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Seabourn Announces “2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons”: An Unforgettable 145-day Voyage Visiting 72 Ports In 28 Countries

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, is offering an unforgettable journey around the globe with its “2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary Horizons,” a 145-day voyage on Seabourn Sojourn, visiting 72 extraordinary destinations and ports in 28 countries on five continents.

The ultra-luxury Seabourn Sojourn will depart Los Angeles on January 11, 2022, and travel westbound, visiting Hawaii, the islands of the South PacificNew ZealandAustralia, a number of destinations in Asia, Arabia, Africa, before ending in Athens, Greece, on June 6, 2022. Among the notable highlights is Seabourn’s return to Egypt since 2014, with an overnight visit scheduled for Safaga (Luxor), as well as a stop at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The 2022 World Cruise is now open for sale, and the entire itinerary is available on Seabourn’s website.

“Our 2022 World Cruise promises to be an extraordinary journey across the world, whether guests take the full world cruise or join us on one of the many segments, they will visit many of the world’s most prized destinations and immerse themselves in diverse cultures,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. “With so many of us limited on travel this year, booking a Seabourn world cruise for 2022 offers a much-needed extraordinary experience to look forward to and chance to explore the world around us.”

Seabourn Sojourn will call at 72 ports and destinations in 28 countries throughout the course of the sailing, featuring a combination of visits to popular marquee ports, cosmopolitan cities and smaller hidden gems. The voyage will include 20 overnights and linger late into the evening in 21 ports, offering guests ample opportunities to explore these fascinating destinations in depth.

There will be three exclusive world cruise events planned for guests booked on the full 145-day voyage, as well as local shows, regional cuisines, and palate-pleasing wines for all guests to enjoy as they sail around the globe. In addition, the World Cruise will include two of the line’s most popular signature events available to all guests on a complimentary basis: Caviar in the Surf beach barbecue at Ko Kood, Thailand; and “Evening at Ephesus” at Kusadasi, Turkey, featuring a private classical concert in the ancient ruins under the stars.

A sampling of destination highlights includes:

  • Sydney, The Great Barrier Reef and Queensland Coast – Try “sand-tobogganing” on the world’s tallest dune, and marvel at the blue-white beauty of the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. Two days in Cairns highlight the ship’s exploration of Queensland’s coast with awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and the primeval rain forests of Daintree National Park. Darwin in the Northern Territory provides two days of WWII history, jumping saltwater crocodiles and timeless Aboriginal culture.
  • Marvels of Japan, Korea and China – Discover the sun-swept islands of “Japan’s Caribbean” – Amami-ringed with coral reefs and Okinawa’s ancient Shureimon Gate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in Kagoshima’s picturesque skyline, dominated by snowcapped Sakurajima volcano, and contemplate Hiroshima’s poignant Memorial Peace Park. Overnight stays in bustling Busan, South Korea, and Nagasaki, Japan, provide a memorable crescendo to three full days in China’s luminous Yangtze River showplace – Shanghai.
  • Southeast Asian Treasures – Zhujiajian’s bridges preserve a medieval Chinese character now hidden in enclaves among Hong Kong’s towering skyscrapers. An overnight stay in Vietnam’s Halong Bay invites guests to absorb its ethereal beauty at every hour. Seabourn Sojourn sails right up the Saigon River to the heart of fascinating Ho Chi Minh City. Ko Kood’s unspoiled, white sand beach is the ideal setting for the line’s extravagant Caviar in the Surf beach barbecue, with complimentary watersports.
  • Egypt, Petra and the Suez Canal – The two-day visit at Safaga provides guests with ample time to explore Luxor’s immense sculptural colonnades and avenues, tour the temples of Luxor and Karnak with its vast Hypostyle Hall of carved lotus columns, and much more. Later, from Aqaba, discover the long-lost Nabatean city of Petra carved into the walls of a natural canyon fortress.
  • The Holy Land and Aegean Empires – Few places integrate antiquities with a modern, cosmopolitan outlook better than Israel. The two-day stay at Haifa is filled with UNESCO World Heritage landmarks of JerusalemBethlehem, Judea and Galilee, as well as the Bauhaus White City, colorful markets and seaside promenades of Tel Aviv. Complete your epic Seabourn Sojourn voyage tracing the roots of European history from Minoan Bronze-age Crete to the marble streets of Ephesus and onward to the sophisticated symmetry of the Parthenon standing high atop modern Athens.

