Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times 
Complimentary caviar, an extra indulgence offered throughout your voyage
World-class dining and culinary experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere
All dining venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom you wish 
Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences 
Tipping is neither required, nor expected 
Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts 
Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning authentic experiences
Ventures by Seabourn®, optional shore excursions, enhance and extend your experience in select destinations**^ 
Complimentary entertainment experiences, offering a variety of shows and live music
Complimentary Wi-Fi packages with unlimited minutes powered by SpaceX's Starlink
Complimentary Signature Events: Marina Day, Caviar in the Surf®, Evening at Ephesus, Shopping with the Chef, Caviar on the Ice, Polar Plunge, and more
Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living program**
Committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability

* Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn Venture, Seabourn Pursuit
**Optional programs, for additional charge 
^Available on Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation