Seabourn is returning to Europe in 2020 with handcrafted itineraries created with a blend of coveted favourite cities and less-visited ports for guests to discover the natural beauty, cultures, art, architecture and history of the continent.
From touring Icelandic fjords and Norway’s North Cape to the Rivieras of the Mediterranean, the Greek Isles and Istanbul’s Golden Horn, four of the line’s five vessels will spend at least part of 2020 exploring Europe with elegance and ease, including Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Odyssey and the line’s newest, Seabourn Ovation. Together, they’ll offer nearly 50 individual departures from 16 different embarkation gateways.
The season will include cruises of seven to 28 days around Europe, visiting more than 200 different destinations, including a return to Turkey. The ships will sail the Mediterranean from the Canary Islands and Morocco through Iberia and Italy to the Adriatic, Croatia, Greece and Turkey. They will also visit Northern Europe, including Scandinavia and Russia, the British Isles, Greenland and Iceland.
Richard Meadows, President of Seabourn commented: “Each of our four vessels bound for Europe in 2020 will offer desirable overnight stays, new and notable ports of call and selected itineraries enhanced by popular programming, including ‘Seabourn Conversations’, ‘Shopping with the Chef’ and, on Seabourn Ovation and Seabourn Quest in Northern Europe, guide-led, optional and for-charge ‘Ventures by Seabourn’ expeditions in select ports.”
The 2020 season in Europe will offer more than a dozen new and notable destinations that the line either hasn’t previously visited or hasn’t been to in years, including Alta, Farsund and Sortland (Vesterålen), Norway; Fethiye, Turkey; Sanary-Sur-Mer (Île Des Embiez) and Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer, France; Kinsale and Inishmore, Aran Isles, Ireland; Oran, Algeria; Viareggio, Italy; Skíathos, Greece; Ystad, Sweden; and Skagafjördur and Stykkishólmur, Iceland.
Europe 2020 Program highlights
Seabourn Ovation will return to Northern Europe offering seven-, 10-, 14- and 15-day voyages including in the Baltic between Copenhagen and Stockholm, as well as along the North Cape and to St Petersburg, Russia. Then the line’s newest vessel will head to the British Isles and swing around the continent from Dublin to Lisbon via Paris. In the fall, Seabourn Ovation will sail the Mediterranean from the Iberian Peninsula to Morocco, the French and Italian Rivieras, and finally Greece and the Turquoise Coast of Turkey.
Seabourn Encore will be bound for most popular regions of the Western Mediterranean with a selection of seven-, eight-, 10-, 11- and 12-day cruises highlighting the Iberian Peninsula, Malta, Morocco, Sicily and the Italian and French Rivieras, before finishing the season in Monte Carlo, Monaco in September.
Seabourn Quest will head to Northern Europe with voyages of seven to 15 days exploring the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the British Isles, Norway, including the North Cape and Iceland. Guests will be accompanied by an exceptional expedition team, with numerous optional, for-charge Ventures by Seabourn Zodiac, hiking and kayaking excursions available. The ship’s season will culminate with “Route of the Vikings,” offering 24 days from Southampton (London) to Montreal, Québec, with island and mainland ports in Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and Canada along the way.
Seabourn Odyssey will cruise to popular ports throughout the Mediterranean, including the Aegean and Adriatic coasts. The ship’s seven-, 11- and 14-day voyages will explore the spectacular Greek Isles and the Turquoise of Turkey, picturesque destinations in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Malta, as well as Italy including Sicily, Naples (Pompeii), and Civitavecchia (Rome), to name a few.