New Seabourn Quest to enter service in June
The new Seabourn Quest will set sail in June 2011. The 225-suite yacht is a sister ship to the Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Odyssey. (Seabourn / February 14, 2014)
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The Quest will embark on its maiden voyage after the ceremony in Barcelona on June 20, 2011. Danner, a Tony and Emmy Award winner may best be known for her roles in the Meet the Parents movies, but also for her roles on Showtime's "Huff" and NBC's "Will and Grace." She appeared in the movie "Sylvia" with her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow. She will preside over a sunset ceremony in the Spanish Mediterranean city's harbor, attended by the ship's guests and crew, prior to its departure on a 14-day Maiden Voyage to Athens, Greece.
"Blythe Danner perfectly embodies the blend of style and sophistication, of emotional depth with a unique sense of fun that sparks the social atmosphere on board a Seabourn ship," says Richard Meadows, Seabourn's President. "We couldn't be more thrilled to have her officially name our newest ship."
The Quest has two sister ships of this newer design already in service for Seabourn, the two-year-old Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn, that entered service in June 2010. The Seabourn fleet will grow to a total of six luxury yachts, all of which feature either 104 or 225 suites as well as unique destinations that larger cruise ships cannot visit.
The new yacht's maiden season includes seven-day Eastern Mediterranean cruises, operating alternately between Athens and Istanbul, and Venice and Athens, as well as a seven-day Black Sea voyage. On Jan. 5, 2012, the Quest will begin a 109-day World Cruise from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to Venice with stops in South America, South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.