Seabourn

Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra luxury cruising, and continues to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel. Its fleet of three intimate, all-suite ships, carrying between 458 guests each, sails to the world’s most desirable destinations at their peak seasons, and the new Seabourn Encore, carrying 600 guests debuted in December 2016. Onboard, guests are served by an award-winning crew numbering nearly as many as the guests, hand-picked and extensively trained to deliver Seabourn’s signature style of thoughtful, personalised and heartfelt hospitality. Seabourn’s ships attract accomplished people who enjoy travelling well, and sharing fun and adventures with other interesting people. A great many of them have found the Seabourn cruise experience to be their preferred method of travel, and return regularly to sail with us again and again.

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Seabourn UNESCO Partnership
Though Seabourn is not the first cruise line to offer cruises to UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the first one to enter an official partnership with the organisation. Seabourn has partnered with UNESCO to promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage properties. Through this support to UNESCO the cruise line helps engender a wider understanding and commitment for the UNESCO World Heritage Convention’s mission to identify, safeguard, and promote unique cultural and natural heritage around the world deemed to possess outstanding universal value for all humankind. For guests, this partnership with UNESCO means their travels with Seabourn will be enhanced by deeper insight and information about these intriguing destinations while supporting their conservation through sustainable tourism.

Seabourn Conversations

The art of conversation has always been central to the Seabourn experience. Their voyages attract interesting, interested people –people who enjoy talking together, sharing their interests, their adventures and discoveries, and their life stories with longtime and newfound friends. Their enthusiasms and curiosity are far-ranging, and these are what spark their desire to travel the world.

To encourage and enhance this satisfying aspect of your Seabourn voyage, they invite luminaries of particular interest and accomplishment to join guests onboard – and bring fascinating insights, expert opinions and delightfully entertaining diversions to the conversation.

  • Arts Conversations highlight luminaries from the fields of music, theatre, dance, film, literature, and plastic arts.
  • Culinary Conversations feature chefs, winemakers, critics, producers, and other culinary experts.
  • Culture & Destination Conversations involve scholars and professors well-versed in such disciplines as geography and history.
  • Current Affairs & History Conversations involve Diplomats and experts discuss international relations, politics and economic affairs.
  • Science Conversations call on astronomers, geologists, naturalists, physicists and other researchers for answers.
  • Speakers with special knowledge about World Heritage projects share deeper insights and behind-the-scenes information. 

Black River Ossetra Caviar

Seabourn are especially proud to be able to offer you Black River ossetra sturgeon caviar, which is sustainably produced by a unique wild-farming method that enables enjoyment without compromising the species’ future.


Awards & Accolades

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 | Best Spa on a Cruise Ship | Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Poll

Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler for 25 consecutive years, 1994-2018


Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, UK Edition, 2015, 2016 and 2018

World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
2018 Platinum List
American Airlines, Celebrated Living Magazine

Best Cruise Line
U.S. News & World Report Gold Badge Winner, 2018 | Best Luxury Cruise Line | Best Cruise Line in the Mediterranean
U.S. News & World Report Silver Badge Winner, 2018 | Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean | Best Cruise Line for Couples

Best New Luxury Ship – Seabourn Ovation
Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Award - 2018

Best Service (Luxury Category)
Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Award - 2018
Cruise Critic U.S. Editors’ Picks Award - 2018

Best Luxury Cruise Line
2018 Cruise International Awards
Cruise Critic U.S. Editors’ Picks Award - 2018
The British Cruise Awards - 2018
U.S. News & World Report Best Cruise Line Rankings Gold Badge - 2018
World of Cruising magazine - 2017 Wave Awards
2017 Cruise International Awards

Seabourn Encore – Best New Ship (Highly Recommended)
The British Cruise Awards - 2017
2017 Cruise International Awards

Best for Solo Travelers (Luxury Category)
Cruise Critic U.S. Editors’ Picks Award - 2018

Cruise Line of the Year
ITB Berlin 2018 Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards

Best Luxury Ship – Seabourn Encore
Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers Choice Awards - 2018

Best Wellness Program
Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers Choice Awards - 2018

