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Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Global TV Morning News.

Global Morning News – Expedition Cruising with Seabourn

Posted on: March 5, 2024

As you know I just got back from a trip to Antarctica – which was amazing. Expedition ships are quite special as of course they are much smaller than regular cruise ships.

However what happens to an expedition ship during Antarctica’s winter? Very often they are transitioning from the south to the north and on the way offer some spectacular cruises.

I found this one that really caught my eye –

A cruise around the British Isles. Now the cool thing about an expedition ship is that, as I said, it is small. Just 260 passengers. Because it is small and because it has a large number of zodiacs on board it can get into places that a regular cruise ship could never visit. Let’s have a look at the itinerary –

Start off in Greenwich – now that’s unusual for a start. Imagine – you will be starting your British Isles cruise on the Thames!

Along the way you get to visit:

  • The Isles of Scilly – known as the UK’s tropical islands, just off the coast of Cornwall
  • Lundy Island – just off the coast of Devon – famous for the puffins.
  • The Isle of Man – the people who live there are known as Manx – they have their own language
  • Visits to the coast of Ireland including Dublin
  • Then up into those remote Scottish islands - Iona, Islay, Mull, Stornoway.

So much to see and at each stop zodiacs will take you out to explore, accompanied by naturalists – each experts in their field.

Finish up in Leith (Edinburgh) where the Royal Yacht Britannia is docked.

While on board this luxury expedition ship you can enjoy fine dining, all your drinks, daily guided excursions by zodiacs.

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Departure Date: May 12, 2024
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  • Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
  • Intuitive, personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests’ expectations
  • We visit hidden harbors and marquee ports
  • Our intimate size allows us to sail where larger ships cannot go
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
  • Tipping is neither required, nor expected
  • World-class dining - A choice of dining venues to suit every taste
  • Taxes and port charges

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