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New Perspectives, Ancient Sites

Treasures of the World Revealed

Exploring the world’s most precious sites becomes effortless when you glide seamlessly between them on a luxury cruise ship. Seabourn’s partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) connects you with protected World Heritage sites from the ancient red-hued city of Petra to the mountain tops of Machu Picchu and so much more. It’s intimate, all-suite ships sail to 170 ports with UNESCO World Heritage sites, immersing you into the landscape and culture of these revered locales. We’ll help you gain new perspectives of these ancient sites and countless other timeless treasures with Seabourn and elevate your experience to even greater heights.

Australia’s Natural Wonders

Kakadu National Park, Australia


Aboriginal lore will inspire you on a Discovery Tour of Kakadu National Park. Encompassing nearly 8,000 square miles from the coast to its rocky interior, this land has been continuously inhabited by Aboriginal hunter-gatherers for more than 50,000 years. We’ll arrange a private flight that takes you from Darwin over shimmering wetlands dotted with rocky slopes to meet your two UNESCO experts — an Aboriginal native and a Kakadu Park Ranger — who will reveal ancient rock art and astonishing archeological views.

Coral colony and soldierfish in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia


From the northern Queensland city of Cairns, sail aboard a reef boat to Australia’s largest natural treasure, the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll be accompanied by a marine biologist and a UNESCO expert who reveal awe-inspiring details about the massive coral organism and its rich diversity. You and your Seabourn companions will have exclusive access to swim and snorkel in this underwater paradise. We’ll plan ahead and book a soothing massage at the Spa at Seabourn, pampering you from head to toe after your day of underwater adventure.

Jewels of Asia

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam


From Cambodia, fly to Vietnam and reconnect with your ship in Ho Chi Minh City to sail through the Gulf of Tonkin. A Discovery Tour of Ha Long Bay takes you on a traditional junk boat through this natural World Heritage site with a conservation expert by your side. Learn new insights while sailing among hundreds of limestone islands, islets and karsts rising from the emerald waters.

Ta Prohm temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia


Travel to multiple UNESCO sites on a 14-day cruise to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. A two-night shore excursion in Cambodia brings you to the temples of Angkor Wat, an astonishing complex of ancient structures from the Khmer empire. With ample time to explore, you’ll be able to discover an array of smaller, equally inspiring temples, such as the intricately carved Banteay Srei and picturesque Ta Prohm temple, famous for the gnarled fig trees emerging from the ruins. As part of Seabourn’s exclusive excursion, you’ll be treated to a magical evening performance of Khmer classical dance known as aspara.

Mediterranean Culture

Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain


A cultural gem where the city meets the sea, Barcelona, Spain, epitomizes the allure of the Mediterranean. Your guide will reveal insights about the “Seven Works” of Antoni Gaudí — listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984 — including the Gothic-style Sagrada Família basilica with its imposing spires, and Park Güell filled with brightly tiled sculptures.

Canadian Heritage

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada


Old Town Lunenburg was deemed a World Heritage site for the beautiful preservation of its British colonial heritage. Stroll through this charming coastal fishing port with a historian to marvel over the distinctive wooden architecture and grid-pattered layout, and learn the stories of the locals who have lived here for generations.

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada


Travel through the agricultural communities of the Annapolis Valley to the Bay of Fundy, part of the UNESCO inscribed Fundy Biosphere Reserve, where the world’s highest tides create a stunning landscape highlighted by the sculpted Hopewell Rocks.

Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Nova Scotia, Canada


At the UNESCO-inscribed Grand-Pré National Historic Site, discover the history of the Acadian people who reside here. Explore the historic church and wander the gardens. Don’t miss the statue of Evangeline, inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.

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