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#1
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Just notified by travel agent that the Sojourn will sail on a world cruise from Jan. 4, 2020 to May 28, 2020....Miami to San Francisco. Last Seabourn world cruise was five or six years ago. Checked Seabourn web site, but no info posted yet.


#2
Scandinavian living in UK
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Joined Mar 2011
Very pleased to read this, assuming SB is offering similar amenities like it used to, eg luggage forwarding, laundry, WiFi etc?
#3
Melbourne, Australia
418 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Originally posted by Isklaar
Very pleased to read this, assuming SB is offering similar amenities like it used to, eg luggage forwarding, laundry, WiFi etc?
From Seabourn today:-
Enjoy Complimentary World Cruise Amenities:
  • Round-Trip Business Class Air
  • $2,000 Shipboard Credit (per person)
  • Unlimited WiFi
  • Private car transfers door-to-door from your home
  • Personal Valet® luggage shipping service between home and ship in Miami and San Francisco
  • Unlimited Laundry and Dry Cleaning on board
  • Gala Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay prior to departure in Miami
  • Exclusive World Cruise events (3)
  • Special World Cruise pillow gifts
#4
Montara, California
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This is very intriguing but, I'm curious, what do you do about travel insurance. Seabourn Shield is limited and most travel insurance companies won't insure for this long of a trip.
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#5
Melbourne, Australia
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Originally posted by cactusrose
This is very intriguing but, I'm curious, what do you do about travel insurance. Seabourn Shield is limited and most travel insurance companies won't insure for this long of a trip.
That is something I'd get my travel agent to search out. It is in their interests if they want the booking. We are doing the Silversea version in 2019 and had no difficulty in coming up with travel insurance, at a price of course, for the just short of 6 months we'll be away. We are using QBE but it is an Australian company. I'd be sure there will be other companies in other markets.
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#6
Sedona, Arizona
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Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by cactusrose
This is very intriguing but, I'm curious, what do you do about travel insurance. Seabourn Shield is limited and most travel insurance companies won't insure for this long of a trip.
We self-insure .... which means that we do not buy insurance. In 14 Seabourn cruises and on Regent cruise we have never needed to use insurance and our regular health insurance covers us worldwide should we ever need it.
#7
Scandinavian living in UK
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Joined Mar 2011
Originally posted by SKP946
From Seabourn today:-
Enjoy Complimentary World Cruise Amenities:
  • Round-Trip Business Class Air
  • $2,000 Shipboard Credit (per person)
  • Unlimited WiFi
  • Private car transfers door-to-door from your home
  • Personal Valet® luggage shipping service between home and ship in Miami and San Francisco
  • Unlimited Laundry and Dry Cleaning on board
  • Gala Bon Voyage dinner & overnight hotel stay prior to departure in Miami
  • Exclusive World Cruise events (3)
  • Special World Cruise pillow gifts
Thanks.

I got an email from my TA a few hours after posting. They're offering much higher OBC than the amounts quoted here. Looking forward to seeing the prices.
I don't think I'll be able to take a WC in 2020 but I'm glad to see that it's back with those amenities and my next opportunity will be 2022 so fingers crossed SB offers one then.




As an aside, I don't care for the itinerary of this WC so even if my schedule did allow it, I don't think I'd bite this time.


What do others make of the itinerary ?
#9
CA, USA
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Originally posted by Roxburgh
We self-insure .... which means that we do not buy insurance. In 14 Seabourn cruises and on Regent cruise we have never needed to use insurance and our regular health insurance covers us worldwide should we ever need it.
Does your insurance cover medical evacuation which could cost a hundred thousand or more?
#10
Sedona, Arizona
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Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by wripro
Does your insurance cover medical evacuation which could cost a hundred thousand or more?
Yes, depending on the prognosis.
#11
Montara, California
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Joined Dec 2002
Originally posted by Roxburgh
We self-insure .... which means that we do not buy insurance. In 14 Seabourn cruises and on Regent cruise we have never needed to use insurance and our regular health insurance covers us worldwide should we ever need it.
We also have medical insurance that covers us worldwide and if evacuation is done by a medically equipped vehicle, we're covered for that too. What we don't have is trip cancellation and interruption. For a trip this long and expensive I would want that coverage. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anyone in the US that will just provide that coverage. It's always packaged with medical so we would bite the bullet and buy the whole package. It's just hard to find a company in the US that will insure for periods in excess of 60 days and for more than $50K per person.
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#12
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Originally posted by dutchies47
What is the itinerary? Is it on Seabourn website yet? How about the price?
Itinerary follows, apologies as it makes my post super long.

