Seabourn, a top name in luxury cruising, has grand plans in store for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The cruise line is sending Seabourn Ovation to Asia for new cruises at the end of this year and into 2019. Ports of call include Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore as well as optional shore excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
A Tour of Asia
The new Asia itineraries include an overnight stay at Ho Chi Minh City, the largest metropolis in Vietnam. The city is ripe with culture and filled with the remnants of French colonialism amidst a surprisingly modern infrastructure more on par with Singapore, Seoul, or Toyko. Passengers also get to explore Seabourn’s popular “Caviar in the Surf” beach parties at Ko Kood in Thailand and spend the day in scenic Halong Bay, Vietnam.
Chris Austin, Seabourn’s senior vice president of Global Marketing & Sales, explained why the region made the most sense for Seabourn Ovation.
“Asia has so many cities and towns on the must-see list of travelers and it’s easy to see why, with its diverse culture, rich history and beautiful landscapes and scenery,” he said. “We designed the voyages for Seabourn Ovation‘s inaugural season in Asia to take travelers to many of the most intriguing cities, including a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while sailing on the world’s finest resort at sea.”
Seabourn Ovation is the second ship hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany created for the luxury cruise line. The ship has oceanfront suites with private verandas, modern design elements and innovations and an expanded public areas and a brand-new, al fresco dining venue, “Earth & Ocean at The Patio™”. The culinary team makes use of local flavors and offerings for an authentic dining experience centered on cultural immersion.
Seabourn Ovation isn’t the only ship from the cruise line sailing in Asia in 2019. Seabourn Sojourn has an 18-day tour scheduled from Singapore to Shanghai with stops in Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan and China among others in April of 2019.