Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Sojourn will sail a variety of cruises around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific this 2018-19 season. The upcoming lineup includes pre-, mid- and post-cruise land excursions as well as a new itinerary circumnavigating New Zealand.
Seabourn Encore will offer the New Zealand’s Splendors itinerary for the first time this season. Sailing twice, January 6 – 22, 2019 and February 23 – March 11, 2019, the 16-day voyage takes passengers around New Zealand round trip from Auckland. Stops will include the Bay of Islands, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Halfmoon Bay, Kaikoura, Nelson, Wellington, Napier, Gisborne, Tauranga and, on Australia’s Norfolk Island, Kingston.
The ship’s season will otherwise consist of past itineraries, beginning December 3 with an 18-day itinerary starting in Bali and traveling to Sydney. Afterwards the ship will sail four 16-day trips between Sydney and Auckland. Starting March 27 Seabourn Encore will depart from Sydney for a 16-day voyage to Bali, visiting the Queensland Coast, the Great Barrier Reef and the islands of Indonesia along the way.
Seabourn Sojourn will begin the season earlier, November 19, with the 22-day Landfalls of Captain Cook itinerary, visiting New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef. From December 11 to January 16, 2019, Seabourn Sojourn will sail a 36-day cruise with visits to South Australia, West Australia, the Northern Territory, Komodo Island in Bali and Java in Indonesia. The trip is also available just as a 16-day cruise from Sydney leaving December 11 and a 20-day itinerary departing Perth December 27.
Passengers aboard the Seaboard Encore can choose an optional three-day mid-cruise land tour from Milford Sound to Queenstown, New Zealand, stopping at Fiordland National Park and including a jet boat trip on the Shotover River. Eight-day pre-cruise and seven-day post-cruse land extensions are also available, providing visits to Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and more.