Seabourn's 2021 World Cruise
Seabourn's 2021 World Cruise
Ultra-Luxury cruise line Seabourn has announced their 2021 World Cruise. ‘Extraordinary Oceans’ is a 140-day circumnavigation aboard Seabourn Sojourn and is set to visit 60 ports and destinations in 32 countries on six continents. Departing Miami on 3 January 2021, the World Cruise will sail east-to-west visiting Central America; the west coast of South America; the islands of the South Pacific; Australia; Indonesia; and Africa, before ending in Barcelona, Spain, on 24 May 2021.
Tim Littley, Seabourn’s senior director of itinerary planning said, “I wanted this World Cruise to be exploratory in nature, focused thematically on alluring destinations and experiences that are a blend of sought-after favourites combined with other smaller, quaint ports that are perhaps unknown to some. Even though we’re headed around the world, we’re comfortably wandering as we move from place to place. The cadence of the journey is designed to get guests into the rhythm of exploration with an equal amount of time to relax.”
As the name of the World Cruise implies, Seabourn Sojourn will cross two great oceans - the Pacific and Indian as well as the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of Africa. The voyage will include 10 overnights and stay late into the evening in 16 ports, offering guests ample opportunities to explore these fascinating destinations in depth.
The ship will skim the coast of Central America before making a full transit of the Panama Canal. Optional overland tours and shore excursions in South America will include the mountaintop Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the Galápagos archipelago. Seabourn’s first-ever landing at Easter Island allows two days to explore the mysterious stone-faced ‘moai’.
Seabourn Sojourn will then visit Tahiti; the Cook Islands; Tonga; Fiji; Vanuatu; the Solomon Islands; and Papua New Guinea. In Fiji, guests will visit Dravuni, a volcanic island that covers less than half a mile square. Following landfall in Australia, ports include Cairns - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef; then incomparable Sydney; tiny Phillip Island with its indigenous penguin colonies; an overnight stay in Melbourne; plus Adelaide; Albany; and Broome.
Following two nights in Bali, the ship will cross the Indian Ocean en route to Africa, with two days in the Seychelles before three days in Mombasa. Other destinations in Africa include overnights in Cape Town and Walvis Bay, Namibia. Seabourn Sojourn then sails up the west coast of Africa to visit Benin; Ghana; Togo; Gambia; and Dakar. Concluding the cruise is the Cape Verde archipelago; Canary Islands; Casablanca and Barcelona.
- 5th October 2019
Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.