Best Cruise Line - Small Ship
Recommend Readers’ Choice Gold Award - 2018

Best Cruise Line - Ultra-Luxury
Recommend Readers’ Choice Silver Award - 2018

Best Cruise Line - Cuisine
Recommend Readers’ Choice Silver Award - 2018

Best Cruise Line – Expedition/Adventure
Travvy Awards - 2018

Best Cruise Ship – Luxury
Travvy Awards - 2018

Best New Ship to Launch – Seabourn Encore
2018 UK Wave Awards

Best Small Cruise Line
2017 Telegraph Travel Awards

U.S. News & World Report Best Cruise Line Rankings Gold Badge - 2018
Best Luxury Cruise Line
Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean

U.S. News & World Report Best Cruise Line Rankings Silver Badge - 2018
Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean – Best Cruise Line
Best Cruise Lines for Couples – Best Cruise Line

U.S. News & World Report Best Cruise Line Rankings Gold Badge – 2017
Best Cruise Lines for Couples

Star Chefs at Sea – Seabourn/Thomas Keller
The Food & Wine Hotel Awards 2017

Best "Over The Top" Suites at Sea
Cruisetruth.com – "Best at Sea" Awards

Five Stars
2012 Berlitz® Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, for 18 consecutive years

Six Plus Black Stars - Highest Rating
2011 Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation, for 14 consecutive years

Favorite Spa on a Cruise Ship
2010 Spafinder Reader's Choice Award

Six Stars - Highest Rating
Fielding's Guide to Worldwide Cruises

Favorite Small Cruise Ship Line - Highest Rating
Departures, the magazine exclusively for American Express® Platinum Card® and Centurion® members
Luxury Survey of Readers' Favorites

Experiential Travel Award
The publishers of AFAR travel magazine, have named Seabourn as the only cruise line recipient of its inaugural Experiential Travel Awards. Inaugural Awards Honor Sources for "Deeper, Richer, More Authentic Experiences"

2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award
Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Restaurant Design: The Grill by Thomas Keller, Seabourn Ovation Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship - Suite Design: Luxurious Wintergarden Suites, Seabourn Ovation
Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Atrium Design: Seabourn Ovation
Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Entertainment: Exclusive Production Show: “An Evening with Tim Rice”
Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Spa Design: Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, Seabourn Ovation
Cruise Marketing – Direct Mail - An Introduction to Seabourn Ovation
Cruise Marketing – Promotional Video – Experience the Seabourn Difference
Cruise – Overall – Loyalty Program: Seabourn Club
Cruise – Overall – Loyalty Program: Seabourn Club Offers Valuable Benefits and Rewards to Loyal Guests

2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award
Cruise – Overall - Education Program: Seabourn Academy
Cruise Marketing – Promotional Video – “Ventures by Seabourn” Video Series
Cruise – Expeditions – Itinerary: Innovative Extended Explorations
Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Pool Design: Seabourn Ovation
Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Entertainment: Seabourn Conversations
Cruise – Overall – Education Program: Seabourn Academy – Selling Luxury Travel

2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award
Cruise – Overall Mid-Size Cruise Ship: Seabourn Encore
Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Spa Design: Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil, Seabourn Encore
Cruise Elements – Luxury Ship – Entertainment: "An Evening with Tim Rice"
Cruise Marketing – Website: "Extraordinary Worlds"
Cruise Marketing – Promotional Video: Extraordinary Worlds Anthem
Cruise – Overall – Education Program: Seabourn Academy
Cruise – Overall – Loyalty Program: Seabourn Club

2017 Travel Weekly Readers Choice
Best in Cruise Lines - Under 1,000 Berths

2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award
Overall - Blog
Overall - Small Cruise Ship
Elements - Luxury Ship - Spa Design
Expeditions - Shore Excursion
Expeditions - Itinerary
Marketing - Direct Mail

2016 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award
Overall - Luxury Ship - Seabourn Quest
Overall - Loyalty Program - Seabourn Club
Elements - Luxury Ship - Entertainment

2015 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award
Luxury Ship Entertainment - Seabourn Conversations
Cruise Marketing - Promotional Antarctica Video
Cruise Marketing - Seabourn Encore's Dedicated Microsite
Cruise Marketing - UNESCO Partnership
Cruise Marketing - Multi-Product Direct Mail

2015 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award
Overall Luxury Ship - Seabourn Quest
Overall Loyalty Program - Seabourn Club
Luxury Ship Suite Design - Signature Penthouse Spa Suites
Expedition Shore Excursions - Ventures by Seabourn™

2014 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award
Luxury Suite Design – Penthouse Spa Suites
Luxury Spa Design – The Spa at Seabourn
Overall Luxury Ship – Seabourn Quest

