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4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Italy Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany

4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Italy Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany

Trentadue Vineyards and Annemarie Morse from the American Wine Society present

Exclusive 4-day Tuscany Wine Tour and a 10 Day cruise from
Rome to Nice on Silversea’s Silver Spirit

April 22 – May 6, 2017

We’ll begin with a 4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany. Our ship the Silver Spirit will sail from Rome to Nice featuring our welcome aboard party, winemakers dinner and culinary & wine education all featuring Trentadue’s award winning wines.

 

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Exclusive 4-Day Tuscany wine tour featuring Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery, located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany. The wineries will be hosting our intimate group with Victor, Cindy and Annemarie. Featuring private tours of the abbey, ageing cellars, olive oil tastings and 5 course luncheon with wine in the wineries beautiful organic restaurants.

Aboard our luxurious ship the Silver Spirit you will enjoy a private welcome aboard party, food and wine education series for our intimate group all hosted by Victor, Cindy and Annemarie serving Trentadue Vineyards numerous award winning wines at all events.

A delightful walking tour of Lucca, Italy, Victor Trentadue’s family origins. Our tour will include an introduction to the past history and economy of Lucca and the visit of the main sites, including the town wall, the Puccini monument, St Michael church, Napoleon Square, the Cathedral, the main shopping street and Amphitheatre Square.

A leader in luxury cruising, Silversea’s Silver Spirit is designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options, as well as several specialty venues. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses. [/one_half]

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Trentadue Vineyards and Annemarie Morse from the American Wine Society present

Victor and Cindy Trentadue

In 1958, Trentadue Winery founders, Leo and Evelyn Trentadue, were looking for a place to resettle from the Santa Clara Valley in California. Leo and Evelyn both loved the Sonoma County area and chose to make their home in the nearby Alexander Valley. Leo exceled at growing wine grapes and soon gained a reputation for producing top quality Zinfandel. This Zinfandel was sought out by Paul Draper, winemaker for Ridge Vineyards, and that began a close business and personal relationship between the two families that has lasted over 50 years. The California winemaking industry was in its infancy, but with encouragement and advice from Paul Draper, they opened Trentadue Winery in 1969. Trentadue Winery is now in its 48 th year, and is still a family owned winery showcasing the personal style of the Trentadue family. It has grown into a producer of 35,000 cases of award-winning wines, including the La Storia brand featuring Cabernet, Zinfandel and the Tuscan blend Cuvee 32. Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate, recently awarded 90+ points to Trentadue’s La Storia brand wines. These are just a few of the outstanding wines under the Trentadue label.

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Annemarie Morse

Annemarie Morse is an experienced wine connoisseur who has been actively involved in the wine industry for over 10 years. She has worked with wine in various capacities including sales, wine education, and as an assistant winemaker. Her fascination with wine led to a master’s degree in enology from Cornell University in 2010. She then pursued and completed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Introductory Course and Examination. Her thirst for wine knowledge also led her to become a certified wine judge.

 

4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Italy Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery from Rome to Nice

4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Italy Badia a Coltibuono Winery and Capezzana Winery from Rome to Nice

April 22
Depart your hometown for Florence Italy with an arrival on the 23rd of April.
April 23
Private transfers from the Florence airport to our luxurious hotel, the Grand Hotel Baglioni, an elegant 4 star hotel in the city center of Florence. Dinner on own this evening.
April 24
After breakfast with our intimate group we will depart for the Badia a Coltibuono Winery located in the beautiful Tuscany region. We will be hosted by the Stucchi Prinettie Family, owning the winery since 1846. Our tour includes a private guided tour of the abbey, ageing cellars, wine tasting and finishing with a 5 course luncheon served with 4 different glasses of wine in the winery’s restaurant. Dinner on own this evening.

April 25
After breakfast we will depart for the Capezzana Winery located in the Tuscany region. We will experience wine tasting, olive oil tasting, a tour of the winery and a 4-course luncheon with the winery’s organic wines. Departing the Capezzana winery we will arrive in Lucca , Victor Trentadue’s ancestral home. Lucca is a medieval city located on the Serchio River, we will enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of this beautiful city. Dinner on own this evening.
April 26
After breakfast we will depart for the train station. We have business class seats from Florence to Rome to board our beautiful ship the Silver Spirit.
April 26, Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Rome the Eternal is 25 centuries old and constantly reinventing itself. The glories of Ancient Rome, the pomp of the Renaissance Papacy, and the futuristic architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries all blend miraculously into a harmonious whole. You can get Wi-Fi in the shadow of 2,000-year-old ruins. It’s this fusion of old and new and the casual way that Romans live with their weighty history that make this city unique.
April 27-28, Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento may have become a jumping-off point for visitors to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi, but you can find countless reasons to love it for itself. The Sorrentine people are fair-minded and hardworking, bubbling with life and warmth. The tuff cliff on which the town rests is like a great golden pedestal spread over the bay, absorbing the sunlight in deepening shades through the mild days, and orange and lemon trees waft a luscious perfume in spring. In the evening, people fill cafés to nibble, sip, and talk nonstop; then, arms linked, they stroll and browse through the maze of shop-lined lanes.
April 29, Taormina, Italy
The medieval cliff-hanging town of Taormina is overrun with tourists, yet its natural beauty is still hard to dispute. The view of the sea and Mt. Etna from its jagged cactus-covered cliffs is as close to perfection as a panorama can get—especially on clear days, when the snowcapped volcano’s white puffs of smoke rise against the blue sky. Writers have extolled Taormina’s beauty almost since it was founded in the 6th century BC by Greeks from nearby Naxos; Goethe and D. H. Lawrence were among its well-known enthusiasts. The town’s boutique-lined main streets get old pretty quickly, but the many hiking paths that wind through the beautiful hills surrounding Taormina promise a timeless alternative.
April 30, Valletta, Malta
Malta’s capital, the minicity of Valletta, has ornate palaces and museums protected by massive fortifications of honey-color limestone. Houses along the narrow streets have overhanging wooden balconies for people-watching from indoors. Generations ago they gave housebound women a window on the world of the street. The main entrance to town is through the City Gate (where all bus routes end), which leads onto Triq Repubblika (Republic Street), the spine of the grid-pattern city and the main shopping street. Triq Mercante (Merchant Street) parallels Repubblika to the east and is also good for strolling. From these two streets, cross streets descend toward the water; some are stepped.
May 1, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Trapani, the most important town on Sicily’s west coast, lies below the headland of Mount Erice and offers stunning views of the Egadi Islands on a clear day. Trapani’s Old District occupies a scimitarshaped promontory between the open sea on the north and the salt marshes to the south. The ancient industry of extracting salt from the marshes has recently been revived, and it is documented in the Museo delle Saline. In addition to the salt marshes,Trapani’s other interesting environs include the beautiful little hill town of Erice, the promontory of Capo San Vito stretching north beyond the splendid headland of Monte Cofano, the lovely island of Motya and the town of Marsala.
May 2, Olbia, Italy
Amid the resorts of Sardinia’s northeastern coast, Olbia, a town of about 60,000, is a lively little seaport and port of call for mainland ferries at the head of a long, wide bay.San SimplicioOlbia’s little Catholic basilica, a short walk behind the main Corso Umberto and past the train station, is worth searching out if you have any spare time in Olbia. The simple granite structure dates from the 11th century, part of the great Pisan church-building program, using pillars and columns recycled from Roman buildings. The basilica has a bare, somewhat somber interior, its three naves separated by a series of arches.
May 3, Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Considered Corsica’s primary commercial and cultural hub, the largest city and regional capital of Ajaccio is situated on the west coast of the island, approximately 644 km (400 miles) southeast of Marseille, France. Founded in 1492, vestiges of ancient Corsica in this ville impériale revolve around the city’s most famous son, Napoléon Bonaparte, whose family home—now the national museum Maison Bonaparte—pays tribute to the emperor’s historical influence.
May 4, Livorno, Italy
Livorno is a gritty city with a long and interesting history. In the early Middle Ages it alternately belonged to Pisa and Genoa. In 1421 Florence, seeking access to the sea, bought it. Cosimo I (1519–74) started construction of the harbor in 1571, putting Livorno on the map. After Ferdinando I de’ Medici (1549–1609) proclaimed Livorno a free city, it became a haven for people suffering from religious persecution; Roman Catholics from England and Jews and Moors from Spain and Portugal, among others, settled here. The Quattro Mori (Four Moors), also known as the Monument to Ferdinando I, commemorates this. (The statue of Ferdinando I dates from 1595, the bronze Moors by Pietro Tacca from the 1620s.
May 5, Portofino, Italy
One of the most photographed villages along the coast, with a decidedly romantic and affluent aura, Portofino has long been a popular destination for the rich and famous. Once an ancient Roman colony and taken by the Republic of Genoa in 1229, it’s also been ruled by the French, English, Spanish, and Austrians, as well as by marauding bands of 16th-century pirates. Elite British tourists first flocked to the lush harbor in the mid-1800s. Some of Europe’s wealthiest drop anchor in Portofino in summer, but they stay out of sight by day, appearing in the evening after buses and boats have carried off the day-trippers.
May 6, Nice, France
United with France only since 1860, Nice has its own history and atmosphere, exemplified by the stark contrast between the openness and modernity of the Promenade des Anglais to the narrow, ocher-tinted streets of the Old Town against the center of town and the sleek tramway whizzing down the main shopping thoroughfare Avenue Jean Médecin. (A second tramway line running to the airport is expected to be operational by 2017.) It was on Colline du Château (now château-less) and at the Plage des Ponchettes, in front of the Old Town, that the Greeks established a market-port and named it Nikaia.

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Trentadue Winery Cruise & Tuscany

Florence

We begin our vacation in Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance, is home to masterpieces of art and architecture. One of its most iconic sites is the Florence Cathedral, with its terra-cotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and bell tower designed by Giotto. The Galleria dell Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David,” while the Uffizi Gallery exhibits preeminent works such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

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While in Florence our accommodations are provided by The Grand Hotel Baglioni. The hotel is a symbol of Florentine hospitality, has always been a protagonist of historical and society events, and has welcomed visitors from all over the world since 1903. It is located in the heart of Florence, a short walk from the Palazzo dei Congressi congress centre, the exhibition centre and the most important tourist attractions. The 193 decorated rooms are comfortable and elegant. The restaurant, and in summer the magnificent roof garden, have splendid views over the city of Florence views which constantly change throughout the day. Buffet breakfast is included daily

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Our first day of winery touring will be at the Badia a Coltibuono. The Stucchi Prinetti family will be hosting us on a private guided tour of the abbey, ageing cellars, tastings and a 5-course luncheon featuring 4 glasses of Badia a Coltibuono wines in the winery’s restaurant.

The Badia a Coltibuono is about one thousand years old but its prehistory takes us back to Estrucan times and beyond. As we know it today, Badia a Coltibuono (which means Abbey of the Good Harvest), dates from the middle of the eleventh century. In 1051 the monks of the Vallombrosan Order, a Tuscan reform of the Benedictines, founded the Abbey and also began planting the first vineyards in the Upper Chianti area. Over the centuries they extended their vast land holdings to include many thousands of acres and developed a flourishing wine production and commerce. In 1810, when Tuscany was under Napoleonic rule, the monks were forced to leave Coltibuono and the monastery was secularized. The estate was first sold by lottery and then in 1846, Coltibuono was bought by Guido Giuntini, a Florentine banker and great grandfather of Piero Stucchi-Prinetti, the present owner. Under the guidance of Piero Stucchi Prinetti, the estate grew and built a solid reputation in Italy and abroad through the high quality of its products. The Stucchi Prinetti family will be hosting us on a private guided tour of the abbey, ageing cellars, tastings and a 5-course luncheon featuring 4 glasses of Badia a Coltibuono wines.

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Our second day of winery tasting and touring will be at Capezzana. We will enjoy a private tour, wine tasting and 4-course luncheon with wines from the estate served at the winery’s restaurant. At Carmignano the vines have been cultivated in the era pre-Roman times, about 3000 years ago, as evidenced by the wine jars and tasting cups found in Etruscan tombs. In the archives of the state of Florence was found a parchment dated 804: it is a lease that as early as 1200 years ago were cultivated at Capezzana olive trees and vines for the production of oil and wine.

In the early Renaissance , Monna Nera Bonaccorsi built the first ‘Nobleman’s house’ and nine farm houses with wine-making buildings; was 1475. Other generations and families followed in the property of the estate: the Biscotti, relations of the Medici, and the Marquis Bourbon del Monte. In the eighteenth century, a married Biscotti Bourbon enlarged the farm and bought new farms; he also introduced an administrative method exemplary, whose documents are preserved to this day in the historical archives of the company. After the Bourbon del Monte, the company passed to the Adimari Morelli and then to the Franchetti Rothschild and, from Sara de Rothschild’s widow, then to Bonacossi to Contini, and finally to the Contini Bonacossi family in 1920

After our winery experience at Capezzana we will have a delightful walking tour of Lucca, Victor Trentadue’s family origins. Our tour will include an introduction to the past history and economy of Lucca and the visit of the main sites, including the town wall, the Puccini monument, St Michael church, Napoleon Square, the Cathedral, the main shopping street and Amphitheatre Square.

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On board the beautiful Silver Spirit Victor and Cindy Trentadue and Annemarie Morse will be hosting several exclusive to our small group wine events for your enjoyment. These wine events are included in your cruise.

~ A welcome aboard party featuring cocktails and hot and cold hors’ d oeuvre’s

~ Tastings and discussions featuring Trentadue Vineyards numerous award winning wines

~ A 4-course winemakers dinner featuring Trentadue wines and ports

~ Our events will feature Trentadue Vineyards five 90+ point wines.

 

“Trentadue is one of the most reliable wineries in Sonoma. They consistently make not only great values but top, world class wines as well”

~ Robert M. Parker, JR

Wine Advocate

~ Private Transfers from the Florence airport to the Grand Hotel Baglioni

~ Three nights accommodations at the Grand Hotel Baglioni including buffet breakfast daily

~ Day trip to Badia a Coltibuono Winery hosted by the owners of the winery featuring tour of the abbey and ageing cellars, tasting and a 5-course luncheon featuring the winery’s award winning wine

~ Day trip to Cappazzana Winery featuring tour, olive oil tasting, wine tasting and a 4-course luncheon featuring the winery’s award winning wine

~ 2 hour guided walking tour of Lucca, Victor Trentadue’s ancestral home

~ 1st class rail tickets from Florence to Rome

~ 10 night cruise aboard the Silver Spirit, Silverseas inclusive luxury cruise line

~ Welcome aboard party featuring cocktails and hors’ d oeuvres

~ Wine & Food education series

~ Winemakers dinner featuring Trentadue’s award winning wines

~ Butler service aboard ship

~ Complimentary beverages in suite and throughout the ship

~ In suite 24 hour dining

~ Gratuities

~ $300.00 shipboard credit per cabin!

Not included; air fare, 2 dinners in Florence and transfers in Nice

 

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THE TRENTADUE STORY
Arriving in Sonoma County

The Trentadue family arrived in Sonoma County long before the region gained a reputation as the Wine Country. Life-long, hands-on agriculturists, Evelyn and Leo Trentadue contributed significantly to the advancement of their region over the years. In 1959, the Trentadues decided to flee the developers encroaching on their apricot and cherry orchards in Sunnyvale, the area known today around the world as Silicon Valley. To preserve their way of life, these hard-working Italian ranchers purchased 208 acres of land in Sonoma County’s then remote Alexander Valley.

There was little market for the region’s dry-farmed apples, prunes, pears, and grapes in the late 1950s, so land was cheap and plentiful. Scores of ranches were for sale but, because it was blessed with an excellent combination of climate, soil, and water, Leo settled on a special piece of property in the heart of the Alexander Valley. Little did he know what this ranch had once been, much less what it was to become.

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Pre-Book Shore Excursions

When are shore excursions available to book?

Shore excursions are available to book in advance via My Silversea approximately 120-7 days prior to sailing. You may also reserve through your travel agent, or in person once on board.

Where can I see my confirmed shore excursions?

Go to My Silversea, log in, and click on My Activities in the sidebar navigation. Is there a charge for cancelling booked excursions? In most cases, excursion fares are not refundable if cancelled within 36 hours of tour departure, but the cancellation policy varies by excursion. Please read all excursion descriptions and details carefully. Penalty charges may be incurred for bookings cancelled after the stated deadline.

Shore excursions for my voyage itinerary are not yet available. Is it possible to see shore excursions that might be offered in these ports?

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Pre-Book Salon/Spa Appointments

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Most spa and salon appointments can be made via My Silversea 60 days before your cruise departs. For Silversea Expeditions guests sailing aboard Silver Explorer, salon and spa appointments cannot be made in advance.

Can Special Services arrange my spa appointments prior to boarding?

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What if the treatments I want are not available through MySilversea?

A selection of popular spa and salon treatments are available to book online in advance of your cruise. Specialty treatments are available to book in person once on board.

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Appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time to avoid a full charge for the service.

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Find out what to pack. All the details are shown in the General Information section. For Silversea Expeditions guests sailing aboard Silver Explorer, casual resort wear is appropriate at all times when on board, with the exception of two evenings when Informal attire is required. For men, this means a jacket, tie optional.

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Select wines, champagne and spirits on board, service gratuities on board (except spa) and more! Click here to learn more about Silversea’s All-Inclusive Value. Click here for the additional rewards of a Silversea World Cruise

I would like to golf during my cruise. Can Silversea arrange tee times?

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Will there be Gentlemen Hosts be on my cruise?

Distinguished gentlemen are available as dinner companions or dance partners on select longer sailings. Voyages with Gentlemen Hosts are indicated with a bowtie icon.

Are newspapers available on board?

All guests will receive a complimentary satellite world news summary delivered daily to their suite. In addition, we offer complimentary streaming newspapers online that we invite guests to access from their tablet or smartphone aboard Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer.

Is there laundry service on board?

Complete valet services, including laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, are available at an additional charge and may be arranged through your butler. Laundry service is complimentary for certain suite categories and for those Venetian Society members who have reached certain reward levels. A self-service launderette offers washing machines, dryers, irons and laundry supplies, allowing you to limit the amount of cruise luggage needed, especially for longer voyages.

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Dining reservations for the specialty restaurants may be made once on board and online through My Silversea 120-7 days prior to departure.

Are children permitted aboard Silversea’s ships?

Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied, in the same or connecting suite, by a parent or other responsible adult over the age of 21 for the duration of the voyage and on all shore excursions and land programmes. If the adult accompanying the minor is not their parent, a parental consent guardianship form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and received by Silversea prior to sailing. Please contact our Special Services department at SpecialServices@Silversea.com for a Parental Consent Form. Silversea cannot accommodate infants under six months of age and reserves the right to limit the number of children under three years of age. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Silversea reserves the right to refuse to serve anyone who in its sole judgment may be under the influence of alcohol, or for any reason necessary to preserve the health and safety of guests and employees. Children under the age of 8 years old are only permitted to participate in suitable Silver Shore Excursions / shuttle service if the vehicles are equipped with the correct safety harness and seating equipment. Child harnesses and secure seating cannot be guaranteed. Silversea reserves the right to refuse children under the age of 8 years old on any tour on the basis of safety. Guests may use their own approved safety seat, booster seat or harness provided they are compatible with the local touring vehicle and can properly secure the child.

Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied, in the same or connecting suite, by a parent or other responsible adults over the age of 21 for the duration of the voyage and on all shore excursions and land programmes. If the adult accompanying the minor is not their parent, a parental consent guardianship form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and received by Silversea prior to sailing. Please contact our Special Services department at SpecialServices@Silversea.com for a Parental Consent Form. Silversea cannot accommodate infants under the age of one (1) year on board Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer, and is unable to accommodate children less than six (6) years of age on Silver Galapagos. For Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer no children under the age of six (6) years will be allowed on board the Zodiacs. Children under the age of six (6) years will be unable to participate in any expedition excursions or embarkations that require the use of a Zodiac. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Silversea reserves the right to refuse to serve anyone who in its sole judgment may be under the influence of alcohol, or for any reason necessary to preserve the health and safety of guests and employees.

Are there any children’s programmes or babysitting services on board?

Although Silversea permits children aboard as guests, there are no special programmes for children on board, and Silversea does not provide for the care, entertainment and supervision of children.

Does my suite have a flat-screen TV?

Yes, all suites have at least one flat-screen TV.

What is the electricity voltage in my suite? Will I need an adapter?

For your convenience, 110-volt (American current) and 220-volt (European current) outlets are provided in your suite, accommodating small appliances without the use of adapters or electric converters. The Silver Explorer has only 220 volt/60 Hz AC power and accepts Europlug or Type C plugs. A hair dryer is provided in each suite. Irons are available in the launderette.

Is there a DVD/CD player in my suite?

This varies from ship to ship and from suite to suite. Please see the suite description for the particular ship and suite category you are considering. Click here to see all the ships in the fleet.

I have allergies. Can special detergent be used to wash my sheets and towels?

Silversea can notify Housekeeping Services of your preferences. Please email specialservices@silversea.com in advance of you cruise.

Is there Internet service on board?

Yes. All Silversea ships are equipped to offer wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access. You can use your own laptop to surf the Internet and check emails at Wi-Fi locations throughout the ship, or from the comfort and privacy of your suite. Computers, email and Internet access are also available on board at the Internet Café. However, it is important to understand that telecommunication services while at sea are via satellite and significantly different than high-speed connections on land back home. The signal travels in a similar manner to radio waves but at much greater distances. Therefore, onboard Internet access is not guaranteed at all times. Satellite communications are also affected by weather and the ship’s location. In particular, Internet service is extremely sporadic while in the Arctic. Guests aboard expedition cruises to/from Svalbard should be prepared to be out of communication for the duration of their time on board. (Please be assured that Silver Explorer always has emergency communication capabilities.)

What is the charge for Internet service?

Various Internet service packages are available. Beginning with January 2016 sailings, every guest will receive at least one free hour of WiFi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited WiFi. Whether accessing the Internet via your own laptop computers or via the Internet Café computers, the same rates apply. All charges are posted directly to your onboard account. No credit is given for unused Time Plan minutes. Rates shown are in US dollars and are subject to change. To view Internet plan pricing, please click here.

Is there mobile phone (cell phone) service on the ship?

Yes. Onboard mobile phone service enables you to make and receive phone calls, text messages and other select data services on your mobile phone even when miles away from land. Your mobile phone service provider will bill you for calls and/or messages, which may appear as roaming charges. Please note that mobile phone service is sporadic at best while in the Arctic. Guests aboard voyages to/from Svalbard should be prepared to be out of communication for the duration of their time on board. Click here for more information on Silversea’s Cellular Phone service.

Will my devices work on board?

To be most successful, prepare your devices BEFORE leaving home:

Learn how to turn ON and turn OFF both the WiFi and network (mobile/cellular) connections on each of your devices.
Contact your mobile/cellular service provider to confirm that a roaming agreement with Silversea Cruises has been established and to and ask about rates. Learn how to enable your international roaming
Set up an email account if you do not have one already.
Be sure you know any usernames and passwords you may need.
Switch your settings to the most basic choice that shows less graphics and loads faster.
Make any software updates and turn off any automatic update settings for the duration of your cruise.
Download any books, audiobooks, music, movies, games, apps, etc. that you may want during your cruise.
Discuss VPN limitations with your company, as onboard personnel are not authorized to change your VPN settings.
Facebook users should bookmark and plan to use M.Facebook.com or Touch.Facebook.com instead as these have less graphics and load faster.
Don’t forget to pack any power cords/battery packs, camera cables to transfer pictures, adaptor cables and headphones you may need for each of your devices.
Will I be able to download videos and stream music?

Certain websites and services may be restricted due to limited bandwidth. Downloading videos, books and movies or using Skype are examples of high-bandwidth services that will be more frustrating than enjoyable and should be avoided. Plan to use the Internet only for emailing and web browsing.

How can someone contact me on the ship?

In the case of an emergency back home, friends and family should not call your mobile phone. The Shore-to-Ship number provided in your Final Cruise Documents is the best way to reach you while aboard ship. Click here for more information on Dial A Ship service, an alternate option for contacting ships at sea, anywhere in the world.

Port Information

Will my cruise be docking at a pier or will a tender take us ashore?

Please Contact Silversea to find out whether the ports of call on your itinerary indicate the ship is scheduled for docking or anchoring. Please note that this schedule is subject to change at any time as unforeseen circumstances on the actual day in port may affect whether a ship can dock as planned.

How do I find out about the weather for a voyage?

An average temperature guide for your voyage ports and time of year is included in the Silversea tour book that is sent with your Final Cruise Documents. Alternatively, refer to these weather websites:

weather.msn.com
weatherbase.com

What is the name of port and pier where the ship will dock?

Port and pier names for embarkation and disembarkation ports are included in your Final Cruise Documents. Once you arrive at the embarkation port, signage will indicate the exact pier/berth for your Silversea ship. Communication Services

Money Matters

Will I be able to change currency on board?

It is a good idea to exchange some of your funds at a bank before leaving home. Most international airports also exchange funds, though they often charge higher exchange fees. In certain ports of call there will be a local bank representative on board to exchange funds into the currency of the host country.

Can I get a cash advance on the ship? Is there a charge for this?

A cash advance of $1,000 per suite, per day is permitted on board. There is a 2% fee for onboard cash advances.

Health and Medical

Is there a doctor on board?

Each Silversea ship is equipped with a Medical Centre, which is staffed by a doctor and nurse on 24-hour call when at sea. When docked, supplementary emergency care may also be obtained through local medical facilities. Guests may be charged for medical services and for medications used for their medical treatment. The Medical Centre is not intended or designed to provide on-going treatment of pre-existing conditions or for extended critical care, and Silversea is not responsible for the diagnosis, treatment or services furnished by shipboard medical personnel.

Are there wheelchairs on board for general use by guests?

Wheelchair guests must bring their own collapsible wheelchair. Please note that not all shore excursions are suitable for guests with impaired mobility. Silversea strongly recommends wheelchair guests travel with someone who is able to assist them both ashore and at sea as Silversea may be unable to offer special assistance. Please note that wheel-on and/or wheel-off access may not be available at some ports-of-call. For guests travelling aboard Silver Galapagos, those guests requiring wheel-on and/or wheel-off access must contact Silversea prior to making a booking. Silversea reserves the right to deny boarding to any guest who failed to notify Silversea of such requirement at the time of booking.

Are there medical conditions that must be disclosed to Silversea?

All guests are required to report in writing to Silversea at the time their reservation is made:

Any physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage
Any condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance
Any condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else on board the ship
Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons
Any intention or need to use a wheelchair aboard ship.

Smoking Policy

What is Silversea’s smoking policy?

