Weekly travel agenda: Seabourn Sojourn Maiden Voyage

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The Yachts of Seabourn's newest ship Sojourn sets off on her maiden voyage from London next week after Friday's ceremony and charity gala event where she will be named by her godmother, British supermodel and fashion icon Twiggy.

Seabourn Sojourn Maiden Voyage
June 6
London, United Kingdom

Sojourn's season begins in Northern Europe, cruising the Norwegian Fjords and up to Iceland. She features a "spa villa," four restaurants, six bars and suites that include a private solarium and forward-facing veranda.

ILA Berlin Air Show
June 8-13
Berlin, Germany

This year sees centenary celebrations of the Berlin Air Show, the world's oldest such exhibition. Approximately 1,100 exhibitors are expected to show their products to a quarter of a million visitors, with new aircraft debuts and spectacular airshows on the agenda.

Asia Luxury Travel Market
June 14-17
Shanghai, China

Against the backdrop of a powerful China and glittering World Expo, the Asia Luxury Travel Market highlights the world's most sought-after destinations, ultra-luxurious accommodation, elite transportation and unique travel experiences for the Asian market.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens
June 18
Universal Studios Orlando, FL, USA

Harry Potter fans around the world have been waiting for the Harry Potter theme park to open, complete with specially filmed clips featuring the actors and faithful replicas of the impressive movie sets. Attractions include the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, Ollivander's Wand shop and the Hogwart's Express.

Marina Bay Sands Official Opening
June 23

Although partially open already, the rest of the enormous Marina Bay Sands will complete Singapore's second "integrated resort." An additional 2,560 guest rooms, more shops, restaurants and nightlife options and the Sands SkyPark will open.

Al Maktoum International Airport Opens
June 27
Dubai, UAE

At ten times the size of Dubai's existing airport, Al Maktoum International airport is set to be the world's largest passenger and cargo hub. With six runways, the airport will initially open to cargo traffic and passenger operations will be phased in gradually.

Norwegian Epic July 4th Fireworks Display
July 4
New York, USA

The new Norwegian Epic is to host the annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks display, live from the ship's deck in New York's Hudson river at 21:00 EST. She will depart on her maiden voyage shortly after, carrying 4,200 passengers.

Nieuw Amsterdam Launch
July 4
Venice, Italy

The 86,000-ton Nieuw Amsterdam will feature 11 guest decks, a cyber coffee house, a teens-only loft and space for 2,106 passengers when it is delivered in Venice.

InterContinental Times Square Opens
July 12
New York City, USA

The new flagship of the luxury InterContinental range will now officially open July 12, rising 34 storeys above the city. Facilities include the Ça Va restaurant by celebrity Chef Todd English, 607 guestrooms and a 371-square meter "Gotham Ballroom."