Lands of the Celts Expedition Voyage from Greenwich to Edinburgh 12 to 26 May 2024 on the Seabourn Venture with Jann Porter
I cruised Greenland and Iceland on the Seabourn Venture with 16 of our clients in August 2022 and we all agreed that everything far surpassed our expectations. The Seabourn Venture with a guest capacity of 264 is a beautiful little ship with a lovely choice of bars and lounges. For pre-dinner drinks and live music, we’d either go to The Club for sushi or to the Constellation Lounge for canapes and both have great views of the lovely scenery. The Square is always a favourite for coffees, smoothies and snacks.
It will be wonderful if you can join me on this interesting cruise with beautiful scenery, plenty of different sea birds, historical sites and some excellent whisky tasting! We receive rave reviews from everyone who does a similar routing and it’s also highly recommended by the Seabourn team.
Availability is already fairly limited so we suggest booking as soon as possible; there is no risk as the deposit is fully refundable until January.
On an expedition cruise, daily activities / tours are included so you have a fully immersive experience plus you learn so much from the expedition team accompanying you.
Start your voyage at the location that gave name to the Greenwich Meridian (0 degrees longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time.
See world renowned Tresco with its subtropical Abbey Gardens.
Come ashore at charming Lundy Island, whose human population shares their shores with multitudes of seabirds.
Visit Dublin, UNESCO City of Literature.
Zodiac cruise to see the incredible seabird colonies at the Calf of Man before arriving at the charming city of Peel on the Isle of Man.
Visit Iona where St Columba established an Abbey in the year 563, then join a Zodiac cruise to see Staffa Island and peer into Fingal’s Cave.
Watch charismatic puffins as they come and go from their nests on Lunga Island.
Explore the remote and fascinating double UNESCO World Heritage site of St Kilda, and discover its history and stories.
Visit the ancient archaeological treasures that make up the UNESCO Neolithic sites on the Orkney Islands.
Explore the vast seabird colonies of Copinsay by Zodiac.
CRUISE FARES in US Dollars per person sharing and subject to change until a booking has been made. Port Taxes & Fees of $675.00 per person are included.
Veranda Suite (V1-V4), 26 m2 suite + 7 m2 veranda from $11 999 per person sharing and $20 492 for single occupancy.
Veranda Spa Suite (VS), 26 m2 suite + 7 m2 veranda @ $16 999 per person sharing and $29 242 for single occupancy.
Panoramic Veranda Suite (VP), 31 m2 suite + 8 m2 veranda @ $18 799 per person sharing and $32 392 for single occupancy.
Penthouse Suite (PH), 40 m2 suite + 9 m2 veranda @ $20 999 per person sharing and $36 242 for single occupancy.
Penthouse Spa Suite (PS), 40 m2 suite + 19 m2 veranda @ $23 299 per person sharing and $40 267 for single occupancy.
Owner’s Suite (OW), 50 m2 suite + 45 m2 veranda @ $29 999 per person sharing and $59 323 for single occupancy.
Signature Suite (SS), 73 m2 suite + 55 m2 veranda @ $33 999 per person sharing and $67 323 for single occupancy.
Wintergarden Suite (WG); 1 Bedroom Duplex, 85 m2 suite + 12 m2 veranda @ $38 499 per person sharing and $76 323 for single occupancy.
THE CRUISE FARES INCLUDE
Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship (1 device per guest); complimentary beverages served throughout the ship (including beers, fine wines, spirits and champagnes); in-suite bar and refrigerator stocked with each guest’s preferred beverage selections; open-seating dining with prepared-to-order cuisine created by Thomas Keller, three-star Michelin chef; 24-hour complimentary room service; tipping is neither required, nor expected.
Unique to Seabourn Venture, Swarovski® binoculars for guests to use during the voyage, widely regarded as some of the world’s best by expedition travellers, naturalists, and wildlife spotters.
Complimentary Shore Excursions / Activities with local guides and a world class Expedition Team.
Complimentary two-layer Expedition Parka and waterproof backpack (Helly Hansen), as well as a complimentary stainless-steel flask that can be filled at the Nordic refill stations conveniently located around the ship.
Once booked, a 25% deposit is required to secure the booking and full payment is due by 2 February 2024. We recommend a booking is made as soon as possible to secure your 1st choice of accommodation as well as the best prices, as this is a popular itinerary that sells out far in advance.
There is no risk with booking in advance as you’ll receive a full refund of your deposit if you cancel more than 120 days (12 January 2024) before the cruise departs.
YOUR EXPERIENCED TEAM
Your Expedition Team is a select group of academics, scientists and general naturalists who share your passion for exploring the world’s remote regions. On board, they provide expert insights, both in formal presentations and casual discussion throughout the ship.
Led by your Expedition Team, these excursions get up close to nature and wildlife. Join the team on a Zodiac® cruise or ashore to walk and hike wild and remote landscapes seldom seen by other travellers.
Herewith a link to a great 2 ½ minute video (Seabourn Extraordinary Expeditions and Destinations) with Robin West, Vice President of Expedition Operations for Seabourn, as well as a stunning 1-minute This is Your Moment Expedition Video.
The Seabourn Venture (264 guests)
An ultra-luxury resort in the world’s most remote destinations
Guests are accommodated in 132 all ocean-front suites with private verandas and a custom, heated wardrobe for drying and storing expedition gear. Two new suite categories are: Panorama Veranda Suites with curved floor-to-ceiling windows leading to veranda and two- story Wintergarden Suites with floor-to-second-story-ceiling windows and a separate sleeping loft above the living area.
A place to enjoy your newspaper or to socialize with your fellow passengers. Seabourn Square is the true ‘living room’ of the ships. An inviting sociable space where guests will find a charming European style coffee bar, Seabourn Square has been designed as an open, comfortable environment for guests to interact with onboard officers and the expedition team and engage in conversation with family and new friends. The space is also home to the highly-trained Guest Services staff, who provide a range of concierge services such as general ship information, assistance with special service requests, port and travel information, and more.
Seabourn Square Aft
The Discovery Center, which is adjacent to the Expedition Lounge on Deck 4, acts as the teaching & academic center for natural history and cultural programming in an environment spacious enough to accommodate all guests at one time
The Expedition Lounge, located on Deck 4, is the heart of the ship. A gathering place for the curious, guests are invited to relax or linger with a complimentary cocktail or glass of fine wine from the bar as they share photos and stories from the day with their fellow travelers and the onboard staff. The Expedition Lounge will be central to the Seabourn expedition operation where guests convene before and after expeditions each day.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan your ideal holiday – 021 434 9394