At Seabourn, we are passionate about travel. We believe that traveling for pleasure has a redemptive power that enriches people's lives. And we believe that people should travel well.
Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed -- elegant, yet casual -- sumptuous, yet understated. Our intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow. Our ships attract interesting people, who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. Our acclaimed staff offers a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.
They are graciously served by nearly the same number of hand-picked crew, who are consistently ranked as the finest at sea, earning Seabourn honors as the World's Best Small Ship Cruise Line in surveys of readers by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
Our expanded fleet allows us to offer the award-winning Seabourn experience to more travelers, in more cruising regions than ever before. No matter where in our wide world you want to travel, we offer you the opportunity to see it all in perfect elegance and ease -- to travel well -- aboard the best small ships in the world.
On special sailings, we offer our guests the enriching opportunity to meet and learn from luminaries in the arts, politics, cooking, literature and television. Always an intimate affair, our Enrichment Program guarantees you’ll have the best seats in the house.Here you can learn the secrets from the most innovative chefs in the world. Personalities share their experiences in the limelight or fond memories of their fascinating careers. Others share their insights with you about world affairs, technology, society or the arts
Imagine how much you will appreciate never having to worry about luggage before and after your Seabourn voyage.
Thanks to Seabourn’s optional Personal Valet Luggage Service, it’s possible. With just one call, your luggage will be picked up at your home and delivered to your onboard suite. No more checking luggage at the airport. No more excess luggage charges. And no more baggage claim. You can just board your flight and meet your Seabourn ship.
US residents, traveling internationally, they’ll even handle customs clearance for you.
For more information, contact your travel professional or Seabourn's Personal Valet Luggage Service at 1-888-491-0771.
In a small number of postal codes, home luggage pick-up service is not available and final delivery is performed by the U. S. Postal Service. Call for details.
Silver Connoisseur Collection
This collection will provide a menu of six premium white wines and six premium red wines, including one dessert wine selection, from which guests may select a total of three bottles to enjoy on board. Priced at $225.
Gold Connoisseur Collection
This collection offers the same menu, plus an additional four whites and four reds of higher priced vintages, from which guests may select a total of six bottles. Priced at $450.
Although the menus will routinely change, wines in a Vintage Seabourn Silver selection might include white varieties such as a Condrieu M. Chapoutier that sells for $104 individually; a Laetitia Pinot Noir in the red category that sells for $84 and, for dessert, a Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes that sells individually for $86. Gold level additions may feature wines such as a Hanzel Alexander Valley Pinot Noir, which sells individually for $134 and a Puligny Montrachet, Bourchard 1er Cru Viognier priced separately.
Vintage Seabourn privileges will be available for purchase in advance of departure or on board, as well as on the advance Gift Order Form for use by family, friends or associates of guests.
Seabourn does not have on board its cruise ships the specialized facilities and/or treatment required for childbirth, prenatal and early infant care. Those facilities may also not be obtainable ashore in ports we call on. Accordingly Seabourn cannot accept a booking or carry any guest who have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise. All pregnant women are required to produce a physician’s letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel, and that the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery (EDD).
Seabourn does not currently have a formal youth program. However, teens and children are welcome onboard. To learn more about bringing children onboard a luxury Seabourn cruise, please contact one of our expert cruise consultants.
Minors As Guests
Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone who is at least 21 years old; One adult chaperone is required for every 5 people under the age of 21. We will not accept reservations for infants 6 months or younger for non-transocean sailings, 12 months or younger for transocean sailings at the time the cruise commences.
For the comfort of all guests, most public areas on board, as well as guest suites are smoke-free.
Cigarette smoking is permitted in the following areas:
Smoking of electronic cigarettes is permitted in guest suites. Smoking of water-pipes, glass-pipes or other smoking devices is not permitted on board.
Inside smoking of cigarettes will be permitted in the port-side half of the Observation Bar on Deck 10 after 8 PM.
Outside smoking of cigarettes is permitted:
In keeping with the preferences of the majority of its guests today, Seabourn has announced a change to the shipboard smoking policy on its ships. In addition to the areas of the ships already designated as non-smoking, smoking will no longer be permitted on guest suite verandas and in the Observation Lounge, which previously had limited smoking hours after 8 p.m.
The new smoking policy takes effect on all ships starting with cruises departing as follows:
Smoking of electronic cigarettes is permitted in guest suites. Smoking of water-pipes, glass-pipes or other smoking devices is not permitted on board. Smoking is not permitted on open decks during fuel bunkering operations in port.
Inside smoking of cigarettes is not permitted.
Outside smoking of cigarettes is permitted in designated areas of Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest:
Guests are asked to refrain from smoking anywhere inside the ship, including in guest suites, on verandas and balconies. If you have any doubts about any area, please consult your onboard staff.
Smoking of electronic cigarettes is permitted in guest suites, as well as other designated smoking areas.
Any guest who smokes inside staterooms or on adjoining verandas in violation of our policy will be charged a US$250 cleaning fee per day of violation
Attire During the Day
During the daytime, casual, resort-style attire, including shorts and jeans, is welcome in all lounges and dining venues. Swimsuits, brief shorts, cover-ups and exercise attire should be reserved for poolside, on deck or in the spa and fitness center.
In the evening (after 6pm) there are two different dress codes:
The itinerary in the preliminary document booklet will inform you of the number of Formal evenings to expect during your voyage. As a rule of thumb, Formal evenings are scheduled as follows:
(Note: Extended Explorations, Holiday voyages and crossings may be scheduled differently.)
Packing clothing that can be layered is the best way to plan for cruising in virtually any climate. For tropical cruises, bring light, loose-fitting garments that can be paired with a lightweight jacket or sweater. For cooler climates, pack extra layers of warmer garments such as a light top coat and some sweaters. When dressing to go ashore, it is helpful to be aware of the customs of the countries you are visiting. In some ports men and women should not wear shorts. Many cultures prefer that women wear dresses or skirts when visiting shrines, churches, mosques and temples.
Please Note: Firearms, explosives, fireworks, other weapons and knives or sharp blades over four inches long and illegal drugs of any kind are prohibited without exception.
Tipping is neither required nor expected.
Prices do not include gratuities for local shore excursion guides, drivers, and related service staff. Independent, subcontracted ground operator companies employ all ground staff and these entities do not participate in Seabourn's on board "no tipping" practice. Tipping of guides, drivers and other independent ground staff is at the individual guest's discretion, anticipated and appreciated.
Are You Legal?
The minimum drinking age onboard all of Seabourn's ships is 21.
Bringing Booze Onboard
Bringing liquor onboard at embarkation: It's allowed, but wine, spirits and Champagne are complimentary onboard Seabourn ships.
Bringing wine or Champagne onboard: It's allowed. People generally explore the line's cellars for new and exciting finds, especially since sommeliers are encouraged to purchase local wines along the way to add to the variety onboard.
Purchasing liquor in port: It's allowed. Seabourn sells ultra-premium brands of liquor onboard through room service. Most of the popular brands are complimentary.
Purchasing liquor in ships' duty-free shop: Seabourn has a pre-purchase program that allows passengers to purchase selections of three or six bottles of wine for $225 to $450.
Free Drink Caveat
Beer, wine, Champagne and spirits are complimentary on Seabourn. Rare or ultra-premium bottles of wine are available for an extra fee.
Draft: None are available.
Bottled: Beck's, Heineken, Amstel Light, Grolsch and others on occasion.