At Silversea, the comfort, enjoyment, and safety of all guests is paramount. Most areas on board are non-smoking, and, as a safety precaution, smoking is not permitted in guests suites or guest suite verandas or balconies. However, cigarette, cigar, electronic cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in the Connoisseur’s Corner and in specifically designated areas. These areas include designated tables outside of the Panorama Lounge and the Pool Bar, as well as on open Decks 9 and 10 aboard Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow; on open Deck 9 aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Wind; in specifically-designated outside areas on Decks 5 and 6 aboard Silver Explorer; in a designated outside area on Deck 4 aboard Silver Galapagos; and in the designated smoking area on Deck 6 on Silver Discoverer.

Ship Details

How many passengers does each Silversea ship accommodate?

Silversea Cruises Ships:
– Silver Cloud and Silver Wind each accommodate 296 guests.
– Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper each accommodate 382 guests.
– Silver Spirit accommodates 540 guests.

Silversea Expeditions Ships:
– Silver Explorer accommodates 132 guests
– Silver Discoverer accommodates 120 guests
– Silver Galapagos accomodates 100 guests.

What is the square footage of each suite?

Suite dimensions may vary by ship. To find the details on this website, begin by clicking on the SHIPS page then click on the name of your preferred ship. In the drop down listing in the left side navigation, click on Suites.

Can we have 3 passengers in a suite?

Certain suites can accommodate a third guest. These suites are indicated with a triangle symbol on each ship’s deck plan. To find the ship deck plans on this website, begin by clicking on the SHIPS page then click on the name of your preferred ship. In the drop down listing in the left side navigation, click on Deck Plans.

About Silversea

Who is the owner of Silversea?

The Lefebvre family of Rome launched Silversea in 1994 and Mr Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio is currently Chairman of Silversea.

Embarkation, Disembarkation & Visitors

How do I contact the ship if my flight is delayed and I will miss embarkation?

If you find that your flight will be delayed beyond your ship’s departure time, contact Silversea immediately at 800-722-9955 or 954-522-2299. If it is outside office hours, please contact the ship directly. You may dial the ship directly by using a credit card and calling (within the US) 800-775-8884 or (outside the US) 954-759-5188. To dial an internationally without using a credit card, dial 011, plus the appropriate ocean region code: (871) for Atlantic Ocean East, (872) for Pacific Ocean, (873) for Indian Ocean or (874) for Atlantic Ocean West. Then dial the appropriate ship phone number: Silver Cloud – Telephone: +1 954 672 7211, Fax: +1 954 672 7221 Silver Wind – Telephone: +1 954 672 7212, Fax: +1 954 672 7222 Silver Shadow – Telephone: +1 954 672 7213, Fax: +1 954 672 7223 Silver Whisper – Telephone: +1 954 672 7214, Fax: +1 954 672 7234 Silver Spirit – Telephone: +1 954 672 2186, Fax: +1 954 672 2187 Silver Explorer – Telephone: +1 954 672 2451, Fax: +1 954 672 2558 Silver Galapagos – Telephone: +1 954 518 7262 Example (calling Silver Cloud): 001-954-672 7211

Where will I be met when arriving at the airport?

Guests should confirm this information in their Final Cruise Documents. If your reservation includes Airport to Hotel transfers or Airport to Pier transfers, typically you will be met at the baggage claim area by an official Silversea representative.

How early may I drop off my luggage at the pier on embarkation day?

Luggage may be collected by baggage personnel no earlier than the standard embarkation time as shown in your Final Cruise Documents.

How early can we embark the ship?

Embarkation time is stated in your Final Cruise Documents.

What is Silversea’s visitor policy?

To have visitors board the vessel at the port of embarkation, please have your travel professional contact Silversea Special Services. Requests should be made in writing no later than 14 days prior to departure. For security reasons, visitors on embarkation day must be pre-registered with Silversea. For visitors during the voyage other than embarkation day, arrangements may be made on board. Please note that Silversea may limit the number of visitors permitted on board.

How early can we disembark the ship?

Disembarkation instructions will be provided on board towards the end of your voyage. Please note that disembarkation times are approximate and may vary based on final clearance by Customs.

On disembarkation day, will Silversea store my luggage at the pier so I can do an independent tour prior to flying home?

Due to security restrictions, Silversea is unable to offer this service.

Fares & Savings

What are the cancellation penalties?

Complete details are shown within the Terms & Conditions under the heading Changes & Cancellations

Will rates be lowered closer to the sailing date?

Silver Privilege Fares: book early for the best fares and availability; Silver Privilege Fares are structured to reward guests who book early with the best possible fare and the privilege of being able to select their desired suite when the best inventory is available. All Silver Privilege Fares shown are cruise-only per guest, based on double-occupancy in a Vista Suite (Adventure Class for Silver Explorer, Explorer Suite for Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer). Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply

Fare Guarantee Programme: Silversea’s Fare Guarantee Programme provides guests with the peace of mind in knowing that when they plan ahead and book early, not only will they be able to reserve their desired suite, but they can also benefit from any future reduction in the Silver Privilege Fares for their voyage, upon request. All voyages are eligible.

If I book now and the fare is further reduced, will I get the discount?

This is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Contact Silversea or your Travel Agent.

Bon Voyage Gifts

How can I purchase a gift order for someone on board?

Whether for a Silversea guest or for your own upcoming cruise, it’s easy to order a welcoming arrangement of fresh flowers, a special bottle of wine, premium chocolates, a spa gift certificate or any of Silversea’s thoughtful bon voyage gifts.

Download The Bon Voyage Gif Order Form

Miscellaneous

Can I purchase transfers on board?

Post-cruise transfers can be purchased on board. Kindly contact the Shore Concierge Desk.

Where can I find a list of hotels for my voyage?

Silversea hotel programmes are listed as well as in your pre-cruise documents and the annual Silversea Voyage brochure. Order or view online Brochure

How do I access the Guest Information Form for the 2nd guest in my reservation?

Guests who share a booking number will share a Guest Information Form. There is an area for Guest #1 to enter information and preferences followed by an area for Guest #2 to do the same.

When will your new brochure be available?

Availability of new publications is often announced on the Silversea website. Sign up for News & Offers to be among the first to learn of new voyages and special promotions.

Silversea Expeditions

May I reserve a pair of boots for use on board prior to embarkation?

While the ship does carry a supply of unisex “Wellington” style rubber gumboots, it not guaranteed that a sufficient quantity or all sizes would be available. It is recommended that Silversea Expeditions guests bring their own boots for proper size and fit. Furthermore, the boots offered through Ship to Shore Traveller are warmer and weigh only about 4lbs.

If I order expedition clothing from the Silversea outfitter, can the order be sent to the ship rather than to my home?

Ship to Shore Traveler will ship the items ordered to your home prior to departure so that you can inspect everything and ensure a good fit before embarking on your expedition.

What shore excursions are offered on Silversea Expeditions voyages?

From nature hikes and Zodiac cruises to museum tours and visits to botanical gardens, Silversea Expeditions tours vary based on the destination but typically offer a mix of outdoor adventure, local culture and nature. Day by day highlights are available for each Silver Explorer voyage. Please remember though that expedition itineraries are always subject to change due to weather and sea conditions, or to stay longer at points of special interest.

Are shore excursions included?

Every Silversea Expeditions voyage features complimentary shore excursions led by the Expedition Team. On select itineraries, optional excursions are available for purchase.

Are children allowed on Silversea Expeditions vessels?

Silversea cannot accommodate infants under the age of one (1) year on board Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer, and is unable to accommodate children less than six (6) years of age on Silver Galapagos. For Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer no children under the age of six (6) years will be allowed on board the Zodiacs. Children under the age of six (6) years will be unable to participate in any expedition excursions or embarkations that require the use of a Zodiac.

What are Zodiacs?

A Zodiac is an exceptionally buoyant rubber boat with an inflatable hull of multiple air-filled compartments, a feature that allows the Zodiac to float even should a compartment become deflated. A low centre of gravity makes Zodiacs very stable and ideal for cruise shore excursions. Zodiacs are also agile, allowing them to easily come alongside the Silver Explorer, to manoeuvre over reefs and between narrow passages and to explore places that would otherwise be inaccessible. All guests will participate in a complete Zodiac familiarisation session upon embarkation.

Will we see animals?

Wildlife sightings are common, however they cannot be guaranteed. Day-by-Day highlights describe animals and birds typically seen on the select itinerary. In the Voyage Journal, the log from the final day usually includes a listing of the wildlife actually encountered on that voyage. Search the archives for a voyage that matches your preferred expedition itinerary.

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Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

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 Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

LISBON TO BARCELONA on the WINDSUR

September 18th, 2017 – 8 Days

LISBON- TANGIER- MALAGA-ALMERIA-CARTEGENA , IBIZA-TARRAGONA-BARCELONA

Starting at $2799.00 per person plus $100.00 shipboard credit

 

Embark in the City of Explorers, Lisbon, and dazzle your senses with Spanish treasure golden Costa del Sol beaches, the Moorish magnificence of the Alhambra, the Roman ruins of Cartagena and Tarragona. Sit at a café in Tangier’s medina sipping mint tea and watching old men play backgammon. Nestle up to the other exclusive yachts in Ibiza’s harbor with some 80 blissful beaches calling your name.
Celebrate a dream come true.
 

Your Luxury Cruise Includes

A COMPLIMENTARY WINDSTAR PRIVATE EVENT

During your Windstar Private Event, you will visit the spectacular Roman amphitheater of Tarragona, built in the first or second century AD and now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll sip sangria and nosh on typical Catalan tapas including world-famous Iberian ham and will be entertained by some outlandish Catalan Giants and Big-Heads. The Giants have been a local tradition since the Middle Ages when they depicted fantastical creatures in Corpus Christi parades. The Giants are built on a hollow wooden framework and have heads made from papier-mâché. The carrier, called a “geganter” walks inside the framework and is concealed by the giant’s full length robes. The Giant will be accompanied by several Big-Heads – human-size creatures with enormous papier-mâché heads.
The most thrilling part of your evening’s entertainment will be the Castellers. A castell is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several teams build and dismantle incredible towers of people. The tradition began near Tarragona and was first documented in 1712 and is now on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List.

$200.00 shipboard credit per cabin

 

Luxury Cruises of LISBON- TANGIER- MALAGA-ALMERIA-CARTEGENA , IBIZA-TARRAGONA-BARCELONA

Luxury Cruises of LISBON- TANGIER- MALAGA-ALMERIA-CARTEGENA , IBIZA-TARRAGONA-BARCELONA

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

Napa’s Sullivan Winery & Frank Aquilino hosting Tuscany Tour & Wine Cruise

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Tuscany wine tour Cruises and a 8 day cruise from Rome to Barcelona on Seabourn’s Riviera & Spanish Idyll July 4-July 16, 2017

 

 

DAY 1 – LISBON, PORTUGAL

Climb to St. George’s Castle for an unforgettable view of mosaic sidewalks, the bustling Alfama, the Tower of Belem, and a thousand diversions to fill your day.

DAY 3 – TANGIER, MOROCCO

Feel the energy of this ancient city where Moroccan, European, and African cultures collide. Known as the “Gateway to Africa,” it’s just 20 miles from Spain but a world away in terms of atmosphere. Watch the Berber women in traditional dress selling goat cheese in the medina as you shop for a rug or tarboosh (fez hat).

DAY 4 – MÁLAGA, SPAIN

Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or opt for a visit to the beautiful “white village” of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines.

DAY 5 – ALMERIA (GRANADA),SPAIN

Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city (no vehicles are allowed within its walls). If you prefer, opt for a beautiful drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace. Built in the 14th century, this breathtaking example of Moorish architecture combines intricate mosaics and stone-cast latticework in a tapestry of grace and sophistication unparalleled in western civilization.

DAY 6 – CARTAGENA, SPAIN

Welcome to the sparkling city of Cartagena, where the gold and jewels of the Spanish Main awaited shipment across the Atlantic. No pirate could resist, nor will you be able to when you visit this historic city.

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The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by 400-year-old walls and contains a plethora of churches, fortresses, and restored colonial mansions. Outside the walls are more treasures: Climb the massive Castillo de San Felipe to investigate its maze of hidden tunnels, or shop for the perfect emerald.

DAY 7 – IBIZA, SPAIN

Yachts crowd the harbor of Ibiza, though yours still stands out. There are many reasons to visit this glamorous beach resort besides just to say you’ve been. Lose yourself in the history of the UNESCO Old Town, sip sangria over a delicious bowl of fish zarzuela, or snorkel crystalline waters from more than a dozen blue flag beaches.

DAY 8 – TARRAGONA, SPAIN

Tarragona has been a resort town since Roman days and signs of that culture remain all over the city, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also a generous amount of medieval architecture spread about, and a trip to the 12th century Problet Monastery is well worth the trip for the inspired architecture and perhaps a glimpse of the monks who still abide there after all these centuries.

DAY 9 – BARCELONA, SPAIN

Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Antoni Gaudí have shaped the city in their Modernisme image, especially in the Gothic Quarter. Stroll Las Ramblas where street artists form human statues and perform acrobatic capoeira.

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Exclusive 4-day Tuscany wine tour and a 8 day cruise from Rome to Barcelona on Seabourn’s Riviera & Spanish Idyll July 4-July 16, 2017

Barcelona, Spain

Gallery Hotel

Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

1, 2 or 3 Night Post Cruise Hotel Barcelona
Located in the heart of Barcelona, the elegant and contemporary Gallery is close to shops, restaurants, and other nearby attractions. Includes breakfast.

Wilson Hotel

barcelona-wilsonboutiquehotel Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

1, 2 or 3 Night Post Cruise Hotel Barcelona. A modern hotel with a boutique feel, the Wilson Boutique Hotel offers every comfort, including a location on Avenida Diogonal, one of Barcelona’s finest streets.

Lisbon, Portugal

InterContinental Lisbon Hotel

Intercontinental-Lisbon-Hotel Cruises of Portugal LISBON TO Spain BARCELONA on the WINDSURF

1, 2 or 3 Night Pre Cruise Hotel Lisbon. InterContinental Lisbon sits in the heart of Lisbon. With discreet refinement, contemporary design and expansive views of the Tagus River, this stylish hotel is the ultimate choice for experiencing Lisbon. Includes breakfast.

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Tangier, Morocco

 

 


 

Tangier: Cap Spartel & Asilah

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

You will board the motor coach for the 30-minute drive to Cap Spartel, one of the promontories projecting into the waters of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. It is unique in that it is also covered with rock-roses and cork-oaks. From here, you will drive to the town of Asilah, which is situated approximately 1 hour from Tangier on the northwestern tip of Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Throughout history, the small coastal city of Asilah has been coveted by both Portugal and Spain. The city is well known for its enormous cultural and artistic contribution to Morocco’s history. Every summer, the International Festival of Asilah attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Upon arrival in the town, we stop at Asilah Golf Club for refreshments. Then you will take a walk through the old town with its narrow streets to learn about Asilah’s fascinating history. Time will then be spent exploring this beautiful seaside resort. After visiting this gorgeous city, you will return back to Tangier for a shopping stop before re-joining the ship.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

 

price $119

 


 

Tangier: Tangier Walking Tour

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

 

Tangier is a fascinating city to visit and contrary to popular belief the movie Casablanca was based on Tangier, not Casablanca. It is an interesting mix of North African, Spanish and French cultures. Your coach will take you on a 30-minute drive to the entrance of the Kasbah of Tangier, where your guide will walk you through a comprehensive excursion through the Kasbah and its museum. Then you will head uphill to an area barely changed since Roman times. Back down the hill you will find yourself in one of Tangier’s most colorful and bustling areas, the Grand Souk. It is the link between the medina and the new city. You will stop at the Continental Hotel for a refreshment before boarding your coach for the return trip to your waiting yacht.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible nor suitable for guests with mobility issues.

 

price $89

 


 

Tangier: Tetouan UNESCO World Heritage

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

 

Tetouan is a Berber name which literally interpreted means “the eyes” and figuratively “the water springs.” The town features a fort, squares, mosques, fountains, taverns, and one of the Kings palaces. You will depart by motor coach on a guided orientation drive through the city of Tangier en-route to Tetouan, an hour away. You will start your tour at the old Royal Palace, a 17th century building which is itself a reflection of the Hispano-Moresque architecture. The palace is closed to public entry but its main ornate gate Bab Er-Rouah can give you a mental idea of what is beyond. Hassan II Square is situated where the historic and modern parts of the city converge to create the heart of the town. You will join a guided walk through the Medina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This traditional walled souk features many typical architectural traits related to its history and also a multitude of different artisans carrying out their trades. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Bab Akla School of Traditional Arts and Crafts. Tetouan’s famous School of Plastic Arts, the first of its kind in Morocco, has produced some of Morocco’s best painters over the past half century, and keeps alive these traditional art forms in the modern world. The scholars of the school are all children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and the skills they learn give them a chance of success for their future. Your entrance fees go directly to maintaining this wonderful initiative. Enjoy refreshments at a local Moroccan restaurant, located in the heart of Tetouan. A shopping stop will be made for us to make some last minute purchases, before returning to the ship.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is wheelchair accessible.

 

price $99

 


 

Málaga, Spain

 

 


 

Malaga & Picasso

 

Activity Level: Moderate

Those of you who delight in ancient history and art lovers cannot miss this tour! With half a million inhabitants, Málaga is located in the center of the Costa del Sol. You will admire the beautiful architecture of the Alcazaba Fortress, a historic castle built in the 11th century to be the residence of the Arabian Caliphs or Kings. It is connected by a step path to Gibralfaro Castle, an ancient Moorish fortress with breathtaking views of the city and its bay. Buses will take you to the castle so you won’t have to walk up the hill. The Museo Picasso Málaga is run by the Fundación Museo Picasso de Málaga and the Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso. The Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso is the rightful owner of the collection there, whereas the Fundación Museo Picasso de Málaga owns the group of buildings that holds it. As was initially agreed by the donors, the two foundations are responsible for the conservation, exhibition, study and diffusion of the collection. At the museum, you will be able to appreciate all Picasso styles and techniques (Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic and graphic works in an exhibition with 155 works ranging from 1890 up to 1973).

Please note: This tour involves more than 2 hours of walking over uneven and cobblestone surfaces and steps are involved. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

price $89

 


 

Malaga, Concierge Collection – Malaga by Segway

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Some things are just plain fun and riding a Segway around Spain definitely falls into that category. It takes a few minutes to get the hang of it; then you’ll never want to get off! You’ll begin your ride (after an introduction to the operation of the Segway) at Plaza de la Marina, in the center of Málaga. Continue to Larios Street, the main shopping avenue of the city, then on to Merced Square, at the end of Calle Alcazabilla, to see the obelisk erected as a tribute to General Torrijos, currently the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation. Next you will ride to the Santiago Church, built on the site of a former mosque and Málaga’s oldest church (founded in 1490). You’ll also visit the Roman Theatre, discovered in 1951, which was built in the time of Caesar Augustus and used until the 3rd century A.D. After that time, it was used as a quarry by the Moors to restore the Alcazaba, which is the next stop on your tour. This impressive building, constructed mainly in the 11th century, was the palace/fortress of the ruling Muslims. Continuing on your tour, you’ll see the Catedral de la Encarnacion, Bishop Square, and the Paseo del Parque, before returning to Marina Square.
Please note: This tour is not possible for people confined to wheelchairs. The minimum age to participate is 10 and participants must weight between 66 and 265 pounds. Helmets will be provided.

 

price $119

 


 

Malaga, Deluxe Mijas, Malaga Wine Experience

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Peek behind the scenes at traditional Spanish country life as you travel to picturesque Mijas. The “real” Andalusian landscape unfolds en route to this classical village with a strong Andalusian flavor and incredible views over the coast from its hilltop location. All the houses in Mijas are whitewashed and the pattern of the beautiful streets was planned to protect the houses and their inhabitants from the wind. “Donkey-taxis” are plentiful here and beautifully made local handicrafts will undoubtedly catch your eye. You will have time to take a donkey ride or shop for ceramics, handmade wood items and other local souvenirs. As well, you’ll visit the Museo de Vino (Wine Museum) and enjoy tasting some of the fabulous wines of the region as well as a sampling of local meats and cheeses. If time permits, you will enjoy a brief panoramic tour past the highlights of Málaga en route back to the yacht.
Please note: Spanish law requires motor coach passengers to wear their seatbelts in vehicles that are so equipped.

 

price $99

 


 

Malaga, Full Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1749

 


 

Malaga, Full Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1899

 


 

Malaga, Half Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $999

 


 

Malaga, Half Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1049

 


 

Malaga, Horseback Riding the Mijas Mountains

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

Take an idyllic ride on horseback through the trees and groves of the beautiful Mijas mountain region. After a 45-minute drive from Málaga, you will arrive at the renowned Equestrian Center of Rancho la Paz. The option is yours to select your own itinerary ranging from easy to difficult. Perhaps you may choose to ride a magnificent Andalusian horse. Your 1½-hour horseback ride features ever-changing panoramic views as you venture toward a charming rustic farmhouse, which is now in ruins. The scent of pine fills the air, as you return along narrow forest trails which are only accessible on horseback. Following your arrival back at the Equestrian Center, you will be served delicious local meats and tapas accompanied by regional sweet wine. Then you will return directly to Málaga.

Please note: This excursion has very limited maximum capacity of 16 people.

 

price $125

 


 

Almeria (Granada),Spain

Almeria City Tour & Tapas

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Ancient civilizations have come and gone in the city of Almeria, once an Arab stronghold. Your tour of the city will be on foot, as motor coaches are not permitted in the Old Town. You will begin your tour on the Paseo de Almeria, the most central street of the city. You will enjoy a tapas tasting before visiting the Alcazaba Palace of the Moorish Kings, which houses collections of Phoenician, Roman, and Moorish artifacts. Your next stop will be at the Cathedral, a lovely Gothic building with Renaissance facades, constructed with an incompatible dual purpose – a place of worship and a bastion of defense against Berber pirates. Other points of interest you will see along your walk are the 17th century Convent of Las Puras, the Episcopal Palace, the Cervantes Theater, and the Mercantile Center. You will have free time for shopping at the end of the walking tour.
Please note: This tour is not recommended for guests who have difficulty walking or climbing. It involves 3 hours of walking over uneven surface, cobblestones, hilly, and narrow streets.

 

price $89

 


 

Almeria, Full Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1499

 


 

Almeria, Full Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1629

 


 

Almeria, Granada & the Alhambra

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

Discover the magnificent Moorish palace of the Alhambra – the dramatic highlight of historic Granada – on this unforgettable tour. A number of interesting sights will be visible from your coach along the 2½-hour drive each way, and your guide will introduce you to local traditions and history as you travel. The city of Granada is truly beautiful, and nothing in all of Spain compares to the wealth of architectural art to be found in the city’s Muslim-Hispanic complex – the 14th century Alhambra. This breathtaking example of Muslim architecture is surrounded by walls and towers and inside, palaces, military buildings, a fortress and an administrative center. Explore this remarkable structure, with its detailed mosaics, prism-style cupolas and stone-cast latticework offering a surprising grace and sophistication. The nearby Generalife Gardens surround this residence of kings and caliphs. An additional delight is the opportunity to experience a traditional Spanish-style lunch at Ruta Del Veleta restaurant. Typical lunches are 1.5 hours long and include appetizers, salad, a main course, Spanish wine, and dessert.

Please note: It is a 2.5-hour motor coach drive each way to Granada. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues and there will be walking steps and over uneven, sometimes dirt, and cobblestone pathways. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

 

price $279

 


 

Almeria, Half Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1069

 


 

Almeria, Half Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1169

 


 

Almeria, Mojacar Mountain Village & Coastal Drive

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

Picturesque Mojacar is a sunny mountain village that still retains the traditional whitewashed walls of yesteryear. Your round-trip journey to this lofty settlement features travel along two completely different routes, past ever-changing countryside and striking coastal views. You will pass through mountainous landscapes and the golden Tabernas Desert to arrive at Mojacar, with its flat-roofed houses and whitewashed walls crowd together, perched high above the Mediterranean. Your 2-hour stay provides you with ample opportunity to wander the maze of winding streets, browse through the inviting shops, visit the fortified church, and to revel in the splendid views. Your return journey is through the Sierra Cabrera Natural Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Please note: It is a 1.5 hour motor coach drive each way to Mojacar. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This excursion is not recommended for guests who have walking or climbing difficulties. The sightseeing involves around two hours on foot, over uneven surfaces and cobblestones with many hilly and narrow streets. There are steep steps from the village entrance to the main square. Spanish law requires that motor coach guests wear their seatbelts at all times while in vehicles that are so equipped.

 

price $79

 


 

Almeria, Taste and Traditions of the Alpujarra Region

 

Activity Level: Strenuous

Depart from your pier and travel via motor coach to arrive at Alhabia, situated beside the riverbed of the Andarax River. You will observe the creation of colorful traditional hand-painted ceramics at the hands of the talented owner and his son who has been creating these beautiful works of art for 60 years. There will be free time to browse the studio for traditional Spanish ceramics to take home and share with your family and friends. You will then travel past orange groves and olive trees, vineyards of Almeria grapes, and typical whitewashed villages into the valley of the Andarax. You will pass the Tabernas Desert, the only true semi-desert in Europe and see where many spaghetti westerns have been filmed. You will stop at the family-owned Bodegas Valle de Laujar Winery to taste the award-winning local wines of Almeria, along with appetizers of cheese, nuts, and the famed jamon. Enjoy the impressive scenery of the Sierra Nevada peaks as you travel back to your waiting yacht. You will pass the Sea of Plastic, Europe’s main vegetable producing area, spreading across 135 square miles.

Please note: There will be some winding roads on this tour and the maximum altitude is 3,280 feet. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

 

price $155

 


 

Cartagena, Spain

 

 


 

Cartagena by Segway

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Take a tour through Cartagena on a Segway, a comfortable and easy-to-ride vehicle. You will depart from the pier and walk to the Segway office where you will receive operating instructions. You’ll start your 90-minute Segway ride along the Maritime Promenade, past Carlos III Wall, the panoramic views from the Concepcion Castle and along the waterfront, stopping along the way for photo opportunities. Cartagena is full of interesting history, ancient and recent and on the Segway you’ll have the opportunity to see an overview of this amazing city, It´s a clever and alternative tour that will allow you to go farther than walking, you will avoid fuel expenses and parking issues, and support the preservation of the environment.
Please note: You must be at least 14 years of age and no more than 260 pounds to operate a Segway . This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility or who are disabled. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

 

price $129

 


 

Cartagena Highlights and the Roman Theatre

 

Activity Level: Moderate

Discover a cultural legacy spanning more than 3,000 years as you explore the sights of Cartagena accompanied by an experienced guide. Visit the impressive Roman Theatre and its Museum, whose discovery and excavation provided valuable archaeological insight into the important role of Cartagena in Old Spain’s (Hispania Antigua) history. Your next stop is the Maritime Wall, from where you will see magnificent harbor views as you stroll toward Town Hall Square and the city’s main avenue. Your walking tour will show you the impressive early 19th century modernist architecture. Before returning to the yacht, you will take a 30-minute visit to the archaeological site of Muralla Punica and discover the surviving remnants of the old Punic Wall that once protected the city during the Cartagines’ occupation. A short 15-minute drive will return you to the yacht.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended as participants walk for approximately 3 hours.

