The Yachts of Seabourn took delivery of Seabourn Sojourn today at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Sojourn represents the company’s fifth yacht and the second of three 450-guest vessels being added to Seabourn’s fleet of intimate yachts. The line has won numerous awards and consistent acclaim for highly personalized service; sumptuous, all-suite accommodations; superb cuisine and exceptional delivery of the most desirable destinations worldwide.
British supermodel and fashion icon Twiggy will be godmother to Sojourn and officially name the yacht during an onboard ceremony on the River Thames at London on June 4, 2010. In addition, on the following day the company has donated Sojourn to the non-profit Breast Cancer Haven as the venue for a gala fundraising event to celebrate the charity’s 10th anniversary on June 5.
“I am so proud to accept delivery of our newest yacht, Seabourn Sojourn,” said Pamela C. Conover, Seabourn’s President and CEO. “She is absolutely beautiful and luxurious. Sojourn is the second of three new yachts, with the first having already received rave reviews and praise from travel agents, the press and most of all, from our guests over the past year. I’m gratified that Seabourn’s yachting style of cruising is more popular than ever.”
Following the inaugural celebration, Sojourn will begin her maiden season on June 6 and operate 12- to 14-day voyages in the summer to the Baltic, Scandinavia, Russia, Norwegian Fjords, and Scotland, as well as several Mediterranean voyages in the fall. On Nov. 3, Sojourn will sail on a 12-day transatlantic cruise from Lisbon, Portugal, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where it will operate a series of Caribbean voyages in the winter.
On Jan. 5, 2011, Sojourn will embark on a world cruise from Los Angeles to London via the South Pacific, New Zealand, around Western Australia, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean. Rates for the full 111-day world cruise begin at $49,995 per person, based on double occupancy, and include many exciting benefits and amenities, such as a pre-cruise Bon Voyage event with dinner and luxury overnight in Los Angeles, special shoreside events and exclusive complimentary shore excursions, Personal Valet luggage shipping service, and shipboard credits of $1,000 per guest ($2,500 per person if booked by June 30). Onboard gala celebrations and special gifts will also be available for guests during the voyage.
Like its sister-ship, Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn will accommodate guests exclusively in spacious suites, 225 in total, 90 percent of which have private verandas. Top of the range suites include Wintergarden Suites with private solarium and veranda, and Signature Suites with sweeping verandas and unrivalled views facing forward. All suites will feature separate living areas and bedrooms, writing desks with personalized stationery, iPod and MP3 connections and spacious granite bathrooms with separate bath and shower and twin sinks.
The two-deck, state-of-the-art Spa at Seabourn will feature a Spa Villa that can be reserved for hours of pure indulgence and relaxation, as well as a Kneipp Walk, herbal bath facility and an aroma steam bath with salt inhalation. The new vessel will offer four dining venues, and six bars and lounges serving a full range of beverages, including fine wines and spirits with Seabourn’s compliments.
For a limited time, Seabourn is offering two-for-one cruise fares with included round-trip air, or cruise-only fares featuring savings up to 65 percent. The promotion is valid for Seabourn voyages in Europe departing between June and November 2010. Nine-to-12-day voyages on the new Seabourn Sojourn in Northern Europe start from $4,999 per person, cruise-only or $6,400 with inclusive air. Inclusive air is available from 40 North American gateways. Certain other restrictions apply.