Seabourn has announced new itineraries and shore programming for its 2020 Alaska season.
The cruise line has added new seven-day cruises to its Alaska program, also including optional for-charge Ventures by Seabourn guided kayak, Zodiac and hiking tours as well as an array of shore excursions; and two crafted pre- and post-cruise Seabourn Journeys.
Itineraries for the 2020 season are open for booking now, with the first voyage set to set sail from Vancouver on June 12, 2020.
“We’re excited to be heading back north in 2020, and as in years past we’ll have new ways for guests to be awed by the majesty of Alaska and British Columbia,” noted Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “Our range of itineraries from seven to 14-day cruises are a great option for a busy generation, and through our Ventures by Seabourn, local shore excursion experiences, and Seabourn Journeys guided excursions, guests are put right in front of the vast wilderness landscape. From escorted kayaking tours around icebergs and remote islands to Zodiac tours to glaciers and waterfalls, Seabourn guests can see the destination’s raw, intimate beauty up close.”
Seabourn has scheduled 10 new seven-day cruises designed to complement the company’s lineup of 10-, 11- and 12-day voyages in Alaska and British Columbia. Heading northbound and southbound between Vancouver and Juneau, each seven-day cruise can be combined to create a 14-day roundtrip cruise with no repeat ports of call either way.
Among new Ventures by Seabourn options is a kayak exploration of Cormorant Marine Park, said to be one of the best places to encounter the prolific wildlife of British Columbia, with double sea-kayaks paddled through forest-sheltered, scenic waters and land alive with seals, whales and eagles.
Guests can also join naturalist guides in the Inian Islands onboard zodiacs to explore shorelines teeming with Steller sea lions, otters and seabirds, as well as whales drawn by rich sea-life just offshore. It’s a privileged destination few travelers experience.
In the famous Misty Fjords, guests can paddle by kayak right off the ship, Seabourn said.
Among new shore excursions is Taku Glacier Lodge, Glacier Seaplane Discovery & Yoga: A Mindful Living Tour, which is an extension of onboard programming with Dr. Andrew Weil. This Mindful Living Tour includes a flight in a de Havilland seaplane over five glaciers to Taku Glacier Lodge along the Taku River across from Alaska’s largest glaciers. Feast on grilled wild Alaska salmon, join a certified yoga instructor for a soulful session, and enjoy a guided interpretive nature walk.