Seabourn has announced it will offer a host of immersive experiences and adventures in Alaska and British Columbia in 2021 aboard the luxurious Seabourn Odyssey. The ship will take guests to explore the vast wilderness and beauty of “The Great Land” as it winds its way through the region next summer during a series of seven-, 10- and 11-day voyages.
The intimate size and maneuverability of Seabourn Odyssey, which carries just 458 guests, all in spacious oceanfront suites, most with verandas, assures a privileged view of this great land that is virtually unmatched and where larger cruise ships cannot access.
“Alaska and British Columbia have so much to offer, from amazing wildlife to breathtaking, natural scenery, and unique culture,” said Chris Austin, Seabourn’s senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales. “Our ultra-luxury voyages and experiences, combined with the splendor of this region, will provide the ultimate Alaska experience that will undoubtedly leave them feeling rejuvenated by the incredible wide-open spaces.”
Inspired by the success of the past several seasons, Seabourn has carefully curated an enriching and in-depth schedule for its 2021 season. These include eight innovative seven-day voyages between Vancouver and Juneau, Alaska, which are ideal for a one-week vacation or can be combined into 14-day voyages with no repeated ports. Guests who book the back-to-back voyages can also save up to 15 percent on the cruise fare. Seabourn’s seven-day itineraries are unique in the marketplace because they provide a comprehensive Inside Passage experience with ports that aren’t visited by most cruise lines.
The schedule will also feature 10- and 11-day voyages sailing between Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska, and Vancouver. Every voyage will include a spectacular glacier experience at either Hubbard Glacier or Tracy Arm/Endicott Arm. In addition, four sailings will visit the remote Glacier Bay National Park, with narration and insider observations by a National Park Service Ranger to enhance the experience.
All the 2021 voyages will offer optional for-charge Ventures by Seabourn expedition-style tours, featuring guided Zodiac and kayak excursions launched directly from the ship, as well as hiking and wildlife viewing. Guests will not only enjoy glaciers, fjords and rustic Alaskan ports that every Alaska cruiser expects, but also signature “hidden gems” like Misty Fjords that larger ships cannot access. These excursions will be led by Seabourn Odyssey’s expedition team of naturalists, science, wildlife and historical experts. They will also interact with guests throughout each sailing, including complimentary formal presentations as part of the Seabourn Conversations program, and on deck, pointing out, interpreting and enhancing desirable locations as well as in more casual conversations over meals or at leisure. Guests who can’t get enough can get more through team chronicles and photos shared via Seabourn’s Voyage Tracker.
Guests can extend their time in Alaska and British Columbia with Seabourn Journeys, pre- and/or post-cruise packages featuring destinations and experiences in treasured locations that cannot be accessed on single-day excursions from Seabourn Odyssey. These include a visit to Banff National Park, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train.
Intrigued about a Seabourn cruise to Alaska? Read Lynn Elmhirt’s firsthand account that appeared our winter issue.