World Cruises have two basic reactions: For some it conjures up “The dream of a lifetime” while for others it is a “How can you stay on a ship that long?”. The reality is can be both…or neither, as one need not commit to the entire World Cruise offerings as segments of the World Cruises are always offered; which provide access to itineraries that otherwise probably would not be offered.
But I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s first discuss what Seabourn’s 2021 World Cruise is offering; noting that there is still availability for the Seabourn 2020 World Cruises for those who have the flexibility and don’t want to wait for 2021…or who like the 2020 itinerary better.
Seabourn Sojourn departs Miami, Florida on January 3, 2021 on a 140 night cruise visiting 60 ports in 32 countries on 6 continents with 10 overnight stays.
This cruise has, in my opinion, an extremely strong and diverse itinerary that truly balances “Life List” destinations with “Where the heck is that and what is so interesting about it?” ports. It is, for me, one of the strongest (if not the strongest) itinerary for the true traveler. Some of the highlights:
- Rather than wandering the Caribbean (Been There, Done That) explore the east coast of Central America
- A Panama Canal transit
- A taste of the beautiful Northwest Coast of South America (Ecuador and Peru)
- Immersive French Polynesia
- Fiji, Vanuatu, and Tonga
- Papua New Guinea
- A Taste of Indonesia
- Circumnavigation of Australia
- East, South and intensive West Africa
For those that would love to visit French Polynesia, it is, by itself, a $30,000+ vacation coupled with very long flights at inconvenient times. The same can be said for a visit to Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga (forgetting about the logistics and time consumption island hopping).
Want to really see Australia? Again, long flight times and Australia is bigger than you think, so many hours are spent flying.
And, let’s face it: Unless you are truly willing to get out of your comfort zone on many levels Papua New Guinea and Western Africa are not land options.
Speaking of Africa: Africa is, well, Africa; an incredibly special place not only for its natural beauty but for the diversity and richness of its cultures. Those who have been to Africa (I have been twice and have only scratched its surface), there is a saying, “TIA. This is Africa!”; in other words, little goes according to plan and patience as well as contingency plans are required…especially in the more remote areas of Western Africa. Taking a cruise virtually eliminates these issues (though possibly tour buses/vans and the roads might not be up to the standards you are used to).
Seabourn is providing the following amenities in addition to all those that Seabourn always provides:
- Roundtrip business class air
- $4,000/$6,000 Shipboard Credit per suite/premium suite ($2,000/$3000 per person)
- Unlimited internet package
- Private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport
- Personal Valet® luggage shipping service between home and ship in Miami and Barcelona
- Unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board
- Gala Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay prior to departure in Miami
- Three exclusive World Cruise events
- Visa package
- Special World Cruise pillow gifts
- Full World Cruise Guests can receive a 3% Early Pay Discount
Seabourn has not yet announced what segments will be available to book if you cannot or do not want to book the entire 2021 World Cruise, but an educated and logical speculation leads me to believe they will be, at a minimum:
- Miami to Papeete
- Miami to Sydney
- Miami Cape Town
- Papeete to Sydney
- Papeete to Cape Town
- Papeete to Barcelona
- Sydney to Benoa, Indonesia
- Sydney to Cape Town
- Sydney to Barcelona
- Benoa to Cape Town
- Cape Town to Barcelona
And, of course, any permutation between those ports. There may well be others, but I have pretty high confidence about those.
Pricing is not yet available, but for the Seabourn 2020 World Cruise prices start at about US$73,600 per person including all fees and taxes.
If you are interested in the Seabourn 2021 (or 2020) World Cruise or, for that matter, any other World Cruise give me a call, drop me an email
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