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80th Anniversary of D-Day Cruise


Intellectual Pursuits - History & World Affairs

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About this Cruise

For the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, honor the men and women who helped to liberate a continent. Sail from Hamburg aboard Seabourn Ovation on May 29, 2024, with world-renowned historians and a custom itinerary emphasizing the land, sea, and air campaigns of World War II. Stand where history was made in Normandy for an unforgettable 80th anniversary ceremony on June 6th, 2024.

The 80th Anniversary of D-Day cruise features a custom itinerary emphasizing the land, sea, and air campaigns of World War II. Sail from Hamburg, which was systematically destroyed by an Allied bombing campaign in July 1943. Sail aboard the exquisite Seabourn Ovation towards Amsterdam and learn about the Dutch Resistance during the war. A two-day stop in East Anglia, England, provides a special emphasis to the airmen and their ground support who helped make D-Day possible. Next, a stop in Dunkirk to learn more about Operation Dynamo. Finally, land in Normandy for four days of touring the rural countryside and beaches that became the backdrop for the largest amphibious invasion in history. Special guest President and CEO Emeritus and Founder of The National WWII Museum, Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, PhD, along with featured tour historians Donald L. Miller, Alexandra Richie, John McManus, and Keith Lowe provide a signature lecture series during the voyage.

As a guest of the Museum, you’ll enjoy privileged access to top WWII sites and special invitations to events both on board and ashore during this major commemoration. This tour is for both the advanced and amateur historian in search of the most authentic experience of Normandy as it was. For a more robust experience, you may choose to add a specially arranged pre-cruise tour in Hamburg or post-cruise tour program in London.

Sail Date(s):

Wednesday, May 29, 2024





Cruise Line:

Seabourn Cruise Line

Cruise Ship:

Seabourn Ovation

Cruise Type:

Private Group Cruise

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