2014 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award
Overall Blog – Seabourn Blog

2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award
Luxury Ship Suite Design – Grand Winter Garden Suite
Overall Blog – Seabourn Blog
Seabourn Antarctica Site

2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award
Overall Blog – Seabourn Blog







399 Cruises · 6 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Alaska
  • Antarctica
  • Arctic
  • Atlantic Islands
  • Australasia
  • Caribbean
  • East US/Canada
  • Far East
  • Mediterranean
  • N Europe
  • Pacific
  • Panama Canal
  • S America
  • Transatlantic
  • World-wide

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Reasons to Book

Luxurious Suites

Your home away from home is a superbly appointed luxury suite. Here, you can revel in sublime comfort as the world passes by.  The sea is always in view, framed by the expanse of a five-foot picture window or the doors of your balcony or verandah. Fine Egyptian cotton linens, a fluffy duvet and king-sized down and feather pillows encourage the indulgence of afternoon naps. Sunshine enters your suite each day in the form of your personal suite stewardess.

World Class Dining
Seabourn’s award-winning cuisine starts with the finest quality ingredients, infused with authentic regional flavours, prepared à la minute by their skilled chefs and served with pride. Each Seabourn ship offers a choice of dining venues to suit your mood of the moment, and nearly all are open-seating, inviting you to dine where, when and with whom you wish. A new partnership with multi-Michelin star American chef Thomas Keller brings a new alternative restaurant "The Grill by Thomas Keller", already onboard Seabourn Quest and being rolled out fleet-wide.  There is no supplement to dine at any Seabourn restaurants, while wines are included.

The Perfect Day, As you like it

Whether you feel like taking a dip in the pool, enjoy a good book in the library, or broaden your horizons during a shore excursions, you'll find plenty of ways to create the perfect day. Why not try out some of Seabourn's Delightful Diversions:

  • Inspiring Enrichment Programme
  • Food and wine tastings
  • Shopping with the Chef tours to local markets
  • The Spa at Seabourn - a fully equipped fitness centre
  • Seabourn Square - our unique lounge at the "heart" of the ship
  • Complimentary Massage Moments on deck
  • Caviar in the Surf Beach Party on select sailings
  • Marina Day with complimentary watersports on select sailings

Ventures by Seabourn

Ventures by Seabourn” tours by Kayak and Zodiac explore natural wonders in Antarctica, Alaska, Northern Europe and even the Amazon, all led by Seabourn’s experienced expedition teams.

Seabourn Points of Difference

• Spacious, all-suite accommodations, most with verandas

• Gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere

• Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing you

• Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked with your preferences

• Open bar throughout the ship, and fine wines poured at lunch and dinner

• Tipping is neither required nor expected, service simply to delight 


Members Club

Seabourn Club
Once guests have sailed with Seabourn, they will understand the unique sense of belonging that occurs as they get to know the interesting, convivial people who share their voyage. That same sense of belonging to a cordial group of travellers is enjoyed by those - and only those - who have sailed with them, as members of their exclusive Seabourn Club. 

Seabourn Club Benefits have always been among the most valuable in the cruise industry, especially the Milestone Award of a complimentary cruise after sailing 140 days. They have now added new benefits that start rewarding passengers after their first cruise, and increase in value as they sail more. Because personalisation is a hallmark of Seabourn's service, guests are free to choose the rewards they prefer from a generous menu of onboard amenities. 

As a member of the new Seabourn Club, there are two ways guests are rewarded – Milestone Awards and Seabourn Club Points.

Milestone Awards
Seabourn’s complimentary Milestone Cruise Awards will continue to represent the richest loyalty rewards in cruising. Each day you sail with Seabourn earns you one Sailed Day, and these days count toward your Milestone Awards.

Seabourn Club Points
In addition to earning Milestone Awards, you can also earn Seabourn Club Points that qualify you for an array of additional benefits onboard and at home. These points establish your Seabourn Club Membership level. There are a number of ways to earn Seabourn Club Points:

  • Each Sailed Day on board a Seabourn ship earns you one Seabourn Club Point
  • Each Sailed Day in a penthouse or premium suite accommodation earns one additional Seabourn Club Point
  • Each night on an escorted Seabourn Journey earns one Seabourn Club Point
  • Every $500 of eligible onboard and pre-cruise online purchases earns one Seabourn Club Point (net of returns, and limited to one additional Seabourn Club Point for each Sailed Day)