 

price $99

 


 

Cartagena, Full Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1499

 


 

Cartagena, Full Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1629

 


 

Cartagena, Half Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1069

 


 

Cartagena, Half Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1169

 


 

Cartagena, Journey to Murcia

 

Activity Level: Easy

You are invited to enjoy a superb sightseeing tour in the charming province of Murcia. Departing from Cartagena by motor coach you will journey for one hour through the foothills of the Sierra de Carrascoy. Your destination is the capital of the province – Murcia. Settled by the Moors in the 9th century and conquered by the Christians in the 13th century, this bustling city offers a wonderful array of architectural delights. Your first stop will be the Monastery of the Virgin of Fuensanta (the Patroness of Murcia). Enjoy a panoramic view of the Murcian orchards, producers of the most fruits and vegetables in all of the Mediterranean. Then travel on for an external visit at the Murcia Cathedral, a medley of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. The old building of the Casino of Murcia is your next stop and you will have some free time to stroll the streets, relax in a café and people watch, or browse in one of the many local shops before heading back to your ship.

Please note: There are 3 steps to get in the Casino and 3 more in each room inside with tiles on the floor. There is a ramp in the monastery and most of the walking is on flat surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

 

price $99

 


 

Tarragona, Spain

 

 


 

Tarragona: Medieval Tour

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Tarragona´s region is full of history dating back to the Roman era. Here is your chance to experience in one tour three very important medieval places: Tarragona, Montblanc and Monastery El Poblet. Tarragona has preserved several major monuments from its mediaeval past. You will meet your guide for a walking tour that will include the city’s cathedral, and outstanding examples of art and architecture from the Middle Ages in this gorgeous old town. You will board your motor coach for the picturesque 40-minute drive to Montblanc where you will discover its rich architectural and cultural heritage. You will take a 40-minute walking tour of one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Catalonia. Reboard your motor coach for the 15-minute ride to your last stop at the Monastery El Poblet. located within the region of Conca de Barbera, a beautiful setting. It is among the most important monasteries in Europe. In addition to the magnificent church, you will see prominent examples of Cistercian art. In 1991 Monastery El Poblet was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. You will have a 45-minute tour of the monastery before returning by motor coach to your waiting yacht.
Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible as it involves walking among ruins. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

price $89

 


 

Tarragona: Sitges & Wine Tasting

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Discover one of the nicest cities on the Catalonian coast, Sitges, and taste world-renowned Spanish wine in Adernats, a local cellar where you will visit the vineyard and Vine Museum. You will board a motor coach for the 40-minute ride to Sitges, sheltered by the Garraf Mountains with a warm “micro-climate” and 2.5 miles of beach make it possible to enjoy outdoor activities almost every day of the year. You will enjoy a walking tour through the old part of this charming town. Reboard your motor coach for a 45-minute panoramic drive through the Tarragona region, to Adernats Cellar. You will visit a Wine Museum, the vineyard and taste 3 local wines or Cavas with small aperitifs like tomato bread, cheese and local Iberian ham and sausage.
Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible as it involves walking among ruins. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

price $149

 


 

Tarragona: Walking Tour

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

You will board your motor coach for the short ride to beautiful Tarragona, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour will start at the Roman walls with the three old towers that still remain in Tarragona: Arquebisbem, Minerva and Cabiscol Towers. The walls were constructed with megalithic blocks of stone and used to be 2.5 miles long. Your tour will continue towards the Cathedral, considered to be a rare example of a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture since it was constructed between the 12th- 14th centuries. One of the highights of this Cathedral is the main façade, which is still unfinished, and hass an impressive rose-colored glass window. You will continue your walk past Gothic arcades, the market area during the Medieval Age and the Provincial Forum Walls dating from the Ist century A.D. You will see the Roman Amphitheatre dating from the 2nd century A.D. and was the place where Romans held their public shows. Before going back to ship, you will be driven along the Rambla Nova Boulevard and will admire the splendid view over the sea from the Mediterranean Balcony there.
Please note: On Sundays, the Cathedral is not open to visitors. The history of the Cathedral will be given outside. When visiting the Cathedral, knees and shoulders must be covered. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

price $69

 


 

Barcelona, Spain

 

 


 

Barcelona Highlights Tour & Transfer

 

Activity Level: Moderate

 

Setting out from the port by coach, you will find it easy to relax and enjoy this driving tour of Spain’s most fascinating city, Barcelona, a lovely Mediterranean stronghold of architectural interest. Your guide will point out all the highlights as the coach drives up Via Laietana en route to the Cathedral de la Santa Creu I Santa Eulalia. A guided tour within the 13th century cathedral, will give you the opportunity to admire the hall church interior, suitably impressive with a raised altar and the beautiful Chapel of Santa Lucía. You will drive along one of Barcelona’s most famous streets, the Passeig de Gracia, lined with different Modernist buildings, many of which were designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. Watch for Casa Batlló, an iconic Barcelona landmark and Casa Mila. Your next stop will be at one of Gaudí’s masterpieces – the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Church. This is a site not to be missed. Though construction was started in 1882 it is still unfinished. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most-visited building in Barcelona, and immediately identifies the city around the world. From here you’ll head up to the El Mirador Alcalde garden with the most exceptional views of Barcelona and its impressive harbor.
Please note: This tour will end either at the airport or at your Windstar hotel. This tour is available only to guests whose flights leave at 3:00 p.m. or later, or to guests staying overnight in Barcelona.

 

price $79

 


 

Barcelona, Full Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1549

 


 

Barcelona, Full Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $1949

 


 

Barcelona, Half Day Private CAR

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $929

 


 

Barcelona, Half Day Private VAN

 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.
Please note: Capacity: 3 – 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

 

price $999

 


Windstar Experience

– Posing in front of the Belém Tower in Lisbon, symbol of the Age of Discovery and a UNESCO World Heritage monument

– Shopping for hand-woven kilims in the medina and meeting friends at the Kasbah in Tangier

– Exploring Pablo Picasso’s hometown of Málaga and seeing his art at the museum

– Discovering the charming mountain “white villages” of Mijas and Mojacar

– Granada’s Moorish-influenced Alhambra Palace and breathtaking Generalife Gardens – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites

– Tasting authentic tapas in Almería

– Cartagena’s Roman ruins and other cultural legacies from the past 3,000 years

– Ibiza’s UNESCO-designated old town, Dalt Vila, with its drawbridges, whitewashed houses, and Gothic cathedral

– The World Heritage city of Tarragona with its stunning Problet Monastery

– Barcelona’s amazing Gothic Quarter, and Antonio Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia

 

WIND SURF ACCOMMODATIONS

BROCHURE PRICE

$7,399

PER PERSON

SALE PRICE

$3,399

PER PERSON

188 SQ FT
Deck 1 Forward/Aft
CABIN TYPE: STATEROOM

 

 

 

ABOUT WINDSTAR
Casually Elegant – Windstar’s private yacht style cruise experience breeds relaxation. Our casually elegant design is comprised of three elements: the ship design, combined with Luxury As You Like It®, onboard environment and the pampering without pretense attitude.

The Ship Design – Each ship, whether it has graceful, billowing sails or is a sleek and sexy power yacht, will give you the small ship advantage, designed to be functional and comfortable. There are public and private places. Lots of light and air, ocean views everywhere. Simple and superb – beautifully appointed staterooms and suites. An inviting layout, easy to get around. The natural fabrics and rich woods are impeccably maintained. These relaxed and stylish yachts are large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves others can’t reach.

The Environment – Unregimented. Unstructured. Luxury As You Like It, giving you the freedom to choose to have all the privacy you want, or to be pampered. Design your experience to be as inclusive – or not – as you want. You have the flexibility to include flights, hotel (pre/post cruise), shore excursions, beverage packages, and other onboard amenities to your cruise. Service that is attentive when you need it to be. A warm, smiling staff that gets to know what you like. The Bridge is almost always open for your visit. There are many activities at hand, but they are never imposed.

No assigned seating in AmphorA or the Veranda. And what can be more casual than merely signing for onboard purchases? You will feel like this is your ship, your personal yacht. The environment inspires the attitude.

The Attitude – Casually Elegant is an attitude, brought about by a luxurious ship design and an environment of freedom … allowing you to relax and enjoy your vacation exactly as you would like to. The attitude is found in our staff too. Our staff members are efficient in an unassuming, relaxed way. They are respectful of our guests, pampering without pretense. Flexible. Approachable. And experienced in knowing people and the role service plays in the enjoyment of your vacation.

The Luxury As Your Like It attitude of a Windstar ship is also reflected in the way our guests dress: Imaginative, yet relaxed. Stylish, yet comfortable. Just as you would dress at an elegant resort. Clothes that are light and cool, made of natural fabrics like cotton, silk, and linen, are most appropriate. For women’s daytime wear, we suggest walking shorts, skirts, sarongs, lightweight tops and cover-ups; for evening wear, sun dresses, pants, and informal cocktail attire. Men’s daytime wear: walking/ Bermuda shorts, polo shirts, khaki pants; in the evening, lightweight trousers and short-sleeved dress/polo shirts. No suits or ties. And no shorts, jeans, or t-shirts in AmphorA or Candles during the evening. If your cruise takes you to Monte Carlo, please note that casinos there require men to wear both a tie and jacket.

BAGGAGE POLICY
Windstar will carry as baggage only your personal effects for your wearing, comfort, or convenience during your travel with Windstar. Your baggage needs to be placed in securely constructed and locked suitcases or trunks.

Windstar does not assume any liability for any loss of or damage to or delay of perishable items, medicine, liquor, cash, credit or debit cards, passports, travel documents, jewelry, gold, silver, or similar valuables, securities, financial instruments or other valuable business documents, computers, cellular telephones, cameras, hearing aids, electric wheelchairs, scooters, or other video or electronic equipment, binoculars, film, videotapes, computer discs, audio discs, tapes or CDs. These items should not be left lying about the ship or your stateroom or suite, nor should they be left unattended on other vessels, on vehicles or in hotels, nor placed in luggage other than a bag that you carry with you. In addition, Windstar will not assume any liability for any loss of or damage to carry-on baggage left unattended on the ship or on other modes of transportation or in hotels. Windstar ships provide stateroom or suite safes at no extra charge. Certain hotels may also provide similar facilities. Your use of stateroom or suite safes or similar facilities will not increase Windstar’s liability, as described below.

Windstar cannot be responsible for any loss or damage that occurs before baggage comes into Windstar’s actual custody when you begin your travel with us or after baggage leaves Windstar’s actual custody at the end of your travel with us. In particular, please note that we assume no responsibility for loss, damage, or delay while baggage is in the custody of airlines. If Windstar is liable for loss of, damage to, or delay of your property, the amount of Windstar’s liability will not exceed US$100 (US$600 for guests who have purchased the Cancellation Protection Plan) unless you have specified to Windstar in writing the true value of your property and paid to Windstar before departure 1% of the value in excess of US$100 or US$600, as applicable. In that event, Windstar’s liability will be limited to the amount so specified.

BAGGAGE TAGS
All checked luggage must be tagged with your name, address and phone number. Also attach one of the ship’s baggage tags (included with your cruise documents and available at the pier) to each piece of luggage, including carry-on bags and mark your name and stateroom or cabin number clearly.

BON VOYAGE GIFTS
Friends may wish to send a Bon Voyage gift directly to your stateroom or suite. They should include your stateroom or suite number, the name of your ship and the sailing date.

To order a Bon Voyage gift, friends and family may contact Windstar Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245. Our Gift Order list includes a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, flowers, and other gifts. Orders must be prepaid and received two weeks in advance of sailing. Gift Orders may be charged to American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. Depending on the country of embarkation, flowers may not be available one to two weeks prior to sailing. For more information or to place a gift order, please call us at 800-258-7245, fax 206-733-2790 or write Windstar Cruises Guest Services, 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121.

Please note: Gift orders cannot be confirmed within seven days of departure.

CANCELLATION POLICY
A full refund (except for amounts paid for the Full Sail Cancellation Protection Plan) will be made for cancellations received by Windstar Cruises at least 91 days prior to the date on which you planned to commence travel by any mode of transportation booked through Windstar Cruises (air, sea, or land). Guests who cancel after that date for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following cancellation fees:

91 days before commencing travel – full refund
90-60 days before commencing travel – US$750 (deposit)
59-30 days before commencing travel – 50% of gross fare
29-0 days before commencing travel – 100% of gross fare

Given that the resale of cancelled space will likely result in a lost opportunity to sell other space, these fees are due regardless of resale. Windstar Cruises can only be responsible for refunding amounts actually received by it. Travel agencies may impose their own cancellation fees. Agency fees of any nature are a matter to be decided on solely by the agency and guests. Windstar Cruises contracts are non-transferable. Name changes and departure date changes are considered reservation cancellations/re-bookings and are subject to cancellation fees. Changes require the prior approval of Windstar Cruises and may not always be possible.

TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN
Full Sail and Full Sail Plus Travel Protection Plans

Windstar Cruises offers guests the opportunity to purchase either our Full Sail or Full Sail Plus Protection Plan. Both of these plans are optional and must be paid for at time of deposit. Payments are not refundable. Both plans are available for U.S. residents.

Because cancellation fees apply regardless of the reason for cancellation, including medical and family matters, we strongly recommend the purchase of either the Full Sail Plan, which protects you if your trip is canceled or interrupted for covered reasons — or Full Sail Plus Plan, which gives you the added protection of a future cruise credit if you cancel for uncovered reasons.

Both Plans include:
• Trip interruption benefit
• Travel delay benefit
• Primary medical expense/emergency assistance benefit
• One call 24-hour travel services network

For further information ask for the plan certificate which fully details the coverage, provisions, limitations and exclusions of the plan offered and is available to you upon request at any time. You may also view the Travel Protection Plan at http://www.tripmate.com/wpF429W/faq. The plan certificate you purchase will be included in your cruise documents. These plans are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, 5 Christopher Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724. The plans are offered and administered by Trip Mate, Inc. (In CA, Trip Mate Insurance Agency), 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114. Phone: 800-888-7292.

CARRY-ON LUGGAGE
We suggest that you hand-carry the essentials: air and cruise documents, passports, visas, medications, eyewear, traveler’s checks, credit and debit cards, cash, jewelry, cell phones, laptops, tablets, and cameras. All carry-on baggage must fit either under the seat or in an overhead storage compartment of the airplane.

CELL PHONE SERVICE
Guests may now access cell phone service both at sea and in port. At sea, both GSM and CDMA maritime roaming is available. Be sure to contact your home network prior to embarking to ensure your account is authorized to roam internationally and to confirm maritime roaming pricing. Verizon subscribers should dial *228 and select Option 2 to update their roaming list. All roaming charges will be included in your monthly bill by your home carrier.

CHANGE CHARGES
Changing your itinerary after reservations have been made can result in a loss of the advantages gained by early planning. If you must change your itinerary please contact Windstar Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245. Please note that a change fee may apply.

CHILDREN
Children, especially infants and toddlers, are not encouraged aboard Windstar cruises. The intimate ship size and unregimented atmosphere are adult in orientation and do not provide for the care, supervision, or entertainment of children. Children occupying staterooms as the third person are charged the applicable “third person” rate, which is available on request. Travel for children under eight years of age is limited. Please contact Windstar Vacation Planners for availability,800-258-7245.

CRUISE EXTENSIONS
Extend your Windstar experience on land at a hotel that reflects our own high standards of elegance, luxury, and pampering service. The Windstar Hotel collection includes renowned hotels that are conveniently located near the best restaurants, cultural centers, and local attractions. More information can be found in this Already Booked section of our website or by contacting a Windstar Vacation Planner at 800-258-7245.

Conditions: Hotels are subject to availability; Windstar Cruises reserves the right to substitute comparable hotels.

Transfers/Pre- & Post- Cruise Services
Services for Windstar Cruises cruise-only guests (individuals who do not purchase air transportation or cruise extensions from Windstar Cruises) begin with embarkation at the noted time in your cruise documents. Any transfers, meals, and dayroom accommodations required prior to this time are the responsibility of the guest. Please make a note of this, as many international flights arrive several hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time.

Guests may purchase a transfer from local airport to ship for day of sailing and from ship to local airport for day of disembarkation directly through Windstar Cruises Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245.

CRUISE FARES
Your fares include ocean transportation, stateroom or suite accommodations, and all meals and entertainment on board the ship. Not included, however, are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, transfers prior to or after cruise (dis)embarkation, or optional programs or activities. You’ll also be charged separately for shore excursions, and additional conveniences or conveyances not specified in the itinerary. All rates shown are per person based on double occupancy. Fares are published in U.S. dollars. Note: Canadian and third-person rates are available upon request.

Singles
Single occupancy of a stateroom is 175% of the published per person stateroom/suite cruise fare (200% of the Owner’s Suite per person cruise fare) and is subject to availability.

CUSTOMS REGISTRATION AND DUTY-FREE ALLOWANCE/IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
Upon your return to the U.S., you must declare all merchandise purchased outside of the U.S., including items purchased in duty-free shops onboard the ship or ashore. Items mailed to the U.S. are not included. These will be assessed upon arrival. Each U.S. resident is usually allowed a duty-free exemption of US$800 per guest; it may be more or less depending on your itinerary and recent travel outside the country. An additional US$1000-worth of articles may be brought in and taxed at a reduced flat-duty rate. After an absence of seven days or more, Canadian citizens may bring back to Canada up to CAD750 worth of duty-free merchandise, which may include a maximum of 40 ounces of liquor or wine and 200 cigarettes. These figures are based on information given at the time of printing; regulations and dollar amounts may change. All guests should check with their local Customs agencies in their home country for allowances information before departure.

In order to avoid problems when reentering the United States, we strongly recommend that U.S. residents register their valuables with U.S. Customs before departure. You must do this at a Customs office near your home. This cannot be done at the pier prior to departure. We recommend that you register any foreign manufactured items such as cameras, lenses, jewelry, watches, binoculars, etc. with Customs prior to taking them out of the country. Otherwise, you may be required to supply proof of purchase, or to pay duty on these items upon returning to the U.S.

Please pay particular attention to the import of animal by-products (such as furs, belts and shoes). A complete list of banned imports is available from U.S. Customs.

DINING WITH WINDSTAR
BREAKFAST

It is 7:30 in the morning and you awake to hear the gentle trade winds, and smell the freshly brewed Colombian coffee and buttery croissants that lure you topside to the Veranda. It’s breakfast al fresco, full service or buffet-style, anytime till 9:30 a.m. No need to hurry. Or if you prefer, linger over a continental breakfast served in the privacy of your stateroom or suite. Whichever is fine with us. After all, this is what the good life is all about: doing what you please, when you please.

LUNCH

Again, the choices are many in the Veranda. Choose the sumptuous, seemingly endless buffet. Or, order from the lunch menu between noon and 2:30 p.m.

DINNER

In the evening, we turn the spotlight to our elegant, wood-paneled restaurant. Here, the dining room manager seats you, but where is your decision. There are no pre-assigned tables or first or second seatings. When you dine and with whom are entirely up to you. Seating usually begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be printed in the ship’s daily program.

The evening attire onboard Windstar is specified as “casual elegance”- the emphasis weighted heavily on the casual.

The cuisine is exquisite … a unique creation of light and savory entrees using fresh native foods and tropical accents. What will it be? Pear and goat cheese salad with prosciutto. Roasted eggplant and garlic soup? Grilled ahi tuna with Asian vegetables and a ginger pink peppercorn sauce? Or perhaps a mocha and chocolate terrine with almond sauce? To all this, we add a fine selection of vintage wines.

SPECIAL DIETS
Low-sodium, vegetarian, low-cholesterol, salt or fat free diets, and other special dietary needs can be accommodated if we are notified in advance. Our dining room staff will be happy to oblige your special needs. Just let us know your dietary preferences at the time of booking, and reconfirm with the Maitre d’ once you’re aboard. We shall do our utmost to fulfill all requests, although agricultural and perishability restrictions may apply. Please note: Special requests received less than 30 days before sailing may not be available. Kosher or Halal meals are not available.

If you (or your travel agent) requested special meals at the time of your booking, please reconfirm this request with the Maitre d’ after you board. If you have further questions or require additional information, please contact Vacation Planning at 800-258-7245.

ALCOHOL ON BOARD POLICY
Bottles or other containers of beer and other alcoholic beverages purchased in the vessel’s shops or otherwise brought on the ship cannot be consumed on the ship, with the exception of wine and champagne. If the beverages are purchased from the vessel’s shops or at ports of call, they will be collected for safekeeping and delivered to your stateroom or suite on the last day of the voyage. Our staff will make arrangements to store the items for you during the cruise. Guests may bring wines and champagne purchased from outside the ship on board for consumption in their stateroom or suite. For consumption in the restaurants or bars, a corkage fee will be applied to the guest’s onboard account.

ROOM SERVICE
Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day for sandwiches, selected canapes, coffee, and tea.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES
Windstar does not discriminate against persons on the basis of disability. We seek, to the extent feasible, to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities. There are no elevators on Wind Star and Wind Spirit nor were the ships originally constructed to be wheelchair accessible. As a result, these ships may be unsuitable for people relying solely on wheelchairs. Wind Surf is equipped with elevators, but staterooms are not wheelchair accessible. Also note, there is no elevator access to board the ship. Star Pride has modified wheelchair accessible suites available and an elevator on board.

Certain ports require the ship to anchor; in this case guests must be ferried into port. Service animals are permitted on board ships if prior arrangements have been made at time of booking. In limited situations where an individual with a disability would be unable to satisfy certain specified safety and other criteria, even when provided with appropriate auxiliary aids and services, we may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements. It is essential that Windstar is notified of any special medical, physical or other requirements you may have at the time of booking.

MAJOR CITY AIR PROGRAM
Windstar Cruises is pleased to offer air/sea packages featuring round trip economy-class airline transportation between many U.S. and Canadian cities and your cruise. Optional transfers from the airport to ship are available on sailing day and return after the cruise. To take advantage of this package, which is offered at an additional charge to your cruise fare, simply ask your travel professional to request it when you reserve your stateroom. Current add-on costs are available from Windstar Cruises Vacation Planners and are subject to change. All gateways may not be available for each itinerary. Please call for a rate quote.

Windstar Cruises will provide an airline ticket between major cities and the nearest airport to the cruise port using the carriers, routing, and structure of our choice. We reserve the right to utilize commuter and/or charter air service without prior notice. The airfares we use are based on capacity controlled, promotional, and group fares. The cost of the basic add-on quoted does not include confirmation of requests for specific carriers, routing, or en route stopovers. Air schedules are generally available approximately 60 days prior to departure. Windstar Cruises reserves the right to withdraw air/sea availability without prior notice for any product at any time.

FORCED OVERNIGHTS
Due to airline schedules (and occasionally, lack of flight availability), travel between many major cities and your cruise may require one or more hotel overnights en route. If necessary, the cost of hotel accommodations is not included in the air add-on amounts and is the responsibility of the guest. Hotels will be selected by Windstar Cruises and may not be at the port of (dis)embarkation. Guests are responsible for meals and items of a personal nature. Note: Some hotel packages may not be available in conjunction with our air/sea program due to our preferred carrier’s flight frequency between port cities and the U.S. or Canada.

AIRLINE SERVICE REQUESTS AND BAGGAGE CHARGES
We regret that seat assignments or other service requests, such as wheelchairs, special meals or oxygen, cannot be confirmed by Windstar. Your travel professional may assist you with these arrangements, as well as add airline frequent flyer numbers to your reservation, once you receive your tickets. Some airlines or charter operations may not offer advanced seat assignments. Each airline has its own baggage allowance policy. You are responsible for any excess baggage charges imposed by airlines.

AIR CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS, AND REFUNDS
One reason that Windstar air/sea package are economical is as a result of early planning and confirmation of your air travel arrangements. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you verify travel dates and pre-/post-packages prior to the final payment due date. After this time, any changes to your plans will result in additional costs above the air/sea add-on. Once airline tickets have been issued (or at any time within 59 days of travel), any changes or cancellations will result in penalties in the amount of 50% or 100% of the gross fare (see Cancellation Policy Section).

In addition, should the requested change or cancellation result in a fare increase or airline charge, you will be responsible for payment of the additional amount. The maximum refund for unused flight coupons will not exceed the air add-on paid by you to Windstar. Please note that because of changing airline tariffs, your actual air tickets may reflect fares higher or lower than the charge assessed by Windstar. If so, the difference is neither chargeable nor refundable to you.

AIR TAXES / SURCHARGES
Air add-on costs quoted by Windstar are included.

AIRLINES / PORT CONNECTIONS
For arrivals and departures in all ports of (dis) embarkation, it is recommended that those guests not purchasing Windstar’s Major City Air package allow adequate time for transfers between the airport and pier, customs inspection, and airport security checks, as follows:

Transfer Hours Prior/Port City Arrive Depart
Transfer Hours Prior/Port City Arrive Depart

Athens, Greece – 4 hours before arrival or departure
Barcelona, Spain – 4 hours before arrival or departure
Bridgetown, Barbados – 3 hours before arrival or departure
Istanbul, Turkey – 4 hours before arrival or departure
Lisbon, Portugal – 3 hours before arrival or departure
Nice, France – 3 hours before arrival or departure
Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia) – 5 hours before arrival or departure
San Jose, Costa Rica – 5 hours before arrival or departure
St. Martin, U.S.V.I. – 3 hours before arrival or departure
Venice, Italy – 3 hours before arrival or departure

All other international points: allow 5 hours minimum for arrival and departure transfers. Note: If you have purchased air transportation independently from Windstar, you will be responsible for any and all expenses incurred when joining the vessel in progress.

LIABILITY AND RELATION WITH AIRLINES
If, due to any cause beyond our control (including, for example, capacity controls placed upon us by airlines due to the types of fares under which we book), we are unable to arrange for air transportation or the air transportation we arrange is unavailable or otherwise fails to materialize, our sole liability will be limited to refunding the air add-on amount paid to us. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any airline, including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of flights, schedule changes, re-routings, damage to or delay or loss of baggage, flight delays, equipment failures, accidents, pilot or other staff shortages, overbooking, or computer errors. The liabilities and obligations of an airline to you, and your rights against an airline, are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the airline’s ticket and tariffs and any and all governmental laws and regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities, and obligations.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/PASSPORTS AND VISAS
IMPORTANT: Guests arriving for embarkation without proper documentation may not join the voyage and will not be entitled to a refund.

