Destinations · Northern Europe
February 13, 2019 Words: Behind the Shield

From Lacy Fjords to Baroque Palaces: Seabourn's Summer in Northern Europe

Northern Europe has always been a real people-pleaser as a cruise destination, offering a wide variety of attractions that appeal to every traveler's appetite.


The rich legacy of history, architecture and art in Northern Europe has made it a perennial favorite for Seabourn guests. The region also offers fabulous shopping and seasonal culinary appeal, and now – with the addition of expert Ventures by Seabourn™ expedition teams, Zodiacs and kayaks on Seabourn Quest – we have added optional active, immersive adventures to your options for experiencing it all on select sailings.

Robin West, Seabourn’s Vice President of Expedition Operations, has worked with Senior Director of Itinerary Planning, Timothy Littley, to design an innovative series of specially curated itineraries taking full advantage of the many scenic natural splendors and cultural treasures of Northern Europe.

During the northern summer, Norway, the scattered British Isles, Iceland and Greenland provide a range of cruising destinations as unique and spectacular as anywhere on Earth. Their iceberg dotted fjords and sheer island cliffs teem with vast colonies of breeding birds and other wildlife, and picturesque traditional villages and ancient Viking sites add intriguing human interest and fascinating history. Seabourn Quest has cruised there in the past and carried an extensive team of knowledgeable naturalists, archaeologists, photography coaches, and other experts who will share fascinating insights with guests onboard and have escorted optional Zodiac tours, kayaking excursions and hikes to breathtaking waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs and snowcapped peaks to enhance and extended guest’s experiences.

Our stunning Seabourn Ovation will also sail in Northern Europe in summer 2020, with potential amazing experiences such as cruising the Baltic Sea, to exploring cosmopolitan Helsinki and medieval Tallinn. We will also offer voyages in between Stockholm and Copenhagen, which include the less-visited British Isles and extended cruises to the majestic fjords of the Norwegian coast and the North Cape. These hand-crafted itineraries include boutique ports, sheltered coves and hidden harbors where larger ships cannot go which will give you an unparalleled Seabourn experience.

An iron sculpture of a mermaid resting on a rock overlooking the Copenhagen bay
Green hills surrounding the sea in England
High peaked cliffs in Norway overlooking a light blue sea
A walk way of well manicured bushes and trees leading up to the St. Petersburg castle

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