Adventure cruises with Seabourn

By Rafael Ruiz Taboada

“Tailor-made and personalised journeys for the discerning traveller” says Luxury Travel Concepts, which has partnered with one of the world’s leading best small ship cruise line, Seabourn, at a party held at Sydney’s exclusive luxury boutique, Vendome Sydney.
Summer is still on its way but the savings have arrived. With accommodation, meals, entertainment and activities included in fares, Seabourn has taken all the best bits about cruising, and mixed them with unusual sites to present one of the most unforgettable holiday experiences.

Seabourn took us on a journey to discover its 2014 European collection and the ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia experience.
On board the Seabourn Quest, every care will be taken to ensure your experience begins; relax in luxurious and spacious accommodation suites, explore one of the many dining and bar venues onboard or take part in various activities.

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Majestic unspoiled natural splendours are waiting: snow-capped volcanoes reflected in crystalline lakes, glaciers and the rugged grander of Patagonia, Cape Horn and beyond, with sweeping landscapes and diverse wildlife from Antarctica.

A voyage unlike any other, the Seabourn style is award-winning, says Travel+Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler magazines; the ‘‘style’’ won the 2013 world’s best small-ship cruise honour. ‘‘Sailing with Seabourn is unique, where you’re always among friends enriching their experiences,’’ says the magazine.

One of Seabourn’s most popular events is its signature “Caviar in the Surf” beach barbecue. Staff members, who are knee-deep in water, invite guests to glide through the ocean to enjoy the iced champagne and caviar from the surfboard bar. The event includes a lavish barbecue lunch, watersports, music and ample time to soak up the sun on a white, sandy beach.

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What’s missing when you are about to board this luxury ship with 229 suites, inviting social spaces and personalised attention from the exceptional crew? The perfect luggage to take onboard, of course.

Vendome Sydney owner, Alex Simon, recommends Globe-Trotter for any discerning traveller. Quintessentially British with its timeless, modern style, this handcrafted, luxury luggage is lighter than aluminum and stronger than leather.

Globe-Trotter’s patented ‘‘Vulcan Fibre’’ forms the body of the case, once the choice for Queen Elizabeth’s honeymoon to Africa and Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to Antarctica.

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To get the most from your cruise experience, I recommend speaking with your Luxury Travel Concept advisor to custom-tailor your experience or choose from the many exclusive packages and benefits.

The more time I spent discovering the extraordinary travel experience, the more I’m ready to get onboard a Seabourn cruise.

Seabourn Quest: Ultimate Antarctic & Patagonia; Buenos Aires to Valparaiso (Santiago), 21 days, prices for an oceanview suite from $10,999 a person.

Details: Luxury Travel Concepts: www.luxurytraveller.biz, 1800 70599; Seabourne Cruises, www.seabourn.com, 132402; Vendome Sydney: www.vendome.com.au, (02) 8069 2316.