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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

A Cruise for Every Month of 2017

Are you planning to take a cruise in 2017? Here’s an outline of some sailing highlights per month to inspire you.


Seabourn’s new Seabourn Encore has recently been delivered, but its official inaugural sailing is scheduled for January 7, 2017 immediately following the ship’s christening by godmother Sarah Brightman. Onboard for the cruise will be special guest Tim Rice as part of the luxury line’s Seabourn Conversations enrichment program.


Viking Cruises continues to expand its ocean fleet with the launch of its third vessel, the Viking Sky, setting sail first on February 25, 2017 on an 8-day Mediterranean Getaway from Rome to Barcelona. Guests will have the chance to see what makes the Venice-class ship so special from the comfort of its double-decker Explorers’ Lounge observation venue as the ship cruises into off-the-beaten-path ports like Tunis and Palma de Mallorca.


Not forgotten is Viking Cruises’ river fleet as the company also will christen another two of its acclaimed Longships on March 9, 2017: the Viking Herja and Viking Hild. Following the event, both riverboats will depart on the line’s 12-day Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary covering the countries of France, Germany and Switzerland.


The latest luxury ship from Silversea Cruises, the Silver Muse, is scheduled to set sail on April 10, 2017 roundtrip from Monte Carlo. The vessel is based on the current Silver Spirit flagship but offers an array of additional culinary venues for even more dining diversity. The inaugural sailing is now waitlisted, but there may be last minute openings. If not, the ship will only just be beginning its new career.


Many mainstream cruise lines recently received approval to sail to Cuba roundtrip from the U.S., but they are only going to Havana. Only Pearl Seas Cruises has raised the bar by heading to four Cuban ports-of-call

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