The construction of Seabourn Quest is progressing well, and we’re expecting to take delivery of the vessel several weeks earlier than anticipated in May 2011. Travelers will have opportunities to have a “sneak peek” at our newest yacht prior to her Maiden Voyage with two exciting pre-inaugural cruises:
- A three-day round trip voyage from Monte Carlo that will sail June 9-12, and call at Livorno, Italy, the port for Florence, Pisa, Lucca and other Tuscan highlights, as well as the picturesque port of Bonifacio, on the French island of Corsica. Rates start from $1,299 per person.
- An eight-day cruise, June 12-20, from Monte Carlo to Barcelona visiting Portofino, Italy; Cannes, Ile de Porquerolles and Port-Vendres, France; and Valencia, Spain. Prices begin from $3,499 per person.
Of course, guests can combine both voyages an 11-day sailing starting from $4,549 per person. For more information, visit www.seabourn.com.
Seabourn Quest will officially debut June 20, with a gala naming ceremony featuring fireworks over the city of Barcelona, and a 14-day Maiden Voyage to Athens. Maiden Voyage guests will participate in the festive ceremony, and their names will be engraved on the commemorative onboard Maiden Voyage plaque to honor them. They will also mingle with Seabourn’s President and CEO Pamela C. Conover, who will be onboard and joining guests in a number of special gala events and activities throughout the cruise.
“It’s impossible to predict at the start whether everything will go perfectly in a complicated construction project,“ noted Conover. “Of course we had to plan our 2011 schedule at that point, too, but we are delighted that the building has gone beautifully and that we will have the chance to welcome guests aboard Quest earlier than we had thought. In addition, our guests who are booked on the Maiden Voyage will enjoy the naming ceremony and many special amenities and events we are planning especially for them,” she added.