Guests of Windstar Cruises are required to carry a valid passport. All passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay.

The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security have announced the official requirements for citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda to present a valid passport to enter the United States when arriving by air from any part of the Western Hemisphere. A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAVEL (AIR, SEA OR LAND) INTO OR OUT OF THE U.S.

For more information, please visit www.travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center at 1.877.487.2778. Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain details regarding current passport requirements. Expired passports are not acceptable.

Visas: Some countries require that you obtain official authorization (called a visa) before entering the country. Usually a fee is required. You are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas. If you do not hold proper visa documents, you could be denied boarding without compensation.

All Visa Waiver Program travelers are required to obtain an electronic travel authorization prior to boarding a carrier to travel by air or sea to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. Please visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov to apply. Please note that boarding may be denied to travelers from VWP countries that do not have machine-readable passports.

Windstar Cruises is not responsible for determining or fulfilling individual guest’s passport and visa requirements. It is your responsibility to determine and fulfill the passport and visa requirements applicable to your travel situation. Questions regarding current regulations can be directed to your travel professional. Boarding may be denied and fines may be levied against those guests without proper documentation. Payment of any fines levied is the responsibility of the individual guest.

IMMUNIZATION
It is always wise to check with your personal physician or travel medicine clinic for the latest travel recommendations. Visiting certain foreign countries may require that you be inoculated prior to leaving the United States. Please check with the nearest office of U.S. Customs or the U.S. Department of State in order to determine whether you will need a visa and/or inoculations.

LATE BOOKING POLICY
On bookings within 45 days of departure, we require final payment (wire transfer of funds, or Visa, American Express, or MasterCard) before we can initiate the process of requesting hotel and/or air space; on bookings within 30 days of departure, we are unable to make air or hotel arrangements. Windstar will advise you of the status of the request within five working days of receipt of final payment. If your request is confirmed, travel documents may be delivered to the departure point of your cruise. If we are unable to confirm your late booking as you requested, all monies requested will be refunded in full. This policy applies to e-tickets only.

PACKING ADVICE
The less you bring the better. We suggest clothes that are light, cool and made of natural fabrics like cotton and silk. You may wish to bring warmer clothing (layers are best), if you are traveling on an Ocean Crossing or an autumn Mediterranean cruise.

The tone for dinner and evening aboard is one of “casual elegance.” Imaginative, yet relaxed. Stylish, yet comfortable. Just as you would dress on your own private yacht. For ladies, sundresses, slacks and informal cocktail dresses are appropriate. For men, we suggest slacks and collared shirts or polos. There are no formal nights, no costume parties, no requirements for suits and ties. However, if your cruise takes you to Monte Carlo, please note that casinos require men to wear both a jacket and tie. Our only restriction is that shorts, jeans and t-shirts not be worn in AmphorA, Stella Bistro or public rooms during the evening. Country Club Casual is acceptable for Candles.

PETS
Animals or pets are not allowed with the exception of qualified service animals for guests with disabilities. Please notify your travel professional at time of booking if you intend to board with a service animal.

FARES, NON-DISCOUNTABLE AMOUNT, TAXES, AND SURCHARGES
Windstar Cruises reserves the right not to honor any published prices that it determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. Each cruise fare includes a Non-Discountable Amount. That portion of the fare is both non-commissionable to travel professionals and not subject to reduction in the event of a percentage discount promotion, 2-for-1 promotion or otherwise. Fares quoted in this brochure are those in effect at the time of printing. If cost factors dictate the need for fare increases, Windstar Cruises may do so at any time prior to departure. Guests can cancel (without paying a cancellation fee) rather than accept a fare increase. Taxes will be collected separately from the cruise fare. The term “Taxes” as used by Windstar Cruises refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, including port authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise. Windstar Cruises reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or similar incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists under either of these circumstances.

RECONFIRMING YOUR AIRLINE RESERVATIONS
Please review your air and cruise documents to ensure that your tickets are correct. We recommend that you call the airline 72 hours prior to your departure time to reconfirm your flight. (These are international flights, and departure times may change without prior notice.) Plan to check in at the airline ticket counter at least 2 1/2 hours before flight time for international passport/security checks.

RESERVATIONS AND FINAL PAYMENT
Since accommodations are limited by the number of staterooms or suites on each ship, reservations should be made as early as possible. Travel agencies are not owned or controlled by Windstar. Your deposits and payments for Windstar services are to be paid to the travel agency with whom you made your reservation. Travel documents will be issued only if and when full payment has been received by Windstar from the travel agency. Refunds for cancelled or unused services will normally be made to the same travel agency on the basis of the amount actually received by Windstar less any applicable cancellation fees and charges. You are responsible for obtaining from your travel agency monies either retained by the agency or received by the agency from Windstar.

Immediate deposit of $750 per person is required within 3 days of booking to secure a reservation. Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. In most cases, we are able to provide you with travel documents, including your cruise contract, approximately 30 days prior to departure. Travel documents, however, are only issued after final payment and immigration forms have been received by Windstar. Send all payments to: Windstar Cruises, 2101 4th Ave, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121 U.S.A.

Payment is also welcome by American Express, Visa, Discover or MasterCard. For faster processing, please include a confirmation number on your check. Travel agents should make checks payable to Windstar Cruises.

RESPONSIBILITY
Wind Star is owned by Wind Star Limited, Wind Spirit is owned by Wind Spirit Limited, and Wind Surf is owned by Degrees Limited. These Shipowners are Bahamian corporations. Transportation aboard the ships is provided solely by the Shipowners and pursuant to the cruise contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. Read the cruise contract carefully and as soon as you receive it. A sample cruise contract can be reviewed on this website.

Non-Windstar Services (such as airlines and other off-ship transportation carriers, shore excursions, meals, accommodations, air ambulance, and shoreside physicians) are generally performed by independent contractors. Those Non-Windstar Services that are performed by independent contractors are solely at your risk and subject to the terms or arrangements made by you or on your behalf with the independent contractor furnishing the Non-Windstar Service. Windstar Cruises assumes no responsibility with respect to these Non-Windstar Services (including delay, injury, death, or damage to property) even though it may collect monies or make arrangements for the services.

Situations may arise that, in the opinion of Windstar Cruises, make it necessary for Windstar to cancel, advance, or postpone a scheduled departure, change itineraries, or make substitutions involving ports of call, other travel components, vessels, or other modes of transportation. These situations may include, by way of example, concerns regarding weather conditions, issues involving safety matters, alternative business arrangements or charters resulting in the decision to withdraw a sailing from public sale, or requirements of governmental authorities. If this should occur, Windstar does not assume responsibility or liability for any losses, inconvenience, or expenses incurred by guests as a result. Your full cruise fare will be refunded, however, if the cruise is cancelled prior to initial embarkation.

SHIPS’ REGISTRY AND TRADEMARKS
All Windstar ships are registered in the Bahamas. Windstar has registered trademarks in the United States and various foreign countries for the names and phrases Windstar®, 180º from Ordinary®, 180 Degrees from Ordinary®, Romance Under Sail®, Degrees of Difference®, Luxury As You Like It® and the Windstar logo.

SMOKING POLICY
Smoking is not permitted in any of the staterooms or public spaces, including all restaurants and corridors. Smoking is permitted on the outside decks in designated smoking areas only.

AIRLINE DELAYS
If you believe a delay will cause you to arrive in the port of embarkation less than 2 hours before the ship’s scheduled departure, call us at 1-888-776-8359 or 206-733-2991. Representatives are available 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Outside of these hours and during holidays, call 206-733-2991 (emergency use only).

BOARDING PROCEDURES
Embarkation time is 1:00 p.m. All guests should be on board no later than one hour before departure. Passports are collected upon embarkation and held safely by the Purser’s Office until the end of the cruise.

TRANSFERS

Windstar Cruises Air/Hotel Packages: If you have booked your air or hotel accommodations through Windstar Cruises, transfers are NOT included and have to be purchased separately. Services for Windstar cruise-only guests (individuals who do not purchase air transportation or cruise extensions from Windstar) begin with embarkation at the noted time in your cruise documents. Any transfers, meals, and dayroom accommodations required prior to this time are the responsibility of the traveler. Please make a note of this, as many international flights arrive several hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time.

Windstar Cruises Air/Hotel Packages: Purchasing Transfers: -Guests may purchase transfers between airport and pier, between Windstar Cruises designated pre- / post-hotels and pier, and between airport and designated pre- / post hotels if it is within standard Windstar Cruises Services.

Temporary Terminations: If guests have chosen to stay at a non-Windstar Cruises hotel, guests will not be able to purchase transfers. Transfers are NOT available for purchase for guests choosing to deviate from standard Windstar Cruises services. If there is a “temporary termination” (e.g., guests who have Windstar Cruises Major City Airport but have chosen to stay in a non-Windstar Cruises hotel or guests who arrive early and choose to stay at a non-Windstar Cruises hotel), no transfers will be available for purchase.

Services for Windstar cruise-only guests (individuals who do not purchase air transportation or cruise extensions from Windstar) begin with embarkation at the noted time in your cruise documents. Any transfers, meals and dayroom accommodations required prior to this time are the responsibility of the travelers. Please make a note of this, as many international flights arrive several hours prior to the scheduled embarkation time.

Guests may purchase a transfer from local airport to ship for day of sailing and from ship to local airport for day of disembarkation directly through Windstar Cruises Vacation Planners at 800-258-7245. Major City Air guests flying on dates other than the date of (dis) embarkation must arrange their own transfers unless the reason for the different date is because of the purchase of a cruise extension from Windstar Cruises. Transfers for these guests will be arranged between airport, hotel, and pier, as appropriate, so long as the transfer dates coincide with the dates of the services purchased from Windstar Cruises.

COMMUNICATIONS AT SEA

PHONE & FAX COMMUNICATIONS
Those at home can reach any Windstar ship. Please have the ship name, stateroom number and party name.

SHIP
PHONE
FAX
Wind Spirit
+1 954.538.4376
870.761.137.656
Wind Star
+1 954.538.4397
870.600.883.182
Wind Surf
+1 954.538.4294
870.330.924.211

Guests on board may make phone calls from their stateroom at a cost of $7.95 per minute.

EMAIL
Windstar Cruises offers full internet capabilities, depending on course and position of the ship, as well as wireless Internet service on all three ships. Wi-Fi access is possible in most public areas, staterooms and suites. Please note that during Ocean Crossings there will be no internet at all and all computers in the Computer Center will be shut down.

POSTAL MAIL
You can receive mail while on board. Please call a vacation planner at 800.258.7245 for information on shipping options and lead times to ensure your mail arrives in time for your visit to a given port of call.

DEPARTURE TAX
Some countries impose a departure tax on departing passengers which cannot be included on an air ticket. In most cases this is paid by each passenger upon airport check-in and may be paid in either US dollars or local currency.

DISEMBARKATION PROCEDURES
You will be advised of current requirements and be given complete instructions on disembarkation procedures during your cruise.

MEDICAL FACILITIES, INFANTS AND PREGNANCY POLICY
A doctor and limited medical facilities are available on board. However, if you take special medications, please bring an adequate supply with you together with a copy of the prescription from your doctor; it may not be available on board. Medical services and all medicines (except acetaminophen, aspirin and seasickness pills) dispensed by the ship’s doctor will be charged to your shipboard account. If you become ill during the voyage and the physician is unable to care for your needs on board, you will be transferred to medical facilities on shore. Shoreside medical care and/or evacuation are not charged to your onboard account. You will be responsible for paying all of these charges.

If you will require special medical apparatus or assistance on board or have any special medical, physical or other requirements, please contact our Access & Compliance Department at 800-240-3708. There are elevators available only on Wind Surf and Star Pride. Due to limited medical facilities, we will not accept reservations for children under 8 years of age or women who are 24 or more weeks pregnant at the time their travel with Windstar concludes.

PASSENGERS UNDER 21
Passengers under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone who is at least 25 years old; one adult chaperone is required for every five people under 21. Parents, guardians and chaperones are responsible for overseeing the onboard conduct of minors. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to passengers under age 21.

SERVICES ON BOARD
ELECTRIC APPLIANCES

Voltage on Wind Star and Wind Spirit is standard 110 AC. Voltage on Wind Surf and Star Pride is 220, special converters are needed. Guests are encouraged to bring their own travel adaptors as they are not available on board. For your convenience, there is a hair dryer in each stateroom.

VALUABLES

Each stateroom or suite is equipped with a built-in safe for storing valuables and important documents.

LAUNDRY SERVICES

Laundry service is provided on board at a nominal charge. Dry cleaning is not available. Laundry Service Packages must be added by the first day of the cruise and will be priced by the total number of cruise days. Pricing is inclusive of applicable taxes.

PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE

This package offers you unlimited premium cocktails (except X.O. and Louis XIII), wine by the glass from the per glass wine menu, house champagne, and beer. It even includes mini-bar beverage selections and beverages provided through room service. Packages are only sold by stateroom or suite and must be purchased for all guests occupying the stateroom or suite. The Beverage Package must be purchased by the first day of the cruise the cost covers the full duration of the cruise. Package price is $108.00 per stateroom/suite per day, and does not include the standard 15% beverage service charge. The package price is inclusive of applicable taxes and please note the minimum drinking age aboard Windstar Cruises is 21 years old.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS ON BOARD

Windstar Cruises will be happy to help you plan an on board celebration. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, renewing your wedding vows, or just want to pamper yourself, call our Vacation Planning department at 800-258-7245 to make arrangements. If you should decide to give an impromptu party during the cruise, contact the Hotel Manager for on board assistance.

SHIPBOARD ACCOUNT AND CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Our cashless society is designed to make your life on board as simple as possible. When you board the ship, your account has already been activated and you may make purchases by simply showing your guest identification card and signing a receipt. On embarkation day, you will need to register your credit card (Visa®, Discover®, Mastercard®, American Express®) in order to use your onboard account for shipboard purchases. We do not accept debit cards. Your card will be pre-authorized for USD $60 per person for each day of your cruise. At the end of your cruise, you will receive a final statement, and your card will be charged only for the actual amount of your purchases.

Please inform your credit card issuer in advance that your card will be used on a Windstar ship. This will help prevent delays in obtaining pre-authorization on board. Some banks may keep the pre-authorization in place for up to 30 days. If you do not want to use a credit card, the ship will collect a cash deposit from you at time of boarding in the same pre-authorization amount. Any excess deposit will be refunded to you at the end of the cruise. Traveler’s checks may be cashed at the Purser’s Office to make your deposit. Personal checks and debit cards are not accepted on board.

SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
Activities are a world apart from those offered on cruise ships. On board you may wish to participate in a scheduled activity or just relax; the choice is yours. In port you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most intriguing places in the world.

Windstar has selected custom-designed tours to help you explore each port to the fullest extent (not included in the cruise fare). In Europe, each port beckons you to discover its history and culture: explore ancient ruins, view masterful art, tour grand architecture or sample wines from the finest vineyards.

In the Caribbean and Costa Rica adventure awaits: horseback riding, helicopter flight-seeing, a catamaran or boat cruise, snorkeling, walks along secluded beaches and rain forest hikes. In the South Pacific you can see the islands by Jeep, check out a black pearl farm, or kayak the river.

You may also want to take advantage of our Marina from which you may enjoy various scheduled activities such as windsurfing or water skiing while at anchor. In certain ports SCUBA diving is offered for an additional fee through local dive operators.

HOTEL SERVICE CHARGE
Our crew works very hard to make sure that every aspect of your cruise meets the highest standards. This includes those crew members who serve you directly, such as wait staff, beverage servers and the stewards who service your stateroom each day. There are also many others who support their efforts whom you may never meet, such as galley and laundry staff. To ensure that the efforts of all of our crew members are recognized and rewarded, a Hotel Service Charge of $12 per passenger is automatically added to each guest’s shipboard account on a daily basis. If our service exceeds or fails to meet your expectations, you are free to adjust this amount at the end of the cruise. In addition, a 15% Beverage Service Charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases. These charges are paid entirely to Windstar crew members, and represent an important part of their compensation.

In terminals, airports, ports of call, and on shore excursions, we suggest that you extend gratuities consistent with customary local practices.

– See more at: https://booking.windstarcruises.com/My-Windstar/Cruise-Document-Links/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx#sthash.hYGMrm6I.dpuf

 

To book this cruise, please fill out a copy of the form below, sign and email to:

sharion@sonoma-napawinecruises.com

 

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Exclusive 4-day Tuscany wine tour and a 8 day cruise from Rome to Barcelona on Seabourn’s Riviera & Spanish Idyll July 4-July 16, 2017

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Frank Aquilino & Kelleen Sullivan Present

Exclusive 4-day Tuscany wine tour and a 8 day cruise from Rome to Barcelona on Seabourn’s Riviera & Spanish Idyll

July 4-July 16, 2017

 
We’ll begin with a 4-day Tuscany wine tour featuring Castello Banfi Winery in Montalcino and Castello di Verrazzano Winery located in the beautiful Chianti region featuring the rolling hillside of Tuscany. Our ship the luxurious Seabourn Encore will sail from Rome to Barcelona featuring our welcome aboard party, winemakers dinner and culinary & wine education exclusive to our small group.

 
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Exclusive 4-Day Tuscany wine tour featuring Castello Banfi Winery in Montalcino and Castello di Verrazzano Winery in the Chianti Classico region, located in the beautiful rolling hillside of Tuscany.
 
 
 
Aboard our luxurious ship the Seabourn Encore you will enjoy exclusive events, a private welcome aboard party, food and wine education series and a winemakers dinner all hosted by Frank Aquilino, President of the American Wine Society.
 
 
 
The wineries will be hosting our intimate group with Frank Aquilino, the President of the American Wine Society. Featuring private tours of the abbey, ageing cellars, olive oil tastings and 5 course luncheon with wine in the wineries beautiful organic restaurants.
 
 
 

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Kelleen Sullivan
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A leader in luxury cruising, Seabourn’s newest ship the Seabourn Encore is designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites most with private verandas. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Seabourn’s luxury cruises offer gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere. Seabourn offers open bars throughout the ship, and fine wines poured at lunch and dinner. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses.  

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July 4th

 
Depart your hometown for Florence Italy with an arrival on the 5th of July.

 
July 5th

 
Private transfers from the Florence airport to Siena and our luxurious hotel, the Grand Hotel Continental, an elegant 5 star hotel in the heart of the old city center of Siena. Dinner on own this evening.

 
July 6th

 
After breakfast with our intimate group we will depart for the Castello Banfo Winery located in the beautiful Tuscany region. Our tour includes a private guided tour of the abbey, ageing cellars, wine tasting and finishing with a 5 course luncheon served with 4 different glasses of wine in the winery’s restaurant. Dinner on own this evening.

 
July 7th

 
After breakfast we will depart for the Castello di Verrazzano located in the southern Tuscany region of Chianti. We will experience wine tasting, olive oil tasting, a tour of the winery and a 4-course luncheon with the winery’s organic wines. Dinner on own this evening.

 
July 8th

 
After breakfast we will depart for Citavecchia to meet our luxury ship the Seabourn Encore.

 
July 9th – Golfo Aranci (Costa Smeralda), Sardinia, Italy

 
The Sardinian coastline is serrated by deep-cut coves of sparkling sea, surrounded by rocky prominences and edged in lovely strands of beach. The Aga Khan fell in love with the place, and dubbed it the Costa Smeralda, creating a magnet for the global glitterati. At Golfo Aranci, shining arcs of silvery sand are linked into a larger curve, encircled by a muscular peninsula that looms protectively between the town and the sea. It looks expensive, and it is.

 
July 10th – Bastia, Corsica, France

 
Corsica’s most important port is nestled at the base of the northward-pointing finger of Cap Corse, between a looming mountain and the sea. The oldest part of town is dominated by the honey-colored Genoese citadel, which today holds the museum of history. The busy, 19th Century Place St-Nicolas is bordered in plane trees and pleasant cafes. There are a number of interesting churches, including the twin-steepled St. Jean-Batiste and the church of St.-Croix, which has a gilded ceiling and a curious black oak cross recovered from the sea in 1428. Climb the winding stairway from the waterfront to the Jardin Romieu for wonderful views over the town and the Vieux Port.

 
July 11th – Portovenere, Italy

 
The Gulf of La Spezia has been so frequent a subject for poets over the years – from Dante and Petrarch to Byron and Shelley – that it is often referred to as the Golfo dei Poeti. The elongated yellow and orange houses, which line the harbor stretch up the steep slope toward ancient battlements beyond. Mentioned as a landing place in Claudius Ptolemy’s “General Geography” (150 AD), today Portovenere is a resort with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

 

July 12th – Monte Carlo, Monaco

 
The Principality of Monaco is the epitome of Riviera chic. This tiny enclave of 370 acres surrounds a sheltered harbor that draws yachts from around the world to enjoy the beautiful scenery, mild weather and elegant casino. Glamorous Monte Carlo is one of Monaco’s four quarters, which also include La Condamine, the business district; Monaco-ville, the capital; and Fontvieille, an area built on reclaimed land. Ruled by Prince Albert II, Monaco has a population of over 32,000, of which about 16 percent are citizens, or Monégasques.

 
July 13th – Cavalaire-sur-Mer, France

 
Cavalaire-sur-Mer is the most southerly coastal resort of the Var department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Located behind a magnificent beach which boasts 3 kilometres of fine white sand and azure blue waters, it enjoys an exceptional climate with 300 days of sunshine per year and is a popular family destination. Framed by Cap Cavalaire to the west and Cap Lardier to the east with the green Pradels Mountains in the distance, this is one of the most picturesque towns on the Riviera coast. There are approximately 6,500 residents in this charming old fishing town famous for its Provençal traditions and busy marina.

 
July 14th – Palamos, Spain

 
Located at the foot of the mountains on Spain’s rugged Costa Brava, Palamos boasts seven superb beaches, Iberian archeological remains from the year 6 BC, and the Church of Sant Esteve on the beach. Highlighting the town center is its 16th-century cathedral.

 
July 15th – San Antonio (Ibiza), Spain

 
Ibiza, the third largest of the Balearics, began togrow from a quiet, little-known island into aplayground for the rich and an enclave for artists in the 1950s and 1960s. The island’s brilliant, whitewashed houses reflect not only the summer sun, but 300 years of Moorish rule, earning it the nickname of ‘Isla Blanca’ or White Island.

 
July 16th – Barcelona, Spain

 
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is said to have been founded by the Phoenicians, and was once the rival of the powerful states of Venice and Genoa for control of the Mediterranean trade. Today, it is Spain’s second largest city and has long rivaled, even surpassed Madrid in industry and commerce. The medieval atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter and the elegant boulevards combine to make the city one of Europe’s most beautiful. Barcelona’s active cultural life and heritage brought forth such greats as the architect Antonio Gaudi, the painter Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso, who spent his formative years here. Other famous native Catalan artists include cellist Pau Casals, surrealist Salvador Dali, and opera singers Montserrat Caballe and Josep Carreras. Barcelona accomplished a long-cherished goal with the opportunity to host the Olympics in 1992. This big event prompted a massive building program and created a focal point of the world’s attention
 
 
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Siena, a city in Italy’s central Tuscany, is distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped Piazza del Campo is dominated by the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown. From this square at the center of town extend the city’s 17 historic wards. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

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While in Siena our accommodations are provided by the Grand Hotel Continental, a leading luxury of the world hotel. Siena’s exquisite Centro Storico is the medieval heart of this ancient city and a World heritage site. It’s in this exclusive setting that our guests discover a magnificent 17th century palazzo-Grand Hotel Continental. Our boutique hotel is less than a paragon of fine Renaissance architecture, with opulent rooms boasting original frescoes, priceless artworks and precious antiquities.

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On board the beautiful Seabourn Encore Frank Aquilino will be hosting several exclusive to our group wine events for your enjoyment. These wine events are included in your cruise.  
 
~ A welcome aboard party featuring cocktails and hot and cold hors’ d oeuvre’s

~ Tastings and discussions

~ A 4-course winemakers dinner

~ Private Transfers from the Florence airport to the Grand Hotel Continental Siena

~ Three nights accommodations at the Grand Hotel Continental including buffet breakfast daily

~ Day trip to Castello Banfi Winery

~ Day trip to Castello di Verrazzano

~ 8 night cruise aboard the Seabourn Encore, Seabourn’s inclusive luxury cruise line

~ Welcome aboard party featuring cocktails and hors’ d oeuvres

~ Wine & Food education series

~ Winemakers dinner featuring

~ Complimentary beverages in suite and throughout the ship

~ In suite 24 hour dining

~ Gratuities

Not included; Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $136.74 per person.

 

Encore to a Legacy of Small Ship Ultra-Luxury Cruising; an Ovation to Excellence In 2016, Seabourn will introduce Seabourn Encore. The new ship is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted!

The Serene Sensation of Membership Seabourn understands that you come aboard not merely for transportation. Thus you were never, and still are not considered a passenger. Rather you are a member of a select seagoing society, sharing travel together in a relaxed, club-like atmosphere. In that spirit of easy-going hospitality, virtually everything required for your enjoyment is included in the price of your fare. Dining never incurs an extra charge, whether at meals in any of the ships’ variety of restaurants or spur-of-the-moment snacks. Beverages, from coffee and teas to fine wines and spirits, are complimentary throughout the voyage, either in the ship’s lounges and restaurants or from the bar in your suite, stocked in advance with your preferences.

Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked with your preferences dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere.

The freshest quality ingredients, including seasonal local specialties, are perfectly prepared to your order by Seabourn’s skilled chefs. Masterful additions by Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller further elevate Seabourn’s cuisine, offering an unsurpassed dining experience unlike any other at sea.

Open bars throughout the ship, and fine wines poured at lunch and dinner.

Spacious, all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views — most with verandas. Intuitive gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests.
 
Tipping is neither required nor expected.Our award-winning staff is driven only by their sincere desire to please, and with a smile that comes from the heart.

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Banfi was founded in 1978 thanks to the will of the Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani. From the beginning, the goal of the two brothers was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines.

