Summer 2023 will see Seven Seas Explorer’s inaugural Alaska season, with 15, 7-night sailings between Seward, Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia. From June to September, guests can explore Alaska at its wild, blossoming best, cruising the cliffs and waterfalls of the Misty Fjords to the colorful legends of Skagway, and gazing in awe as Hubbard Glacier sheds enormous blocks of ice into the sea.
From September and continuing into the winter of 2023 and spring of 2024, Seven Seas Explorer will spend her time providing guests with spectacular experiences cruising 4 Australia and New Zealand itineraries and 12 Asia itineraries.
Her first cruises in the region kick off with 2 roundtrip Tokyo voyages with calls to Busan, South Korea and overnight stays in Kyoto, Japan, before additional sailings explore other incredible Asian destinations such as Hong Kong, China; Boracay Islands, Philippines; and Bangkok, Thailand.
In December, Seven Seas Explorer sails Australia and New Zealand offering guests the chance to fall for Melbourne’s European charm, search for the elusive platypus in Tasmania and be in awe of iconic Sydney Harbour. Across the Tasman Sea in neighboring New Zealand, guests can witness traditional Māori culture in Rotorua, admire Auckland’s breathtaking vistas and develop an appreciation for award-winning Central Otago wines.
After sailing Australia and New Zealand, from February 2024 Seven Seas Explorer makes her way back through exotic South East Asia again, visiting two new ports of call in Japan, the historical Miyako and Sapporo (Otaru), and one new port in the Philippines – the beautiful island of Coron (Palawan). In addition, the ship has three Tokyo roundtrip sailings in March and April, perfect for cherry blossom season. While in Asia, guests can choose from a range of diverse cultural onshore experiences, including a tour of a traditional fishing village outside of Da Nang, Vietnam, or a rickshaw ride through the streets of multi-cultural Singapore.
Combining 4 Asia sailings, the Grand Asia-Pacific Journey Grand Voyage is one not to be missed. This epic 59-night expedition, commencing in Sydney and concluding in Tokyo, departs in January 2024 and will provide an opportunity to embrace the intriguing lands of Asia with overnight sojourns in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Japan.