prices haven't been released yet, I believe they will be announced around 16 July

ITINERARY

04-Jan-20 Miami
05-Jan-20 Key West
06-Jan-20 At Sea
07-Jan-20 At Sea
08-Jan-20 At Sea
09-Jan-20 Cartegena, Colombia
10-Jan-20 At Sea
11-Jan-20 Oranjestad, Aruba
12-Jan-20 Kralendijk, Bonaire
13-Jan-20 At Sea
14-Jan-20 Saline Bay, Mayreau
15-Jan-20 Bridgetown, Barbados
16-Jan-20 Bridgetown, Barbados
17-Jan-20 At Sea
18-Jan-20 At Sea
19-Jan-20 At Sea
20-Jan-20 At Sea
21-Jan-20 At Sea
22-Jan-20 Mindelo, Cape Verde
23-Jan-20 At Sea
24-Jan-20 Dakar, Senegal
25-Jan-20 Dakar, Senegal
26-Jan-20 Banjul, Gambia
27-Jan-20 At Sea
28-Jan-20 At Sea
29-Jan-20 At Sea
30-Jan-20 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
31-Jan-20 Takoradi, Ghana
01-Feb-20 At Sea
02-Feb-20 At Sea
03-Feb-20 At Sea
04-Feb-20 Luanda, Angola
05-Feb-20 Cross the Equator
06-Feb-20 At Sea
07-Feb-20 Walvis Bay, Namibia
08-Feb-20 Walvis Bay, Namibia
09-Feb-20 Luderitz, Namibia
10-Feb-20 At Sea
11-Feb-20 Cape Town, South Africa
12-Feb-20 Cape Town, South Africa
13-Feb-20 Passing the Cape of Good Hope
14-Feb-20 At Sea
15-Feb-20 Durban, South Africa
16-Feb-20 Richards Bay, South Africa
17-Feb-20 At Sea
18-Feb-20 At Sea
19-Feb-20 Ilha de Mocambique, Mozambique
20-Feb-20 At Sea
21-Feb-20 Andoany, Madagascar
22-Feb-20 At Sea
23-Feb-20 At Sea
24-Feb-20 Zanzibar, Tanzania
25-Feb-20 Mombasa, Kenya
26-Feb-20 Mombasa, Kenya
27-Feb-20 Mombasa, Kenya
28-Feb-20 At Sea
29-Feb-20 At Sea
01-Mar-20 Victoria, Seychelles
02-Mar-20 Praslin, Seychelles
03-Mar-20 At Sea
04-Mar-20 Cross the Equator
05-Mar-20 At Sea
06-Mar-20 Male, Maldives
07-Mar-20 At Sea
08-Mar-20 Colombo, Sri Lanka
09-Mar-20 Hambantota, Sri Lanka
10-Mar-20 At Sea
11-Mar-20 Chennai, India
12-Mar-20 Chennai, India
13-Mar-20 At Sea
14-Mar-20 At Sea
15-Mar-20 At Sea
16-Mar-20 Sabang, Indonesia
17-Mar-20 Phuket, Thailand
18-Mar-20 Porto Malai, Malaysia
19-Mar-20 Georgetown, Malaysia
20-Mar-20 Port Klang, Malaysia
21-Mar-20 Singapore
22-Mar-20 Singapore
23-Mar-20 At Sea
24-Mar-20 At Sea
25-Mar-20 Laem Chabang, Thailand
26-Mar-20 Ko Kood, Thailand
27-Mar-20 Sihanoukville, Cambodia
28-Mar-20 At Sea
29-Mar-20 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
30-Mar-20 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
31-Mar-20 At Sea
01-Apr-20 At Sea
02-Apr-20 Hong Kong
03-Apr-20 Hong Kong
04-Apr-20 At Sea
05-Apr-20 Hundred Islands, Philippines
06-Apr-20 Manila, Philippines
07-Apr-20 At Sea
08-Apr-20 Porto Princesa, Philippines
09-Apr-20 At Sea
10-Apr-20 At Sea
11-Apr-20 At Sea
12-Apr-20 Benoa, Indonesia
13-Apr-20 Benoa, Indonesia
14-Apr-20 Slawi Bay, Indonesia
15-Apr-20 At Sea
16-Apr-20 At Sea
17-Apr-20 Darwin, Australia
18-Apr-20 At Sea
19-Apr-20 At Sea
20-Apr-20 At Sea
21-Apr-20 Cairns, Australia
22-Apr-20 Cairns, Australia
23-Apr-20 Townsville, Australia
24-Apr-20 Hamilton Island, Australia
25-Apr-20 At Sea
26-Apr-20 Brisbane, Australia
27-Apr-20 At Sea
28-Apr-20 Sydney, Australia
29-Apr-20 Sydney, Australia
30-Apr-20 At Sea
01-May-20 At Sea
02-May-20 At Sea
03-May-20 Noumea, New Caledonia
04-May-20 Kuto, New Caledonia
05-May-20 At Sea
06-May-20 At Sea
07-May-20 Suva, Fiji
08-May-20 Suva, Fiji
09-May-20 Savusavu, Fiji
10-May-20 At Sea
11-May-20 Apia, Samoa
11-May-20 CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
11-May-20 Pago Pago, American Samoa
12-May-20 At Sea
13-May-20 Cross the Equator
15-May-20 CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
16-May-20 Tabuaeran, Kiribati