Together with the Mariani family, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy’s foremost enologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development. In those years, the brothers, John and Harry, also purchased Bruzzone, a historic winery in Piedmont. Founded in 1860 and specialized in the production of sparkling wines, today is known as Banfi Piemonte.
The wines of Banfi are born of a passion and love for unique terroirs, from continuous research, and from the intimate knowledge of different territories and the ability to marry time tested and respected techniques with innovative solutions in both the vineyard and the winery. The splendid vineyards ofMontalcino and Chianti, of Piedmont and the Tuscan coast, are the ideal cradle for wines of great character and outstanding quality. In recent years, Banfi has grown significantly its range of wines. Exclusive for Italy, in addition to distribution of its own wines from Tuscany, as well as from Piedmont, were added Concha y Toro, one of the most renowned wineries of Chile in the world, and Emiliana, known and appreciated worldwide for its organic and biodynamic wines. For the Italian market, Banfi also distributes the prestigious Sicilian Palari wines and the fine Joseph Perrier Champagne. Recently the portfolio was enriched with two new jewels: from Washington state the Pacific Rim Riesling and from Oregon the Rainstorm Pinot Noir.

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Between Florence and Siena, in the Greve in Chianti, lies the Castello di Verrazzano. Initially Etruscan settlement and later Roman Empire, has remained almost unchanged its borders by about 1,000 years, making it a permanent outpost in a land marked by centuries of family and political struggles.

A Verrazzano wine tradition is very old. The vineyards and olive groves of the properties are described in a manuscript of 1150 the Abbey of Passignano (wrongly reported “1170”).

In the seventh century, the castle became the property of the Verrazzano family and here in 1485 was born the navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered the bay of today’s New York and most of the East Coast of the current Member States. In New York there is the famous bridge (The Verrazano) suspended between Brooklyn and Staten Island named after him in 1964.

The important Florentine family of the Marquis Ridolfi succeeded to the Verrazzano after the death of the last descendant, took place in 1819. In the 20s of 1900 thanks to Luigi Ridolfi Stadium in Florence was built in 1926 and founded the Fiorentina, the football team the city of Florence. President of the Athletics, Ridolfi granted to the Italian team to train at Verrazzano for the Olympic Games of 1936.

In 1958, the Cavalier Luigi Cappellini took over the estate now on the path of decadence, starting a patient work of restoration, respecting the historical and architectural features of the place, it has returned to its former purity of the forms of the Arabian castle and rebuilt the agricultural fabric as ancient model, replanting the vineyards.

The ancient cellars of the castle date back to the sixteenth century where the wine is aged in barrels along the corridors in Slavonian oak placed, protected from temperature changes.Using oak barrels for 3 years for 30 hl. Capacity for the elevation of Chianti and Chianti Classico Riserva, and new barriques (Allier and Vosges) for the elevation of the Chianti Classico Great Selection Redwing and the Supertuscan Bottle Special.
Visiting the cellar, surrounded by the scents of fine oak barrels, you enter into the heart of the castle, where the selection of the best vintages from 1924 onwards are kept.

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Jim Sullivan’s passion for wine began in the 1950s. A simple grape arbor given as a wedding gift for the backyard of Jim and his new wife, JoAnna, would eventually ignite a way of life.

As a graphic artist, known for his work with 60s icons such as The Monkees, and Dick Clark Productions, Jim’s work was rooted in the artistic and creative innovators of his generation. His connection to musicians, artists and architects, writers and chefs would motivate not only his design work, but also his success in Napa.

Thanks to the inspiration of the wedding gift, Jim channeled his creative vision towards wine. He began to make wine at home, becoming part of a building wave of interest in quality wines in the United States. As Jim’s winemaking skills grew, so did his passion for the vine.

Predicting a California wine boom, the Sullivans began the search for land in the sleepy farming community, Napa Valley. With the early 1970s, the Sullivans discovered the site that would become their family home and vineyards growing Cabernet Sauvignon.

By the 1980s, Jim’s vision would be confirmed. Rutherford would be recognized as one of the finest places to grow Cabernet in the world, the Sullivans with vineyards in the heart of it.

Bringing their artistic vision to Rutherford, the Sullivans would collaborate with a lead architect, world-class chefs, artists, and musicians from all over the world. Sullivan Vineyards & Winery would become not only the fulfillment of Jim’s passion for wine, as well as their family home, but also a center of hospitality for creative visionaries from all over the world.

Today, Sullivan Vineyards & Winery remains one of the few family owned estates in Napa Valley.

Inheriting their parents’ vision, Sean, Ross, and Kelleen have combined the beauty of their unique family estate with the integrity of world-class winegrowing and professional management. The combination speaks to today’s Sullivan renaissance. Click Here for More Information

SUITEFARE
Grand Suite (GR)US$20,999.00
Wintergarden Suite (WG)US$15,999.00
Owners Suite (OW)SOLD OUT
Penthouse Spa Suite (PS)SOLD OUT
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Veranda Suite (V6)US$6799.00
Veranda Suite (V5)US$6399.00
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Veranda Suite (V3)US$6299.00
Veranda Suite (V2)US$5899.00
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WHAT IS THE SEABOURN DIFFERENCE?

Cruising on Seabourn is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed – elegant, yet casual – sumptuous, yet understated. From the first moment you step aboard, you will begin to appreciate the appeal of sailing with Seabourn. The warm smiles and chilled champagne that welcome you. And virtually everything is included, from the luxury of our all-suite accommodations to the complimentary fine wines and spirits served on board. Our intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow. Our ships attract interesting people who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. They create a social ambiance and sense of camaraderie on board where conversation flows freely and no one ever has to reach for the tab. And our acclaimed staff offers a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.
It’s not surprising that so many travelers choose Seabourn, and return, time and time again. This is The Seabourn ExperienceSM. This is the definition of traveling well.

HOW LONG ARE CRUISES?

Cruises on Seabourn can be as long or short as you choose. Cruise itineraries range from seven days to over 100 days and can vary among long days at sea, short trips to nearby destinations, or more port-intensive trips. Whatever itinerary you choose, and for however long your cruise may be, you will enjoy ships with unmatched sense of style, elegance and grace, and luxurious service that is second to none. Whether it’s a warm blanket and a cup of gourmet hot chocolate as you drift along the Norwegian Fjords or a relaxing neck massage poolside, you’ll feel that you’re a member of a very exclusive club.

WHAT IS THE SEABOURN EXPERIENCESM?

The Seabourn ExperienceSM is the art of service perfected. It’s intimate ships with just 104 or 229 suites. It’s unique itineraries to must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot go. It’s spacious, all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views — many with verandas. It’s gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants anywhere. It’s fine wines poured at lunch and dinner, and open bars throughout the ship.
Compliments of Seabourn:
In-suite bar and refrigerator stocked with your preferences
Complimentary fine wines at lunch and dinner, and open bars throughout the ship
All dining venues are complimentary
Gratuities are neither required nor expected

Cruising on Seabourn includes dozens of Seabourn Signature Delights®:
Intimate ships that carry 208 to 458 guests to places where larger ships cannot go
All-suite accommodations
Personalized service with nearly one staff member per guest
Casual, elegant indoor/outdoor dining venues
Evening Under the Stars® features sumptuous barbecue dinners or gala parties with live music and dancing on deck
Marina with in-sea pool and complimentary watersports
Caviar in the Surf® during beach barbecues ashore
Seabourn DestinationsSM complimentary planning service for custom experiences ashore
Pure PamperingSM bath drawn by your personal suite stewardess
Complimentary Massage Moments® on deck
Movies Under the Stars® with fresh popcorn
Seabourn’s Personal ShopperSM
Shopping with the Chef at local markets
Vintage SeabournSM premium wine package
Seabourn to a TeaSM collection of rare estate teas
Personal Valet® luggage shipping service

HOW DO I BOOK A CRUISE?

Seabourn Cruise Line has several options that make it easy for you to book your cruise. To speak directly with a Seabourn representative, please call us at 866‐755‐5619 or +1 206‐626‐9179, or email us at seareservations@seabourn.com. To locate a travel professional, please click here. For additional ways to contact Seabourn Cruise Line, visit our Contact Us page.

HOW DO I PROTECT MY CRUISE INVESTMENT?

Don’t worry about the unexpected before your cruise or while you’re away. SeabournShield is a package comprised of the following protections and benefits, and may be added to your booking up until time of final payment:
SeabournShield Cancellation Fee Waiver Program – trip cancellation / trip interruption protection for non-refundable cancellation fees and unused, prepaid expenses, if you have to cancel or interrupt your cruise due to specified reasons
SeabournShield Travel Insurance Program – trip delay, accident / sickness medical coverage while on the trip, emergency medical evacuation / repatriation coverage during the trip, baggage / personal effects coverage, and baggage delay
SeabournShield Worldwide Emergency Assistance Program – 24/7 worldwide assistance services, including referrals to local medical and dental providers, currency exchange, lost luggage/travel document assistance, legal referrals, assistance with cash transfers, emergency medical payments
Important: This is a brief summary of the program. For more information, please refer to the link below.
SeabournShield

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY CRUISE RESERVATIONS?

Cancellation fees apply when either the entire booking, or any portion of a booking is cancelled or transferred to an alternative sailing, and shall apply to all travel including cruise, airfare, and land arrangements. If only non-cruise components are cancelled, the guest will be responsible for any cancellation fees imposed by the airlines, other transportation carriers, tour and ground operators or hotel properties. Seabourn must receive written cancellation, which may be sent to Seabourn’s Reservations Department.
For bookings made in the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man, submit written cancellations to Seabourn, 100 Harbour Parade, Southampton.SO15 1ST or ENQUIRIES@seabourn.co.uk.
For bookings made in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark, submit written cancellations to Seabourn, Otto Reuchlinweg 1110, 3072 MD, Rotterdam or informatie@seabourn.com.
For bookings made in Australia, submit written cancellations to Seabourn, 15 Mount Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060 Australia or generalenquiries@seabourn.com.au.
For bookings made in the United States and all other countries not listed above, submit written cancellations to Seabourn, 300 Elliott Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119 or to seareservations@seabourn.com.
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CANCELLATION POLICY EXCEPTION

If you have purchased a specially priced promotion that is 100% non-refundable from the point of payment, you are not entitled to any refund, payment, compensation or credit whatsoever of your gross fare if you cancel your booking.

DO I NEED A PASSPORT?

Every country has its own entry requirements, and guests assume personal responsibility for having the necessary documents when boarding. Seabourn highly recommends that all guests carry a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the completion date of your travel. Having a passport will enable you to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port in the event you miss your scheduled embarkation or to fly back to the U.S. if you need to disembark the ship mid-cruise due to an emergency.
Passports are normally surrendered to and held by the pursers on board to facilitate clearances in ports of call. It is prudent to photocopy the identification page of your passport and pack it separately, in case of loss or damage to the original.
Your name on your travel documents (passport, Alien Resident card, birth certificate, etc.) must be identical to those on your cruise documents. Otherwise, proof of name change (e.g. a marriage license) with a valid driver’s license (or other government issued photo ID) must be presented. Any discrepancies may prevent travel.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition, visas or other documents may be required, depending on your citizenship or residency and the itinerary. It is your sole responsibility to obtain all necessary documents for all ports of call on your itinerary. Requirements for your voyage may be found on Seabourn’s website or by calling your travel professional, Seabourn, or a professional visa service. Boarding may be denied or fines levied against those guests without proper documentation. Payment of any fines levied is the responsibility of the individual guest.
For U.S. and Canadian Citizens
Travel by Land or Sea: Travel document requirements vary based on cruise itinerary and whether international flights are required. Passports or Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant documents are required for cruises to Alaska, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and the Panama Canal. U.S. and Canadian citizens ages 16 and above may present one of the following valid WHTI-compliant documents:
Passport (recommended travel document) (valid for travel by air, land and sea)
Passport Card (valid for land and sea border crossings only)
U.S. or Canadian Issued Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) – (valid for land and sea border crossings only)*
Other documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security

For a list of approved documents visit:
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/information/do-i-need.html
*The EDL driver’s license, or non-driver photo identification, is offered in the U.S. states of Michigan, New York, Vermont and Washington and in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, to applicants that can prove identity and citizenship. Please note the EDL is not the same as an Enhanced (or Endorsed) Commercial Driver’s License.
U.S. citizens on U.S. roundtrip or “closed-loop cruises”: U.S. citizens who board a cruise ship at a port within the United States, travel only within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same U.S. port on the same ship may present a valid U.S. passport, Enhanced Driver’s License or Trusted Traveler Program Card such as a Nexus, Sentri, or Fast Card.
However, in the absence of any of the documentation listed above, U.S. citizens can present a government issued photo ID, along with proof of citizenship (an original or copy of his or her government issued birth certificate, a Consular report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization. A passport is still the preferred document.
PLEASE NOTE – WHTI-compliant documents are only acceptable for entry or re-entry into the United States. You may be required to present additional or different travel documents, such as a passport when entering foreign countries, including some countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Birth certificates from Puerto Rico issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not valid forms or proof of citizenship that is accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Guests from Puerto Rico either need to present a WHTI-compliant document or a government issued photo identification with a validated birth certificate issued after July 1, 2010.
Children: U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 traveling on a closed loop cruise (a cruise in the Western Hemisphere which originates and ends in the same U.S. port) will be able to present their government issued birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card to sail. Birth certificates can be an original, photocopy or certified copy.
It is recommended that all minors have their own passport if traveling with only one adult to ensure they can all stay together if there is an emergency and they have to disembark early to fly home (including on Closed Loop voyages).
NOTE: If you are not the parent or Legal Guardian of any minor child traveling with you, you must present an original letter signed by at least one of the child’s parents. The letter from the child’s parent must provide contact information and authorize the traveling child to take the child on the specific cruise.
For more information regarding passports and WHTI-compliant documents, please visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/information/do-i-need.html or call the National Passport Information Center toll free at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TYY at 1-888-874-7793.
Travel by Air: Passports are required for all international air travel to and from the United States, regardless of age or citizenship. This includes air travel to and from Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Mexico.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CUSTOMS?

In order to make returning home as smooth and easy as possible, please take note of the following tips. For more information, consult your Customs Agency. Guests returning to the United States can also check the official website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Registering Your Valuables
We strongly recommend that you register your valuables with Customs before leaving home. This should be done well in advance of travel at a Customs office near your home. Items that should be registered generally include those not manufactured in your country. If you cannot prove that you owned an item prior to departure, Customs officials may charge you duty to bring it back into your country. Customs pays particular attention to cameras (including special lenses and video equipment), binoculars, radios, laptop computers, foreign-made watches and other similar appliances. Customs officials will not be available at the ship during check-in to register valuables.
Transportation of Currency
You may take as much currency or as many monetary instruments as you wish on your trip. However, if you take out or bring into the United States more than US$10,000, you are required by law to file a report with the U.S. Customs Service. Please remember that many other countries have a similar policy when going ashore and you will be subject to their currency allowances at the current exchange rate.
Customs Allowance
Each U.S. resident is usually allowed a duty-free exemption of US$800; it may be more or less depending upon your itinerary and recent travel outside the country. An additional US$1,000-worth of articles may be brought in and taxed at a reduced flat duty rate. After an absence of seven days or more, Canadian citizens may bring back to Canada up to CA$750 worth of duty-free merchandise, which may include a maximum of 40 ounces of liquor or wine and 200 cigarettes. Guests who are neither U.S. nor Canadian citizens should check with the Customs agency in their country for allowance information before departing. Additional information concerning Customs matters will be provided during your cruise.

VISA SERVICE PROVIDER

Seabourn provides guests with the following link to VisaCentral as a service to assist with the collection of necessary documents. Guests may, if they prefer, use another visa service or collect the necessary documents themselves. Be sure to advise that you are traveling with Seabourn and that you are traveling by sea. Your visa requirements may be different to the standard information given for air travel. In addition, you may also miss out on certain discounts given to Seabourn guests that go through VisaCentral. Applications and additional information may be downloaded from their website: http://seabourn.visacentral.com
You can also reach them by phone or Email:
U.S. citizens: 866 788 1100 or Email customerservice@visacentral.com
Canadian citizens: 888 665 9956 or Email customerservice@cibtvisas.ca
Dutch citizens: 0900-3150200 or Email info@cibtvisas.nl
German citizens: 030-230959175 or Email info@cibtvisas.de
Australian citizens: 1902 251 370 or Email info@au.visacentral.com
United Kingdom citizens: 0207 593 6207 or Email specialservices@cibtvisas.co.uk
Belgian citizens: 02/770 07 76 or Email info@visumcentrale.be
Singapore citizens: 66031096 or Email info@visacentral.sg
Spanish citizens: 902 113 829 or Email info@visacentral.es
Swiss citizens: +41 (0) 31 313 20 20 & +41 (0) 22 884 18 70 or Email info@visacentral.ch
Austrian citizens: +43 1 22811 or Email service@cibtvisas.at
French citizens: 08 25 08 10 20 or Email info@cibt.fr

WILL I NEED A VISA?

Some countries require you to obtain and carry with you official documentation, called a visa, before entering that country. It is your sole responsibility to obtain and have available the proper travel documents necessary for your travel, including all associated costs related to obtaining your travel documents. Boarding may be denied if you arrive at the pier without the proper travel documentation, and in that case you would not be eligible for a refund.
Visa and documentation requirements vary by nationality and destination. Please review your itinerary and verify your specific travel requirements. Because governmental travel requirements change periodically, you should check with a visa service or the consulate of each country you will visit no later than three weeks prior to sailing to verify travel documentation. If you are booked on consecutive sailings, please ensure you are able to obtain all required visas and vaccinations for all ports on your itinerary.
As a courtesy, Seabourn provides some information as to necessary travel documents, visas and vaccinations. Guests are still obligated to verify such information with the appropriate government authorities. The information provided on this site was correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change at any time.
For more information on certain visa requirements please click here.This list applies to citizens from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Austria and the United Kingdom. You may also contact your travel agent, local visa service or Seabourn for assistance in determining what visas will be required for your specific cruise.
Multiple Entries: Different ports of call do not constitute a separate entry unless the ship visits a different country in between.

Visa Waiver Program Requirements
Schengen Visas
Visas on Arrival
Visa Processing
Traveling to Canada
Traveling to Brazil
Traveling to United Arab Emirates
Traveling to Mainland China
Traveling to Hong Kong, China
Traveling to India
Reciprocal Fee for Passengers Entering Argentina
Reciprocal Fee for Passengers Entering Chile

ARE THERE ANY VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS?

Requirements vary considerably for different areas of the world, and are subject to change at any time. Seabourn informs you of current health requirements; however, the guest is responsible for acquiring all required vaccinations. To avoid potential health problems before and during travel, international travelers can take a number of simple steps:
Contact your local personal physician, the Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control to obtain expert medical vaccination recommendations for your intended itinerary.
It is important to specifically address Malaria recommendations and Yellow Fever requirements.
Obtain all necessary vaccinations and preventative medications, ideally 6-8 weeks prior to departure to allow for them to take effect.

An International certificate, approved by the World Health Organization, is the best documentation that inoculations and vaccinations have been performed, and is accepted by health officials at all ports of call. Failure to have the proper documents may result in refusal of passage by Customs and Immigration authorities.
Additional information about Health and Medical requirements.

HOW SHOULD I PACK?

Attire During the Day:
During the daytime, casual, resort-style attire, including shorts and jeans, is welcome in all lounges and dining venues. Swimsuits, brief shorts, cover-ups and exercise attire should be reserved for poolside, on deck or in the spa and fitness center.

In the evening (after 6pm) there are two different dress codes:
Elegant Casual

Men: Slacks with a collared dress shirt or sweater; Jacket Optional. Ladies: Slacks / skirt, blouse, pant suit or dress. This is the dress standard for all dining venues
Jeans are welcome in all dining venues during the day, but not appropriate in The Restaurant after 6pm.
Formal

In the Restaurant, Men: Tuxedo, suit or slacks and jacket required. Ladies: evening gown or other formal apparel. Dress in other dining venues is Elegant Casual.
Jeans are welcome in all dining venues during the day, but not appropriate in the Restaurant after 6pm.

The itinerary in the preliminary document booklet will inform you of the number of Formal evenings to expect during your voyage. As a rule of thumb, Formal evenings are scheduled as follows:
Cruises up to 13 days: One Formal evening
Cruises of 14 to 20 days: Two Formal evenings
Cruises of 21 or more days: Three Formal evenings

(Note: Extended Explorations, Holiday voyages and crossings may be scheduled differently.)

Attire Ashore:
Packing clothing that can be layered is the best way to plan for cruising in virtually any climate. For tropical cruises, bring light, loose-fitting garments that can be paired with a lightweight jacket or sweater. For cooler climates, pack extra layers of warmer garments such as a light top coat and some sweaters. When dressing to go ashore, it is helpful to be aware of the customs of the countries you are visiting. In some ports men and women should not wear shorts. Many cultures prefer that women wear dresses or skirts when visiting shrines, churches, mosques and temples.
Please Note: Firearms, explosives, fireworks, other weapons and knives or sharp blades over four inches long and illegal drugs of any kind are prohibited without exception.
For safety reasons hoverboards or similar devices are not allowed on board our ships.

WHAT IS SEABOURN’S PERSONAL VALETSM LUGGAGE SERVICE?

Imagine how much you will appreciate never having to worry about luggage before and after your Seabourn voyage.
Thanks to Seabourn’s optional Personal Valet Luggage Service, it’s possible. With just one call to Luggage Forward® our exclusive luggage delivery partner, your luggage will be picked up at your home and delivered to your onboard suite. No more checking luggage at the airport. No more excess luggage charges. And no more baggage claim. You can just board your flight and meet your Seabourn ship.
And for US residents, traveling internationally, Luggage Forward even handles customs clearance for you.
For more information visit www.luggageforward.com/seabourn, or call Luggage Forward directly. From the US dial 1-866-416-7447, from the UK dial +44 (0)203 375 4769 or +1-617-482-1100 if calling from any other location.

WHAT IF MY LUGGAGE HAS BEEN LOST OR DAMAGED?

As soon as you are aware of the problem, please report it to a member of staff, either on board or at the cruise terminal so that you may obtain a damage report. This should then be submitted to your travel insurance company.
If your claim is unsuccessful, or if the cost of your suitcase (for example) is less than your insurance excess, you may put a claim in writing to our Guest Relations department at:
Guest Relations
Seabourn
300 Elliott Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
Email: guestrelations@seabourn.com
We will look at offering a goodwill gesture, depending on the circumstances.
IMPORTANT: Do not pack your passport, medications, cruise documents or airline tickets. Keep them close at hand in your purse or jacket pocket. We also strongly suggest that you carry or otherwise keep with you important items such as perishables, medicine, liquor, cash, credit or debit cards, jewelry, gold, silver and other high value or important items, securities, financial instruments, records or other valuable or business documents, laptop computers, cellular telephones, cameras, hearing aids, electric wheelchairs, scooters, or other video or electronic equipment, binoculars, film, videotape, computer disks, audio disks, tapes or CDs. (Remember that checked baggage might not be accessible at all times.) Seabourn assumes no responsibility for the items listed above.

ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS ON HOW MUCH LUGGAGE I CAN BRING?

You can bring as many bags as you choose aboard ship, but please be aware that airlines do have limitations. We recommend contacting your airline and transfer transportation in advance for information on restrictions and baggage fees. To protect your luggage, please be sure to mark each bag with the owner’s name, name of ship, sailing date and suite number. Seabourn’s responsibility in regard to baggage is covered by the Guest Cruise Ticket Contract. However, we highly recommend the purchase of optional travel insurance. For your convenience, we offer SeabournShield, a package of benefits that includes coverage for baggage loss, theft or damage up to $3,000 per guest, and much more. For more information, please click here.

SHOULD I BRING A CARRY-ON BAG?

Use a carry-on bag. Keep your travel documents, identification, medication, jewelry, camera, film, cash and other valuables with you at all times.
Do not pack your passport, medications, cruise documents or airline tickets in your checked luggage. (Remember that checked luggage might not be accessible at all times.) Keep these items close at hand in your purse or jacket pocket. We also strongly suggest that you carry or otherwise keep with you important items such as perishables, cash, credit or debit cards, jewelry, gold, silver or similar valuables, securities, financial instruments, records or other valuable or business documents, laptop computers, cellular telephones, cameras, or other video or electronic equipment, hearing aids, electric wheelchairs, scooters, binoculars, film, videotape, computer disks, audio disks, tapes or CDs. Seabourn’s responsibility in regard to baggage is covered by the passage contract. Our optional travel insurance program includes baggage protection up to $2,000 per guest. Full details of the coverage will accompany your preliminary cruise documents.

WILL I NEED TO BRING TOILETRIES?

Seabourn ships feature a full range of complimentary amenities in your suite, including , shampoo, conditioner, designer soap and lotion, a stocked mini-bar, fresh fruit and flowers, and stationery.
Because we are either at sea or in ports where availability of pharmaceutical products may be limited, we suggest you bring adequate supplies of prescription medications and other health related items.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE SHIP?

Embarkation times are noted on your itinerary. For your comfort and convenience, arriving at the stated time will ensure that your suite is prepared and available for immediate occupancy. . Please arrive at the ship no later than one hour prior to scheduled departure.

PRE- AND POST-CRUISE TRANSFERS

Seabourn Cruise Line offers pre- and post-cruise transfers in luxury sedans for two guests. Private van transfers can also be arranged for a minimum of four guests traveling in the same group. A standard private sedan will accommodate two guests, two large pieces of luggage and two carry-ons. If you require additional space, requests for vans can be accommodated.
We recommend booking your transfer no later than 60 days prior to departure. To request a transfer please call Seabourn Reservations. Please be sure to have your Seabourn booking number, airport name/city, flight date, airline carrier and flight number available. Transfers for disembarkation may be either purchased in advance through Seabourn Reservations or arranged on board. Please note: Transfers between most hotels in Venice are via water-taxi.
Once you have supplied Seabourn with your flight details or hotel information, any subsequent changes must be communicated to Seabourn at least 14 days prior to embarkation. Failure to advise of changes may result in a missed transfer and charges are non-refundable. Local Seabourn representatives are unable to assist guests without advance transfer arrangements. Local representatives are independent service contractors for whom Seabourn acts solely as an agent.
Please allow sufficient time pre-cruise for airport landing formalities and transportation time to the pier in order to check-in for the ship prior to the ship departing. All guests must be checked in at least one hour prior to departure. For post-cruise transfers, please allow sufficient time for the ship to be cleared with Immigration and local Customs authorities, and the transportation time to get to the airport for departing flights. Flights booked with Seabourn take these times into consideration when booking.
Seabourn air/sea programs include group transfers between the airport and the pier on the day of embarkation/disembarkation. For deviations in air arrival/departure schedule, private transfers must be purchased separately. Seabourn land/hotel programs include appropriate transfers between the airport, hotel and pier.

WHERE DO I MEET MY AIRPORT TRANSFER?

