An all-suite six star experience with no more than 450 passengers.
Dine at leisure in a choice of four award-winning restaurants – casual or elegant – no surcharge
A day at sea is a day to savour – perhaps attend a Seabourn Conservation presentation, join in a card game, take a Pilates class or visit the spa.
In port, tailor-made excursions will be offered or explore independently
Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand via Los Angeles.
Arrive London Heathrow and transfer to a central hotel for a two-night stay.
Friday 18 London B
A free day to follow your interests in the most-visited city in Europe.
Saturday 19 London – Dover - Embark ‘Seabourn Quest’ B L D
This morning travel by coach to the port city of Dover. On arrival, board ‘Seabourn Quest’ in time for lunch. (Sail at 5pm).
Sunday 20 Portland (UK) B L D
Portland is located off the Dorset Coast. An explorer's Island with curiosities of history and folklore just waiting to be discovered. Portland's unique geology and its position are ideal for a wide variety of birds, animals and plant life.
Monday 21 At sea B L D
A day to settle into your 5 star stateroom and familiarise yourself with the myriad of amenities ‘Seabourn Quest’ has to offer – five restaurants, spa, gym and of course the stateroom.
Tuesday 22 Fishguard, Wales B L D (8am – 5pm)
A day to visit the small town of Fishguard. Enjoy the typical fishing village offering quaint high street shops and Norman ruins.
Wednesday 23 Belfast ( Northern Ireland ) B L D (8am – 6pm)
Explore the culture and history of Belfast. From its mighty shipbuilding past to the dynamic arts scene that swirls around the Cathedral Quarter.
Thursday 24 Staffa – Tobermory, Island of Mull ( Scotland ) B L D
A short stop at Staffa before arriving at Tobermory, the quaint Island Capital. The town has colourful houses and a sheltered bay.
Friday 25 Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) B L D (8am – 5pm)
A bustling harbour town with hand-crafted goods from the Outer Hebrides, a castle, museum and art gallery. Be sure to try the famous Black Pudding.
Saturday 26 At Sea B L D
Sunday 27 Heimaey - Westman Islands (Iceland) B L D (8am – 5pm)
Much of the town was swallowed by lava in 1973, but is now all restored. Millions of puffins migrate here in the summer.
Monday 28 Reykjavik (Iceland) B L D (8am – 6pm)
A day of contrasts to explore the world’s most northerly capital. See the quirky artistic city or visit the wild geysers and special waterfalls on the ‘Golden Circle.’
Tuesday 29 Isafjordur (Iceland) B L D (8am – 5pm)
A town on the NW coast of Iceland (pop 2,600). Bird watchers will venture out of town, others can walk in town or hire a bike.
Wednesday 30 At Sea B L D
Thursday 31 Cruising Prince Christian Sound (Greenland) B L D
A day of glaciers and mountain peaks as the ship cruises slowly along the narrow 70km channel at the southern end of Greenland.
Friday 01 Qaqortoq (Greenland) B L D (8am – 11pm)
A day to walk and explore the most beautiful town in Greenland with a population of 3230 and colourful houses situated between fjords and lakes.
Saturday 02 Nanortalik (Greenland) (8am – 6pm)
The southernmost town in Greenland and is located on a small island. Its name means ‘Place where the polar bears go.’ Its vertical walls flank an intricate fjord system – more akin to Greenland’s East Coast.
Sunday 03 At Sea B L D
Monday 04 At Sea B L D
Tuesday 05 St Johns (Newfoundland – Canada) B L D (8am – 6pm)
St. John's, the province's capital, is the perfect combination of big-city facilities and small-town charm. Explore the oldest and most easterly city in North America where heritage lives.
Wednesday 06 St Pierre and Miquelon B L D ( 10am – 6pm )
Step off the ship onto the “rock” as the locals call it and see the French flag fly high and hear the people speak with an authentic French accent. Enjoy the maritime heritage and culture.
Thursday 07 At sea B L D
Friday 08 At sea B L D
Saturday 09 Saguenay (Canada) B L D (8am – 6pm)
Located 200km north of Quebec city on the Saguenay Fjord that is fed by Lac St-Jean and surrounded by inspiring natural scenery.
Sunday 10 Quebec City B L D (8am – 11pm )
Sail up the St Lawrence River to Quebec City, one of the oldest cities of North America and the crown jewel of French Canada. Explore the ‘Old Town’ with its narrow cobble-stone streets, 17th and 18th century houses and church spires - all overlooked by Chateau Frontenac, an historic grand hotel with magnificent views of the fortified city and St Lawrence River.
Monday 11 Trois-Rivieres B L D (8am – 6pm)
North America’s oldest city north of Mexico (1634) and located at the confluence of the St Maurice and St Lawrence rivers. Almost razed by fire in 1908.
Tuesday 12 Montreal – Vancouver – Auckland B
Disembark ‘Seabourn Quest’ at 7am after a unique experience. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Thursday 14 Auckland
Optional Extension - Montreal to Toronto
Disembark ‘Seabourn Quest’ at 7am after a unique experience. The morning features a visit past Montreal’s Olympic Park complex with entrance to the bio-dome, Botanical Gardens and Insectarium. Later head downtown to our five star hotel in Old Montreal.
Wednesday 13 Montreal B
Enjoy a day at leisure in the largest French-speaking city outside Paris. Sights to see include Mont Royal, the markets and St Joseph’s Oratory. The evening is free to perhaps visit Notre Dame Cathedral to see the lights show and presentation.
Thursday 14 Montreal – Ottawa B
Travel by rail to Ottawa – capital of Canada. Stop at the eclectic Byward Market followed by a city tour exploring the past and present. The coach tour will include Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal and Notre Dame Basilica plus the Museum of Civilisation – Canada’s top history and cultural museum.
Friday 15 Ottawa – Toronto B
This morning travel by first class train from Ottawa to Toronto the capital of the province of Ontario. Enjoy an afternoon city sights tour of the dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park.
Saturday 16 Niagara Falls B
Depart for Niagara Falls via Barrie. Bypass Toronto and travel along the Niagara Escarpment to Niagara Falls, one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Stop en-route at the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Other highlights include the Floral Clock, the Whirlpool rapids and a thrilling boat ride on the ‘Voyage the Falls’ (previously ‘Maid of the Mist’ Overnight at a five star hotel overlooking the Falls. Farewell Dinner tonight.
Sunday 17 Toronto – Vancouver – Auckland
Mid-morning transfer to Toronto Airport for an afternoon flight to Vancouver. Change planes and depart for Auckland on Air New Zealand.
Tuesday 19 Arrive Auckland
August / September is a perfect time to visit with many days of clear skies, moderate temperatures and little rain.
Temperatures ˚c Max Min
London 22 14 Reykjavik 14 09
Qaqortoq 11 05 Newfoundland 21 08
Saguenay 19 12 Quebec 22 12
Toronto 24 16
Good walking shoes are a must along with a windproof, waterproof jacket.
Warm layers of merino are recommended as well as gloves, hat and scarf.
The ship will be ‘toasty’ warm so every day wear will be fine. Casual for daytime and country-club smart for the evenings - ie long-sleeved collared shirts and a jacket for men. There is no need for dinner suits, ties and the like.
No mandatory inoculations are required.
Walking tours are an important part of the tour and a reasonable standard of fitness is required.
Surfaces are often uneven and there can be a lot of stairs, uneven streets and rocky walkways
Currency / Money
Currency on ‘Seabourn Quest’ - USD
Ireland and Scotland – Pound Sterling
Greenland - Danish Krone
Iceland - Icelandic Krone
Canada - Canadian Dollar
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