16-May-20 CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
17-May-20 At Sea
18-May-20 Kona, Hawaii
19-May-20 Honolulu, Hawaii
20-May-20 Honolulu, Hawaii
21-May-20 Manele Bay, Hawaii
22-May-20 At Sea
23-May-20 At Sea
24-May-20 At Sea
25-May-20 At Sea
26-May-20 At Sea
27-May-20 Passing the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
28-May-20 San Francisco
#13
Sedona, Arizona
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Joined Mar 2009
Thanks for posting the itinerary. Seems to be a lot of sea days and a lot of ports we have already been to. That is not necessarily a bad thing, just an observation.
#15
Maryland
288 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Too many repetitive ports and travels are East to West, so lots of lost hours. Most WCs travel West to East. Only way East to West works is if you can convince Captain to set clocks ahead in the afternoon like I was able to on the Sojourn in May 2017.
#16
Montara, California
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Joined Dec 2002
Originally posted by DCCruiser57
Too many repetitive ports and travels are East to West, so lots of lost hours. Most WCs travel West to East. Only way East to West works is if you can convince Captain to set clocks ahead in the afternoon like I was able to on the Sojourn in May 2017.
Setting clocks back in the afternoon is better but losing an hour every day or so still messes with your body clock. We just got back from an Asian cruise and went east to Vancouver. We had a horrible time sleeping at night. Nope, traveling east is not for us either.
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#17
Oakland, CA USA
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Joined Jan 2013
Very intriguing. Can't wait to see the prices which might completely drain my IRA. We were on 2 segments of the 2014 World Cruise and hung out with many, many world cruisers who were having the time of their lives. It becomes a special community on Seabourn, making for a special experience. I will keep this idea and dream alive.
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#18
Fort Worth, TX
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Joined Jul 2010
I’m glad to see the world cruises returning.

This is a bucket list for after we retire... so hopefully Seabourn continues them for another decade-plus (or I win the lottery soon)!
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#19
London, but not in the EU (soon)
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Joined Oct 2007
Originally posted by DCCruiser57
Too many repetitive ports and travels are East to West, so lots of lost hours. Most WCs travel West to East. Only way East to West works is if you can convince Captain to set clocks ahead in the afternoon like I was able to on the Sojourn in May 2017.


Very interesting, Silversea put out a prospective itinerary going East to West a couple of years ago, and after an uproar from the then travelling World Cruisers changed it completely and back to West to East. It’s good to see Seabourn doing a World Cruise again.


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#20
Scandinavian living in UK
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Joined Mar 2011
Copied from other WC thread becuse this seems to be the main one.....

Prices for the 2020 WC are now showing on the SB website, at least on the UK version so assume on others too.
Released a few days earlier than SB originally said.