The line is planning an array of optional shore excursions in more than 25 ports with designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to its unique partnership with UNESCO. The world cruise will also feature a number of optional, mid-voyage overland excursions where guests will disembark at one port and rejoin the ship at another port, providing them with a more in-depth experience at certain destinations and sites such as the Luxor & the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, outback adventures in Australia, the magnificent Taj Mahal in India, UNESCO World Heritage sites in China and Cambodia, and more. Also available are optional Seabourn Journeys, offering guests an immersive longer pre- and post-cruise land-based excursion to and from select destinations such as ShanghaiSingapore and Sydney.

For guests who book the full 145-day voyage, they will receive a value-packed menu of complimentary benefits and amenities, including:

  • Gala Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay at the Ritz Carlton – Marina Del Rey prior to departure in Los Angeles
  • Three exclusive World Cruise events
  • Exclusive World Cruise President’s event
  • Special World Cruise pillow gifts

For guests who book the full 145-day voyage by May 31, 2021they will receive the above amenities, as well as the following additional benefits:

  • Roundtrip Business Class Air
  • $2,000USD Shipboard Credit per person for Oceanview and Veranda suites
  • $3,000USD Shipboard Credit per person for Penthouse and Premium suites
  • Unlimited Internet package
  • Private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport
  • Personal Valet® luggage shipping service between home and ship in Los Angeles and Athens, Greece
  • Unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board
  • Visa package (U.S. and Canadian citizens only)
  • 50 percent reduced deposit (US/CAD/AUS markets only)

In addition, the line is offering a special five percent discount for repeat full World Cruise guests. Certain restrictions apply.

For guests who cannot sail on the entire 145-day voyage, shorter segments ranging from 22 to 89 days are also available.

Guests who book either the full world cruise or segments and pay in full by May 31, 2021, will receive an additional 3 percent savings off the cruise-only fare. For guests who book and pay in full by November 10, 2020 will receive a 6 percent savings off the cruise-only fare. Certain restrictions apply.

Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites that are all oceanfront; 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 at home. 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. The line is also the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage.

Guests of Seabourn experience extraordinary offerings and programs, including partnerships with leading entertainers, dining, personal health and wellbeing, and engaging speakers.

About Seabourn:
Ultra-luxury Seabourn currently operates a fleet of five modern 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, and P&O Cruises Australia. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL andNYSE: CUK). Seabourn is the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage under a multi-year agreement to help promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites around the world.

Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world’s top travel choices by professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.  Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:

  • Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
  • Intuitive, personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations
  • Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences
  • All ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
  • Tipping is neither required, nor expected
  • Finest resort at sea that is masterfully designed
  • World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
  • All dining venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom you wish
  • Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts
  • Ventures by Seabourn™, optional shore excursions, enhance and extend your experience in select destinations*^
  • Select purposeful and sustainable travel experiences as the Official Cruise Partner of UNESCO*
  • Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living program*
  • An evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice†
  • Committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability

*Optional programs, for additional charge
^Available on Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation
†Not available on board Seabourn Venture

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Luxury Cruise Tourism Market

Luxury Cruise Tourism Market is anticipated to discover Robust Growth by 2026. This report focuses on the leading key players with global perspective with a professional and in-depth study on the current state of Luxury Cruise Tourism Industry. Luxury Cruise Tourism market research report provides important market strategies and Latest trends with discussion of market consumption, major drivers, restraints and market share forecasted to 2026.

