Seabourn has today announced that their first ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition ship will be named “Seabourn Venture,” drawing on its heritage in providing expedition experiences.
Seabourn began offering expedition experiences during its first sailing to Antarctica in 2013 led by a highly qualified, world-class expedition team and those itineraries have been offered every season since. The success of the Antarctica program opened the door for similar optional 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.
“The name Seabourn Venture is an exciting step in the process of launching even more immersive voyages designed specifically for the expedition traveler 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 breathtaking experiences and I know Seabourn Venture is going to create a lifetime memories for the adventurer that wants to go farther, into more remote destinations than they may have ever seen before, in true Seabourn ultra-luxury.”
Seabourn Venture is set to be launched in June 2021, with a sister ship set to join her in May 2022. The new ships, which are being built by T. Mariotti, will have a brand new innovative design, created specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveler, and will continue to include many features which have made Seabourn ships so successful. A new and exciting offering will be two custom-built submarines which will provide an unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean’s surface. She will carry 24 Zodiacs enough to accommodate all guests at once allowing for a truly immersive experience.
Each ship will feature 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites, further details and full renderings of the ship including the interior spaces will be released in the coming months. The specific itineraries for Seabourn Venture will be released in Spring 2019, she is planning to sail in the Arctic in late summer 2021, with a full summer season in Antarctica to follow.
As Seabourn’s largest agent globally we are thrilled with this announcement and feel that the name Seabourn Venture is an excellent name for the ship and she will be another great addition to the Seabourn fleet.
We are taking pre-registrations for Seabourn Venture’s Inaugural and Maiden Voyages and if you would like to pre-register for one of her voyages please call us on 03331 224466 for more information.