Cruise Buzz: Seabourn's Expanded Northern Europe Expeditions

ventures by seabournSeabourn has announced a new expansion to its Ventures by Seabourn program this summer, which will explore the northernmost regions of Europe onboard the Seabourn Quest

Seabourn Quest will begin its summer season with a 21-day St. Petersburg & Scandinavia cruise on June 18, with opportunities to experience destinations via informative and educational shore excursions.

Designed for small groups, with a guide-to-guest ratio of 1:14 maximum, Ventures by Seabourn offers optional excursions led by an expert team of scientists, scholars and naturalists. The program leads guests through picturesque waterways and fjords, secluded inlets and to scenic islands via sturdy, stable Zodiac inflatable boats or paddling in double sea kayaks launched from the fold-out water sports marina on board all Seabourn vessels.

There are close to three dozen Ventures by Seabourn excursions scheduled aboard Seabourn Quest over the season ahead, including:

Puffins, Eiders and Guillemots on Vigur Island, explored by Zodiac - Guests discover Iceland's small island of Vigur, home to a harmonious gathering of thousands of birds, a beautiful landscape and Europe's smallest post office.

Fjord Journey through Prins Christian Sund - Travelers experience dramatic high mountain faces and scoured rock massifs by Zodiac, while looking for icebergs and waterfalls engorged by meltwater.

Extensive Fjord Exploration to Trollfjord - The resident naturalist accompanies this expedition on a Zodiac to explore the sheltered fjords of Norway and the Lofoten Islands, keeping an eye out for resident moose.   

Guests can also take advance to the onboard Seabourn Conversations academic program from the ship's expedition team, including Ignacio "Iggy" Rojas, Ventures Leader aboard Seabourn Quest and expedition cruising expert; Dr. Coleen Batey, a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow; Luciano "Luqui" Bernacchi, a mountain, ski and naturalist guide who has over 20 years of experience; and Kara Weller, an Alaska native with a background in research from universities on both sides of the Atlantic.