Seabourn Ovation makes maiden Asia voyage

Seabourn Ovation; photo credit: Facebook/Seabourn

Seabourn will return to Asia in late 2018 and early 2019 with voyages aboard its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation.

Seabourn Ovation‘s first season in Asia will begin in Singapore with a series of five 14-day Vietnam & Thailand voyages between Singapore and Hong Kong (departing December 22, 2018, and January 5, January 19, February 16 and March 2, 2019).

Seabourn Ovation; photo credit: Facebook/Seabourn

These itineraries will feature an overnight stay at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city, bustling with culture and French colonial architecture that is also a gateway to a visit on the Mekong Delta.

The voyages will also feature the line’s popular Caviar in the Surf beach parties at Koh Kood in Thailand, as well as an extended day at Halong Bay in Vietnam, allowing for optional excursions to the capital city of Hanoi.

The season will also include a 14-day Gems of the South China Sea voyage from Hong Kong to Singapore (departing February 2, 2019), visiting destinations such as Xiamen, China and an overnight call in Manila, Philippines, providing options for appealing 28-day combo cruises with the Vietnam & Thailand voyages.

Moreover, special programming on the sailings include Shopping with the Chef excursions, which allow guests to learn about local food markets and see how the freshest ingredients are selected, and sessions with guest speakers such as historian and destination experts as part of the line’s Seabourn Conversations programme.

Seabourn Ovation features all oceanfront suites with private verandas, as well as one additional deck, expanded public areas and a brand-new, al fresco dining venue Earth & Ocean at The Patio.

Seabourn Sojourn will also sail in Asia as part of its Extended Explorations voyages. Departing on April 10, the 18-day Jewels of Southeast Asia itinerary sails from Singapore to Shanghai, covering ports in Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as Ishigaki, Japan.

Being the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage, Seabourn will also offer optional shore excursions such as to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin while sailing by some of an estimated 1,969 islands. Others may choose a three-day mid-cruise overland tour to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

As well, there will be number of pre- and post-sailing experiences connected to Seabourn’s Asia itineraries, including UNESCO Treasure of China: Beijing, Xi’an & Hong Kong and UNESCO Cambodia: Phnom Penh & the Temples Of Angkor.

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