Seabourn have announced today that they are to build two new ultra-luxury expedition ships, after signing a letter of intent for the construction of the ships with shipbuilders T. Mariotti and Damen.
The two ships will take the total expedition ships on the order books to 32 ships to be delivered between 2018 & 2022.
Richard Meadows, President of Seabourn said “The addition of these two new vessels will be a ground breaking moment for Seabourn and luxury travellers, who will now find a new standard of authentic yet luxurious expedition adventures in new and amazing destinations few people will ever see”. “The combination of immersive experience, fine accommodations and sumptuous amenities offered by these new ships will build on the success of our current product line up and further demonstrates our leadership as innovators as we continue offering the finest ultra-luxury cruises available”.
Seabourn has been operating their Antarctica cruises on board the Seabourn Quest but is now moving into the luxury expedition market with these two dedicated ships.
The 170 metre, 23,00 gross ton vessels will add capacity for Seabourn in Antarctica, the Arctic and other exotic destinations around the world. Each ship will meet PC6 Polar Class standards and will feature 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites with space to accommodate up to 264 guests.
The first vessel is expected to be in June 2021 and the second is anticipated in May 2022, the ships will include many features that have made the Seabourn ships so successful. Amongst the features of the new vessels will be two submarines a complement of kayaks and 24 Zodiac inflatable boats.
Seabourn will announce the design and service details for their new ships later this year. Specific details about the itineraries and booking availability will be released in early 2019. The first ship is planned to sail the Arctic in late summer of 2021, and a full winter season in Antarctica to follow.
We at the Sovereign Cruise Club are very excited by this news and can not wait to share more details of this ground breaking Seabourn moment with you later this year.
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