Friday, October 23, 2015

Seabourn Is Going to Alaska in 2017!!!!

Later today Seabourn will be releasing the Seabourn Sojourn's 2017 Alaska itineraries. As an expert on Seabourn and Alaska Goldring Travel is the perfect travel consultant to not only get your information from, but to book your vacation with.  (All of the photos are taken by me...and I can share hundreds more with you.  I love Alaska!!!)

Allow me to explain the difference with a Seabourn experience and, of course, Alaska.

Bookings for Seabourn's Alaska are now open!!!!
The Seabourn Sojourn will sail from Vancouver, British Columbia and Seward, Alaska on 11, 12 and 14 day cruises.  Here is a typical 11 day itinerary:
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Cruising Seymour Narrows
  • Cruising Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Ketchichan, Alaska
  • Rudyerd Bay (Misty Fjords) and Rehm Narrows
  • Wrangell, Alaska and Cruising Sunmer Strait
  • Cruising Decision Passage
  • Sitka, Alaska
  • Cruising Tracy Arm and Endicot
  • Haines, Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Icy Strait Point, Alaska
  • Sea Day
  • Seward, Alaska
Incredible Views...
But don't expect this much ice in the water if you cruise in  July or August!
Your cruise will include (in addition to the "normal" fantastic Seabourn service, cuisine and amenities):
  • Optional Ventures by Seabourn excursions using both zodiacs and kayaks
  • Guidance from our onboard Expeditions Team 
  • Complimentary Seabourn All-Weather Jackets 
  • Inspiring Seabourn Conversations with special onboard guest speakers 
  • "Caviar on the Ice" deck party and other special deck events
Add a beautiful train to or from Anchorage to Seward. 
The beauty of an Alaska cruise is that it can be as active as you wish (hiking through rain forests, fishing for salmon, ziplining, kayaking and more) or as sedate and peaceful as possible (beautiful train rides, whale watching, sipping champagne as you slowly cruise through awesome fjords).

Of course Seabourn will be utilizing all of the freshest seafood and produce.  So, unlike other lines, you can be sure you will enjoy actual, true, fresh Alaskan salmon (trust me I have seen some other lines try to pawn off farmed salmon as being the real deal...and you can see and taste the difference),crab and more.  And, of course, no matter what the ingredients are, the dishes will meet the exacting specifications of world-renowned American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller. 

Bald Eagle in a rain forest
Alaska is a fantastic destination, which I have enjoyed twice (once on Regent Seven Seas and once on Silversea).  I am so looking forward to experiencing it a third time...with Seabourn.  The addition of the Expedition Team's naturalists, zodiacs and kayaks will most certainly add many layers of additional experiences...just like they did during the 2015 Goldring Travel Culinary & Cultural Cruise through the Norwegian fjords. (You can see one of our experiences in Norway here).

Want more than zodiacs, kayaks and hikes?
How about ziplining in Sitka, Alaska!
Of course there is more to Alaska than what you see from the ship or a shore excursion.  You can - and I highly recommend - you spend some time in the northern parts of Alaska including Denali or Kenai. 
Bear tracks
And, of course, if you are ending your cruise in Vancouver, you can take a beautiful train ride and spend some time in Seattle.

There is no place like Seabourn's hometown:  Seattle
If you are interested in cruising Alaska and doing it with Seabourn, why not reserve your vacation with a travel agent that is an expert on both?  Please give me a call:

United States:          (877) 2GO-LUXURY
United Kingdom:    020 8133 3450
Australia:                 (07) 3102 4685
Everywhere Else:     +1 732 578 8585

Or email me at eric@goldringtravel.com.