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The Luxury Cruise Tourism Market report provides basic information about Luxury Cruise Tourism industry, definition, classification, application, industry chain structure, industry overview; international market analysis. This report studies sales (consumption) of Luxury Cruise Tourism market, focuses on the top players, with sales, price, revenue and market share with volume and value for each region.

Top Key Players in Luxury Cruise Tourism market: MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruise, Royal Caribbean, The Anschutz Corporation, Cruise Critic, Viking Cruise, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, American Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lin, Genting Hong Kong, MS Berlin, AIDA Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn, TUI Cruises

Luxury Cruise Tourism Market on the basis of Product Type: Expedition cruises, River cruises, Sea cruises, Theme cruises, Mini cruises, World cruises, Transit cruises, Turnaround cruises, Others

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Skagen steps up for further cruise calls

Denmark’s Skagen, which has assisted with ship layups and was one of the first ports to welcome cruise calls as operations restarted, said its 2021 bookings are ‘strong’ and it is ready for more cruise visitors when the time is right.

Watershed moment during industry pause 

Despite currently having to wait for protocols from Danish authorities and cruise lines on next actions, since the pandemic began the Port has received 19 cruise calls by SeaDream Yacht Club’s Seadream I and Seadream II, after the cruise line redirected its operations to Norway from the Caribbean and Mediterranean in June.

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Paul Gauguin Cruises joins CLIA Australasia

Paul Gauguin Cruises, which was bought by Ponant from Pacific Beachcomber last year, has joined its parent company in becoming a member of Cruise Lines International Association Australasia.

Purpose-built in 1997

Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 332-passenger Paul Gauguin, purpose-built in 1997 for cruising French Polynesia by Radisson (now Regent) Seven Seas Cruises.

It has joined CLIA Australasia as a regional cruise line.

Sign of confidence

CLIA Australasia MD Joel Katz said the addition of Paul Gauguin Cruises as a regional member was a sign of long-term confidence and resilience in the cruise industry.

‘Paul Gauguin Cruises joins CLIA at a time when our role has never been more important and we are delighted to have their expertise and support as we lay new foundations for cruising’s future,’ Katz said.

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Flying The Flag: Your Complete Destination Guide For A British Isles Cruise

Best British Isles cruise for beach lovers

South coast & Isles of Scilly

England’s south coast is the stuff of summer dreams, with miles of golden sands to satisfy even the most demanding of Med-loving cruisers. Leading the way are Devon and Cornwall, with more than 400 beaches between them.

In Cornwall, most small-ship cruises stop at Falmouth – the gateway to the Cornish coast, with its deep natural harbour and yacht-packed marina. The town is a jumble of winding lanes and traditional pubs, with four top-class beaches and Cornwall’s National Maritime Museum. Just a short walk away, west of Pendennis Castle, lies Gyllyngvase Beach, where you’ll find white sands, flora-covered green slopes and the blue waters of the English Channel. On hot days, visitors should frequent Roskilly’s Ice Cream Parlour for some classic West Country sweet treats.

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Cornwall’s Swanpool Cove

Devon also offers an abundance of beaches, and many can be accessed from its main port of Plymouth – a thriving waterfront city steeped in maritime history.

Nearby Wembury is perfect for families, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and lined with countless rock pools. With its golden beach, sheltered by towering cliffs, Bovisand is also a must-see for visitors to the area, while lovers of secluded, more secretive coves should head to Mothecombe. Situated on a private estate, the shallow waters are ideal for beginners to try their hand at windsurfing or bodyboarding.

While Devon and Cornwall reign supreme on the mainland, for powder-soft shores you’d mistake for the Med, there’s nowhere like the Isles of Scilly. Head to Tresco for the romantic Pentle Bay, St Mary’s for rock-pooling on Porthloo Beach, or Great Bay on St Martin’s (recently voted the best beach in the UK) for swimming.

