Quest, Gems Of The Irish Sea & Hebrides ex Southampton Return

Cruise Line
Seabourn
Ship
Seabourn Quest
Cruise Departs
23 Jul 2020
Cruise Duration
15 Nights
Embark Ship
Southampton, England
Disembark Ship
Southampton, England
A - Suite A1 - Suite V1 - Suite V2 - Suite
AU $14,498
per person
AU $14,998
per person
AU $15,798
per person
AU $16,498
per person

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
23 Jul 2020
Southampton, England
05:00 PM
24 Jul 2020
Portland, England
05:30 AM 06:00 PM
25 Jul 2020 At sea    
26 Jul 2020
Bantry Bay, West Cork
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
27 Jul 2020
Foynes, Ireland
08:00 AM 11:00 PM
28 Jul 2020
Galway, Ireland
08:00 AM 11:00 PM
29 Jul 2020 At sea    
30 Jul 2020
Killybegs, Ireland
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
31 Jul 2020
Staffa Island, Scotland
05:30 AM 08:00 AM
31 Jul 2020
Tobermory, Scotland
11:00 AM 07:00 PM
01 Aug 2020
Isle of Bute, Scotland
08:00 AM 05:00 PM
02 Aug 2020 At sea    
03 Aug 2020
Belfast, Northern Ireland
08:00 AM 11:00 PM
04 Aug 2020 At sea    
05 Aug 2020
Dunmore East(Waterford), Ireland
09:00 AM 07:00 PM
06 Aug 2020
Isles of Scilly, England
07:00 AM 03:00 PM
07 Aug 2020
Southampton, England
07:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
A - Oceanview Suite
   
A1 - Oceanview Suite
   
V1 - Veranda Suite
   
V2 - Veranda Suite
   
V3 - Veranda Suite
   
V4 - Veranda Suite
   
V5 - Veranda Suite
   
V6 - Veranda Suite
   
PH - Penthouse Suite
   
PS - Penthouse Spa Suite
   
OW - Owners Suite
   
SS - Signature Suite
   
WG - Wintergarden Suite
   

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15 Night cruise sailing return from Southampton onboard Seabourn Quest.

Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called “a game-changer for the luxury segment.” True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. Seabourn Quest offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste and every mood, with never an extra charge.

Highlights of this cruise:

Southampton (London), England
The south of England boasts a dramatic coastline which encloses some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The landscape of hills and heaths, downland and forests, valleys and dales, is without rival. Southampton, the United Kingdom’s premier passenger ship port, and home for many years to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear, has a rich and varied heritage. The remains of the medieval town walls are among the best preserved in the country and fascinating monuments can be found all around the city.

Portland, England, United Kingdom
Portland Island and the resort town of Weymouth are connected by a 5-mile (8 km) long neck of white sand known as Chesil Beach. Renowned as the finest example of a barrier-type beach in Europe, Chesil Beach was formed 10,000 years ago as glaciers receded and sea levels rose.

Bantry, Ireland
Bantry Bay, framed by the Sheep’s Head Hills and the Caha Mountains, offers one of the Ireland’s most magnificent seascapes and picturesque harbors. As with other areas on Ireland’s south-west coast, Bantry claims an ancient connection to the sixth-century Saint Breandán the Navigator, who was, in Irish folklore, the first person to discover America.

Foynes (Limerick), Ireland
The village of Foynes has a population of 600. It is situated on the southern bank of the legendary River Shannon Estuary and is surrounded by the lush, green hills of County Limerick. Foynes is best known for its aviation history, especially from 1937-1945 when it became one of the world’s aviation hubs. Land-based aircraft lacked sufficient range for Atlantic crossings, so it was here that they would stop and refuel. The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum tells the exciting story of how seaplanes would use Foynes as their last port of call before crossing to North America. Within the museum is a full-size replica of a Boeing 314 flying boat. Walk in the footsteps of JFK, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt and other dignitaries, movie stars and refugees who landed at Foynes during the Second World War.

