- Seabourn opened bookings for its “2023 World Cruise: Extraordinary Discoveries” trip on February 12.
- The 140-day cruise will bring passengers to 61 destinations across 32 countries.
- Some suites have already sold out, and demand is up compared to Seabourn’s 2020 to 2022 world cruises.
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Customers are scrambling to book Seabourn’s 2023 world cruise after the luxury cruise line debuted the 140-day trip earlier this month.
Seabourn Cruise Line – owned by Carnival – first began accepting bookings for its “2023 World Cruise: Extraordinary Discoveries” on February 12. Since then, the cruise’s penthouse spa and premium suites have sold out, a Seabourn spokesperson told Insider in an email statement.
And now, the cruise line is seeing more demand for the 2023 world cruise than it saw for its 2020, 2021, and 2022 world cruises from the same selling cycle.
This high demand for Seabourn’s future cruise signals a potential wider trend in travel. World cruises could become more popular after the COVID-19 pandemic is over because of pent up demand for travel. Similarly, when Oceania Cruises debuted its 2023 world cruise starting at $41,600 per person on January 27, the 180-day trip sold out within a day.
“Despite the challenges the world faces today, travelers are clearly bullish on the future and are embracing these new opportunities to travel the world,” Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said in a statement after its 2023 global cruise sold out.
Keep scrolling to see Seabourn’s 2023 sailing and some of its global destinations.
The cruise will then bring passengers across the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Ocean to its final stop in Barcelona, Spain on May 27, 2023.
In total, the 140-day cruise will hit 61 destinations across 32 countries and six continents.
These destinations focus on places that “guests are likely not familiar with, but will love being able to explore,” Tim Littley, Seabourn’s senior director of global itinerary planning and product development, said in the press release.
In total, the cruise will dock overnight in 10 cities and will have extended stays at 16 ports.
Along the way, cruisers will get to see classic hotspots like Sydney, Australia, Cape Town, South Africa, and Lima, Peru.
The ship will also stop at “small hidden gems” like the Easter Island, Seychelles, and Papua New Guinea.
Does 140 days out at sea seem too long for you? Potential cruisers who can’t hang around for the full trip can instead book one of Seabourn’s segmented stays for between 21 to 81 days.
However, guests who book the full cruise will receive a list of perks, including unlimited laundry and internet.
Rooms aboard the 229-suite ship start at $67,000 for an ocean view suite. This price then skyrockets to $190,000 for a stay in the owner’s suite.
The ship has several amenities to keep passengers entertained while out at sea, including a card room, a salon, a gym, a club, and bars.
And no luxury cruise is complete without a few pools, including whirlpools.
Hungry at sea? The Sojourn has several dining options, including an eatery by famed chef Thomas Keller.
Seabourn also debuted another 2023 sailing – the 49-day “Grand Voyage: Grand Americas, Amazon, and Antarctica” – the same day as its world cruise.
These sailings may seem far into the future, but planning for 2023 was a strategic move.
Many Seabourn customers have been asking for cruising options “further
into the future,” Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn, said in the press release.
“With the 2023 World Cruise and Grand Voyage, we open options well into 2023 for future planning,” Leibowitz said in the press release.