30 New Destinations
Exciting news! We are expanding our reach around the world by adding more than 30 new intriguing destinations for you to experience in 2018, including:
1. Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec, Canada
Long isolated near the Pointe aux Esquimaux on the St. Lawrence Gulf's northeast shore, townsfolk here speak a dialect closer to Acadian French than other Québecois. The Mingan Archipelago just offshore is a Parks Canada Reserve dotted with sculpted monoliths, marine fossils and populated by colonies of puffins and razorbills. Visitors also enjoy whale watching.
2. Bocas del Toro, Panama
This province consists of mainland and offshore islands tucked against the Costa Rican border. The colorful town has a decidedly Caribbean flavor, and offers easy access to the lush natural beauty of the Isthmus region in the nearby La Amistad International Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by Panama and Costa Rica.
3. Puerto Bolívar (Machala), Ecuador
Located in the fertile lowlands near the Gulf of Guayaquil, Machala is said to be the banana capital of the world. Coffee and cacao are also important crops in the surrounding farmlands. The Petrified Forest Puyango is the largest array of fossil trees in the world, with some measuring over six feet in diameter and nearly 50 feet long.
4. The Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea
Named after the survey ship that first chartered the waters in 1886 and often referred to as the "Paradise in the Coral Sea," this atoll of 21 untouched islands boasts the most extensive biodiversity and coral reefs in the world. The islands are a unique sustainable eco-tourism destination in pristine waters.
5. Puerto Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Spain)
Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands, and the closest to Africa. UNESCO has declared the island a Biosphere Reserve for its unique blend of desert and semi-desert ecosystems and for its approach to sustainable tourism. Its beaches offer a huge expanse of dunes at Corralejos rendering beach lovers speechless.
6. Eilat (Petra), Israel
At the narrow upper end of the Gulf of Aqaba, the Israeli sea resort of Eilat sits within plain view of the whitewashed buildings of Aqaba. From the gulf coast, the Jordanian King's Highway ascends past Wadi Rum to the narrow, twisting defile that leads through the cliffs to Petra – one of the world's most attractive ancient wonders.
7. Savusavu, Fiji
Vanua Levu is Fiji's second-largest island, and still immune to the outside world. Find a perfect beach, lie back and breathe the scent of tropical blooms.
Other new destinations include…
8. Banana Coast (Trujillo), Honduras
9. Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia
10. Similan Islands, Thailand
11. Porto Santo, Porto Santo Island, Portugal
12. Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
13. Sakai, Japan
14. Tasiilaq, Greenland
15. Yeosu, Korea
16. Dartmouth, England
17. Bantry, Ireland
18. Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland
19. Iqaliut, Nunavut, Canada
20. Campbeltown, Scotland
21. Neiafu, Vava'u, Tongo
22. Isla de La Plata, Ecuador
23. General San Martín (Pisco), Peru
24. Tivanipupu, Solomon Islands
25. Coles Bay, Tasmania
26. Ureparapara, Vanuatu
27. Isla Pan de Azúcar, Chili
28. Inaccessible Island, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
29. Ilha de Moçambique, Mozambique
30. Magong (Makung), Penghu Islands, Taiwan
For a full list of all our new destinations you can enjoy starting in 2018, call Seabourn