Galway, Ireland
An historic Irish castle built along the River Corrib in 1121 grew rapidly into the city of Galway. There are two main squares in the city, Eyre Square and the Spanish Parade. At the center of Eyre Square is John F. Kennedy Park, erected in honor of U.S. President Kennedy’s visit here in 1963. A carved bust of the president was affectionately placed by the people of Galway at the exact spot where Kennedy stood to deliver his speech. Spanish Parade is the site of the Spanish Arches, two stone arches that made up the historic wall that once surrounded Galway. Remnants of medieval town walls lie between shops selling handcrafted rings, books and musical instruments. In addition to the many traditional Irish pubs, are the picturesque ancient neighborhoods of The Claddagh and Salthill. The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, built in 1965 in the Renaissance-style, is the last great stone-walled cathedral to be built in Europe, while Galway Cathedral is much older, dating back to 1320.

Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland
Killybegs is a center of the Irish offshore fishing industry and is Ireland’s largest fishing port. Located in the County of Donegal, it is also renowned for its tapestries and carpets known as ‘Donegals.’ Produced on the world’s largest loom, some 42’ (13 m) long, each one is hand-fashioned by 12 workers. Killybeg’s ‘Donegals’ can be found all over the world in some of the finest and most prestigious private and public collections. Hand-knotted in the Turkish style, these floor coverings are true works of art, everything being done by hand, and no two are identical.

Staffa, Scotland, UK
The tiny island of Staffa, part of the Inner Hebrides, is celebrated for its stunning geology. Vikings named it Stafyi-øy meaning ‘stave island,’ as its rock formations reminded them of the vertically placed logs used to construct their houses. Staffa is made up completely of hexagonal columnar basalt. Sixty-five million years ago, erupting lava cooled quickly, forming these distinctive shapes. Hexagons are most often associated with honeycombs in beehives, however, they are also characteristic in volcanic formations. Over time, a weakness in the rock was eroded by fierce Atlantic waves, creating legendary Fingal’s Cave. It was once known as ‘The Musical Cave’ for the wonderful sounds of the sea water reverberating against the sides of its large cavern.

Rothesay, Isle Of Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Rothesay, standing along the Firth of Clyde, presents the visitor with a combination of illustrious gardens and grand architecture. The magnificent ruins of Rothesay Castle, which date from the 13th century, are what most people visualize when they think of a medieval castle. With a drawbridge, encircling moat, immense circular curtain wall and tall stone towers, Rothesay is unique in Scotland for its circular plan. The ruins of St Blane’s Chapel, a 6th century monastery, sit atop a hill with views over the Sound of Bute. For true elegance, visit the country estate of Mount Stuart House with its colonnaded Marble Hall and extraordinary Marble Chapel. Built in the late 1870’s in the Gothic Revivalist style, it was constructed of reddish-brown stone and houses a library of 25,000 books.

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Belfast is Northern Ireland’s fun-loving and cosmopolitan capital. Its seat of government is Stormont Castle, a beautiful baronial mansion. There is something of interest here for everyone: Victorian architecture, a glittering waterfront, modern art, and over 90 Irish pubs. The Giant’s Ring, a 5,000-year- old stone ‘henge’ shows occupation here since the Bronze Age. The magnificent copper dome of Belfast City Hall dominates the city centre. Belfast is also the site of the memorial statue for R.M.S Titanic, because it was here that the ship was built in 1909. Mixing the traditional with the ultra-modern, the Titanic Belfast Museum commemorates the fate of Titanic in its architecture. Shaped like the great prow of the ocean liner, the museum’s exhibits tell the story of the ill-fated vessel.

Dunmore East (Waterford), Ireland
The fine crystal industry is to Waterford what whiskey is to the Scottish Highlands. After 100 years of dormancy, Waterford crystal was reborn with the opening of a new factory in 1951. While Waterford is charming in its own right, it is the fine crystal of the same name that has really put the city on the map.

