Seabourn Vintage Europe Cruise May 2019
Whatever you desire, on a Seabourn cruise you’ll have it. This luxury brand offers smallships that allow you to explore less traveled ports for unique experiences. From graceful glaciers to vast fjords, from Belgian chocolate to dancing Russian ballet masters—delight and inspiration wait for you on a cruise to Northern Europe. Lisbon has deep cultural roots that are exposed through ruins and museum artifacts. Cruise to Lisbon and discover the culture and history of Portugal in its capital city.
This cruise will be escorted by Carol Rowland who will act as your concierge host during the cruise.
Cruise will depart Lisbon, Portugal-Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Arrive Wednesday, May 29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
14 Day Vintage Europe
|Veranda Suite starting from $7,999|
- Veranda Suites
- Penthouse Suite
- Penthouse Spa Suite
- Owner's Suite
- Grand Suites
• Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere.
• Intuitive, personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations.
• Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences.
• Tipping is neither required, nor expected.
• Finest resort at sea that is masterfully designed.
• World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller.
• Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times.
• An evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice.
• Lisbon is one of Europe's smallest capital cities but considered by many visitors to be one of the most likeable.
• Spread over a string of seven hills, the city offers a variety of faces, including a refreshing no-frills simplicity reflected in the people as they go unhurriedly through their day enjoying a hearty and delicious cuisine accompanied by the country's excellent wines.
• Straddling the banks of an estuary opening into the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao is the largest city in Spain’s northeastern Basque Country.
• Visitors will find the city’s old churches, a large market, a public theater and the Academy of the Basque Language.
• For views of all of this, take the funicular from the city center to the top of Mt. Artxanda, where a sports complex, restaurants and a balcony await you.
Hendaye (Biarritz), France
• Smaller than its neighbors St-Jean-de-Luz or Biarritz, Hendaye forms the political border between France and Spain on the Cote Basque, where the Pyrenees come down to meet the Atlantic.
• The whole area is culturally Basque, and the Basque language and flag are frequently heard and seen.
• Bordeaux is the starting point for many exciting excursions into the surrounding wine country.
• Modern-day Bordeaux (also known as the wine capital of France). Its broad boulevards and fine restaurants, art galleries, museums and lively neighborhoods so well worth exploring.
Torquay, United Kingdom
• Blessed by a mild climate and bucolic surroundings, Torquay on the southern Devon coast proclaims itself the English Riviera.
• Agatha Christie was born and lived here, and you can follow the plaques and pathways of the Agatha Christie Mile to learn about her life and work.
• The magnificent Torquay Pavilion celebrates the opulent Victorian age of Devonshire tourism.
Cherbourg (Normandy), France
• The seaport and naval station of Cherbourg is situated along the English Channel northwest of Paris at the mouth of the DivetteRiver.
• Best known for its aquarium, parks, and museums.
Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium
• This coastal port is your portal to the fairy tale charms of Bruges, and almost unbearably romantic medieval town laced with canals.
• One of the best ways to enjoy the town is to ride the swan-dotted canals on a boat tour.
• The town is justly famous for its fine Belgian chocolate. They even have a museum dedicated the Flemish invention of thinly cut, crisply fried potatoes that earned the inaccurate misnomer “French Fries!”
Vlissingen (Flushing), Netherlands
• Located on an island at the mouth of the Sheide River, providing access from the North Sea to Antwerp, Vlissingen has been one of Europe’s pre-eminent ports for 1400 years.
• Flushing in England is named after Vlissingen, as is Flushing in New York, which was first named Vlissingen by Dutch colonists.
• For a wonderful overview, climb to the observation deck of the Arsenal.
• The delightfully attractive city of Amsterdam is home to many of the world's great art treasures, and is a major center of the glamorous diamond trade as well.
• Unique architectural styles of the past blend with superb modern structures, and the web of curved and straight canals makes the city as easy to traverse by water as by land.
