One of the major draws of cruise vacations is being able to visit multiple destinations in the span of a week or two – or longer if time and budget allow – and never having to unpack and re-pack. Just cruise from one glorious port to another and enjoy land excursions that embrace local cultures.
But the level of comfort onboard any cruise ship, particularly in one’s own cabin, is an important part of a memorable vacation. Most cruise lines provide at least a handful of stateroom categories, and the largest mega-ships can have dozens, from tiny inside (no window) cabins to ocean view and balcony/veranda cabins, plus a variety of suites and ultra-suites, all reflected in the cruise fare. Indeed, the full range of accommodation choices is one of the things cruisers should know before they book a particular ship.
One luxury cruise line considered among the best, Seabourn, operates only all-suite ships, and there are up to 16 categories of suites available. Each one comes with a Personal Suite Host, whose task is to personalize the in-cabin experience with luxury services. They’ll even draw a bath for the guest, and manage guests’ laundry.
Six Ships Sailing And Another On The Way
Seabourn has six ships cruising the globe, including one expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, and a second expedition ship set to debut in April 2023, Seabourn Pursuit. They are all small ships, accommodating between just 458 and 600 guests each.
The line’s fleet includes Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation, and the two expedition ships.
Seabourn cruise ships travel to hundreds of global destinations.
Seabourn is an all-inclusive cruise line, too, meaning that all dining and drinks – including a personalized in-suite bar, tips, WiFi, and more are covered in the cruise fare.
A special promotion from Seabourn, dubbed The Suite Life Event, is valid for 2023 and 2024 bookings made by February 28, 2023, and offers cruisers 15% off fares on hundreds of worldwide voyages and 25% off fares on its two expedition ships. Visitors to the Seabourn website will see a Suite Life Event tab at the top of each cruise participating in the discounts.
A Seabourn cruise to Northern Europe beings in colorful Copenhagen.
One sample sailing is a 14-day North Cape & Majestic Fjords: Seabourn Ovation will depart from Copenhagen, Denmark on June 11, 2023, and sail to the Norway ports of Tromso, Storstappen Island, and Stavange, with scenic cruising through fjords such as Nordfjord and Sognefjord. The veranda suite rate is about $9,000 per person. With the Suite Life deal, the fare drops to about $7,600.
Spacious Suites Provide That Luxe Feeling
Cruisers who book a trip with Seabourn will choose among the various suite levels, which include: ocean view, veranda, panorama veranda, penthouse, penthouse spa, owner’s suite, and the grandest of them all, the Wintergarden Suite. All have queen size or larger beds, walk-in closets, sitting areas, and verandas, and all but ocean-view suites have floor-to-ceiling glass doors, providing a wealth of natural light and fantastic views.
All guests aboard Seabourn ships are treated to champagne on arrival.
The Seabourn owner’s suite also has living and dining areas and a hot tub on the veranda, a perfect spot for star-gazing. Owner’s suites are nearly 600 square feet, and some have verandas that are up to 350 square feet.
The line’s top accommodation is the Wintergarden Suite, a whopping 990 square feet with a balcony providing another nearly 200 square feet of living space. It features a dining room accommodating up to six people, a guest bath, a pantry with a wet bar, a glass-enclosed solarium with a hot tub, multiple closets, and two flatscreen TVs.
Some lower-level suites come with special amenities, too. Penthouse spa suites, for example, include entry to the ship’s Spa Serene Area and the services of a spa concierge during the whole voyage. Cruisers in this category also have an extra in-suite bar filled with healthy food options, plus their own Nespresso machine. A welcome bouquet of fresh flowers tops off this accommodation level.
But cruisers on this luxury line don’t have to be in a top suite to feel special since all guests in any suite category will be treated to a champagne and canapés welcome.
A Huge Choice Of Worldwide Itineraries
Seabourn’s all-suite ships travel the globe and offer cruises to hundreds of destinations across Europe and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Arctic, and Antarctica polar regions, the Caribbean and South America, Arabia, Africa and India, Australia and New Zealand, and more. Here are a few exotic sailings coming up in 2023:
Seabourn’s Treasures of the Adriatic cruise departs from Monte Carlo.
A 10-day Treasures of the Adriatic cruise departs May 7 from Monte Carlo and cruises to Venice, with calls in Frejus, Bastia, and Corsica, France; Sardinia and Trapani, Italy; Sarande, Albania; Kotor, Montenegro; and Korcula and Zadar, Croatia. An ocean-view suite costs about $4,600 per person.
An 18-day Holy Land, Egypt, and Arabia cruise sets sail November 19 from Athens, Greece, and travels to Dubai, UAE, with calls at Crete, Greece; Jerusalem, Israel; a transit of the Suez Canal; Aqaba, Jordan; Sharm El Sheik and Safaga, Egypt; Salalah, Oman; and Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Accommodations in a veranda suite will cost about $7,530 per person.
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