Seabourn’s Air/Sea guests, and those who purchased a transfer from the airport: After you land, claim your luggage, and (when applicable) clear Customs, agents from our local ground operator will direct you to your transportation. Seabourn pre-cruise land extension guests will find transfer details in their itinerary.
Guests traveling independently are responsible for their own transfer to the ship. Please arrive at the ship no earlier than the embarkation time on your cruise ticket but no later than one hour prior to scheduled departure.

PRE- AND POST-CRUISE HOTELS, JOURNEYS AND SIGHTSEEING

Hotel-Only Stays
We can suggest luxury hotels in the cities where you both embark for your voyage and disembark after your cruise. Relax and explore from renowned establishments compatible with your Seabourn cruising lifestyle. We’ll make it easy, by including private airport, hotel and ship transfers, and daily breakfast. Hotel-only stays are ideal for the savvy independent traveler who wants to explore the city on their own! Book as many hotel nights as you would like, then build upon that foundation with your own self-designed itinerary. The cities chosen for embark/disembark are often even more exciting than any of the port stops, so be sure to maximize your vacation plans to include hotels both pre- and -post cruise! Information and hotel suggestions will be included in your preliminary cruise documents, or feel free to call us. Note: Seabourn is unable to arrange hotel stays at properties that we do not have established relationships with, but we’ll happily arrange for any of your transportation needs (see Pre- and Post-Cruise Transfers FAQ).
Multi-Day Journeys
For guests wishing to extend their time in the chosen embark/disembark city we recommend booking multi-day Journeys, specially designed for intimate, small groups. Journeys are escorted by professional guides who will illuminate cultural and historic aspects throughout your stay. Journeys offer a variety of inclusions such as sightseeing, some meals, museum tours and more. Journeys are ideal for guests who want to leave the day-to-day planning with a local tour operator. The operators with whom Seabourn partners are experts in their field, and they carefully craft multi-day itineraries to fit the discerning tastes of Seabourn guests. Educational, fascinating and fun, Seabourn Journeys are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and are an ideal way to ensure that you make the most of your cruise vacation. After all, you don’t know when you’ll be returning, so make the most of your pre- and post-cruise experience!
4- or 8-Hour Sightseeing
Another option that many guests choose is to combine a hotel-only stay with the conveniences of a 4- or 8-hour Car & Driver sightseeing option. Seabourn is able to offer sedans for 1 or 2 persons, or vans for 3 or more persons. The per-vehicle price includes use of your chosen vehicle, Driver and separate English-speaking Guide. If you have a specific itinerary in mind, the Driver/Guide will work with you to ensure that your sightseeing expectations are met. Or, if you’re like most people, you may want to let the Driver/Guide do the work and let them craft a custom itinerary for you. Either way you can’t go wrong! These Car & Driver sightseeing options are an ideal way to explore the city with a minimal time commitment. You’ll see the absolute best the city has to offer.
If you are arriving or departing on the day of embark/disembark, Car & Driver sightseeing options also offer a perfect solution for transportation between the airport and ship, airport and hotel or hotel and ship. Likewise, Car & Driver options can be an ideal way to spend time while waiting for hotel check-in or to avoid waiting at the airport for your return flight home. Some people have even used their Car & Driver to take them to an elegant local restaurant, a perfect way to relax and reminisce after an unforgettable Seabourn cruise. Regardless of how you choose to make use of your Car & Driver, you can rest assured you will receive safe and reliable transportation, informative narration and unmatched professionalism. Available in either half-day (4-hour) or full-day (8-hour) increments. And, if you find that you need additional time, you can pay your Driver/Guide directly on an hourly basis to increase your allotted sightseeing time. Note: Car & Driver options do not include entrance fees, Driver/Guide gratuities, meals or other inclusions.
Custom Arrangements
Do you have your own once-in-a-lifetime custom tour in mind? We’d love to hear about it! E-mail the Hotel & Tour Management Department of Seabourn at LandPrograms@Seabourn.com and tell us where you’d like to go. Custom sightseeing and multi-day Journeys can be arranged in conjunction with any embark/disembark port. Custom arrangements may include, but are not limited to: sightseeing options in a language other than English, museum visits and pre-arranged meals. You may also customize one of our existing Seabourn Journeys based on your specific needs, such as added or alternate tours, additional nights, first class airfare and more. We are happy to work with you on any custom request. Note: Kindly allow at least 3 weeks prior to the start of your cruise to send us your detailed itinerary request. We will be in touch as quickly as possible to discuss your travel requests.

CAN I USE MY OWN CELL PHONE ON BOARD?

Seabourn offers guests access to a GSM mobile telephone network operated by Wireless Maritime Service during times when the ship is at sea in international waters*. When the ship is in port or within range of local shoreside mobile networks, the ship’s mobile phone system will not function. Guests can simply make and receive calls or data using their own mobile phone numbers, provided their mobile devices have been enabled for international roaming. Roaming charges will be billed to their own accounts with their home network providers. For information on mobile telephone service on board, visit http://www.wmsatsea.com/. For information on roaming or billing, contact your home network provider.
* Mobile phone service is blocked in a few public areas on board for the comfort and convenience of other guests.

CAN I SEND AND RECEIVE MAIL, AND MAKE PHONE CALLS?

For security reasons, we do not suggest that you receive mail or packages while cruising with us. If a guest receives mail or a package, the guest will be asked to open it in a secure area ashore. Once opened, it will be inspected by security staff, who will retain it for delivery on board. Direct dial telephone service is available from your suite. Email can be accessed from the computers in the Computer Center or through a Wi-Fi enabled devices while on board.
The link below will give you additional information on the cellular network on board our ships. This service is provided by http://www.wmsatsea.com/.

WHAT LAUNDRY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

Full laundry, dry cleaning (on selected ships wet-cleaning) and pressing services are available. Suite attendants take care of pick-up and delivery. Same-day service is available at extra charge if requested by 9:00 a.m. A complimentary launderette with washers, dryers, laundry soap and ironing facilities are available.

DO I NEED TO MAKE DINING RESERVATIONS?

Most restaurants aboard Seabourn ships feature a relaxed, open seating arrangement for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At lunch and dinner, enjoy complimentary wines from California, France, Chile or Italy selected to enhance the menus of the day. The wine steward will also provide a list of rare and premium vintages available at additional charge.
Reservations are not required for dining in The Restaurant, The Colonnade or Patio Grill. However, for your convenience, we suggest reservations for parties of six or more persons.
Dining reservations for Restaurant 2 can be made on board for any one evening during the voyage. Additional reservations for Restaurant 2 will be accepted on a waitlist basis pending availability.
Reservations for dinner at The Grill by Thomas Keller on Seabourn Quest are available to booked guests online at Seabourn’s website.
Complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day. Course-by-course dining from The Restaurant menu is also available in your suite during extended dinner hours.
(The Grill by Thomas Keller will eventually be opened on all Seabourn ships. Check with your travel agent or Seabourn for opening dates on the various ships.)

WHAT MEDICAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT SEA?

Your ship’s small but modern basic medical facility is staffed by a doctor and a nurse. This facility is equipped to provide medical care for illness or accidents that may arise during the cruise, but is not intended to provide ongoing medical treatment. Since we are either at sea or in ports where availability of medical facilities and pharmaceutical products may be limited, we suggest you bring adequate supplies of prescription medications and other health-related items.

WHAT IS THE VISITOR POLICY?

Seabourn Cruise Line, upon evaluation of customer and security concerns, has implemented a “no visitor” policy and regrets any inconvenience this may cause. However, friends may easily arrange to send an onboard gift directly to your stateroom. Or you may throw a party of your own for fellow guests. Please explore Gift Collection bookings for more information.

WHAT IS THE SMOKING POLICY ONBOARD?

For the comfort of all guests, most public areas on board, as well as guest suites are smoke-free.
Cigarette smoking is permitted in the following areas:
ON ALL SEABOURN SHIPS:
Smoking of electronic cigarettes is permitted in guest suites. Smoking of water-pipes, glass-pipes or other smoking devices is not permitted on board.
ON SEABOURN ODYSSEY, SOJOURN & QUEST:
Inside smoking of cigarettes will be permitted in the port-side half of the Observation Bar on Deck 10 after 8 PM.
Outside smoking of cigarettes is permitted:
On the verandas of guest suites
On the starboard half of the Sky Bar on Deck 9 including the bar stools
On the starboard half of the open terrace aft of The Club on Deck 5

UPDATED SMOKING POLICY
In keeping with the preferences of the majority of its guests today, Seabourn has announced a change to the shipboard smoking policy on its ships. In addition to the areas of the ships already designated as non-smoking, smoking will no longer be permitted on guest suite verandas and in the Observation Lounge, which previously had limited smoking hours after 8 p.m.
The new smoking policy takes effect on all ships starting with cruises departing as follows:
Seabourn Quest: Nov. 28, 2016 (Buenos Aries – Valparaiso)
Seabourn Encore: Dec. 4, 2016 (Athens – Dubai)
Seabourn Sojourn: Dec. 5, 2016 (Dubai – Singapore)
Seabourn Odyssey: Dec. 7, 2016 (Lisbon – Ft. Lauderdale)

For the comfort of all guests, most public areas on board, as well as guest suites are smoke-free.
Cigarette smoking is permitted in the following areas:
ON ALL SEABOURN SHIPS:
Smoking of electronic cigarettes is permitted in guest suites. Smoking of water-pipes, glass-pipes or other smoking devices is not permitted on board. Smoking is not permitted on open decks during fuel bunkering operations in port.
Inside smoking of cigarettes is not permitted.
Outside smoking of cigarettes is permitted in designated areas of Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest:
On the starboard half of the Sky Bar on Deck 9 (Encore Deck 10) including the bar stools.
On the starboard half of the open terrace aft of The Club on Deck 5.
Smoking of cigarettes, pipes and cigars is permitted on the starboard half of the open terrace aft of Seabourn Square on Deck 7. This is the only area on board where pipe and cigar smoking is permitted.

Guests are asked to refrain from smoking anywhere inside the ship, including in guest suites, on verandas and balconies. If you have any doubts about any area, please consult your onboard staff.
Smoking of electronic cigarettes is permitted in guest suites, as well as other designated smoking areas.
Any guest who smokes inside staterooms or on adjoining verandas in violation of our policy will be charged a US$250 cleaning fee per day of violation

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOOKING ONBOARD?

One of the most valuable benefits of Seabourn Club membership is Onboard Booking Savings.
You can secure an additional five percent savings off the fare of a future cruise — over and above any other published savings for the voyage – simply by booking on board with our Cruise Sales Specialists.
You don’t even have to select a specific voyage if you aren’t ready. For just a $500 Future Cruise Deposit, you can secure the rights to this five percent Onboard Booking Savings off the fare of any Seabourn cruise departing within four years. And your deposit is fully refundable. In fact, if you don’t use it within four years it will be automatically refunded.
Your onboard Cruise Sales Specialist (who is also your Seabourn Club Ambassador) is ready and able to tell you about exciting future itineraries, answer your questions, and can also secure your reservation on the exact suite and departure you want.
If you have booked through a travel professional, we will immediately confirm your deposit or booking to them, to ensure that all your arrangements are handled to your satisfaction.

IS INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE?

Seabourn ships offer guests access to the internet by means of transmission between satellites orbiting approximately 20,000 miles above the earth and our mobile shipboard system. While this technology enables mid-ocean access in virtually every part of the world, satellite service is frequently noticeably slower and slightly less reliable than land-based methods of access due to the motion of the ship and limitations of bandwidth. There are two main reasons for this:
The available bandwidth from satellite transmission is much lower than is available from most shoreside systems served by stationary cables with much greater bandwidth capacity.

In addition, a shipboard system is typically serving a greater number of users simultaneously than most shoreside networks. Many shoreside users use wireless cell phone systems for internet access, further reducing demand on hardwired systems. Each user’s data transmission occupies a portion of the available bandwidth. More users means slower service.

For these reasons, we ask that guests not use internet service for high volume uses such as gaming, file sharing or streaming video content. The internet service on board is generally quite adequate for all guests’ usage when web browsing and sending or retrieving email.
Guests can access the internet either at terminals located in Seabourn Square, or wirelessly using their own wireless-enabled devices in most locations on board, including in guest suites, lounges and most areas on open decks.
Internet access on board is subject to a nominal service charge based on usage. This nominal charge serves to limit usage to some extent and thus improve the performance for all our guests. Guests simply register at the Seabourn Square terminals to set up an account, which is charged to the guest’s shipboard account. The basic charge is 40 cents ($.40 USD) per minute. Several different advance purchase plans are available on board at lower rates, to accommodate individual needs. Time purchased as a plan may be used at any time during the cruise, either at the terminals or wirelessly.

WHAT ARE MY DINING OPTIONS?

On board Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest, Seabourn offers you a choice of up to five dining venues. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of our handsome indoor restaurants, dine on deck in one of our al fresco eateries or, at your request, have dinner from The Restaurant served course-by-course in your suite, complete with white linens, fine china and silver service.
We know that our guests appreciate choices for dining during their voyages. From traditional fine dining in our open-seating Restaurant and themed bistro-style dining in The Colonnade, to the more casual alfresco atmosphere at the Patio Grill, our award-winning open-seating dining experiences are all enhanced by a gracious welcome and skilled, sincere service. While you relax as our honored guest – your preferences are discreetly noted, and then thoughtfully indulged nightly. Because we consider fine dining an integral part of our onboard hospitality, there is never a charge for any dining alternative on board.
Each ship has a unique alternative dining venue with limited seating capacity requiring reservations. Aboard Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn, the eclectic, imaginative and delicious tasting menus offered nightly at Restaurant 2 are available by reservation on board.
The addition of The Grill by Thomas Keller on Seabourn Quest further enhances that ship’s culinary choices with an elegant, upscale venue reminiscent of a classic chophouse. Its menu features updated versions of steakhouse fare by Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller, complemented by a wine list personally curated by the chef. Booked guests can make reservations for dinner at The Grill in advance on Seabourn’s website.
(The Grill by Thomas Keller will eventually be opened on all Seabourn ships. Check with your travel agent or Seabourn for opening dates on the various ships.)

WHAT FITNESS OPTIONS ARE ON BOARD?

The gym on each Seabourn ship is well-equipped for maintaining a complete fitness regime. Equipment available includes:
Variable resistance machines including: Abdominal Crunch, Lat Pull-down, Hip Adductor, Pectoral Fly, Seated Leg Curl, Leg Extension, Chest Press, Biceps Curl, Triceps Extension, Leg Press, Back Extension
Adjustable Benches and Rubber Encased Dumbbells: 5-50lbs
Recumbent Cardio Cycles
Upright Cardio Cycles
Programmable Treadmills
Free classes in stretch yoga, mat Pilates and cardio Ki-Bo are offered
Professional trainers and nutritional specialists are available

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, and Seabourn Quest also include a Motion Studio with Kinesis wall for personal and group training as well as fitness classes. Kinesis provides an enjoyable and challenging workout for your mind and body, using three dimensional movements that improve balance, flexibility and strength.

WILL RELIGIOUS SERVICES BE OFFERED?

Nondenominational Christian services are conducted on Sundays while the ship is at sea. During cruises that coincide with a certain religious holiday, ecumenical clergy will be aboard to conduct services.

WHAT VOLTAGE IS USED ONBOARD?

The voltage in each suite matches both the U.S. standard (110 volts AC, flat prongs) and the European standard (220 volts AC, round prongs).

IS CASH ACCEPTED ON BOARD?

Although most services on board Seabourn are included in your cruise fare (such as restaurant dining room service, complimentary spirits and wines, entertainment programs and the services of a highly trained staff), discretionary purchases such as those listed below will be charged to a shipboard account which will be opened for you.
Dry cleaning, laundry and valet service
Premium liquor and wine
Beauty salon, massage and other spa treatments
Internet, telephone calls, and faxes
Shore excursions and travel arrangements
Medical consultation and medication
Miscellaneous dining room charges, such as those for entertaining guests
Gift Shop purchases
Casino charges

To activate your onboard account, simply register a valid credit card at embarkation and sign a charge slip. This will relieve you from settling your account at the end of the cruise. Instead, a detailed statement will be delivered to your Suite the night before disembarkation and processed automatically at the end of the voyage. Any additional or late purchases will be automatically charged to your credit card. In addition, you may obtain a final statement to resolve any questions regarding your onboard account from Guest Services before disembarking.
Onboard accounts are in U.S. dollars and may be settled by U.S. dollar cash or traveler’s checks or a major credit card before disembarking the ship. Guests may use Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express or Discover. If you do not register a valid credit card at embarkation you may arrange to have U.S. dollar funds transferred to the ship and made available for you on board. This can be organized through any of our offices and must be done no later than 15 days prior to embarkation.
As all prices and currency on board the ship are in U.S. dollars, we encourage you to carry personal funds in the forms of U.S. traveler’s checks, both for convenience and safety. These can be cashed on board. Personal checks or letters of credit cannot be honored. Cash advances against your onboard account or any form of credit card card are limited and at a 3% service charge. For your convenience, currency exchange between USD, EUR and GBP is available from Guest Services. At other ports of call, information on the most convenient exchange facility will be available on board.

ARE GRATUITIES INCLUDED?

Tipping is neither required nor expected.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY CRUISE RESERVATIONS?

Cancellation fees apply when either the entire booking, or any portion of a booking is cancelled or transferred to an alternative sailing, and shall apply to all travel including cruise, airfare, and land arrangements. If only non-cruise components are cancelled, the guest will be responsible for any cancellation fees imposed by the airlines, other transportation carriers, tour and ground operators or hotel properties. Seabourn must receive written cancellation, which may be sent to Seabourn’s Reservations Department.
For bookings made in the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man, submit written cancellations to Seabourn, 100 Harbour Parade, Southampton.SO15 1ST or ENQUIRIES@seabourn.co.uk.
For bookings made in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark, submit written cancellations to Seabourn, Otto Reuchlinweg 1110, 3072 MD, Rotterdam or informatie@seabourn.com.
For bookings made in Australia, submit written cancellations to Seabourn, 15 Mount Street, North Sydney, NSW, 2060 Australia or generalenquiries@seabourn.com.au.
For bookings made in the United States and all other countries not listed above, submit written cancellations to Seabourn, 300 Elliott Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119 or to seareservations@seabourn.com.
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CANCELLATION POLICY EXCEPTION

If you have purchased a specially priced promotion that is 100% non-refundable from the point of payment, you are not entitled to any refund, payment, compensation or credit whatsoever of your gross fare if you cancel your booking.

WHEN ARE MY DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS DUE?

A 25% deposit is required within three days of reservation or sooner for cruises of 14 days or less, or within 7 days or sooner for cruises of 15 days or more, as specified by Seabourn.
Balance of Payment
All cruises of 31 days or less: Seabourn must receive full payment 90 days before sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation without notice if payments are not received by the due date, and are finalized only when paid in full at 90 days prior to sailing. Reservations made within 90 days require full payment within one day of the reservation or sooner, as specified by Seabourn.
All cruises of 32 days or longer: Seabourn must receive full payment 120 days before sailing: All reservations are subject to cancellation without notice if payments are not received by the due date, and are finalized only when paid in full at 120 days prior to sailing. Reservations made within 120 days require full payment within one day of the reservation or sooner, as specified by Seabourn.
Method of Payment
Only U.S. dollar payments are accepted. Seabourn accepts payments via agency check, personal check, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club, Discover Card or JCB card. Expenses incurred for onboard services and products by the guest, or by Seabourn on behalf of the guest, shall be paid by the guest prior to disembarkation.

DO SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDE GRATUITIES?

Prices do not include gratuities for local shore excursion guides, drivers, and related service staff. Independent, subcontracted ground operator companies employ all ground staff and these entities do not participate in Seabourn’s on board “no tipping” practice. Tipping of guides, drivers and other independent ground staff is at the individual guest’s discretion, anticipated and appreciated.

WHAT VACCINATIONS WILL I NEED?

Requirements vary considerably, depending on the area of the world visited and are subject to change at any time. We suggest that guests traveling outside of their country of residence consider immunization against Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio, Diphtheria and Tetanus. An international certificate, approved by the World Health Organization, is the best medium for verification that inoculations and vaccinations have been satisfactorily performed, and is accepted by health officials at all ports of call. We strongly recommend that guests contact their personal physician, the Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control to obtain expert medical immunization recommendations for their intended itinerary and travel plans and to specifically address Malaria and Yellow Fever requirements in time to receive any necessary vaccinations/immunizations and for them to take effect (6-8 weeks).

CAN I STILL CRUISE IF PREGNANT?

Seabourn does not have on board its cruise ships the specialized facilities and/or treatment required for childbirth, prenatal and early infant care. Those facilities may also not be obtainable ashore in ports we call on. Accordingly Seabourn cannot accept a booking or carry any guest who have begun their 24th week of pregnancy at any time before or during the cruise. All pregnant women are required to produce a physician’s letter stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel, and that the pregnancy is not high-risk. The letter must also include the estimated date of delivery (EDD).

WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL DIETS?

Guests with special dietary needs are asked to notify Seabourn at the time of booking or at the latest, six weeks before sailing. We also encourage you to take advantage of My Seabourn, where you may personalize your Seabourn cruise experience, select your dining preferences, and manage your reservations and Seabourn Club information.
Every effort will be made to comply with special dietary requests.
For guests with life-threatening food allergies, we ask that guests provide detailed information to our Access & Compliance Department by completing a Special Requirements Information form (SRI). Guests should indicate on this form which foods may potentially cause a severe reaction. For additional information please visit the Accessible Cruising section of our website.”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS

Malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and Chikungunya are found in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Guests should always travel with appropriate clothing and mosquito repellent with DEET or picaridin to reduce the risk of mosquito bites. In addition, please check with your primary care provider or local travel medicine clinic to see what, if any, vaccinations or other measures are recommended for your specific itinerary. Bring along a record of all your vaccinations and check with your health care provider four to six weeks before departure, as vaccination requirements and recommendations may change.

WHAT IF I HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY WHILE ON BOARD?

Onboard medical facilities are equipped to provide care for unexpected illness and accidents. These basic facilities are not intended or designed for ongoing treatment of pre-existing conditions. If you anticipate a need for medical services, your special requirement must be cleared in writing with Seabourn before your booking can be finalized.

WHAT MEDICAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT SEA?

Your ship’s small but modern basic medical facility is staffed by a doctor and a nurse. This facility is equipped to provide medical care for illness or accidents that may arise during the cruise, but is not intended to provide ongoing medical treatment. Since we are either at sea or in ports where availability of medical facilities and pharmaceutical products may be limited, we suggest you bring adequate supplies of prescription medications and other health-related items.

Guests who require special facilities and/or services during their Seabourn cruise are requested to please complete the Seabourn Special Requirements Information Form. This information is necessary so that we will be aware of any special requirements you may have, and will enable us to make specific arrangements in order to accommodate your needs.
This form is for guests whose requirements may include the following:
Mobility needs
Severe allergies, including food-related allergies
Guests with Diabetes
Guests with respiratory needs
Guests requiring the use of a service animal
Click here to download the form, then please fax or email the completed form to +1 (206) 501-2904 or access@seabourn.com.

For additional information please visit the Accessible Cruising section of our website.

SEABOURN: COMMITTED TO SERVING EVERYONE

Seabourn is committed to providing safe, easy, and accessible accommodations for all persons with disabilities, to the extent that is feasible. It is for this reason that Seabourn is honored to be a part of Carnival Corp., which received the Society For Accessible Travel & Hospitality’s (SATH) “Access to Freedom” award. This award is the highest honor in the travel industry that SATH presents to recognize individuals or organizations that have made the greatest strides in advancing opportunities for persons with disabilities, and for promoting the awareness of, and access for, travelers with disabilities.
The Importance of Planning Ahead
Seabourn does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability. We seek, to the extent feasible, to accommodate guests with disabilities. However, some needs require adequate time to prepare for a guest’s arrival. It is recommended that guests make every effort to contact our Access & Compliance Department and to submit a Special Requirements Information form (SRI) well in advance of the departure of their cruise and/or cruisetour. We recommend submitting an SRI upon booking or a minimum of 45 days prior to departure.
Guests who are unable to care for their basic needs (e.g. dressing, eating, and attending safety drills) MUST have a capable traveling companion. The medical staff on board is not available for daily care unless an individual is hospitalized in the ship’s Medical Center. In limited situations (either on board or ashore), we may find it necessary to ask the individual to make alternative travel arrangements, such as if an individual with a disability is unable to satisfy certain specified safety and other criteria, even when provided with appropriate auxiliary aids and services.

DO YOU HAVE WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE SUITES?

Yes, our vessels have specially designed suites for guests who need mobility assistance. If you have not booked one of these accessible suites but instead will be using a standard suite, you need to know about some limitations that adversely impact maneuverability, especially ingress and egress into bathrooms. For example, bathroom dimensions, doorsills, and the height of bathtubs in standard suites are often difficult to negotiate for guests who have limited mobility. Additionally, standard suite doors and hallways may be too narrow for a wheelchair or scooter to maneuver into and out of the suite. Note: For safety reasons, these mobility devices must be stored and charged in the guests’ suites.
If you have booked a non-accessible suite, you should know that:
Most suite entry doors measure 23 inches wide.
QUEST, SOJOURN, and ODYSSEY
The Quest, Sojourn, and Odyssey offer Wheelchair Accessible Suites with features such as wider entry doors, roll-in showers with grab bars, benches/seats, and hand-held shower nozzles, as well as lowered closet and towel rods.
If you have booked a Wheelchair Accessible Suite, you should know that:
Wheelchair accessible suite entry doors measure a minimum of 32 inches wide.
Accessible suite locations are noted on the Deck Plans for each ship and can be found by selecting the individual ships within the “Onboard Life” section of this website.

WHAT ARE MY SHIP TRANSFER OPTIONS?

All ships:
For individuals with limited mobility, the use of a wheelchair will be the primary mobility assistance aid for getting on and off the ship. Certain ship transfer operations (i.e. during tendering and at the gangways) may not be fully accessible to wheelchairs or scooters. When a ship is unable to dock, guests are taken ashore on smaller boats called tenders. Some guests with limited mobility may find it difficult to embark or disembark the ship at certain times while tendering or while docked due to steep gangways and steps, particularly during low or high tide. Also, please note that scooters and wheelchairs which are more than 100 lbs. without the battery are not allowed to be transferred from the ship to tender and/or from tender to shore.
Tender List by port
As to tenders, please be advised that adverse weather conditions such as wind, swells, or extreme tide levels may prohibit the ability to provide assistance between the ship and tender to guests with limited mobility. Additionally, some port facilities may not provide accessible transitions between the tender and shoreside landing.
Situations may occur in which guests with limited mobility may not be able to go ashore at the time they desire or are unable to go ashore at all in certain ports. For the safety of all concerned, the Captain shall make the final determination regarding whether or not it is advisable to provide assistance to guests with mobility impairments, or to carry their mobility assistance device (wheelchair, scooter, walker, etc.), taking into account all appropriate matters including, but not limited to, weather conditions, ship’s location, weight of the guest or their mobility device, etc.

