Experience Europe as never before with Ultra-Luxury Seabourn
Your comfort comes first when it comes to Seabourn’s All Inclusive package. With gourmet dining, personalised service and gratuities included, there’s nothing for you to do but relax, explore and indulge…
Think of the most fabulous luxury boutique hotel, with sumptuous suites, exquisite dining and exemplary service. Now imagine this haven on water – transported to a new destination every day. You might admire the view of the chic village of Agios Nikolaos on the Greek island of Crete from your private veranda, then wake the following morning at Kuşadasi, gateway to the fabled ancient ruins of Ephesus, on Turkey’s coast. Or how about spending one day photographing the cone-roofed trulli homes at Alberobello in Italy and the next wandering by the formidable mediaeval walls of Dubrovnik in Croatia?
These and many more tantalising prospects are the domain of Seabourn, the premium travel company that magically combines the delights of an ultra-deluxe, all-inclusive hotel with effortless opportunities to explore memorable sites around the Mediterranean.
The intimate size of Seabourn ships means they can settle into the heart of hidden coastal towns that are off the main tourist radar, such as bewitching Nafplion in Greece and the architectural feast of Syracuse in Sicily. Alternating these gems with grand cities including Venice and Istanbul turns a holiday into an adventure, yet one that forsakes none of the comforts and convenience of a first-class hotel.
At the end of each exciting day, your attire for a glamorous evening awaits in your wardrobe – because although the destination may have changed, your personal sanctuary remains blissfully the same. Then it’s a case of choosing from an array of outstanding restaurants, perhaps preceded by a glass of Champagne and followed by sophisticated entertainment or a movie under the stars – with not a penny extra to pay.
With the ambience of a refined club, Seabourn ships present the highest level of home-from-home hotel living. Each suite has a dining table, marble bathroom, complimentary bar and a dedicated suite host and attendant – in fact, there’s almost one member of staff for every guest, all with the aim of attending to your every need. Nearly all suites have a private outside space for coffee or cocktails with a sea breeze. Plush living rooms and restaurants boast talking-point artworks, and there is a beautiful pool and spacious terraces.
For dining, you choose where and when to eat, be it al fresco casual or exceptional cuisine in the stunning Restaurant or the signature Grill by Thomas Keller. Seabourn’s membership of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs guarantees the most delicious standards. You’ll be so impressed that you may wish to accompany a chef on a visit to a market in one of the destinations to source fresh ingredients. Every meal, along with premium drinks, comes without a bill – and there’s no need to tip either.
During the day, when you’re not out exploring, there’s plenty to do. The sublime Spa & Wellness programme beckons with mindful living, a thermal area and specialist treatments. At some alluring spots – perhaps a serene island bay – the staff will deploy the exclusive marina into sheltered waters for you to try complimentary water sports. Have you a thirst for knowledge? Hand-picked luminaries from the fields of history, arts and science not only give enlightening lectures but happily chat over coffee and join local walks.
Think you know the Mediterranean? Arrive at Monemvasia, an old town tumbling beneath a giant rock in Greece, and any preconceptions will be banished. The same can be said for Bozcaada, dominated by a fortress on an isle off Turkey, and for Kotor in Montenegro, a secret concealed in a dramatic fjord.
Seabourn’s enticing 2022 Mediterranean itineraries are meticulously designed for those to whom exhilarating discovery goes hand in hand with fine living. Multiple attractions in Greece, Italy, France, Spain, the Canary Islands, Croatia and Montenegro – plus a welcome return to Turkey – can all be explored within a few miles of your floating hotel.
At each destination, you can do your own thing or join an immersive tour, be it a comprehensive overview or one geared to a personal interest. With Seabourn’s unique partnership with Unesco, visits to such magnificent sites as Olympia, Delphi and Ephesus become especially illuminating – and you’ll be treated to a star-lit complimentary classical concert at the latter.
A tapestry of wonderful surprises, without the stress of long overland journeys but most definitely with supreme comfort and style, must be the ultimate form of travel. And it’s the only one Seabourn delivers.
Seabourn offers worldwide destinations for 2022 and 2023 from Mediterranean and Northern Europe through to the Caribbean and Panama Canal, Alaska, Asia, Arabia, Australasia and even Antarctica. To find out more call 0344 338 8615 or visit seabourn.com
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