Seabourn Returns to Istanbul, Turkey in 2020

We are thrilled that our newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, is leading our return to Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2020. The 300-suite ship — all with verandas — will sail four Eastern Mediterranean voyages seven days in duration between Istanbul and Athens, Greece, or Athens to Istanbul exploring the iconic Greek Isles and richly historic cities in Turkey.

Guests will either embark or debark in Istanbul during the four new week-long itineraries, which will include:

7-day Ephesus & Greek Isles (October 10 and October 24, 2020) — Seabourn Ovation will depart Athens and sail through the beautiful Greek Islands, including Pátmos; Agios Nikólaos, Crete; Mykonos, and Skíathos, as well as Bozcaada and Kuşadasi, Turkey, before arriving at Istanbul. The ship’s visit to Kuşadasi will feature Seabourn’s signature complimentary “Evening at Ephesus,” a private classical concert in the ancient ruins under the stars that is a favorite for our guests.

7-day Turkish & Aegean Treasures (October 17 and October 31, 2020) — The ship will depart Istanbul and traverse the waters of the Aegean Sea to Myrina, Rhodes, Santoríni, and Spétsai in Greece, while also visiting Çeşme and Bodrum along the turquoise coast of Turkey, before arriving at Athens.

“Istanbul is a fascinating city steeped in history, with stunning architectural wonders and cultural sites,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “These sailings — with so much heritage accessible in every port — are perfect for anyone considering a trip to the Eastern Mediterranean in 2020.”

Travelers wishing to explore Turkey more in-depth may combine the two seven-day voyages for a longer and more immersive 14-day experience. In addition to receiving a memorable journey in Turkey and Greece, guests will also receive savings of up to 15% off of regular cruise fares when they book back-to-back sailings.

In addition, Seabourn Odyssey will also visit several cities in Turkey through the 2020 season, including Çeşme, Kuşadasi, Fethiye and Bodrum during the ship’s Eastern Mediterranean season.

Prior to the four new itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean, Seabourn Ovation will spend the summer of 2020 in Northern Europe, offering 7- and 14-day voyages, which includes the Baltic between Copenhagen and Stockholm, as well as along the North Cape and to St. Petersburg, Russia. Then the ship will head to the British Isles and travel around the continent from Dover to Lisbon via Paris. In the fall, Seabourn Ovation will sail the Mediterranean from the Iberian Peninsula to Morocco, the French and Italian rivieras, and on to Greece and Turkey. These voyages may also be combined and booked back-to-back for an in-depth travel experience.

There’s never been a better time to book these sailings than during our Set Sail Event offering your clients exceptional savings and offers including:

  • Veranda Suite Upgrades*
  • Up to $300USD Shipboard Credit per Suite*
  • Up to $1,000 Air Credit per person*
  • 300 Minute Internet Package*
  • Up to 15% savings on Combination Cruises*

Book a Penthouse or Premium Suite and they may receive $1,000USD Shipboard Credit per Suite and an Unlimited Internet Package Per Suite*

For more information about our return to Istanbul and sailing Seabourn Ovation, contact Seabourn Sales at 800.929.9595 or visit

Terms and Conditions:
*Offer is valid on select 2019 & 2020 sailings. Featured fares are per person based on double occupancy and promo code NN. Fares are in U.S. dollars. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional and range from $90.00-$2850.00. All savings amounts are included in the fares shown. Combination cruise savings of up to 15% applies when combining consecutive cruises on the same ship and is subject to availability. Complimentary Veranda Suite Upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking. Upgrade will be reflected in fare paid for selected Suite category. Shipboard Credit offers are in U.S. dollars and are non-refundable, non-transferable, have no cash value, expire at the end of the cruise, may not be used in the casino and are not combinable with other shipboard credit offers. Shipboard credit offer is based on promo ZO. Air credit is available on select sailings and on select gateways for flights booked through Seabourn’s Flight Ease® program. Air credit is available to the first and second guests sharing a Suite and is non-transferable. Air must be booked no less than 30 days prior to sail date in order to be eligible for the air credit. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Once air is booked, please check with the airline's website or contact the airline directly for information regarding baggage fees and other charges. Each airline has its own baggage allowance policy. Guests are responsible for all baggage fees, including excess baggage imposed directly by the airline. Air Credit is based on promo JX. Complimentary Internet Package includes 300 minutes of internet access per guest for 1st & 2nd guest booking in Ocean View & Veranda Suites. Unlimited Internet Package is offered on a per Suite basis and only in Suite categories PH, PS, OW, SS, WG & GR. Internet service is not guaranteed. Seabourn is not responsible if internet service is unavailable. No credit or other compensation will be provided should internet service not be available. Internet Packages are based on promo ZI. All offers are capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Ships’ registry: Bahamas. ©2019 Seabourn.