Extensive Expedition Team
The onboard staff will be augmented with a world-class 26-person Expedition Team comprised of veteran wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists. These fascinating individuals combine masterful scholarly accomplishments with the logistic skills to guide expedition experiences for guests. They are also part of the Seabourn Conversations program, providing expert insights into the history, ecology and culture of the places visited, both in formal presentations and casual conversations over meals or at leisure.
During scenic cruising, the expedition team members will be in observation lounges and on deck to interpret the passing scene, point out highlights, answer questions and assist guest in viewing the beauty through Swarovski binoculars made available in every suite. In addition, to further enhance the viewing experience, Swarovski scopes will be temporarily mounted on deck for guests’ use during scenic cruising.
Equipped To Explore
On sailings in polar regions, each guest will receive a complimentary Seabourn expedition-grade parka and day-pack. In addition, during those sailings, the ship will carry a supply of insulated Bogs® Winter Boots for guests’ use during wet landings for the duration of the voyage.
- 24 Zodiacs for landings and scenic cruising in remote destinations
- An offering of double sea kayaks for exploring shorelines and shallow waters (optional)
- Mountain bikes and ebikes for exploration ashore
- Scuba and snorkeling gear for warm-water destinations
- Two custom-built 6-person submarines enabling deeper underwater exploration (optional)
Seabourn will offer an array of shore excursions of both general and special interest during the 2021-2022 season. As well kayak and submarine experiences will be available for a charge on select sailings. Zodiac landings and select expedition experiences (snorkeling & scuba diving in warm destinations, ebikes and mountain bikes) are included in the cruise fare.
In many destinations, the expedition team may also offer optional experiences involving the kayaks or the six-person submarines, which are available for an additional charge.
WHERE WE SAIL TO
Experience nature’s seasonal extravagance in the outer British Isles, Norway, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.
During our expeditions in the Amazon River we will explore varying environments shaped and differentiated by the river itself.
It lay undetected for most of recorded time, beyond the margins of the known world. Even after someone stumbled on it, its isolation and the necessary rigors of the journey kept all but the most intrepid away.