During the Boreal summer, days on the coasts of Brittany, Belgium, Wales and Denmark stretch into lingering festivals of light. Gardens bloom with brilliant flowers, bustling markets are alive with color and fjords are tinseled with thousands of lacy waterfalls. There’s no better way to experience this celebratory season than on Seabourn:
Extraordinary Destinations: Explore the impressive cities of London, Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm. Enjoy extended stays among the baroque squares in St. Petersburg, epic voyages to Atlantic islands and the majestic fjords of Norway. Intensive explorations of the British Isles, France, Germany, the Netherlands and coasts of Iceland, Greenland and more
A World-Class Expedition Team: Including a marine biologist, archaeologist, ornithologist, geologist, historian and naturalist experts on whales and other wildlife – share their expertise in lectures as part of our Seabourn Conversations program, casual conversation and insights on deck
Ventures by Seabourn: In select destinations, optional kayak, Zodiac and hiking excursions operated and escorted by our Expedition Team in Trollfjord, among glaciers in Prince Christian Sound, bird cliffs at Copinsay, and hike Viking ruins with our resident archaeologist in the Shetland Islands
Sample Optional Excursion and Extensions: UNESCO Partner Excursions offer Seabourn exclusive access and insights to World Heritage sites such as Canal due Midi, Bryggen, Thingvellir National Park, Stonehenge and Kronborg Castle, plus 2- or 3-day excursions in St Petersburg and more
Shopping with the Chef excursions: In select ports such Bergen, Oslo, Dublin, Cobh, Bristol, Helsink, Reykjavik and Stockholm –visit local markets and see how the freshest ingredients are selected, with an expert Seabourn chef as your guide.
Complimentary Special Events and Experiences: Enjoy our Let’s Dance! deck party, Caviar on the Ice and other deck events, plus local entertainment on deck in ports including Bergen, St. Petersburg, Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh
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Read the latest Northern Europe articles on Seabourn’s digital magazine, Current – the newest way to find out about some of the most unique Seabourn destinations.
"What To Do In Kristiansand"
Visit Current to learn about Kristiansand, Norway. A great walking city, it's small enough to cover in an afternoon, but big enough to offer food and culture on par with the world’s biggest cities.
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"Best Waterfalls in Iceland"
"Here's What to Do at Alnwick Castle"
"The Best Norwegian Fjords"
The northern hemisphere’s annual sunward tilt signals a celebration in Scandinavia’s modern capitals and picturesque towns. Restaurants in Stockholm set tables on the sidewalks. At lunchtime, Danish workers bask on park benches, faces turned to the sun. It is a wonderful time to visit as parks and gardens in Oslo and Helsinki come to life with brilliant flowers and the sounds of children playing. In St. Petersburg, descend an elegant staircase between sparkling, gilded fountains at the extravagant riverside Summer Palace. Relax by the pool as your ship eases gracefully between towering granite cliffs in Norway’s narrow Trollfjord. There’s no lovelier season than a Scandinavian summer, and no better way to experience it than on board Seabourn.
When you cruise with Seabourn, we promise a voyage that is nothing short of magical. Each cruise to Northern Europe, Iceland and Greenland includes the following exclusive amenities and activities designed to enhance every moment:
- Amazing itineraries with marquee ports
- The hidden gems of the Northern Europe, Iceland and Greenland
- Optional Ventures by Seabourn™ excursions
- Guidance and insight from a skilled expedition staff
- "Caviar on the Ice" deck party
* Cruising of the Northern Europe, Iceland and Greenland is subject to pilotage, traffic and weather conditions and at the Captains discretion. Actual routes, durations and timings may vary accordingly.
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Sailing Northern Europe with Seabourn gives guests the opportunity to take in the beautiful landscapes as well as castles, fjords and palaces.
In picturesque Iceland, guests can join a shore excursion to view the wildlife on remote Vigur Island and experience unique Icelandic delicacies. Norway offers inventive, seasonal food options along with exceptional art and architecture in Ålesund and the charming shops and restaurants in Kristiansand. Visit the best of Great Britain when you sail into Dover to visit the hotspots of London and head to Alnwick Castle which was featured in Downton Abbey.
If guests want to add adventure to their Northern Europe experience, they can join optional Ventures by Seabourn™ to kayak, hike and boat. To extend the trip, join a Seabourn Journey for a once-in-a lifetime tour of a UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout interior cities.