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|08 Aug 2021||At sea|
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|10 Aug 2021||At sea|
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|17 Aug 2021||
Hekla Havn, Denmark Island
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|18 Aug 2021||
Bear Island, Norway
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|19 Aug 2021||At sea|
|20 Aug 2021||
Vigur Island, Iceland
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|21 Aug 2021||
14 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik aboard Seabourn Venture.
An extensive Arctic expedition encompassing the islands of the Svalbard Archipelago in depth, plus the majestic, iceberg-filled fjords of Southeast Greenland and Iceland.
Highlights of this cruise:
Sprawled in a glacial valley on the severely beautiful island of Spitzbergen in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago, Longyearbyen was originally a coal mining company town. Today it is the administrative center for the region. Its population of about 2,000-plus souls is highly transient. About a quarter leave every year, and the average stay is just under six years. During our summer visits, the population of terns arriving to nest dwarfs that of the people.
The Northeast Greenland National Park is the most northerly and largest national park in the world. It is Greenland’s only national park and is larger than all but 30 of the world’s countries.
Within the park there are many fjords, including the many-branched Scoresby Sound, the largest fjord in the world. At the entry to the Øfjord in Scoresby Sund are the Bear islands (Bjørne Øer), a scattering of low, glaciated rock islands surrounded by broad waterways dotted with icebergs and ringed by distant snow-capped ranges. These islands benefit from warm currents that keep the fjord open even in winter, and attract wildlife including walruses, seals and beluga and bowhead whales. They afford us many inviting landing places, with easy climbs to spectacular views. The islands and their surroundings reveal an epic geological history, particularly where glacial action has planed the surfaces smooth to reveal twisted and rippled layers of differently colored rocks.
Hekla Haven, Denmark Island
On Denmark Island in the extensive Scoresby Sound in East Greenland is a sheltered cove called Hekla Havn, so named for the converted sealer ‘Hekla’ used by Carl Ryder for his 1891-92 sailing expedition to East Greenland. The Ryder party wintered here, and erected stone cairns that still stand on the heights. Some remnants of their buildings are left, along with a much more recent and sizeable hut. The landscape around the cove is dramatic, with tall, stratified basalt ridges and peaks encircling the fjord and rounded, glaciated gneiss domes making up the island itself. Photographers are frequently entranced by the striking patterns of minerals in the rocks here. There are also some older Inuit tent circles and standing stones of interest. On the horizon, immense curving glaciers are evident.
Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is the northern-most national capital in the world. Its name translates as ‘smoky bay’, referencing the geothermal nature of the surrounding area. The city benefits from astonishing landscapes shaped by glaciers, earthquakes, and volcanic activity throughout the centuries. An amphitheater of mountains encircles the greater Reykjavik area, a coastline indented with coves, peninsulas and islands. Most of city’s growth came during the early 20th century, and the majority of its architecture is typical of that era. Colorful rooftops and the elegant spire of Hallgrímskirkja Church dominate Reykjaviks’s skyline. Known for its arts, Reykjavik hosts a number of internationally recognized festivals, most notably the Iceland Air music festival, Reykjavik Arts Festival and the Reykjavik International Film Festival.
Seabourn’s ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn Venture, paying tribute to the remote destinations visited by the brand’s highly successful expedition and Ventures by Seabourn excursion programs and the fascinating places yet to be explored in the future.
Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.
Ship Profile & Stats
- Length: 170 metres
- Tonnage: 23,000 tonnes
- Maiden Voyage: June 2021
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 264
- Crew Nationality: International
- Officer Nationality: International
- Dining Staff Nationality: International
- Plush Robes
- Plush Slippers
- Hair Dryer
- 110/220 volts outlet
- In Room Safe
- Fully Stocked Bar & Refrigerator
- Interactive Television
- Swimming Pool
- Self Service Lauderette
- The Patio
- The Patio Bar
- Restaurant 2
- The Colonnade
- Discovery Centre
- Expedition Lounge
- Custom-Built Submarines
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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