• An invitation from the Master for a bridge visit when the ship is in port.
• A personal visit from the Hotel Director.
• Fresh orchids or potpourri in your bathroom.
• A large basket of succulent tropical fruits.
• High-quality bathrobes, soft and luxurious.
• A large bouquet of fresh flowers when you embark.
• A convenient espresso machine with a variety of coffees in your suite.
• Your choice of spacious suite accommodations, many with private verandahs.
• Open bars with selected premium brands throughout the ship and fine wine poured at lunch and dinner.
• Gourmet, open dining experiences ranging from casual to elegant, plus 24-hour in-suite dining and room service.
• In our ongoing quest to provide you with the world’s finest travel experiences, we have partnered with world-renowned American Chef, Thomas Keller, the chef and proprietor of The French Laundry, Ad Hoc, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery and Per Se.
The Grill: Inspired by the classic American restaurant from the 50’s and 60’s, The Grill focuses on updated versions of iconic dishes.
Sushi: Skilled chefs create exquisite sushi before your eyes for a delightfully visual, authentic lunch or dinner experience.
The Restaurant: In The Restaurant, we offer special Thomas Keller inspired menus including an appetizer, an entrée option, a vegetarian entrée option and a dessert in the French-American style.
The Colonnade: At The Colonnade, special theme nights feature Chef Keller influenced dinners that pay homage to his American childhood*. His interpretations of classic comfort dishes, such as Clam Bake and BBQ Ribs will be served family-style on platters to complement the essence of sharing in a relaxed spirit of fun and togetherness.
The Patio: Relaxed poolside dining offering luncheon buffets, salads, soups, grilled specialties, and freshly-baked pizza.
In-Suite Dining: A round-the-clock menu offers tempting selections anytime.
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
• Inspiring enrichment program, guest luminaries, food and wine tastings, computer center, and complimentary watersports on select sailings.
• Nightly entertainment• Intuitive, gracious service provided by an exceptional crew• Internet and Wi-Fi access• Saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, Technogym fitness equipment, yoga, pilates and Tai Chi
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Optional excursions in select destinations offer unique opportunities to experience the best of our extraordinary worlds
More and more of our Seabourn guests relish the opportunity to engage with destinations in a more interactive, experiential and participatory way.
We created Ventures by Seabourn to provide these travelers with exciting, adventurous optional activities that are expertly planned, professionally operated and escorted by skilled expert guides. They are focused on letting you experience nature up close in a way that is unique and exciting.
• Ventures by Seabourn excursions are easy and fun — no experience is required.
• We Venture in small groups — for a more personal experience.
• All equipment is provided — we Venture rain or shine.
Lisbon is one of Europe's smallest capital cities but considered by many visitors to be one of the most likeable.
Spread over a string of seven hills, the city offers a variety of faces, including a refreshing no-frills simplicity reflected in the people as they go unhurriedly through their day enjoying a hearty and delicious cuisine accompanied by the country's excellent wines.
Departs: 5:00 pm
Take a deep breath in the fresh air while on board the ship and enjoy the cruise until your next destination!
Gijon offers an array of seafaring adventures, biking, swimming, shopping, heritage buildings and modern development behind the beach. Gijon is also the largest city in Asturias. The main tourist attraction of the city is the historic fishing village known as Cimadevilla. If you want to swim you can visit the Playa de San Lorenzo, the main beach of the city.
Departs 06:00 PM
Straddling the banks of an estuary opening into the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao is the largest city in Spain’s northeastern Basque Country. There visitors will find the city’s old churches, a large market, a public theater and the Academy of the Basque Language. Nearby sources of iron ore made Bilbao an important industrial and shipping center from the 14th century onward. Take the funicular from the city center to the top of Mt. Artxanda, where a sports complex, restaurants and a balcony await you.
