7 Unique Cruise Ports - Brownell Travel

7 Unique Cruise Ports

When you are on a cruise, you don’t want to be herded on and off a ship with 3,000+ people to an already tourist-packed port. That’s why you’re sailing with a company like Seabourn after all! Since certain ports are so incredible, there are bound to be other ships present. But there are some Seabourn ports-of-call that take an ordinary itinerary to an incredible experience. Because of Seabourn’s smaller vessels, they can fit in to many hidden gems and ports of call not visited by the other cruise lines. Learn about 7 of these unique cruise ports below.


Seabourn is returning to Alaska, but this isn’t your typical Alaskan cruise. Their expedition ship will take you to visit unique ports of call and you can go on incredible excursions, like kayaking in the Misty Fjords or a cultural immersion in Klemtu, that you can’t experience on any other ship.

stp-steeples_virtuosoSt. Petersburg

Seabourn can dock right in St. Petersburg, whereas larger vessels have to dock as much as 45 minutes way. You don’t have to spend an hour on a bus to and from the city, and instead you have more time to explore the historical St. Petersburg. That can make all the difference, especially when you have limited time in such a beautiful and historical destination.


A trip to Antarctica is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so why not go with the best of the best? The Seabourn expedition team is top – think the scientists, naturalists, and geologists who didn’t just study the books…they wrote them – and the Seabourn Quest was recently updated to handle Antarctica and the Drake Passage. And of course Seabourn’s exceptional level of service and attention to detail is key, even in the furthest reaches of the Earth! (Learn more about Seabourn and Antarctica here!)

Adelie penguins colony on the iceberg Antarctica

Adelie penguins colony on the iceberg Antarctica

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is an engineering marvel that revolutionized maritime trade. It took 10 years to complete after the United States took on the project in 1904, and you can experience it first hand with Seabourn. In addition to seeing this incredible site, you can relax in tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Pacific!

Prince Edward Island

You don’t have to fly, drive, and ferry to get here – it’s a stop on a Seabourn New England & Canada cruise. During your stop, enjoy incredible fresh seafood (PEI mussels, anyone?), stunning vistas, and even some of the best golf in Canada. Shore excursions include an oystering experience, a falcon adventure, a culinary bootcamp, or your Brownell Advisor can arrange a custom experience.  In addition to Prince Edward Island, you explore Boston, Bar Harbour, cities in Quebec, and Montreal.

A Seabourn ship in Halong Bay

A Seabourn ship in Halong Bay

Southeast Asia

In only 14-days, explore legendary spots in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam with the ease of a Seabourn cruise.  Ho Chi Minh City, Halong Bay, and Bangkok are just a few of the incredible ports that offer beautiful sites and fascinating history. A journey this extensive by land requires flights, transfers, and lots of check-ins and check-outs. But with Seabourn, you begin your journey in Singapore*, unpack once after boarding the Seabourn Sojourn, enjoy your trip, and end in Hong Kong*.

*We recommend spending a few days before and after the trip in Singapore and Hong Kong.


As a partner of UNESCO, Seabourn works to promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites. This partnership allows Seabourn guests to gain a deeper insight into these destinations. Many itineraries offer one-of-a-kind shore excursions to over 170 sites, like Machu Picchu in Peru, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, or Ephesus in Turkey. Plus, part of the price of these special tours supports UNESCO’s World Heritage Fund.


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