By Samantha Smith06 Sep 2019Ultra-luxury cruising is returning to Turkey as Seabourn confirms plans to include Istanbul in its 2020 itineraries. Specifically, its October 2020 departure onboard its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation.Hold on to your hats because this 300-suite ship – all with verandas – Seabourn Ovation will sail four seven-day eastern Mediterranean voyages between Istanbul, Turkey and Athens, Greece, exploring the iconic Greek Isles and richly historic cities in Turkey.If your clients are heading to Europe next year, you should definitely be talking to them about these itineraries!Utterly dreamy? We think so. What are the new itineraries?Guests will either embark or debark in Istanbul during the four new week-long itineraries, which will include:Seven-day Ephesus & Greek Isles (October 10 and October 24, 2020) – Seabourn Ovation will depart Athens and sail to the beautiful Greek Islands, including Patmos; Agios Nikolaos, Crete; Mykonos, and Skiathos, as well as Bozcaada and Kusadasi, Turkey, before arriving at Istanbul. The ship’s visit to Kusadasi will feature Seabourn’s signature complimentary “Evening at Ephesus,” a private classical concert in the ancient ruins under the stars that became a favorite for guests.Seven-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, Santorini, and Spétsai in Greece, while also visiting Çesme 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.”Richard Meadows, president of SeabournTravelers wishing to explore Turkey more in-depth may combine the two seven-day voyages for a longer and more immersive 14-day experience. Guests will receive savings of up to 10% off of regular cruise fares when they book back-to-back sailings.Prior to the four new itineraries, Seabourn Ovation will spend the summer of 2020 in Northern Europe exploring the Baltic and the Med. Seabourn in a nutshell…Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all oceanfront; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available onboard at all times; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel at home on board.The ships travel the globe to many of the world’s most desirable destinations including marquee cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and lesser-known ports and hideaways. Get booking!You can book your clients through your preferred cruise provider or via Polar Online.Click here for more information on Seabourn. Other stories you may likeAT CAPACITY: NSW Government Plans Third Sydney Cruise Ship TerminalSUPER SEASON: Carnival Will Visit 625 Ports Around Australia in 19/20, Is Your City One?AHOY, AGENTS: Virgin Voyages’ first Australia-based roadshow will be in Oct.