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 August 23, 2006
Seabourn Announces 2007 'Wonders of the World' Voyages

 Ultra luxury, small-ship specialist Seabourn Cruise Line has announced two 2007 "Wonders of the World Odyssey" extended voyages aboard Seabourn Spirit, Condé Nast Traveler's highest rated cruise ship for two consecutive years. A new full-color brochure features the odysseys as a part of the line's menu of 68 different 2007-08 Grand Voyages of 18 to 72 days, offered at savings of up to 60 percent.

"Seabourn has always had a cadre of 'blue water sailors' who love to get on board and sail on and on for weeks or months at a time," according to Deborah L. Natansohn, Seabourn's president. "Life on board is especially delightful for these guests," she notes, "because the better our staffs get to know them, the better able they are to anticipate and fulfill the guests' desires before they even ask."

"Wonders of the World Odyssey I" is a 66-day adventure linking 3 continents, dozens of fascinating ports and an impressive selection of the world's most renowned antiquities, such as the jungle-clad temples of Angkor, the Taj Mahal, Egypt's pyramids, the long-lost cities of Petra and Leptis
Magna. Beginning March 14 in Hong Kong, the itinerary includes visits to China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, Dubai, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Malta and several ports in Italy before it ends at Rome on May 19. With Grand Voyage Savings of 60 percent, fares start from $19,142 per person, based on double occupancy of a 277-square foot ocean-view suite.

Departing from Istanbul on October 20, 2007, the 61-day "Wonders of the World Odyssey II" explores the ancient wonders of the eastern Mediterranean including Athens, Mycenae, Ephesus, Knossos and Pergamum before transiting the Suez Canal and visiting Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, ending at Hong Kong on December 20, 2007. With Grand Voyage Savings of 60 percent, fares start from $17,790 per person, double occupancy.

The brochure also highlights 66 other Grand Voyage itineraries of 18 to 72 days, offering extended explorations of Europe, the Americas, Asia, India and Arabia aboard the intimate, all-suite Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend at savings of 50 to 60 percent.

Seabourn's highly inclusive onboard experience provides an array of thoughtful enhancements to shipboard and shoreside services called Signature Delights that add luxury and value for guests aboard the three 208-guest Yachts of Seabourn. Signature Delights include complimentary service of spirits and wines including French champagne throughout every cruise; free Massage Moments for guests on deck; indulgent Pure Pampering therapeutic bathing selections from Molton Brown and an Exclusively Seabourn complimentary shoreside experience on every cruise.