ARE SERVICE ANIMALS PERMITTED ON BOARD?

Seabourn only permits service animals on board, defined as those animals that are individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. We do not permit our guests to bring pets, therapy/companion animals, and other animals that do not meet the definition of service animals. If you have any questions about whether the animal you wish to bring on board is, in fact, a service animal, you may contact our Access & Compliance Department.
Your itinerary may include ports of call that have very specific and strict requirements that need to be met prior to your service animal being allowed off of the ship. Please be sure you understand the requirements for a service animal to disembark in each port of call. The best places to obtain specific information on required documentation and immunizations for your service animal are the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website, local customs offices in the specific ports, and from your service animal’s veterinarian. All documentation and immunization requirements are established by government authorities and not by Seabourn. Should you need assistance in locating this information, please contact our Access & Compliance Department.
To board the ship, your service animal must have current vaccinations. Records confirming the vaccination status should be provided to our Access & Compliance Department prior to your departure. We also recommend that you carry the immunization records with you in case they are required at any port of call. If you do not have the proper documentation and proof of vaccinations for your service animal required at a port of call, or if there are local quarantine requirements, your service animal will be denied the right to leave the ship. If your service animal is denied the right to leave the ship in a specific port of call, the staff and crew will work with you to determine what actions may be possible to allow you to visit the port without your service animal. Please note that in your absence, you will need to provide for the care and supervision of your service animal. Except in those circumstances where your service animal has been denied disembarkation, you may not leave your service animal unattended on the vessel or in your suite at any time.

WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING?

To help maximize the cruise experience for our guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, Seabourn has made the following items available:
With advance notice, suite kits that include a visual and tactile alert for someone knocking at the door, the phone ringing, or an alarm.
Suite televisions capable of showing closed captioning (some satellite feeds do not transmit with captioning, so this feature is available only when the signal the ship receives has captioning).
Telephones with amplified sound for suites.
Assistive Listening Systems with portable receivers in the show lounges to assist guests who are hard of hearing to hear the shows.
Written safety information and a copy of the lifeboat drill safety speech.

WHAT IF I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES?

For guests with food intolerances or allergies that are not life-threatening, please contact our Reservations Department. For guests with life-threatening food allergies, we ask that guests provide detailed information to our Access & Compliance Department by completing a Special Requirements Information form (SRI). Guests should indicate on this form which foods may potentially cause a severe reaction.
Guests with a variety of severe food allergies sail with Seabourn regularly. Our galley staff on board is accustomed to and experienced in dealing with these types of needs. The galley itself has many different areas of food preparation, which can help reduce the possibility of cross-contamination. It is important to note, however, that meals are prepared in open galleys on board the ships, thus there is always the possibility of some cross-contamination. As such, Seabourn cannot guarantee that a guest will not come in contact with those items. Although our Access & Compliance Department will provide the ship with an advance notice of all food allergies detailed on an SRI submitted to them, it is recommended that guests also contact the Maitre d’ upon boarding to review the details of these special dietary needs.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT ROUTES ARE ACCESSIBLE ON BOARD?

For individuals using a wheelchair or scooter, accessible route maps for each ship are available by selecting the below links.
Seabourn Odyssey
Seabourn Sojourn
Seabourn Quest
Seabourn Encore

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESSIBLE CRUISING?

For additional information on the ship’s facilities or ability to accommodate guests’ needs that may not be covered in this section, please feel free to contact the Access & Compliance Department at:
Phone: 866-530-2193 (or locally at 206-626-9183)
TTY: 800-254-8669
Email: access@seabourn.com

For post sailing questions or concerns please contact our Guest Relations Department at:
Phone: 800-628-2298 (or locally at 206-626-9181 )
Email: guestrelations@seabourn.com

For information regarding the Transportation Security Administration’s Screening Tips for Persons with Disabilities, please visit the Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions section of their website at http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/travelers-disabilities-and-medical-conditions

CAN I USE MY PERSONAL MOBILITY EQUIPMENT ON BOARD?

For the safety of all our guests and crew and to enhance accessibility, Seabourn strongly recommencareds that all personal electric mobility equipment meets the following criteria:
Width: 23″ maximum in order to be accommodated in a standard suite, unless collapsible to a width of 23″ or less
Weight: 100 lbs. maximum without battery
Batteries: Must be Gel or Dry Cell or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) only
We recognize that for some people, a larger scooter may be essential. If you believe you need a larger scooter, please contact our Access & Compliance Department so that we can discuss your requirements.
For the safety of all guests and crew:
Scooters and other mobility equipment need to be securely stored and charged in the guest’s suite; not in hallways or elevator lobbies.

Scooters left in hallways and elevator lobbies could restrict people needing to travel through these areas in an emergency, particularly other guests using mobility aids, since they would have no way of getting by a scooter left in a hallway.
Seabourn is not able to provide complimentary wheelchair assistance for any purpose other than embarkation, disembarkation, and emergency situations. (Please see the “What Are My Ship Transfer Options” section for important information on embarkation and disembarkation procedures.) Seabourn wheelchairs are not available for shore excursions or for use on board. If you will require regular use of a wheelchair, we recommend that you bring your own wheelchair with you. You may also make advance rental arrangements prior to your sailing and have a wheelchair delivered directly to the ship for use on board and in ports of call.
Special Needs at Sea and CareVacations are vendors we recommend for delivery of mobility devices. Please contact these vendors directly for pricing and availability. Their contact information is listed below for your information.
Special Needs at Sea

Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
Fax: 800-513-4516
Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
Website: SpecialNeedsAtSea.com
CareVacations

Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
Email: csa@carevacations.com
Website: CareVacations.com
Please be advised that all pre-arranged mobility equipment rentals must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, you assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by you or on your behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between you and the service provider. We recommend contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.

IS WHEELCHAIR ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE SHORESIDE?

Airports and/or Train Stations
Wheelchair assistance that is requested for airports or train stations must be done directly through the airline or rail station. Seabourn is not able to arrange for wheelchair assistance at airports or train stations.
Land Tours and/or Shore Excursions
Because facilities in ports around the world vary significantly, wheelchair accommodations may not be available for some land tours and/or shore excursions. Furthermore, many transportation vehicles around the world do not have wheelchair lifts. Thus, it may be necessary for Seabourn to make alternate transportation arrangements such as a sedan vehicle. This requires that a guest who uses a wheelchair be able to transfer from his/her wheelchair to the front or back seat of a sedan. Due to the limited number of lift-equipped vehicles in foreign locations, guests may incur additional costs for transportation related to airport transfers, shore excursions, and tour/hotel packages. Please note, lift equipped transportation within the United States may be arranged without additional costs. For information on alternative transportation arrangements and associated costs please contact our Access & Compliance Department. Please advise Seabourn as far in advance as possible of any special needs for transfers. This will help to ensure availability of the appropriate vehicle(s) and for Seabourn to provide an estimate of additional associated costs.
Guests should be aware that certain third party shore excursion facilities may not be fully accessible to guests with disabilities. Although we endeavor to make sure these companies comply with legal requirements, we cannot guarantee that all are able to provide facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For detailed information on accessibility of shore excursions, we strongly recommend contacting our Shore Excursions Department prior to embarkation at 1-800-984-3225 (or locally at 206-626-9187) or visiting the Shore Excursions Office on board.

WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION?

To help maximize the cruise experience for our guests who are blind or have low vision, Seabourn has made the following items available:
Downloadable daily activities, news, and menus for guests with laptops with screen reader programs.
With 45 days notice, large print or Braille menus describing the inspired cuisine offered across a myriad of venues, from the elegant Dining Room to the casual dining options.
A familiarization tour of the vessel upon arrival.

WHAT ABOUT CRUISING FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?

At Seabourn we do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability. We seek to the extent feasible to accommodate the needs of all individuals with disabilities, including children. However, due to the sensitivity of caring for any child, with or without a disability, we must first determine what the child’s specific needs are so we may properly evaluate and determine the best and safest way to meet the child’s needs. We encourage families to contact our Access & Compliance Department prior to their cruise, to evaluate and determine what the child’s specific needs will be and how best to accommodate those needs.

CAN I RECEIVE OXYGEN DELIVERIES ON BOARD?

Guests requiring continuous or intermittent oxygen for chronic conditions must make their own arrangements prior to travel. Seabourn ships are not equipped to provide guests with these services other than on an emergency basis in the Ship’s Medical Center. For security and safety reasons, we have selected CareVacations and Special Needs at Sea as the only outside vendors that we will permit to deliver oxygen supplies to our ships:
Special Needs at Sea

Phone: 800-513-4515 (or locally at 954-585-0575)
Fax: 800-513-4516
Email: info@specialneedsatsea.com
Website: SpecialNeedsAtSea.com
CareVacations

Phone: 877-478-7827 (or locally at 780-986-6404)
Email: csa@carevacations.com
Website: CareVacations.com
Note: Oxygen and/or oxygen equipment deliveries will not be accepted from any other companies.
Please be advised that all oxygen and oxygen equipment rental arrangements must be made by the guest and the third party provider. Consequently, you assume the entire risk of utilizing these third party services subject only to whatever terms or arrangements are made by you or on your behalf with the service provider. Refund issues must be dealt with solely between you and the service provider. We recommend contacting one of these companies to confirm your arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure the availability of your specific requests.
You are also welcome, however, to bring your own oxygen and/or oxygen equipment from your home. Please note that our staff and crew are not permitted to handle your oxygen and/or oxygen equipment during the embarkation and disembarkation process. Thus, you must be able to handle your supplies if you bring your own. Please contact the Access & Compliance Department prior to sailing if you will require oxygen while on your cruise.
Please Note: In accordance with FAA regulations, airlines have restrictions concerning traveling with oxygen and oxygen containers. It is the traveler’s responsibility to be familiar with and comply with the regulations of the airline they are traveling on.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

1. What is the new Seabourn Club?

The new Seabourn Club provides valuable benefits to guests based on their sailing history. This enhanced program rewards guests with recognition and rewards sooner and more frequently than ever before. And, in keeping with the personalization that is a hallmark of Seabourn’s service, Seabourn Club members are free to choose the rewards they prefer from a generous menu of onboard amenities.
Guests are automatically enrolled in Seabourn Club after their first completed cruise. Within Seabourn Club, there are five membership levels, determined by the number of Seabourn Club Points the member has earned – Club Member, Silver Member, Gold Member, Platinum Member and Diamond Member. Each level has a unique set of benefits.
In addition, Milestone Awards, which offer several recognition benefits including complimentary cruises, are based on Sailed Days and Redeemable Sailed Days.

2. When does the new program take effect?

The program was announced in May 2012 and took effect according to the launch schedule below for each ship:
Seabourn Quest, June 1, 2012
Seabourn Odyssey, June 2, 2012
Seabourn Spirit, June 4, 2012
Seabourn Sojourn, June 5, 2012
Seabourn Legend, June 7, 2012
Seabourn Pride, June 14, 2012

3. How do guests earn Seabourn Club Points and what are the membership levels?

One Seabourn Club Point is awarded for each day sailed on board a Seabourn ship. Guests who pay published fares for penthouse and premium suites – Penthouse, Owner’s, Classic, Signature, Wintergarden or Grand suites – earn an additional Seabourn Club Point per Sailed Day. Additional Seabourn Club Points are also awarded for each night on an escorted Seabourn Journey and for every $500 of eligible onboard and pre-cruise online purchases (net of returns, and limited to one additional Seabourn Club Point for each Sailed Day). Seabourn Club Points for onboard and pre-cruise online purchases have a limit of one additional Club Point for each Sailed Day. As an exception, all guests who purchase a GR suite will be given OBS points (regardless of how many guests on the booking and if the GR is booked as 1 or 2 bookings). Seabourn Club Points never expire.
For example, a guest on a seven-day cruise paying a published fare in a Penthouse Suite, spending $1,100 on board and participating in a three-night escorted Seabourn Journey earns:
Seven Seabourn Club Points for the Sailed Days
+ Seven additional Seabourn Club Points for purchasing a Penthouse Suite
+ Two Seabourn Club Points for their onboard purchases
+ Three Seabourn Club Points for the Seabourn Journey
Total = 19 Seabourn Club Points
Additional information on earning Seabourn Club Points can be found here.
There are five membership levels in Seabourn Club:
Level Seabourn Club Points
Club Member 1-19 Seabourn Club Points
Silver Member 20-69 Seabourn Club Points
Gold Member 70-139 Seabourn Club Points
Platinum Member 140-249 Seabourn Club Points
Diamond Member 250+ Seabourn Club Points

Please see the benefits associated with each membership level.

4. What are the details for earning additional Seabourn Club Points?

Additional Seabourn Club Points will be earned on eligible sailings after June 1, 2012 based on the launch schedule. Please note, additional Seabourn Club Points will not be awarded for any past sailings.
Penthouse and Premium Suites: One additional Seabourn Club Point for each day sailed is awarded to guests who pay a published fare for, and are assigned at their original reservation to a penthouse or premium suite: Penthouse, Owner’s, Classic, Signature, Wintergarden, or Grand category suites. For instance, a guest booked in one of these penthouse or premium suites for a 10-day cruise earns 20 Seabourn Club Points: 10 Seabourn Club Points for the days on board, and an additional 10 Seabourn Club Points for the penthouse or premium suite. Complimentary or reduced fare suite upgrades to these premium categories do not qualify for additional Seabourn Club Points.
Seabourn Journey: Guests who book a Seabourn Journey (pre, post or mid-cruise) receive one Seabourn Club Point for each night on a Seabourn Journey. For instance, a guest who purchases a five-night Seabourn Journey in conjunction with a 30-day cruise earns 35 Seabourn Club Points: 30 Seabourn Club Points for the days on board and five Seabourn Club Points for the Seabourn Journey. If that guest purchased a penthouse or premium Suite they would earn 65 Seabourn Club Points: 30 Seabourn Club Points for the days onboard, an additional 30 Seabourn Club Points for the penthouse or premium suite, plus five Seabourn Club Points for the Seabourn Journey.
Onboard Purchases: One Seabourn Club Point will be earned for each $500 in onboard and pre-cruise online purchases. This is calculated on the combined eligible onboard charges for all guests on the booking, regardless of who signs each charge and who pays the bill. The first two guests named on the booking will receive the same number of Seabourn Club Points for onboard purchases. There is a limit of one additional Seabourn Club Point for each Sailed Day. Spending by the third and fourth guests named in the booking contributes to the spending total, but they do NOT receive additional Seabourn Club Points for onboard purchases.

Pre-purchased shore excursions, including mid-cruise Seabourn Journeys, wines and spirits, and gift orders are eligible for the onboard purchase points. Please note that pre- and post-cruise Seabourn Journeys are not included in the onboard purchase calculation.

Please note, Seabourn Club Points for purchases are calculated based on eligible purchases net of returns. All casino charges and associated fees are excluded as well as certain types of guest compensation credits. Future Cruise Deposits are also excluded since they never post to the shipboard account.

5. How do guests earn a complimentary cruise?

Seabourn Club Milestone Awards feature a complimentary cruise of up to seven days when a Club account reaches 140 Redeemable Sailed Days, or a complimentary cruise of up to 14 days when 250 Redeemable Sailed Days is reached.
Guests earn one Redeemable Sailed Day for each eligible day sailed on a Seabourn cruise, except when the cruise is a Milestone Cruise Award cruise, complimentary, at a special reduced-rate or is part of a charter. Pre- and post-cruise land programs such as Seabourn Journeys and hotel stays are not counted as Redeemable Sailed Days and do not count towards Milestone Cruise Awards. While the count of Sailed Days continues to grow as guests sail, whenever a guest uses a Milestone Cruise Award cruise, the number of days redeemed (i.e. 140 or 250) is deducted from the Redeemable Sailed Days in the guest’s Club account. Once a 14-day Milestone Cruise Award is earned, it must be booked within 24 months. If a Milestone Cruise Award booking is not confirmed within 24 months, the 14-day Milestone Cruise Award expires and 250 Redeemable Sailed Days will be debited from the guest’s Club account. If a Milestone Cruise Award booking is made within 24 months, for a sailing that departs after the 24-month period, that booking cannot be changed for any reason or the Milestone Cruise Award will be forfeited.
The category of the Milestone Cruise Award applies towards a suite in the category at which the majority of the award’s Redeemable Sailed Days were purchased, not sailed in. In other words, complimentary or reduced rate upgrades do not apply. Guests accrue Sailed Days but do not accrue Redeemable Sailed Days on the complimentary Milestone Cruise Award sailing. If a guest has redeemed a prior Milestone Cruise Award, only categories at which the majority of Redeemable Sailed Days have been purchased since their last redemption will be used to calculate the category for their current Milestone Cruise Award. If a guest qualifies for a category that is not applicable to the ship on which the guest chooses to redeem their Milestone Cruise Award, Seabourn will determine a comparable category to use for the Milestone Cruise Award being redeemed.

6. How do guests earn other Milestone Awards?

Each day sailed with Seabourn earns one Sailed Day, and these days count toward Milestone Awards.
Sailed Days is the running count of days actually sailed on board. One Sailed Day is earned for each eligible cruise day and adds to the guest’s history. This is the only way to earn Sailed Days. For example, a seven-day cruise earns seven Sailed Days; a 60-day cruise earns 60 Sailed Days. Sailed Days do not expire.
We are pleased to recognize guests with a special gift from Tiffany & Co. when certain Sailed Day milestones are reached.
Milestone Awards are based solely on Sailed Days:
100 Sailed Days
200 Sailed Days
500 Sailed Days
1,000 Sailed Days
1,500 Sailed Days
2,000 Sailed Days
2,500 Sailed Days

These are presented during the Seabourn Club exclusive event on board.
Another award is presented to the guest with the most Sailed Days on the cruise.

7. Who is eligible to earn Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points?

Guests sailing on eligible cruises will be awarded Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points. Eligible cruises do not include charters, certain reduced fare rates (i.e. employee, vendor rates, etc) and other cruises as may be designated by Seabourn in its sole discretion. Some details are below.
Third and fourth fare-paying guests sharing a suite are awarded Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points. Please note, third and fourth guests sharing a suite do not earn Seabourn Club Points for purchases.
Guests sailing on Milestone Awards complimentary cruises earn Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points. They do not earn Redeemable Sailed Days on the complimentary cruise. Please note, if guests use the seven-day cruise award on a ten-day cruise, they will earn three Redeemable Sailed Days for the purchased days.
Guests paying Friends & Family, Travel Professional and Interline Rates are awarded Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points (no Redeemable Sailed Days).
Charity certificate cruises are awarded Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points.
Charter bookings will not be awarded Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days or Seabourn Club Points. Please note, guests sailing on chartered bookings are not eligible to receive any Seabourn Club benefits onboard.
Prizes, familiarization trips, working personnel and employee benefit cruises will not be awarded Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days or Seabourn Club Points.

8. Will Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points expire?

Sailed Days do not expire.
250 Redeemable Sailed Days automatically expire two years from the day the Club account reaches 250 or more Redeemable Sailed Days.
Seabourn Club Points do not expire. Once Club members achieve a Membership level, they continue to advance from that level.

9. What happens to Sailed Days and Redeemable Sailed Days from the past?

Benefits were formerly based solely on Sailed Days and Redeemable Sailed Days. Seabourn Club will now track three sets of numbers. Once the new program takes effect, guests will receive:
Seabourn Club Points equal to the number of Sailed Days from past eligible cruises. Additional Seabourn Club Points for sailing in a penthouse or premium suite, Seabourn Journeys and onboard purchases will not be credited for past cruises. Points will be earned on cruises after the new program takes effect according to the launch schedule.
Sailed Days equal to the number of Sailed Days from past eligible cruises.
Redeemable Sailed Days equal to the number of Redeemable Sailed Days currently available toward a Milestone Cruise Award from past eligible cruises.

10. Will guests receive Seabourn Club Points for escorted Seabourn Journeys taken in the past?

No. Seabourn Club Points for escorted Seabourn Journeys will only be awarded on cruises after the new program takes effect according to the launch schedule.

11. Can a guest give or share benefits with other guests?

No. Benefits are intended for the personal use of a guest and those sharing their suite/booking. Seabourn reserves the right to limit benefits if necessary.

12. Will guests receive credit or compensation for unused benefits?

No.

13. Can guests purchase or transfer Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days or Seabourn Club Points?

No.

14. Are any onboard purchases excluded from earning additional Seabourn Club Points?

Seabourn Club Points for purchases are calculated based on eligible purchases net of returns. All casino charges and associated fees are excluded as well as certain types of guest compensation credits. Future Cruise Deposits are also excluded since they never post to the shipboard account.

15. If two guests of different Membership levels share a suite, does each guest receive separate benefits?

Yes. Each person is awarded benefits based on their individual membership level. Please note, the savings benefits for shore excursions and premium wines and spirits will apply to both guests in the suite.

16. If a guest becomes eligible for a higher Membership level while on board, when can they take advantage of the additional benefits?

The next level of benefits will be available to the guest on their next Seabourn cruise.

17. If guests are booked on back to back cruises, how should they select their benefits?

Eligible guests booked on back-to-back sailings will receive one set of benefits onboard, regardless of whether the cruise is booked as one or more than one reservation. Guests should select their benefits for the first sailing and these will extend throughout their time on board. Benefits selected for multiple reservations will default to the selections made for the first sailing.

18. If a guest pays the cruise fare and onboard charges for multiple suites, can they designate that all Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points be applied to their account?

No. Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points are awarded to each guest in a suite/booking basis, regardless of who makes or pays for reservations and onboard purchases.

19. If a guest cancels a cruise within the 100% cancellation fee period, will they receive Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days or Seabourn Club Points?

No. Guests must check in at the pier and sail away from the embarkation port in order to receive Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points.

20. If guests have to disembark early for medical reasons or any other reason, will they still receive credit for the full length of the cruise?

Once a guest checks in at the pier and sails out of the embarkation port, they will receive Seabourn Club Points, Sailed Days and Redeemable Sailed Days, if eligible, for the entire length of the voyage, regardless of when they disembark.

21. If a guest is approved for early disembarkation or late embarkation will they still receive credit for the full length of the cruise?

Yes. Guests will receive Sailed Days, Redeemable Sailed Days and Seabourn Club Points for the length of the voyage, regardless of when they embark or disembark.

22. How quickly will a guest’s Club account be updated after a cruise?

A guest’s status will be fully updated seven to ten days after the cruise or post-cruise Seabourn Journey ends.

23. Are there any differences in the benefits for guests who live outside the United States?

Some benefits may not be available to those living outside of the United States. For example, the complimentary magazine subscriptions to Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure have some international mailing limitations.

24. Where are the complete Seabourn Club terms and conditions?

The complete terms and conditions are available on Seabourn.com.

MY SEABOURN/SEABOURN.COM

25. How can a guest check their cruise history?

A guest can view their cruise history, Membership level and other Seabourn Club information in the “My Seabourn” section at Seabourn.com.
To register for “My Seabourn”, simply follow the easy online instructions for setting up an account. Once logged in, go to “My Seabourn” and select “My Cruise History”.

26. What can a guest do if they believe “My Cruise History” is incorrect?

Please contact Seabourn Club to request a review of the Club account. Guests may use the online email form located in the “My Seabourn” section of Seabourn.com, contact Seabourn Club via fax at +1-206-501-2944 or by email at seabourncruisehistory@seabourn.com.
Seabourn Club will require the following information for each missing sailing in order to process an update:
Ship Name
Sailing Date
Destination
Length of Voyage
Documentation: either a verifiable booking number or a copy of cruise documents
Please note, only sailings taken on Seabourn ships will count toward Seabourn cruise history. Voyages taken at a complimentary or reduced rate prior to July 2011 were not eligible for Sailed Days or Redeemable Sailed Days. Examples of reduced fares would include interline rates, travel professional rates, friends and family rates, 3rd and 4th guests sharing a suite, charters, etc. After July 2011 these types of bookings began accruing Sailed Days only.
If a guest’s name or address has changed since the time of the missing sailing please provide the name and/or address under which the missing cruise was booked with the information sent to Seabourn.

27. What should guests do if their Seabourn Club number is wrong in “My Seabourn” online?

Most likely they have multiple Seabourn Club Membership numbers. Please contact Seabourn Reservations with the Club number(s) and Seabourn will provide assistance.

28. How does a guest choose their benefits?

Guests simply log into “My Seabourn” and select from the menu of benefits for their Membership level prior to sailing. The selected benefits will remain in the guest profile until they are changed by the guest, another guest on the same booking, the travel professional or by Seabourn upon request.

ON BOARD BENEFITS

29. How can guests receive the shore excursion savings benefit?

All eligible shore excursions will receive the savings benefit once a guest chooses that as a preference. Depending on the timing of when the guest selects this preference, the savings will be applied either online or on board.
Online: Savings on eligible shore excursions pre-purchased on Seabourn.com prior to sailing will show in the ‘cart’ prior to final purchase.
On board: Savings on shore excursions will be reflected at the time of purchase.
If a guest purchases shore excursions online prior to selecting this benefit, the savings will be calculated on board and posted to the guest’s statement.
If a guest chooses this benefit and purchases shore excursions, they cannot later change the benefit.
Please note, the savings is not applicable to Seabourn Journeys, private cars/driver hire, transfers or transfers with a tour.

30. How do guests receive the savings on premium wines and spirits?

Eligible Club members who select the savings on premium wines and spirits will receive them as follows:
Online: Savings on premium wines and spirits pre-purchased on Seabourn.com prior to sailing will show in the ‘cart’ prior to final purchase.
On board: Savings on premium wines and spirits purchased on board will show on your shipboard account, NOT on the individual receipt.
Please note, if a guest purchases premium wines and spirits online prior to selecting this benefit, the savings will be calculated on board and posted to the guest’s statement.
If guests choose this benefit and purchase premium wines and spirits, they cannot later change the benefit.

31. If a guest selects the Internet package benefit, and once on board a longer Internet package is purchased, how is the benefit applied?

The guest will be charged the price difference in the Internet packages. For example, if a guest is eligible for a Silver Package (retail price $19.95) and chooses to purchase a Platinum Package (retail price $39.95) they will be responsible for the $20 difference in price.
Please note, no credit is given for any unused benefit.

