Seabourn Announces its 2026 World Cruise

Seabourn has announced its “2026 World Cruise – Ring of Fire: Hidden Gems." The 129-day voyage on Seabourn Sojourn will visit 63 destinations and ports in 14 countries and offer many new value-added amenities and benefits to elevate the guest experience.

Departing Los Angeles on January 6, 2026, the ultra-luxury Seabourn Sojourn will travel approximately 28,000 nautical miles, crossing the International Dateline and Equator twice. The voyage will explore the volcanic islands and atolls of the South Pacific, circumnavigate the coasts of Australia and weave through the islands of Japan at the cusp of spring flowers season before crossing the North Pacific to Glacier Bay National Park to usher in the Alaskan summer. The sailing will include five inaugural calls and a combination of popular marquee ports, cosmopolitan cities and smaller hidden gems. Guests will enjoy seven overnights and seven other late nights in port. 

The 2026 World Cruise includes a menu of complimentary benefits and amenities for guests who book the full 129-day World Cruise. These include several new offerings such as private dining experiences and tasting menus, premium internet packages with Starlink technology, medical services package, an extended two-night pre-cruise hotel stay and a 30 percent increase in shipboard credit of up to $10,000 per suite.

In addition, the cruise line invested in providing elevated, exclusive World Cruise Events in select destinations. Available only for guests who book the full World Cruise, these include a Gala Bon Voyage Dinner in Los Angeles the night prior to embarkation, hosted by the Seabourn president; a Private Māori Welcome and performance in Māori Galley in Aukland, New Zealand; an exclusive dinner with regional cuisine, wines and local entertainment at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens; and an elegant dinner of traditional and modern Japanese dishes and beverages including wines and sakes in Kanazawa. Local shows, regional cuisines, and palate-pleasing wines will be available for all guests to enjoy as they sail around the globe.

A sampling of destination highlights during the “Ring of Fire” World Cruise includes:

1. Pearls of the South Pacific: Los Angeles to Sydney: Guests will cruise through the volcanic landscapes of Hawaii and French Polynesia, before diving deep into eight New Zealand ports. They will enjoy extended stays in Honolulu, Bora Bora and Tahiti (Papeete) and an overnight in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as a visit to Fiordland National Park. During this segment, the ship will cross two significant milestones—the International Date Line and the Equator. Destinations include:

  • Suva, Vitu Levu, Fiji: A shore excursion, “The Jewel of Fiji”, lets guests Experience a longboat cruise past Fiji’s tropical rain forest and up a gorge to see waterfalls
  • Mystery Island, Vanuatu (an inaugural call for Seabourn Sojourn): An optional shore excursion allows guests to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters to see the ecosystem of an undisturbed coral reef.

2. Coral Coast: Circumnavigation & Sapphire Seas: The voyage will explore Australia’s host of hidden gems. During this circumnavigation, guests will have the option of exploring 14 ports, all while indulging in overnight stays in Sydney and Melbourne and extended stays in Hobart, Broome, Lombok and Bali before cruising the Kimberley Coast, teeming with untouched wilderness and marine life.

  • Robe, South Australia (an inaugural call for Seabourn Sojourn): Located on South Australia's Limestone Coast, this coastal village has abundant historic buildings, coastal national parks, eclectic shopping and bustling food scenes.
  • Broome, Western Australia: The gateway to the Kimberley, Broome's history, natural wonders and timeless charm make it a must-visit destination for those seeking history, adventure and the serenity of Australia's northwest coast. An optional shore excursion includes a sunset Camel ride at Cable Beach.

3. Isle of Jade and Beyond: Hong Kong to Tokyo (Yokohama): From overnights in the streets of Hong Kong, Busan and Tokyo, to the hidden Japanese ports like Ishigaki, Miyako and Aomori, each destination offers glimpses of their culture, cuisine and crafts. The circumnavigation of Japan include scenic cruises of the historic Japan Inland Sea and Kanmon Strait.

  • Hualien, Taiwan: Often known as the gateway to Taroko Gorge, Hualien’s lakes, beaches, hiking trails, rice terraces and night markets have a presence all their own. One shore excursion welcomes guests to experience the Taroko Gorge, the world's deepest marble canyon.
  • Akita and Miyako, Japan (an inaugural call for Seabourn Sojourn): For the first time in Seabourn history, Seabourn Sojourn will travel to the hot springs and samurai districts of Akita and Miyako. Sheltered along the Sea of Japan coast, Akita offers a blend of modern and old, with a cityscape that showcases an a contrast of architectural styles. Japan's main island, Miyako, Iwate, is situated along the Pacific coast surrounded by stunning scenery of Sanriku Fukko National Park and a sandy coastline defined by dramatic rock formations.

4. Golden Gardens & Glaciers: Tokyo (Yokohama) to Vancouver: After an overnight in Tokyo, guests will set sail on a transpacific voyage that takes guests to the budding seasonal energy of Alaska’s "Last Frontier." As the sun sets on the journey across the "Ring of Fire," smaller ports and lesser sailed waterways reveal rugged volcanic terrain, indigenous history and seaside gems.

  • Kushiro, Japan: This destinations is a highlight of eastern Hokkaido for many birders because of the possibilities to encounter the red crested or tancho crane. A shore excursion welcomes guests to experience Kushiro Shitsugen, Japan’s largest marshland to discover more than 2,000 varieties of animals and plants.
  • Sitka, Alaska: Sitka is the only Inside Passage community that fronts the Pacific Ocean, hugging Baranof Island's west shore in the shadow of Mount Edgecumbe.

Tip: Guests who book on or before February 28, 2024, will receive 10 percent off the total price. Certain restrictions apply. The 2026 World Cruise is now open for sale.

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