Seabourn Antarctica Heats Up With Guided Kayak Option

Not long ago, we detailed ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn’s returning to Alaska in 2017 after a 17-year absence.  The notion of sailing Alaska in the comfort of an all-suite ship, under the flag of a cruise line that knows no limits, is surely an attractive proposition to think about.  Refocus to Seabourn Antarctica and Seabourn’s incredible way to explore the Great White Continent, now in their third year.  Never satisfied to rest on their laurels, Seabourn is adding more opportunities to get up close and personal with Antarctica’s exceptional scenery and wildlife close up and at sea level.

In Ventures By Seabourn Intensifies Destination Focus we talked about the focused effort being made by Seabourn to enhance and extend how Seabourn Guests experience destinations…by Zodiac and kayak. That effort started last summer on three Northern Europe voyages aboard Seabourn Quest.

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Seabourn Antarctica Guides

In Antarctica and led by qualified guides, Seabourn guests can paddle amidst glistening white-blue icebergs, penguins, curious seals and other wildlife in specially designed cold climate dry suits. In addition to Seabourn Antarctica, Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley (Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas).

“With our knowledgeable world-class expedition team leading the kayak adventures, it’s an off-ship excursion that guests won’t want to miss and will never forget.” – John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president of marketing and sales

Ventures by Seabourn is an informative, educational and exhilarating way for guests to enhance their cruise experience. The optional excursions are guided by knowledgeable and experienced expedition teams of scientists, scholars and naturalists who are part of the vessel’s Seabourn Conversations program.

In Antarctica, Seabourn Quest‘s kayak guide will be Matt J. Dolan, who has kayaked the entire Inside Passage from Seattle to Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska – a journey that encompassed more than 1,300 miles and a feat few have accomplished.  Count on seeing Dolan tapped for Seabourn Alaska in 2017.

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Seabourn Antarctica Sailings

Beginning Nov. 29, 2015, Seabourn Quest returns to Antarctica for its third season beginning on a series of four 21- to 24-day voyages between Valparaíso, (Santiago) Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Each includes days exploring the Chilean coast and fjords, Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park, the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, Montevideo and six days of cruising and landings on the Antarctic Continent in uncompromised Seabourn luxury.

A 24-day Holiday version, departing Dec. 20, 2015, will include two days exploring the sub-Antarctic wildlife Eden of South Georgia, renowned for its beauty and its vast, teeming rookeries of king penguins and other seabirds, as well as breeding elephant and fur seals.

Seabourn Antarctica Booking

Guests may book Ventures by Seabourn shore excursions online. For reservations or more details, please contact a professional travel advisor; call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or

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