Seabourn Unveils New 2023-2024 Sailings

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand

Seabourn is inviting travellers to explore Arabia & India, Asia, South Pacific, Australia & New Zealand aboard Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Odyssey, in 2023 and 2024 with new itineraries now available for booking.

“The region stretching from Arabia and India to Australia and New Zealand is a wonder filled with beautiful natural beauty and ancient cultures, and we are thrilled to take our guests to these exotic destinations,” said Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz.

Discover Arabia & India on Seabourn Encore

Four voyages await travellers as Seabourn Encore sails to Arabia and India first in NOV and DEC 2023, and then again in MAR and APR 2024.

  • Departing 19NOV 2023, the ship will sail 18 days from Athens to Dubai, visiting Jordan and Egypt, including Aqaba, the jumping-off point for excursions to the archeological sites of Petra where tombs and temples are carved into pink sandstone cliffs.
  • A 16-day voyage from Dubai to Singapore departing 07DEC 2023, follows, with a visit to Sir Bani Yas Island, where the Arabia Wildlife Park is roamed by giraffes, cheetahs, and gazelles; an overnight in vibrant Mumbai; and a natural harbor at Cochin, India, where bungalows, cathedral palaces, and synagogues testify to the city’s past.
  • Departing 16MAR 2024, Seabourn Encore will sail 18 days from Singapore to Dubai, visiting the city of Galle, Sri Lanka, with European architectural styles embedded with South Asian traditions, and Oman, “The Pearl of Mystic Arabia,” combining ancient history and Islamic heritage.
  • The ship’s season will end with an 18-day voyage from Dubai to Athens in APR 2024, including Oman’s ancient incense capital Salalah; the port of Safaga leading to Luxor, Karnak, and Thebes in Egypt; and a sail through the Suez Canal to Ashdod, Israel, the gateway to the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Experience Asia Aboard Seabourn Encore

Travellers can journey to Asia with four voyages ranging from 14 to 32 days from DEC 2023 to MAR 2024.

  • The first of two 14-day voyages round trip from Singapore will celebrate the holiday season with an overnight on New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, while both cruises will visit Port Klang, opening the door to the “Garden City” of Kuala Lumpur and the Batu Caves of Malaysia.
  • Two 14-day voyages between Singapore and Hong Kong are scheduled in FEB and MAR 2024, with visits in Vietnam to the imperial city of Da Nang (Hue) luring guests into the Marble Mountains and China Beach, and Halong Bay (Hanoi) where thousands of karstic islands are clustered.
  • Each of the four voyages above will also take in the white sands, palms and waters of Ko Kood in Thailand, the setting for Seabourn’s Caviar in the Surf beach barbecue party; an overnight in Laem Chabang (Bangkok), scene of markets, golden temples, and more; as well as an overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Seabourn Encore will also have two combination options available, including a 30-day Holiday voyage from Dubai to Singapore with stops at Mumbai and Bangkok and a New Year’s Eve overnight in Ho Chi Minh City, and a 32-day voyage from Hong Kong to Dubai during the spring in Southeast Asia before sailing to Sri Lanka, India, Oman and Qatar.

Sailing Across the Pacific Ocean on Seabourn Odyssey

Guests can embark on a single 32-Day Voyage from Los Angeles to Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand on Seabourn Odyssey, departing 21OCT 2023. Highlights include:

  • Four volcanic Hawaiian Islands
  • Cross the International Date Line thrice
  • Cultural and scenic escapes to Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Raiatea in French Polynesia; and guests can spend two days on the Cook Islands of Aitutaki and Rarotonga, with mountains, a lagoon, coral reefs, and sandy inlets as backdrops for land and sea adventures.
  • The islands of Tongatapu and Vava’u in Tonga can offer opportunities for discovery, including visits to royal palaces, sacred tombs, markets, and even the birthplace of the Maui god.
  • The tip wraps up with a call at Russell (Bay of Islands), New Zealand, featuring attractions such as a Maritime Park to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and strolls through town to enjoy.

Explore Australia and New Zealand on Seabourn Odyssey

Between NOV 2023 and FEB 2024, Seabourn Odyssey will offer a series of 15-day voyages between Auckland and Sydney, as well as a single 15-day voyage sailing roundtrip from Sydney. Destinations include:

  • The city of Christchurch (Lyttleton), known as the “Garden City” for its parks and gardens
  • Fiordland National Park, with a visit to Milford Sound where waterways curve between cliffs thousands of feet above the surface of the fjord.
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Sydney, recognizable for its Opera House perched on the edge of Sydney Harbor
  • Port Lincoln, where the adventurous can snorkel with sea lions and even cage dive with great white sharks, or view the action from a distance at Glen Forest Animal Park
  • Disaster Bay, for bird watching and nature photography, accessed from Eden.

For more information on Seabourn, visit its web site.

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