Seabourn reveals first pics and announces name for new expedition ship

Seabourn’s first dedicated luxury expedition cruise ship will be called Seabourn Venture in tribute to the remote destinations she’ll cruise to, the cruise line has announced.

The first of an expeditionary fleet duo, Seabourn Venture will be designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and will include a plethora of modern hardware and technology that will extend the ship’s global deployment and capabilities.

Seabourn Venture will cruise her first season in the Arctic

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Although Seabourn has been offering expedition cruises aboard its existing fleet since 2013, these voyages have always been limited to a select few places in semi-remote locations during the summer.

The success of the Antarctica program opened the door for similar experiences under the name Ventures by Seabourn featuring Zodiacs, kayaks, and guided hikes offered on Seabourn ships in a number of desirable destinations around the world, including Alaska, Australia & New Zealand, South America, and Northern European destinations such as Norway and Greenland.

Seabourn Venture and her sister ship on the other hand will have a much greater degree of autonomy for long periods at sea, cruising in truly wild and remote locations.

“The name Seabourn Venture is an exciting step in the process of launching even more immersive voyages designed specifically for the expedition traveller who dares to go beyond the norm in terms of destinations and experiences they seek,” said Richard Meadows, President of Seabourn.

“Combined with the team of 26 experts that will bring the expedition experience to life, we are going to draw on our pedigree to deliver breath-taking experiences …in more remote destinations than [passengers] may have ever seen before,” he added.

Seabourn Venture is due for delivery in 2021

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Seabourn Venture is scheduled to launch in June 2021, with a second yet-to-be-named sister ship slated to launch in May 2022.

The new ships, which are being built by T. Mariotti, will be a brand new innovative design, created specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveller, and will include many features that have made Seabourn ships so successful.

A new and exciting offering will be two custom-built submarines carried on-board, providing an unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean’s surface.

The ships will also be designed to carry a complement of kayaks and 24 Zodiacs that can accommodate all on-board guests at once.

Each ship will feature 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites. More details and full-colour renderings of the ship and its interior spaces will be released in the months ahead.

The first ship is currently planned to sail in the Arctic in late summer 2021, with a full summer season in Antarctica to follow. Specific details about itineraries and booking availability will be released in Spring 2019.

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