Cruising Seabourn- with your expert James

Meet James

Your absolute aficionado on anything and everything Seabourn. No matter how big or small, James is here to help you make the best decisions when it comes to booking your Seabourn cruise. Consider him your dedicated expert.

What makes James an authority on Seabourn? He knows the fleet inside and out, Details like the fact that Seabourn ships are smaller ships, which means they can go to harder to reach places. They also more intimate than most with more staff on board than guests and they serve caviar on demand, no that is not a typo, CAVIAR ON DEMAND! 

No one knows Seabourn like James, that’s why he has landed his own blog series called “James Says” where he will spill more little known facts about this spectacular fleet of ships. 

Below is everything “James Says” you need to know about the basics when it comes to Seabourn.

James Says.. The Seabourn Basics

No one does Intimate luxury like Seaborn. With more staff on board than guests, Seaborn staff go the extra mile. They are always looking for ways to make your experience the best it can possibly be, on board and off. The social aspect on board is second to none, and is one of the top reasons people keep coming back.

If you like to immerse yourself in the history and culture of a destination while on tour, this is the cruise line for you. Seabourn is the official cruise partner with UNESCO and has exclusive access to world heritage sites, such as an open air opera at the ruins of Ephesus, as well as UNESCO reps on board to provide talks and presentations on board about the various sites you can visit.

Seabourn offers excellent cruises to Alaska, Asia,  Indian Ocean, Exotics however no one does The Mediterranean like Seabourn. 

Our pick of Mediterranean cruises is the 14-Day Iberian Enchantment. Sailing aboard Seabourn Ovation, this cruise takes you from Rome to Lisbon and stops off at Corsica, Mallorca and Casablanca, among other ports of call in Spain and France. An excellent itinerary giving a taste of different regions of the Mediterranean. The stops in Morocco are a nice way to add a blend of cultures to the cruise.

Odyssey / Sojourn / Quest are virtually identical in terms of on board experience, so if you’re looking for a classic cruising experience those are the ones to choose.  Each of these ships has 229 suites on board.

Ovation / Encore are sister ships and are slightly bigger than the three above, with these two having 300 suites.

Venture is the purpose built expedition ship that will travel to remote destinations that other Seabourn ships have been unable to go, built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class. Venture is scheduled to be launched in December 2021, and there will be another expedition ship launched in 2022 (as yet unnamed)

9 to 12 months. Early booking bonuses are released occasionally, and are fully combinable with other offers or discounts that come out. Seabourn also run regular promotions with value-add offers, such as the Signature Savings event that is on at the moment, providing cabin upgrades, shipboard credits and internet packages.

Pretty much everything except for top, top shelf alcohol is included in the price. You will also pay extra for shore excursions.

All Seabourn ships feature a near 1:1 guest to staff ratios, so staff are always there to create a Seabourn moment for their guests. All restaurants on board are included, so you’re able to try all of the options on board in the restaurants or in-suite. Shore excursions fill up quickly, so pre-book your spot once you have secured a booking.  

Would you like to know more about Seabourn? James is standing by, email him here.

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