We love Seabourn for its luxury smaller-ship cruising with an incredible mix of itineraries to islands around the world, from the Caribbean and the Mediterranean to Tahiti and Australia. Seabourn of course is on our list of best cruise trips. Yet on that list, our editors were a bit conscious about the cruise fare. What if price were no object?
You might want to try this stunning world tour on the Seabourn Quest, a new ship introduced in 2011. The epic 116-day 2013 World Quest from Seabourn has a truly stunning number of island stops, first whisking through the highlights of the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic and Aruba, then even to the islands of Panama before visiting the Islands of Tahiti, Rarotonga, Fiji, Singapore, the islands of Thailand, up through the Middle East to end at the island of Venice, Italy. See it all in the map and ports of call list below.
So what's the price for this once-in-a-lifetime cruise? $104,332. Don't worry, that's the high end if you want to see these islands from the Seabourn Quest's Penthouse Suite. Going to a simple ocean-view suite makes the fare much cheaper, at $52,000. And you never know: This cruise has been on Travelocity, so the cheapest rate may still come. You have to act fast, though. This 2013 World Quest departs from Florida on Jan. 6, 2013. If you do take this cruise, please let us know!
Ports of Call: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Catalina Island, Dominican Republic; Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles; Oranjestad, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles; San Blas Islands, Panama; Panama Canal, Panama; Fuerte Amador, Panama; Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia; Avatoru; Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; Bora-Bora; Rarotonga, Cook Islands, New Zealand; International Dateline; Nuku'alofa, Tonga; Lautoka, Fiji; Easo; Noumea, New Caledonia; Brisbane, Australia; Sydney, Australia; Hamilton Island, Australia; Townsville, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Thursday Island, Australia; Komodo, Indonesia; Benoa, Bali, Indonesia; Pare Pare; Hong Kong, China; Da Nang, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Kampong Saom, Cambodia; Ko Kood, Thailand; Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore, Singapore; Porto Malai; Phuket, Thailand; Kochi, India; Mumbai, India; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Khasab, Oman; Muscat, Oman; Salalah, Oman; Safaga, Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; Sharm al Sheikh, Sinai, Egypt; Ein el Sokhna, Egypt; Suez Canal, Egypt; Ashdod, Israel; Haifa, Israel; Bodrum, Turkey; Kusadasi, Turkey; Corfu, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Triluke Bay, Croatia; Venice, Italy