In the old days of cruising, when I say this, I mean in the last decade or so, a cruises ship was the destination. You booked a cruise for all the activities on board (and the food). Sometimes, you didn’t even get off the ship at your ports of call. More and more, people craved something different from their cruise. Better food and more of an enriching experience.
After all, a ship can access some of the worlds most intriguing and unique ports of call. But sometimes a day is not enough to experience a destination. You need more time to explore.
Seabourn has taken this to a new level.
Seabourn is an ultra luxury cruise line that takes you to all 7 continents with top notch service and intimate ships.
They introduced 4 new Seabourn Journeys in 2020 to exceptional destinations in Europe. These are extensions that you can add to your cruise before or after your voyage. These are not your ordinary single day excursions from the ship. They can last from 6 to 13 days.
These journeys enable you to combine exceptional land and sea experiences seamlessly. They’re kept small, between 2 and 10 guests. This offers a more intimate and personalized adventure.
There are 14 options and most visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- UNESCO Banff National Park & The Rocky Mountaineer
- UNESCO SOUTH AMERICA: RIO, IGUAZU FALLS & BUENOS AIRES
- UNESCO Splendors Of Peru: Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu
- UNESCO Sydney, The Red Centre & Great Barrier Reef
- UNESCO Lakeside Gems Of The Swiss Alps
- UNESCO Treasures Of Tuscany
- UNESCO Cambodia: Phnom Penh & The Temples Of Angkor
- UNESCO Treasure Of China: Beijing, Xi’an & Hong Kong
- UNESCO India’s Golden Triangle: The Taj Mahal & Jaipur
- UNESCO Imperial Heritage Of Europe
- South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari Lodge
- South Pole Quest
- The Denali Experience 2020
- Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
These are some fantastic pre and post cruise options. Many cruise lines offer extensions, although not all on this grand level. Whether you book your extension with the cruise line or set something up on your own, I always recommend adding a couple days before and or after.
If you have any questions, please feel free to write us or call 305-814-8184.
There are 2 itineraries:
- River rafting trip
- Hike, kayak, swim, and skiff at: Palouse Falls State Park, Columbia Hills State Park, and Ft. Clatsop, a Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
- Multnomah Falls walk and visit
- Jet boat ride into Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
- Bike (or shuttle) and wine outing in Hood River Valley
- Rowena Overlook hikes at Tom McCall Nature Preserve
- Transit eight locks and tour the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
- Presentation by a Nez Perce tribal member
- Narration by natural and cultural history guides
- Onboard sommelier (sumulyay) and farm to table culinary demos
- Winery tours in Washington and Oregon AVAs: Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Willamette Valley
- Cruise through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge
- Wine, craft brews, kombucha, and cider tastings
- Wine-pairing lunch and cooking demo at Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center
- Food and beverage demo with a local chef in Astoria
- Local culinary delights at historic Gesa Power House Theater
- Rodin sculptures, European paintings, Native artifacts, and Northwest art at the Maryhill Museum
River Cruising is a hugely popular way to travel. Some of the most popular rivers to sail on are the Danube river, the Rhine, the Seine – all in Europe. The Mekong is gaining popularity and the Douro river in Portugal is a gem. But there’s one river a bit closer to home that shouldn’t be overlooked.
THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI!
American Cruise Line has more modern ships and currently have 3 sailing on the Mississippi and a 4th coming in 2020, that’s the American Jazz.
If you need help planning a trip, feel free to reach out to us anytime at 305-814-8184.
The AmaMora launched this week on the Rhine River and will sail between Amsterdam and Basel.
It will sail on the “Enchanting Rhine” and “Captivating Rhine” itineraries which are 7 nights cruises that go between Amsterdam and Basel. And starting on Nov. 25, it will offer “Christmas Markets on the Rhine” sailings.
On board, you’ll find an all-day tapas menu and afternoon tea, as well as a 24-hour coffee station.
In addition to AmaWaterways’ signature exquisite, regionally inspired cuisine in the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table.
Active leisure amenities include a Sun Deck walking track, pool with swim-up bar, fitness room and bicycles for in-port exploration.
Staterooms are equipped with everything you need for a relaxing vacation, including Entertainment-On-Demand with free high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi.
AmaWaterways has been busy building ships as there are 3 joining the fleet in 2019. Along with the AmaMora, the AmaMagna which recently launched on the Danube River, and AmaDouro which will sail on Portugal’s Douro River. This brings the total up to 23 river ships.
If you’ve got any questions, I’d love to be able to help. Please feel free to send us a message here or call 305-814-8184.
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