32. What is the Seabourn Club Signature Massage? How does a guest reserve a treatment?

Exclusively available for eligible Seabourn Club members, the 25-minute Seabourn Club Signature Massage therapy is designed to awaken a guest’s senses with the combination of massage, sound and aromatherapy. Each individual massage therapy will be customized based a guest’s selection: the relaxing spirit of ocean, the balancing spirit of the earth or the energizing spirit of the sky. Please note, only one Seabourn Club Signature Massage can be redeemed per guest during a cruise and does not include access to the Serene Area before and after the treatment. Reservations can be made online prior to sailing or on board at the Spa. No treatment substitutions are allowed. The treatment is non-transferable. No refund or credit is given for unused benefit.

33. How does a guest receive the day pass for the Serene Area in the Spa at Seabourn?

A guest choosing the day pass benefit for the Spa at Seabourn Serene Area (available on Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest only) will receive an invitation once on board and can select and reserve the desired day.

34. What is included in the complimentary laundry and pressing benefit?

Silver Members receive one bag of laundry per sailing, regardless of the length of the cruise.
Gold and Platinum Members will receive one bag of laundry for every seven days (or portion of seven days) on board. The total number of laundry bags awarded can be used at anytime during the cruise.
Diamond Members receive complimentary normal laundry and pressing service throughout their cruise.
Please note, all complimentary laundry and pressing must be requested at least two days prior to disembarkation.
Dry-cleaning and ‘same day service’ is not complimentary and will be charged at regular rates.

35. What are the special Seabourn Club events on board?

The Captain and Seabourn Club Host/Hostess will invite Club Members to an exclusive Seabourn Club Party during each cruise. Champagne and canapés will be served and the reception will feature entertainment and dancing. The Captain and Host/Hostess recognize those achieving Milestones Awards at this event.

36. How do guests receive an extra 5% Onboard Booking Savings?

Guests can either book their next Seabourn cruise while onboard and secure a 5% Onboard Booking Savings on that booking or purchase a Future Cruise Deposit that entitles them to a savings of 5% on a future cruise booking. Future Cruise Deposits must be applied to a specific cruise booking within four years from the date of issue. The 5% Future Cruise Deposit is individual to the guest shown on the Future Cruise Deposit and may only be applied to that guest’s cruise fare in any future booking. The 5% savings applies to the cruise fare only, not to any optional packages. In the future booking, only the first and second guests in the suite are eligible to apply a 5% savings. Third or fourth guests in the suite are not eligible for the additional savings regardless of whether they have previously purchased a Future Cruise Deposit or secured an Onboard Booking Savings. Guests or their travel professionals need to request this savings be applied prior to final payment. Only one 5% Future Cruise Deposit may be applied per guest per booking. Single occupancy Future Cruise Deposits will receive 5% which is applicable to one guest. This offer is available to new bookings and cannot be applied retroactively to existing bookings or waitlist bookings. The 5% Future Cruise Deposit is not transferable and is applied after all other discounts. The Future Cruise Deposit currency is non-changeable and can only be applied to bookings made in the same currency. Failure to apply the savings to a booking within the four year period will result in forfeiture of the 5% savings and a refund of the deposit amount held to secure the discount. Monetary deposits on Future Cruise Deposits are fully refundable if unapplied. Once applied to a reservation, the deposit is subject to standard booking conditions and cancellation structures. This offer is not combinable with any industry rates.
Please note, Future Cruise Deposits are not considered onboard purchases eligible for Seabourn Club Points.

AT HOME BENEFITS

37. When will guests receive Club membership luggage tags?

Seabourn guests receive exclusive Membership Level luggage tags in the final cruise documentation prior to sailing.
Please note, this benefit will begin Fall 2012.

38. How do guests receive the savings on Personal Valet luggage shipping service?

Seabourn Club members eligible for this benefit can contact Luggage Forward:
www.luggageforward.com/seabourn
Email: orders@luggageforward.com
Or call from the US, 1-800-766-8535; from the UK dial (+44) 203 375 4769; or from any other location, +1-617-482-1100.
Guests will be asked to provide name, Seabourn Club number, and Membership level. Once a guest’s eligibility is verified, they will receive the appropriate savings.

39. How do guests receive a subscription award for Condé Nast Traveler or Travel + Leisure?

Eligible Club members will be able to select their subscription choice in the “My Seabourn” section of Seabourn.com. Club Members with international mailing addresses can only choose Condé Nast Traveler at this time. Please note, Condé Nast Traveler is distributed as US edition only and cannot be mailed to Ghana, Iran or Nigeria.

40. What is the Seabourn Advisory Board?

Seabourn Club Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Members are eligible to participate in the Seabourn Advisory Board. Seabourn will occasionally email surveys and questionnaires to the Advisory Board seeking their valued feedback.

41. When will a guest receive advance communication?

Guests with an email address linked to their Seabourn Club account will receive select news, product announcements and other information in advance of the general public.

42. How does a guest subscribe to the Seabourn Club Herald?

No subscription is required. Eligible Club members will receive the Seabourn Club Herald magazine delivered to their homes. The magazine contains stories about places where Seabourn sails, lifestyle articles of interest to Club members and news from the ships and around the world. The Seabourn Club Herald is published and mailed three times a year.

WHAT ABOUT AIRPORT TAXES?

Some countries impose an arrival or departure tax, which cannot be included on an air ticket. In most cases this is paid by each guest upon check-in and may have to be paid in the local currency.

WHERE DO I MEET MY AIRPORT TRANSFER?

On days of sailing, Seabourn representatives will be stationed in the airport baggage claim area or outside the customs area (depending on local customs regulations), to greet guests and assist those who are eligible to be transferred to the pier. You will recognize our representatives by their Seabourn signs. If you don’t see our representatives, please have one paged. Please note: This service is available only on days of sailing.

SHOULD I CONFIRM MY FLIGHT?

Since arrival and departure times are subject to last minute changes by the airlines, we recommend that you call your airline(s) 24 hours before your initial flight departure to verify all the flight numbers, departure and arrival times shown on your ticket and provide a home telephone number. (Reconfirm international flights 72 hours prior to your departure from home.) Also, please remember to confirm all flights booked directly by your travel professional. Plan to be at the airline counter at least two hours before flight time for domestic flights and three hours before flight time for international flights. Also, have your identification, travel documents and tickets readily available. Seabourn cannot confirm or reconfirm flights, seat assignment requests and other special services, such as special meals or wheelchair assistance, from on board our vessels. Your travel professional, however, may assist with these arrangements once you receive your tickets.
VIEWING YOUR AIR ITINERARY

Once you are given your airline reservation code, found in your documents on either the e-ticket or paper tickets, you can view your flights online at www.seabournflightease.com. Enter your reservation code given to you by Seabourn, passenger last name and password:
seabourn

ARE TRANSFERS INCLUDED?

Hotel Packages

If you have booked your hotel accommodations through Seabourn, transfers are included between the airport, hotel and ship. Please notify Seabourn of your air travel schedule no later than 14 days prior to your arrival otherwise we will not be able to transfer you from the airport. If you booked your air travel through Seabourn, then we already have your schedule.
Purchasing Transfers

Transfers from the port city airport to the ship on day of sailing and from the ship to the port city airport on the day of disembarkation are available for purchase from Seabourn. Transfers are available to Fly Cruise guests and to guests who have independent flight plans. Reservations and payment are required at least 14 days prior to your sailing date. Guests with independent flight arrangements must advise Seabourn of this information at least 14 days prior to sailing. You may take advantage of our Online Check-in to submit your information or call:
United States: 800-426-0327
Monday-Friday: 5:00am to 7:00pm PT
Saturday and Sunday: 6:00am to 5:00pm PT
United Kingdom: 0843 373 2000
Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm UK
Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm UK
The office is closed on Sunday
Australia: 13 24 02
Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 7:00pm AET
Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm AET
The office is closed on Sunday
European Union: Within Netherlands: 0800 1872 1872, Outside NL: 00800 1873 1873
Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm CET
Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm CET
The office is closed on Sunday
Accessible Transfer Requirements

If you have purchased a transfer through Seabourn or have booked a cruisetour and require a lift vehicle, please have your travel agent advise our Access & Compliance Department at 800-547-8493, as soon as possible, so we can arrange a special transfer or lift equipped motorcoach for your cruisetour. Please reconfirm any special transfer requirements for disembarkation with the Front Office after you board. For cities of embarkation and/or disembarkation, other than in the United States, wheelchair lift vehicles may not be available. Please call Access & Compliance for detailed information.

WHAT IS FLIGHT EASE®?

We are pleased to offer Flight Ease®, featuring transportation from a number of cities to your cruise, as well as transfers between the airport and ship on sailing day. Flight Ease® offers convenient booking assistance by one of our experienced Reservations Agents, competitive pricing, 24-Hour assistance and next port protection. If you are interested in greater flexibility when booking an air schedule, our Flexible Fares may be the option you are seeking. If you are sure of your plans and looking for potentially lower air rates, our Restricted Fares may work best for your travel schedule.
Flight Ease® is offered at an additional charge to your cruise fare. Certain conditions and restrictions apply.
If you purchase air transportation independently from Seabourn, you will be responsible for any and all expenses incurred when joining the vessel in progress.
Government-Issued Identification

For security reasons, first and last names on an air booking must match the government-issued identification used for boarding. For guests with Seabourn’s Flight Ease plan, spelling corrections or name changes may result in a higher air rate, loss of space and/or change fees. Visit www.tsa.gov for more details.
Air Changes/Refunds

Prices and availability are not guaranteed until the cruise and air booking are paid in full. Cancelling your cruise booking for any reason will cancel any air bookings associated with the cruise booking, and fees will be applied if applicable.
Flexible Fares: No fees will be charged for changes and cancellations made prior to the cruise final payment due date. Changes to the booking may require cancellation and rebooking of flights. The original schedule and airfare may no longer be available, and a new reservation may need to be created at the current available price. If the current available price exceeds the original airfare, the guest must pay the additional charge. Cancellations after the cruise final payment date will incur a fee up to the full cost of the ticket, per ticket. Tickets are nontransferable. In some instances, name changes will not be permitted and will require cancellation and rebooking of flights. Prices are subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment for your air-inclusive cruise. Prices are not subject to increase after you make full payment except for charges resulting from increases in government imposed taxes or fees. Payment is required by the cruise final payment date or at time of booking if created after the cruise final payment date.
Restricted Fares: Full payment for air reservation is required at the time of air booking. Tickets are nonrefundable. Any changes will result in the cancellation of the air booking. Cancellation of Restricted Air will incur cancellation fees of the full cost of the ticket. The airline may generate a Future Air Credit (FAC) memo in an amount the airline determines. FACs are notations in the booking that show the guest has an outstanding credit with the airline which can be applied to a future Seabourn air booking with the same airline or redeemed directly with the airline, typically within 365 days. FACs are nontransferable, and nonrefundable. Tickets are nontransferable and name changes are not allowed. FACs only apply to U.S. resident bookings, and are not available to guests who have requested refunds under Seabourn Shield.
Air Rates/Taxes and Fees

Air rates will be quoted at the time of booking. Air rates are for e-tickets, per person and include all flight taxes and fees. Other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airports and are the responsibility of the passenger.
Airline Service Requests and Baggage Charges

Please contact each airline directly to request or confirm meals, oxygen, wheelchair or other airport assistance. Guests travelling with other guests who originate from different cities or who request Flight Ease® at different times may not receive routings on the same flights.
Once you have booked your flight, please check the airline’s website or contact the airline directly for information regarding baggage fees and other charges. Each airline has its own baggage allowance policy. You are responsible for all baggage fees, including any excess baggage charges imposed by airlines.
Airline Schedule Changes

Airline bookings are subject to flight schedule changes by the airlines. Schedule changes can occur at any time and may affect your flights. Seabourn is not responsible for airline schedule changes. Seabourn will try to assist guests affected by airline schedule changes so that flights booked will meet ship embarkation and disembarkation requirements. Any associated costs related to or caused by an airline schedule change is the responsibility of the guest. Changes initiated by guests to flight schedules are subject to any applicable additional costs and fees and may require the cancellation and rebooking of flights at available rates and space.
Seat Assignments

Seat assignments are controlled by the airlines, but may be requested for most flights in the Flight Ease system based on the availability in the airline’s reservation system at the time of booking. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and the airlines may change seat assignments. Some airlines charge additional fees for seat assignments. Any fees related to seat assignments are collected by the airlines directly. Some low cost fares do not allow pre-assigned seats; guests without seat assignments prior to the flight date will have seats assigned by the airline at check-in on the date of travel.
Liability and Relation with Airlines

As the airfares we use are based on capacity controlled, promotional, and group fares, we may limit or close sales without prior notice at any time. If, due to any cause beyond our control, we are unable to arrange for air travel or the air travel we arrange is unavailable or otherwise fails to materialize, our sole liability will be limited to refunding the air price paid to us. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any airline, including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of flights, schedule changes, re-routings, damage to or delay or loss of baggage, flight delays, equipment failures, accidents, pilot or other staff shortages, overbooking or computer errors. The liabilities and obligations of an airline to you, and your rights against an airline, are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the airline’s ticket and tariffs and all applicable governmental laws and regulations. Passengers who are booked by Seabourn on a Seabourn charter flight are guaranteed a reservation on the cruise ship. If a passenger confirmed on a Seabourn charter flight is unable to board the ship due to cancellation or delay of the charter flight, the passenger will receive a full refund for the complete itinerary that includes the cruise fare, charter flight fee, and applicable taxes, fees and surcharges.
Overnight Hotel Accommodations

It may be necessary for passengers to overnight en route to or from their cruise due to airline schedules and/or availability. If deemed necessary, the cost of hotel accommodations is included in the air add-on price. Additional add-on hotel nights are at the guest’s expense. Hotel options and costs will be communicated to and agreed by guests prior to being confirmed. Passengers are always responsible for meals and items of a personal nature.

WHAT IF MY FLIGHT IS DELAYED?

From time to time, guests encounter transportation delays in getting to their cruise ship. If it is your day of sailing and this happens to you, please follow these guidelines:
First, advise your airline at the earliest opportunity that you are a cruise guest destined for a sailing that day. Working directly with the carrier is important as the airlines are usually able to arrange alternative flights.
If you believe a delay will cause you to arrive in the port of embarkation less than two hours before the ship’s scheduled departure or if you are concerned for any reason that the ship may leave before you arrive, our representatives may be able to advise you of arrangements to minimize disruptions in your vacation plans.
Ask the airline to immediately advise our Air/Sea Department, or call us yourself at 1-800-628-4771 or 1-206-286-3294. Air/Sea representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. These numbers are provided for emergency use only; please do not call unless it is your day of departure and you are experiencing a delay. All other questions and concerns regarding air arrangements should be directed to your travel professional. For further information on our relationship with airlines, please refer to your Cruise Contract.
If you have purchased air transportation independently from Seabourn, you will be responsible for any and all expenses incurred when joining the vessel in progress.

To book this cruise, please fill out a copy of the form below, sign and email/fax to:

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The Life of Isabelle Simi

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A Look Back at the Life of Isabelle Simi

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Wine Enthusiast examines the pioneering and dynamic vintner.

The legendary Isabelle Simi—once the vintner and mastermind behind one of Sonoma’s longest standing institutions, Simi Winery—passed away more than twenty years ago, but her legacy still lives on. A true pioneer for women in the wine world, Simi began to spearhead her family’s estate the tender age of 18, successfully navigating natural disaster and Prohibition’s crippling effect on California’s budding wine industry. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Wine Enthusiast caught up with Susan Lueker, Simi Winery’s Director of Winemaking, to talk about the life and times of the dynamic Isabelle.

WE: Isabelle’s father and uncle died weeks apart from influenza in 1904, flinging her into the heart of a wine making dynasty in its infancy. How was she able to cope with such an enormous undertaking?
Susan Lueker: From all the family stories of Isabelle as a young woman, up until her death in 1981 at 95, she was very determined and courageous. Isabelle knew she had a legacy to uphold and traveled the country visiting wine distributors to promote her family’s vineyard. She saw the vineyard through the Great Earthquake of 1906, which hit Sonoma all the way from San Francisco. Isabelle’s insistence of steel reinforcements and solidly built structures kept the winery from any great harm.

WE: Women married at such a young age back then. Did Isabelle?
SL: At 22, Isabelle married Fred R. Haigh, a cashier at the local bank, which on paper seemed like a wise move. As Isabelle was from one of the wealthiest families in town, he definitely got the better end of the deal. He also had a bit of an ego and would always interfere with her business and meddle with her connections and contracts.

WE: Was Simi the only vineyard open in California during Prohibition?
SL: In 1919, before Prohibition went into effect, Sonoma County had 256 wineries. Nineteen years later, 206 of them had closed—but not Simi.

WE: Was Simi actually producing wine or just cellaring?
SL: Prohibition meant Isabelle couldn’t make wine in general, but it didn’t mean she couldn’t make and cellar specially licensed sacramental wine. In order to hold onto the winery, Isabelle had to sell all of the vineyards. But making that savvy decision kept the business moving forward, and soon after Prohibition ended, Isabelle had a 25,000 gallon wine cask rolled out of the cellar and converted into a tasting room. The winery began selling her vast inventory, and although America was still in the depths of the Great Depression, the hard times were over for Simi Winery.

WE: Her demeanor comes across in every photograph taken of her.
SL: It does—even as a teenager when she was crowned Queen of the Flower Festival (now known as the Healdsburg Water Carnival). Isabelle was very welcoming and hospitable but could be positively cantankerous. You didn’t mess with Isabel. She’d be cleaning the sidewalk outside of the vineyard and if you got in her way she’d hit you with a broom.

WE: What were some of Isabelle’s other charms?
SL: She kept a garden of rare species of roses at the vineyard, and planted a new bush with each sitting president during her time, with the exception of Herbert Hoover. His strong enforcement of Prohibition did not gel well with Isabel—so much that when Hoover got wind that he had been excluded from the garden, he personally sent her a rosebush to plant. Isabel naturally sent it back. The rose garden still thrives at the winery, and the gardeners have kept it as close to the original species as possible.

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Ladies of “The Dust” An interview with Honig winemaker Kristin Belair

Posted in: Honig Vineyard and Winery

Ladies of “The Dust”
An interview with Honig winemaker Kristin Belair

Rutherford Dust tasting event

A few weeks ago I attended a private tasting focusing on Cabernets from the Rutherford, CA viticultural area. The Rutherford appellation located in the Napa Valley area of northern California is comparatively small but mighty. It is approximately 6 square miles, beginning just south of Cakebread Cellars and BV Vineyard #2 along Highway 29. It ends at Zinfandel Lane, 3.3 miles to the north, and stretches across the valley 2 miles at its widest point from Mt. St. John on the West to the Vaca Mountain Range on the East. There are 77 property owners and 48 wineries. Wines produced from the grapes grown here reflect a distinct Rutherford character. Commonality includes notes of luscious cherry, plenty of juicy blackberry, bright plum, elegant cassis and some agreeable black pepper, caramel and herbaceousness.

Honig Winery

The term “Rutherford Dust” is often defined by sources as, “The legendary reason why Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the soil of the Rutherford area produce such excellent wines.” In my opinion, one of the reasons this legend perpetuates is Kristin Belair, winemaker for Honig Vineyard and Winery. Among her many many (did I say m-a-n-y) awards is a recent Wine Spectator 93 point award for her 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. It was also designated as one of the top 100 wines of 2013. Pretty much a walk-in-the park for Ms. Belair.

As you read through the interview below, you’re going to get a delicious peek into Kristin’s life as one of the “ladies of the Dust.” This is a light-hearted, but serious interview from a woman who makes magic in the vineyards and the bottle – a true dust to bottle kind of woman. I am thinking you’ll enjoy this chat as much as I did. As Kristen has been heard to say, “Wine has an extraordinary way of connecting together people, places and experiences.”

Name: Kristin Belair
Winery: Honig Vineyard and Winery

Kristin Belair

Position: Winemaker

LK: When did your interest in winemaking begin?

KB: I was a struggling undergraduate biochemistry student at UC Davis, when a chance conversation with a classmate pointed me in the right direction. He had just entered the winemaking program and was very excited about it.

LK: How long have you been a winemaker?

KB: I experienced my first harvest as a cellar intern in 1981, so over 30 years.

LK: Which of your jobs has made the biggest impact on your success?

KB: I’ve been the winemaker at Honig since 1998, so coming up on my 17th harvest here. Prior to that I was at Johnson Turnbull/Turnbull Wine cellars from 1985-1997.

LK: Did you do an apprenticeship or go through a formal wine school, program or course? If so, could you tell us about it? If no, how did you learn to become a winemaker?

KB: I am still in wine school! LOL, I have a BS in Enology from UC Davis and gained practical experience from some great cellar and lab internships, mostly here in Napa Valley. Even though I have been out of formal school for quite some time now, I still attend seminars and classes so I can stay current on new developments and research. Every vintage offers opportunities to learn something new and refine my craft.

LK: What is your favorite part of your job?
KB: The creativity and the comradery. And, I am involved in making something that is tangible and ephemeral at the same time.

LK: Which one of your current wines would you recommend for a novice drinker? Which one for the aficionado?

KB: Honig Sauvignon Blanc offers an approachable experience for a novice and enough complexity to be enjoyable to an aficionado.Perfect! They can share!

LK: What is your favorite type of varietal or blend to work with?

KB: I don’t have a favorite per se, but we have a saying here at Honig, “Friends don’t let friends drink chardonnay.”

LK: How much time do you spend in the vineyards?

KB: Lots! With grapes being our raw ingredients, it is important to understand how the season is influencing the grape characteristics. This allows us to adjust our winemaking protocols to produce delicious wines year in and year out.

LK: What is your favorite time of the growing season?

KB: Winter! I love to ski…oh wait, growing season, Harvest! It is the most intensely creative time of year, full of surprises and challenges and comradery is at its best.

LK: What are the highlights of your career, your “ah ha” or “wow” moments?

KB: Tasting some older wines that I made and recognizing that there was a consistency of style and structure, even though the grape sources and production protocols were very different. Then, having a random winery visitor sharing the same observation without knowing my history.

LK: When you go out for a glass of wine, where do you go?

KB: A brew pub. I enjoy craft/micro brews and after working with wine all day it is nice to have a change. For wine, it is usually a special bottle chosen for a dinner with family and friends, often cooked at home.

LK: How do you work with local growers, if you do?

KB: I work closely with our growers throughout the season and as it gets close to harvest we talk a lot. We have worked with many of our growers for several seasons and some for more than 10 years. With that amount of time, they understand what we are looking for in the grapes that go into Honig wine. I always try to connect what happens in the vineyard and the growing season to the final outcome in the bottle.

LK: What is the one thing you haven’t done yet in your winemaking career yet that you would like to accomplish?

KB: My 65th Vintage!

LK: Anything else you would like to share about being a winemaker?

KB: I love knowing that I play a part in creating something that people are enjoying in many different settings with family and friends. Wine has an extraordinary way of connecting together people, places and experiences.”

LK: Would you share a recipe with us that incorporates one of your wines?

KB: Early fall simplicity: Honig Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Oysters (raw) under a full moon.

Honig Vineyard & Winery
850 Rutherford Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
Tel: 800.929.2217

 

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Wine of the week: Foppiano winemaker finds way to tame a petite sirah

Posted in: Foppiano Vineyards
Wine of the week: Foppiano winemaker finds way to tame a petite sirah

Petite sirah can seem like a runaway Mustang, impossible to tame.

But Natalie West, winemaker of Healdsburg’s Foppiano Vineyards, apparently has what it takes to tame the spirited grape. West is behind our wine-of-the week winner — the Foppiano Vineyards, 2011 Russian River Valley Petite Sirah at $25.

“At first, the wine is rough and wild, with heavy tannins and huge acidity,” West said. “As it ages, all the different components start to mellow and blend together to create a beautiful, elegant, complex wine. It’s amazing to see the metamorphosis.”

At Foppiano, petite sirah has always been a focus, and West said she treats the grape like pinot noir to tease out its elegance.

“The biggest challenge about producing petite sirah is tannin management, both in the vineyard and in the winery,” West said.

“It is very easy to get an out-of-balance, over-extracted petite sirah. Gentle handling and monitoring of the wine in all stages ensures the right tannin balance,” she added.

What the uninitiated don’t know is that petite sirah is full of potential, a grape with limitless possibility, West said. “People don’t realize how complex and elegant petite sirah can be.”

“It is a big red wine, however it can have lovely acidity, beautiful fruit expression, excellent tannin structure and age-ability of the best cabernet sauvignons,” she added.

West, who studied at UC Davis, said she has been immersed in the grape culture since childhood.

“My parents have vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley that I grew up on, and of course there were always vineyard related chores,” West said.

“Winemaking is such a wonderful process — to be outside in nature, to follow the seasons, to use a scientific base (yet able to ignore the science if you wish), and to have a lifestyle that promotes great food and great company,” she added.

Wine writer Peg Melnik can be reached at 521-5310 or peg.melnik@pressdemocrat.com.

Wine of the Week: Scouting for the tastiest red wines

Wine writer Peg Melnik had a blind tasting this week of red wines. The range of reds included pinot noir, petite sirah and Bordeaux red blends. The best quality for the price is our wine-of-the-week winner, and top honors go to the Foppiano Vineyards for its 2011 Russian River Valley Petite Sirah at $25. It’s a snappy petite sirah that’s turning heads.

TOP PICK

Foppiano Vineyards, 2011 Russian River Valley Petite Sirah, 14.9 percent alcohol, $25. ★★★★

A sassy petite sirah. (Is there any other kind?) Its concentrated black fruit, coupled with its bold spice, make it irresistible. Notes of blackberry, herbs and cracked pepper. A standout.

Other impressive wines:

La Crema, 2012 Monterey Pinot Noir, 13.5 percent, $23. ★★★1⁄2

This is a refreshing pinot with bright red fruit and crisp acid. Aromas and flavors of plum, strawberry and mineral. Vibrant. The quality of the pinot makes this a very tasty find at this price point.

Seven Deadly Zins, N.V. Lodi Zinfandel, 15 percent, $16. ★★★1⁄2

This zin is edgy, loaded with fruit and spice. Notes of raspberry, blueberry and cracked black pepper. Juicy.

Coppola Rosso, 2012 California Red Blend, 13.4 percent, $12. ★★★1⁄2

A rustic red blend of zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon and syrah. A tasty range of flavors — cherry, plum, strawberry and mocha. Easygoing. A smart pick.

Frei Brothers Reserve, 2012 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Zinfandel, 14.8 percent, ★★★

A snappy zin with layered flavors. It has a great fruit component — blueberry and raspberry jam. This zin backs up the fruit with a kick of spice — anise and cracked black pepper. A good value.

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