Cruise News: Seabourn Heads to the South (Pole)

Jul 22, 2016 | By Zulay Regalado



Seabourn Cruise Line will offer new excursions to the South Pole.

Photo Credit: Seabourn

If sailing to Antarctica wasn't enough of a thrill, Seaborun Quest guests can now add an extra kick of adventure (and chill) to select Antarctica and Patagonia itineraies during the 2016-2017 season. The cruise line is launching two new pre-cruise packages, which include the chance to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites and bask in some of nature's most untouched wonders before setting sail.

  • Polar Quest & Patagonia—This 14 night/15 day adventure flies guests to the South Pole and embarks on an exploration of the 450,000 acre Torres del Paine National Park in Chile's Patagonia region. From marveling at blue ice pools to a variety of wildlife spotting, the pre-cruise experience departs December 4, 2016 and is followed by the Seaborun Quest sailing on December 19. 
  • Polar Quest, Tierra del Fuego & Iguazu Falls—This 16 night/17 days quest also flies guests to the South Pole and explores the UNESCO Heritage Site of Iguazu Falls National Park (bordering Brazil and Argentina), a number of waterfalls from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and offers inflatable boat rides and helicopter tours around the region. This pre-cruise experience begins December 26, 2016 and is followed by the Seabourn Quest sailing on January 12, 2017.

Celebrity Cruises introduces year-round Caribbean cruises on board Celebrity Equinox.

Beginning spring of 2017, the 2,850-passenger ship will offer 24 alternating eastern and western Caribbean sailings out of Miami, as well as seven new itineraries. The Solstice-class ship, which usually sails through Europe in the summer and hasn't sailed year-round in the Caribbean since 2010, is also set to feature the Taste of the Caribbean program. The complimentary program offers culinary demos from Celebrity featured chefs, wine tastings and a rum and reggae party on ship's Lawn Club. 

 Stay tuned to our blog for details on these itineraries!

Royal Caribbean wins (twice) at AFTA National Travel Industry Awards.

AFTA (formally known as the Australian Federation of Travel Agents) has awarded RCI Best Cruise Operator — Domestic and Best Cruise Operator — International, which marks the first time that the they've secured both the international and domestic awards.

In related Australia news, Ovation of the Seas will be making her grand entrance in the region for the summer 2017 cruising season. And the features on board the new 4,180-passenger ship will surely leave an impression on Australian cruisers...

Cunard Line creates a new cocktail menu for their popular bar at sea. 

Photo Credit: merylspress | Photobucket

The Commodore Club, a popular venue on board Cunard ships, is introducing a blend of new and unique cocktails inspired the Knighted Cunard Commodores. Behind each concoction lies a special story. For instance, one of the Club's newest cocktails, 'Punch Romain a la Carpathia', is inspired by Commodore Sire Arthur Rostron (who led the rescue of Titanic survivors) and is also believed to be the last drink served aboard the historic ship.

Cheers to Cunard, and cheers to clever cocktails.


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