Seabourn has announced new seven-day Alaska and British Columbia cruises heading north and south as part of its 2020 itineraries in the region. That season the line will also offer Ventures by Seabourn optional, for-charge guided kayak, Zodiac and hiking tours; a variety of shore excursions; and two available pre- and post-cruise Seabourn Journeys. Seabourn is also enhancing four itineraries in the region with scenic cruising of Glacier Bay National Park, with narration and insider observations by a National Park Service Ranger.
The 10 new seven-day cruises are a shorter complement to the line’s lineup of 10-, 11- and 12-day sailings. The seven-day itineraries operate between Vancouver and Juneau, and the north and south itineraries can be combined into a 14-day roundtrip cruise including glacier experiences at Hubbard Glacier and the Tracy / Endicott Arm. Guests who book these back-to-back voyages can also save up to 15 percent on the cruise fare.
The Ventures by Seabourn optional shore experience program will return in 2020. Escorted by an expert team of 14 that includes scientists and local guides, the optional for-charge kayak, Zodiac, catamaran and hiking tours offer close-up touring opportunities.
The expedition team members will also participate in the ship’s complimentary Seabourn Conversations program. The team are also available to interact with guests throughout the day and evening. Team chronicles and photos are also shared via Seabourn’s Ventures Tracker.
Ventures by Seabourn destinations include Alert Bay, Inian Islands, Rudyerd Bay (Misty Fjords), College Fjord, Tracy Arm/Endicott Arm, Haines (Skagway), Hubbard Glacier, Wrangell and Harriman Glacier.
Additionally, scheduled shore excursions for the 2020 season include a mindful living tour, retreat at Burrow Creek Waterfall Lodge and crab boil that is an extension of the line’s Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Wile program, as well as a salmon-fishing experience in Sitka. In Juneau, guests can take a helicopter over the Norris Glacier to meet with a professional musher for a five-mile mush across the glacier and the snowy terrain of the Juneau Icefield. Guests will also learn about the care of the huskies and the specific wellness program and care the animals receive.
Also in 2020, guests will be able to extend their stay with two pre- and/or post-cruise experiences. The four- and five-day The Denali Experience allows guests options to travel by road, rail and air to see the highest mountain in North America, while the UNESCO Banff National Park & Rocky Mountaineer will take guests inland by rail from Calgary on a seven-day journey exploring the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park and Lake Louise. Guests on this experience will also be able to take advantage of Rocky Mountaineer’s Gold Leaf Service.
Finally, visits to Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, will be added to the following four itineraries: the 10-day Glacier Bay Sojourn; the seven-day Glacier Bay & Canadian Inside Passage; the 14-day Glacier Bay, Fjords & Canadian Inside Passage; and the 12-day Glacier Bay & Pacific Coast.
Guests who book may receive a number of benefits on select sailings that could include suite upgrades, shipboard credits, air credits, complimentary internet, discounts on back-to-back voyages, and more.