Arrives 08:00 AM
The whole area is culturally Basque, and the Basque language and flag are frequently heard and seen. Biarritz benefitted from the presence of the Empress Eugenie of France, who built a palace on the beach there in 1854 that survives as the Hotel du Palais. That attracted Europe’s crowned heads and secured its reputation as a seaside resort.
Cruising Gironde Estuary
Ship will depart in the evening so soak it all in while you can.
Departs 06:00 PM
TORQUAY, UNITED KINGDOM
Arrives 08:00 AM
The seaport and naval station of Cherbourg is situated along the English Channel northwest of Paris at the mouth of the Divette River.
Arrives 07:00 AM
ZEEBRUGGE (BRUSSELS), BELGIUM
One of the best ways to enjoy the town is to ride the swan-dotted canals on a boat tour. Or stroll around and pop into any of the open buildings to absorb the confectionary decoration. Speaking of confections, the town is justly famous for its fine Belgian chocolate. They even have a museum dedicated the Flemish invention of thinly cut, crisply fried potatoes that earned the inaccurate misnomer “French Fries!”
Arrives 10:00 AM
GREENWICH, (LONDON), UNITED KINGDOM
Welcome to Greenwich! Home to the Meridian Line, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Market, the O2 arena, the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, and London’s cable car. You can also fly across the Thames River on the cable car with a 360 degree views of the city.
Arrives 08:00 AM
GREENWICH, (LONDON), UNITED KINGDOM
Departs 04:00 PM
VLISSINGEN (FLUSHING), NETHERLANDS
Located on an island at the mouth of the Sheide River, providing access from the North Sea to Antwerp, Vlissingen has been one of Europe’s pre-eminent ports for 1400 years. A wealth of worthy historical features remains for visitors to enjoy. The Market Building and its square, the venerable St. James the Great cathedral from 1308 are two. For a wonderful overview, climb to the observation deck of the Arsenal.
Departs: 6:00 pm
Arrives: 7:00 am
|All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.|
Total inside space of between 246 and 302 sq. ft. (23 and 28 sq.m.) plus one veranda of between 68 and 83 sq. ft. (6 and 7 sq.m.).
Veranda Suite (V1) US $7,799
Veranda Suite (V2) US $8,399
Veranda Suite (V3) US $8,999
Veranda Suite (V5) US $8,399
Veranda Suite (V6) US $8,999
All Penthouse Suite feature dining table for two to four and separate bedroom. Glass door to veranda, two flat-screen TVs, fully stocked bar, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity. Approximately 450 sq. ft. of inside space, plus one veranda of 98 sq. ft. (9 sq.m.) US $15,999
Penthouse Spa Suite
All Penthouse Spa Suite feature dining table for two to four and separate bedroom. Glass door to veranda, two flat-screen TVs, fully stocked bar, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity. Approximately 639 to 677 sq. ft. of inside space, plus one veranda of 254 & 288 sq. ft. (24 & 27 sq. m.). US $17,999
Owner’s Suites feature full length window and glass door to private veranda, dining for four, separate bedroom, guest bath, two flat-screen TVs, pantry with wet bar, convertible sofa for one and whirlpool bath. Complimentary internet/Wi-Fi service.
Approximately between 576 & 609 sq. ft. of inside space, plus one veranda of 142 & 900 sq. ft. US $20,999
Grand Wintergarden or Signature Suite (GR)
Signature Suites feature expansive ocean views, forward-facing windows, dining for four to six, bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, pantry with wet bar, and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service. Approximately 977 sq. ft. of inside space, plus one veranda of 960 sq. ft. (89 sq.m.) Includes all the in-suite amenities.
Approximately 977 sq. ft. of inside space, plus one veranda of 960 sq. ft. (89 sq.m.) US $35,999
Wintergarden Suite (WG)
Wintergarden Suites feature large windows with ocean views, dining for six, bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, Glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed, pantry with wet bar, and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service. One veranda of 197 sq. ft. (18 sq.m.). Includes all the in-suite amenities.
Approximately 989 sq. ft. of inside space. US $27,999