St Marys, Isles Of Scilly, United Kingdom
The largest of the Isles of Scilly has packed a lot of history onto its shores. The RNLI lifeboat service has maintained a station here since 1837, saving numerous lives along the Cornish Coast. The Star Castle at the Garrison was ordered by Queen Elizabeth I after the attack of the Spanish Armada. Harry’s Wall is the remains of a fortification built in 1551 to defend against an expected French assault. The beacon of the island’s 14-meter metal lighthouse is visible for 17 miles. The round Telegraph Tower is where Guglielmo Marconi picked up the wireless signal from 30 miles away, and British Prime Minster Harold Wilson retired here and is buried here.

Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called “a game-changer for the luxury segment.” Built at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, she was named in Barcelona on June 20, 2011. True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. Seabourn Quest offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste and every mood, with never an extra charge.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 650 feet
  • Tonnage: 32000 grt
  • Maiden Voyage: June 2011
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 450
  • Crew Nationality: International
  • Officer Nationality: International
  • Dining Staff Nationality: International
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • 110/220 power outlets
  • Private electronic safe
  • Interactive flat-screen television with music and movies
  • In-suite bar stocked according to your preferences
  • 24-hour complimentary room service
  • Personalized stationery

Ship Facilities

  • Sun Terrace
  • The Retreat
  • 9-Hole Putting Course
  • Sky Light
  • Observation Bar
  • Spa Terrace
  • Spa Villa
  • 6 Outdoor Whirlpools
  • Sky Bar
  • Fitness Centre
  • Motion Studio
  • The Spa at Seabourn
  • Salon
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Spa Pool
  • The Patio
  • The Patio Bar
  • The Colonnade
  • Card Room
  • The Collection
  • The Boutique
  • Coffee Bar
  • Seabourn Shop
  • Seabourn Square
  • Grand Salon
  • Lifts
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Casino
  • The Club
  • Two swimming pools
  • The Restaurant
  • Medical Centre
  • Watersports Marina

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.

This is the Seabourn experience — a style of cruising we pioneered when the company introduced Seabourn Pride, our first 208-guest, all-suite ship in 1988. At the time, a cruise expert stated that “Seabourn is in a class by itself,” and that is still true today. Experience SEABOURN SIGNATURE DELIGHTS® – Our fleet of five graceful ships carry between 208 and 604 guests each, exclusively in ocean-view suites – many with verandas. Amenities include luxury spas, restaurant and bar service as well as a variety of entertainment. 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 Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

In 2009, Seabourn again raised the bar with the debut of Seabourn Odyssey, hailed as “a game-changer for the ultra-luxury segment.” Although larger than the original Seabourn sisters, Seabourn Odyssey carries just 450 guests and offers a wealth of amenities made possible by the highest ratio of space per guest in the cruise industry, including the largest spa on any luxury ship and generous private verandas on 90 percent of her suites. Seabourn Odyssey has since been joined by two identical sisters, Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and Seabourn Quest in 2011.

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.

The Seabourn Difference

** Intimate ships with no more than 300 suites A Seabourn ship is like a private club, where members share expansive open decks, inviting social spaces, and the personalized attention of an exceptional crew. ** Unique itineraries to must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot go Each cruise is a hand-picked collection of fascinating places, and each day brings a new opportunity for authentic discovery – another chance to explore your world in a personal and meaningful way. ** Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests It is supremely relaxing to be looked after by thoughtful hosts, whose knack for anticipating what you might like borders on the clairvoyant. ** Spacious, all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views — many with verandas Seabourn suites are thoughtfully appointed and inviting, designed as homes away from home with room to unwind or entertain. ** Open bars throughout the ship, and fine wines poured at lunch and dinner. Meet and mingle with fellow guests in a carefree atmosphere, where no one has to pick up the tab. ** All dining venues are complimentary — dine where, when and with whom you wish From casual to elegant, indoors, al fresco or in your suite, a range of choices invites you to be spontaneous. ** Gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere From French fries to foie gras, every dish served on Seabourn receives the expert attention of highly skilled and imaginative chefs. The finest ingredients are selected with care, perfectly prepared to your order, and served with pride. ** Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked with your preferences Soft drinks, beer and mineral water, complete glassware and your favorite wines or spirits are ready for your enjoyment or for entertaining. ** Tipping is neither required nor expected — service simply to delight you Our award-winning staff is driven only by their sincere desire to please, and with a smile that comes from the heart.

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