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Seabourn link with Unesco opens doors to World Heritage sites

As part of its newly formed partnership with Unesco, Seabourn is offering excursions to more than 160 World Heritage sites around the globe including a number of Discovery Tours only available on a Seabourn cruise.

Working closely with Unesco, Seabourn has created a range of excursions that will offer a deeper insight and behind-the-scenes information about current and future World Heritage sites and projects.

Seabourn guests can now visit Unesco World Heritage sites in destinations such as Reykjavik, Halong Bay and Mumbai. The line has also created a collection of World Heritage Discovery Tours at a number of ports, with exclusive enhanced content on World Heritage.

Temple of Luxor Seabourn Discovery Tours
The Temple of Luxor is one of the 1670 World Heritage sites being visited by Seabourn

Discovery Tour examples

  • The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns: Travel by luxury reef boat to the world’s richest marine habitat, accompanied exclusively by a Unesco guest speaker and a marine biologist. Guests will enjoy talks on the reef’s history, complex ecosystems and conservation projects as well as one-on-one discussions throughout the day.
    Once moored, swimming and snorkeling will be on offer at the specifically chosen site, known for its water clarity, coral quality and overall diversity of marine life. The exclusive excursion will also include a light lunch and refreshments onboard the luxury boat.

  • Taj Mahal and Jaipur: The five-day mid-cruise exclusive experience includes a visit to the world famous Taj Mahal. Considered to be the greatest achievement of Indo-Islamic architecture, Seabourn guests will enjoy guided visits to the iconic palace at both sunrise and sunset. The Discovery Tour will also include visits to the charming town of Agra, Jaipur and its regal city palace as well as the bustling city of Delhi.
  • The Alhambra, Malaga: As one of the world’s most beautiful collections of building and gardens, Seabourn guests will enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Palace, Generalife Gardens and the Fortress of Alcazaba.
    Dating back to the 14th century, the Alhambra is believed to be the finest example of Islamic architecture outside the Arab world. The exclusive excursion will include a traditional lunch at the stunning Parador Alhambra restaurant, located within the Unesco World Heritage Site itself.

  • The partnership has been created to encourage wider support and understanding in the travel industry and among travellers for Unesco’s mission of identifying, safeguarding and promoting unique cultural and natural features around the world deemed to possess universal value for all humankind.

    Speakers with special knowledge about World Heritage will sail on Seabourn’s ships as a part of the line’s Seabourn Conversations enrichment and entertainment programme. In addition, Seabourn’s optional excursions that include Unesco World Heritage Sites will now include a donation to Unesco’s World Heritage Fund.

    Posted on 15th November 2014 at 11:41 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | The Yachts of Seabourn |

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