Travel agents have more to be excited when selling their clients on Seabourn, including enticing commissions from the luxury line’s upcoming Seabourn Journeys land program.
“We’re truly excited to offer opportunities to extend the onboard luxury experience with these new onshore Seabourn Journeys, which are fully commissionable at a very attractive rate,” said Chris Austin, senior vice president of global marketing and sales for Seabourn, in a press release.
“Each Seabourn Journey is expertly curated with customized, guide-led tours of the most memorable sites and scenes around the world. They are perfect for luxury travelers desiring a seamless, robust land-and-sea experience.”
The specialty pre- and post-cruise extensions can be commissioned at 14 percent as available with select 2018 and 2019 sailings. Each are dedicated to regional culture, history, beauty, hospitality and relaxation, as well as entirely escorted. They include certain meals, transportation and guided experiences, along with fine accommodations provided in ideal locations.
A sampling of Seabourn Journeys available internationally is as follows:
Splendours of Peru: Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu (8-day pre-cruise/7-day post-cruise)
The ancient and modern facets of the former capital of the Inca empire are highlighted such as the Church of Santo Domingo, Casa Aliaga, Convent of Santo Domingo, Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo.
Cambodia: Phnom Penh & Temples of Angkor (6 days)
Guests see Cambodia’s old and new at Silver Pagoda of the Royal Palace, the National Museum, Khmer Rouge sites, Angkor Wat via helicopter, Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Thom and Rolous Khmer.
India’s Golden Triangle: The Taj Mahal & Jaipur (6 days)
Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid mosque and Chandni Chowk are experienced by cycle rickshaw in addition to exploring New Delhi’s Parliament House, India Gate and local food. Other points of interest include Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal, Pink City of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing.
Sydney, The Red Centre & Great Barrier Reef (8-day pre-cruise/7-day post-cruise)
Showcased in Sydney are the Rocks precinct, Botanical Garden and a private tour of the Sydney Opera House, as well as a flight to the Red Centre and experience of Aboriginal culture. Adventures also include a camel and helicopter ride along with Great Barrier Reef snorkeling, plus the UNESCO World Heritage Daintree National Park.
Myanmar: Yangon, Bagan’s Temples & Inie Lake (8 day pre-cruise/7-day post-cruise)
Incredible Myanmar highlights encompass Yangon and Shwedagon Pagoda, Reclining Buddha and Lion’s Throne, as well as Bagan and Shwezigon Pagoda, Kubyaukgyi Temple, Ananda Temple and Htilominio Temple. A boat ride on Inle Lake looks over Buddhas at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Ngaphechaung Monastery.
South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari Lodge (7 day pre-cruise/6-day post-cruise)
The ultimate safari experience also includes Cape Town’s Groot Constantia wine region, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens under Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope and Company Gardens. A flight additionally heads to Kruger National Park for a stay at Singita Lebombo Lodge on the N’wanetsi River.
UNESCO South America: Rio, Iguazú Falls & Buenos Aires (6 days)
The natural beauty of Iguazu Falls is on full display as is Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Rainforest Park, the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Peak and Copacabana Beach. Also in Buenos Aires: Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca and a tango lesson at Café de los Angelitos are featured.
UNESCO Treasures of China: Beijing, Xi’An & Hong Kong (6 days)
Coming together for fascinating touring are the UNESCO World Heritage Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City in Beijing, as well as the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and Beijing Olympic Village.
The Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Great Mosque and City Wall are on display in Xi’An, and the Man Ho Temple and Hollywood Road are highlights in Hong Kong.
The Denali Experience (5 days)
Alaskan lovers appreciate the tallest mountain in North America and the accompanying National Park, plus a flight over the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier. Wildlife spotting includes grizzly and black bears, wolves, moose, caribou and more. Also showcased is a domed observation car train ride to Anchorage.
South Pole Quest (13 days)
The White Continent beckons after a flight from the Chilean capital of Santiago to Punta Arena and another to Union Glacier Base Camp. Expedition highlights include Elephant’s Head, Drake Icefall, Hidden Valley and the beach at Rossman Cove, as well as a ski-plane ride to the South Pole.
For more information, call 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.