Seabourn, the ultra-luxury, small-ship cruise line, unveils Ventures by Seabourn – a new series of Zodiac and kayak shore excursions offering exceptional opportunities to enhance and extend how guests experience destinations. The program will begin this summer on three Northern Europe voyages aboard Seabourn Quest, and will feature excursions launching directly from the ship’s innovative fold-out watersports marina. On sailings featuring Ventures by Seabourn excursions, guests will share their entire voyage with a knowledgeable, experienced expedition team of scientists, scholars, and naturalists. These fascinating, accomplished experts will be part of the Seabourn Conversations program, providing guests with in-depth insights into the history, ecology and culture of the places they visit. Aboard one of the intimate Seabourn ships, their valuable insights are offered both in formal presentations and in more casual conversations over meals or at leisure.
Available in select ports, Ventures by Seabourn will lead guests through picturesque waterways and fjords, secluded inlets and to scenic islands via sturdy, stable Zodiac inflatable boats or paddling in double sea kayaks launched from the unique fold-out water sports marina onboard all Seabourn vessels. Seabourn plans to expand Ventures by Seabourn fleetwide over time, including adding kayaking tours to the Antarctica sailings.
The first wave of Ventures by Seabourn will be offered on three Seabourn Quest voyages through the summer of 2015, including:
* 14-Day Majestic Fjords and North Cape – Two voyages departing June 13 and July 11 from Copenhagen, Denmark. Ventures by Seabourn will offer sea-level exploration and shore excursions at several destinations including the magnificent fjord landscapes of the Lyse area around Stavanger by Zodiac; the Lofoten Islands by Zodiac; Nordfjord of Olden, Norway, by kayak; a zodiac tour of the Storstappen Islands and Nordkapp and a hike to Nordkapp, and more.
* 24-Day Route of the Vikings – Departing August 8 from Copenhagen, Denmark, and traveling to Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Quebec, Canada, en route to Montreal. Ventures by Seabourn will offer excursions at several destinations along the way, including a Zodiac exploration of the natural beauty surrounding Ísafjörður, Iceland; a kayak experience to glimpse icebergs and shore birds in and around Qaqortoq, Greenland; a naturalist-led Zodiac exploration of icebergs, plants and wrecks amid the islands surrounding Paamiut, Greenland; and more.