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WORLD CRUSE on SOJOURN in 2020

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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.

 

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Very pleased to read this, assuming SB is offering similar amenities like it used to, eg luggage forwarding, laundry, WiFi etc?

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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

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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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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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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.

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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 ?

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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?

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Does your insurance cover medical evacuation which could cost a hundred thousand or more?

 

Yes, depending on the prognosis.

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Prices are posted for the US as well, and they are high. No bargains. I'll continue to monitor this as this is a dream vacation for us, but at this point, even with some discounts, it's way too much money for us. Still open to the idea, though.

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Hi TV24,

 

Agree prices are high - although have not compared them to the WC we both were on for part of. My guess is that prices will come down so either use a good TA (U.S. based so you can cancel/rebook if necessary) or wait for a good sale of which there have been quite a few this year.

 

Best to you both.

2SN

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Hi TV24,

 

Agree prices are high - although have not compared them to the WC we both were on for part of. My guess is that prices will come down so either use a good TA (U.S. based so you can cancel/rebook if necessary) or wait for a good sale of which there have been quite a few this year.

 

Best to you both.

2SN

 

Hi Nomads...I will keep this dream alive. We do have a good TA who fights for the best deals and price drops. And we are no the Quest in November for South America/Antarctica, so I will chat with the folks in Seabourn Sq. about this WC. Right now cannot commit to this much money and time, but as I just wrote, the dream is alive. Best to you 2...TV

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