Seabourn Pride Summer Surprise: Back to Scandinavia in 2011

The Yachts of Seabourn has announced a change of deployment for its popular, 208-guest Seabourn Pride in the summer of 2011. The intimate, all-suite vessel will reposition from its winter Southeast Asia season in the spring and sail a series of 12-day Baltic & Russia cruises between Stockholm and Copenhagen, along with a pair of 15-day cruises round trip from Copenhagen to Norway’s Fjords and the North Cape. The revised schedule will be available for review at on May 19, and will also open for sale on that day.

Seabourn Pride’s schedule will complement that of its larger sister-yacht, the 450-guest Seabourn Sojourn, which will be sailing shorter, seven- and nine-day voyages of the Baltic and Norway.
The company had previously announced that Seabourn Pride would remain in Asia for the full year in 2011, sailing in China, Korea and Japan during the summer months. The decision to move the vessel back to Europe is a response to the popularity of the destination.

“The Baltic and Scandinavia region has been a perennial favorite for summer cruising among Seabourn guests, and Seabourn Pride has been extremely successful there” said Seabourn President and CEO Pamela Conover. “With the tremendous influx of new, first-time Seabourn guests in the past year, we want to offer the alternative of slightly longer Baltic itineraries, visiting some smaller, Seabourn Pride-style ports that have proven popular in the past.”

The revised schedule has Seabourn Pride sailing four 12-day voyages of the Baltic and Russia, two 15-day North Cape cruises and two 14-day Baltic cruises positioning between Copenhagen and Dover. With special Value Savings of up to 50 percent, cruise-only fares start from $5,400 per person, based on double occupancy, for a 12-day Baltic Harbors & Russia voyage.

Baltic cruises on both Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Pride feature three full days in St. Petersburg, Russia, and both vessels are able to sail up the Neva River much closer to the city’s attractions than larger ships. Pride’s itineraries combine marquee Baltic ports such as Helsinki, Finland and Warnemuende, Germany (for Berlin) with picturesque towns such as Riga, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Gdansk, Poland and island ports including Ronne, Denmark on Bornholm and Mariehamn in the autonomous Finnish islands of Aaland.

The change also adds two 14-day Rivers of Western Europe voyages between Lisbon and Dover and four Mediterranean cruises to the 2011 schedule, including a two-week autumn voyage of the Greek isles, Turkey and the Holy Land. In November 2011, Seabourn Pride will reposition back to Southeast Asia to operate its seasonal cruises in Vietnam and Thailand.

Seabourn Pride’s 10- and 12-day cruises of China, Korea and Japan departing through October, 2010 are being offered at special Seabourn Value Fares from $5,400 with roundtrip airfare included, or from $3,499 cruise-only. Fares are per person, based on double occupancy.

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