Ready for a West Country adventure? Fred Olsen Cruises champions sailings along the south coast, running popular taster cruises around Devon and Cornwall, while Oceania Cruises drops anchor at the Isles of Scilly.

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Luxury World cruise bookings open

SINGAPORE 14 September 2020: For the ultimate bucket-list destination seekers, Princess Cruises announced its 15th annual Australia-based World Cruise, sailing roundtrip from three homeports – Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland.

The 107-day circumnavigation of the globe features 43 top-rated destinations in 27 countries on six continents. Coral Princess sets sail, with 2000 guests, on her first World Cruise from Sydney on 18 May 2022, and goes on sale 15 September 2020.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel the world by cruise ship features desired destinations in the Mediterranean, Norway, Iceland, the Arctic Circle, a transit of the historic locks in the Panama Canal and access to more than 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Coral Princess 2022 World Cruise highlights

  • Sailing 34,000 nautical miles through the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Panama Canal and the Pacific Ocean – this epic voyage crosses the equator twice, the international date line once and travels to the top of the world above the Arctic Circle.
  • Three roundtrip departure homeports:
    1. Auckland – 14 May, 2022
    2. Sydney – 18 May, 2022
    3. Brisbane – 20 May, 2022
  • 14 unique itineraries ranging from 19 to 107 days, with a variety of World Cruise segments to choose from.
  • Four maiden World Cruise ports: Sibenik (Croatia), Olden (Norway), Isafjordur (Iceland) and Cornwall (Falmouth, United Kingdom)
  • Access to more than 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the archaeological “lost” city of Petra (from Aqaba); Gorham’s Cave Complex (from Gibraltar) sea-level cave considered to be one of the last known habitations of the Neanderthals; The Statue of Liberty (New York), and Thingvellir National Park (Reykjavik) with stunning views of the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
  • Notable sailing experiences with Easter Island scenic cruising, a full transit of the famed historic locks of the Panama Canal (including Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and Gatun Locks), as well as a Suez Canal transit in Egypt.
  • More time in port with 12 late night, or “More Ashore” stays and four overnight stays in Dubai, Venice, New York and Lima (Callao).
  • Optional overland tours are also available from Lima (Callao), Peru to see the marvels of Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands.

Coral Princess also offers the best Wi-Fi at sea, MedallionNet™, so guests can stay persistently connected to the things and people they love and share vacation memories with ease. MedallionNet offers unprecedented connectivity that’s fast, unlimited, reliable, and affordable with an access point in every stateroom, so guests can stream favourite movies, shows, games and music; connect to favourite social media sites; and video chat from anywhere on the ship.

World Cruise Early Booking Benefits

Princess Cruises past guests are eligible for onboard credit and discount off launch fares when they book by 30 April 2021. This discount can be combined with launch and group promotions. These discounts do not apply to third or fourth berth guests.

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Regent Seven Seas Offering First-Class Air & Suite Upgrades

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is now offering free first-class air and suite upgrades through Sept. 30 as part of its “Elevate Your Experience” campaign. The cruise line is offering roundtrip air from the U.S. and Canada on all voyages as standard.

In addition, Regent now offers free first-class air on a selection of 2021 sailings to Alaska, Canada, and New England. Or, travelers can choose to sail Northern Europe or the Mediterranean can get a free two-category suite upgrade, up to a Penthouse Suite, on select 2021 voyages.

The “Regent Reassurance” program has also been extended to all bookings made by Sept. 30, 2020, for all voyages departing through Oct. 31, 2021. Those who upgrade to a Concierge Suite will get a free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay.

Regent Seven Seas also lets travelers cancel for any reason up to 15 days before their departure date and receive a 100 percent future cruise credit.

About Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ modern five-ships — Seven Seas Explorer®, Seven Seas Mariner®, Seven Seas Navigator®, Seven Seas Splendor™ and Seven Seas Voyager® — sail to more than 450 iconic and immersive destinations around the world and reflect $150 million in stunning refurbishments across the fleet.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, and Silversea Cruises brands. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides itineraries to destinations worldwide, including Alaska, Asia, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Panama Canal, and New Zealand with cruise lengths that range from 2 to 19 nights. The Celebrity Cruises brand offers itineraries to destinations, such as Alaska, Asia, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, India, New Zealand, the Panama Canal, and South America with cruise lengths ranging from 2 to 19 nights. The Azamara Club Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries to destinations, including Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Northern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Cuba, and South America with cruise lengths ranging from 3 to 26 nights. The Silversea Cruises brand provides itineraries to destinations, including the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Arctic with cruise lengths ranging from 6 to 25 nights. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 61 ships and had 17 ships on order. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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‘UFO’ pictured above the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship in Torquay

With 2020 being for many the most unusual of years in living memory, it goes without saying we’ve seen and been through some strange things.

Whether it’s being stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, statues being toppled or even the extremes such as the reformation of 90’s pop racket makers Steps, it’s no wonder for many, it’s a case of “what will 2020 bring next?”

 

What about extraterrestrial beings coming to Devon for their end of summer holidays? In pictures captured by the chief investigator for World UFO Photos, John Mooner, a photography mission to capture four cruise ships in Hopes Nose, Torquayled to seeing a UFO.

The unidentified flying object was seen above the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship. Mr Mooner insists it was too large to be a drone and said it was metallic and reflecting from one side.

Mr Mooner said of his unusual find: “I had gone to Hopes Nose to photograph the four cruise ships that were anchored just offshore there. I had been photographing the ships from different locations around the coast all week and I had captured some great shots of them.

“I had also captured many anomalous objects near the ships. One of these Unidentified Objects had been flown directly over the top of the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship which I had managed to photograph. I had a great vantage point of the ships from where I was standing at Hope’s Nose and I had just started to take photographs of two of the ships with my Nikon P900 camera when I spotted an anomalous object near the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship just like before.

“Whatever the object was it seemed to be metallic in nature and the sun was reflecting the right side of it. The object flew down towards the ship and then stopped and hovered there for a couple of second before it just seemed to disappear into thin air.

“I was really stumped by this as it was far too large to be a drone and there was no sound at all.

“What the hell did I witness, and where did it go?”

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Ritz-Carlton Announces New Cruises for 2022 and 2023

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a new cruise line debuting next year, has announced new cruises for 2022 and 2023 that will visit 15 new ports.

From the vast and mesmerizing rainforests of Costa Rica, to the secluded sands of the Bahamian islands to the historic transit through the Panama Canal, the newly released itineraries offer the space and freedom to enjoy a variety of destinations and cultures.

The 2022 to 2023 winter season spans from November through April, stopping at 15 new ports of call along the way, including Golfito, Costa Rica; Portsmouth, Dominica; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; and Bocas Del Toro, Panama. With a more leisurely cruising pace, guests of Evrima are able to enjoy more time exploring each port.

The 2022 and 2023 winter season is preceded by a collection of 2022 itineraries released earlier this year, which introduced new destinations including the Bahamas, the Western Caribbean, Bermuda and the Holy Land.

Featuring an extended Mediterranean season, 2022 spring and summer itineraries feature highlight experiences such as an overnight call in Casablanca allowing guests to explore Marrakech, the unique opportunity to visit Israel and Cyprus, and Marquee Events such as the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection brings the legendary Ritz-Carlton service to sea with an all-inclusive luxury sailing experience leading guests to ports at some of the world’s most sough tafter destinations.

Designed with a yachting lifestyle in mind, Evrima, the first of three bespoke yachts from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will stop at both signature and iconic destinations. The yacht experience offers both daytime and overnight ports of call, promising more flexibility for guests’ time on land. Carefully curated programming is offered both at each destination and throughout the journey.

Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. The yachts are also available for private charter.