Seabourn has unveiled details of its new 2020 World Cruise, a 145-day voyage on the Seabourn Soujourn, visiting 72 destinations and ports in 28 countries on five continents.
The ultra-luxury Seabourn Sojourn will depart Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2022, and travel west to Hawaii, the islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. The ship will then call at numerous destinations in Asia, Arabia and Africa, before ending its journey in Athens, Greece, on Jun. 6, 2022.
The world cruise will include Seabourn’s return to Egypt since its last visit in 2014, with an overnight stay scheduled at Safaga (Luxor), as well as a stop at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Other destination highlights include Amami in Japan, ringed by coral reefs and considered “Japan’s Caribbean,” as well as the ancient Shureimon Gate in Okinawa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The cruise will feature three full days in Shanghai, China, as well as overnight stays in Busan, South Korea, and Nagasaki, Japan. The ship will then sail up the Saigon River to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; call at the unspoiled, white sand beach of Ko Kood, Thailand; and explore the long-lost Nabatean city of Petra carved into the walls of a natural canyon fortress, from Aqaba, Jordan. The cruise culminates by tracing the roots of European history with visits to the Parthenon in Athens, Minoan Bronze-age Crete, and the marble streets of Ephesus, Greece.
“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, in a press release statement. “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 a chance to explore the world around us.”
Seabourn Sojourn’s world voyage will include 20 overnights and linger late into the evening in 21 ports, offering guests ample opportunities to explore the destinations in depth. The line is also 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.
Also available are 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 destinations and sites such as Luxor and the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, outback adventures in Australia, the Taj Mahal in India, and UNESCO World Heritage sites in China and Cambodia.
Guests who book the full 145-day voyage, will receive complimentary benefits and amenities, including a gala bon voyage dinner and overnight hotel stay at the Ritz Carlton – Marina Del Rey, prior to departure in Los Angeles; as well as three exclusive world cruise events, an exclusive world cruise president event, and special world cruise pillow gifts.
Guests who book the full 145-day voyage by May 31, 2021, will receive the above amenities, as well as roundtrip business class air; $2,000 shipboard credit per person for Oceanview and Veranda suites; $3,000 shipboard credit per person for Penthouse and Premium suites; unlimited internet package; private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport; unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board; a Visa package (U.S. and Canadian citizens only); and 50 percent reduced deposit (US/CAD/AUS markets only).
The line is also offering a 5 percent discount for repeat full World Cruise guests.
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 saving off the cruise-only fare. For guests who book and pay in full by Nov. 10, 2020 will receive a 6 percent saving off the cruise-only fare. Certain restrictions apply.
For more information visit seabourn.com.