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The latest additions to the Seabourn fleet are two expedition ships. The 264 guest, all veranda suite Seabourn Venture is the first of two sisters taking expedition cruising to a whole new level.
Be among the first to experience the best in ultra-luxury expedition cruising.
Experience nature's seasonal extravagance in the northern and southern polar regions. Cruise in Zodiacs under teeming bird cliffs and along jungle rivers. Kayak among stately icebergs and tropical coral islands. Visit Viking ruins, ancient Inca sites and indigenous Amazon villages. View whales, walrus and seals up close, and cruise in submarines past vivid reef walls and towering, underwater ice-cliffs. Bike the winding lanes of the outer British Isles and snorkel unspoiled Caribbean coral gardens glittering with iridescent fish. Trek to earth-shaking waterfalls and shining blue-white glaciers.
Exhilarating Adventure & Uncompromising Amenities.
The Seabourn Venture class is designed and purpose-built specifically for cruising in unprecedented elegance and ease in the most coveted, remote and unspoiled destinations on earth. Engineered for adventure with a PC6 ice-strengthened hull, positive-positioning Azipod® propulsion and three bow thrusters enabling nimble manoeuvrability, the ship‘s 132 all veranda, all ocean-front suites, as well as all indoor and outdoor social areas are designed by renowned hospitality icon Adam D. Tihany. The close-knit company of avid adventurers gathered on Seabourn Venture will enjoy a unique sense of community - born of sharing exhilarating activities afield and then returning to the array of superb services and amenities that secure Seabourn’s reputation as the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line.
Extensive Expedition Team.
The onboard staff will be augmented with a world-class 26-person Expedition Team comprised of veteran wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists. These fascinating individuals combine masterful scholarly accomplishments with the logistic skills to guide expedition experiences for guests. They are also part of the Seabourn Conversations programme, providing expert insights into the history, ecology and culture of the places visited, both in formal presentations and casual conversations over meals or at leisure.
Equipped to Explore.
• 24 Zodiacs for landings and scenic cruising in remote destinations.
• An offering of double sea kayaks for exploring shorelines and shallow waters (optional).
• Mountain bikes and e-bikes for exploration ashore.
• Scuba and snorkelling equipment for warm-water destinations.
• Two custom-built 6-person submarines enabling deeper underwater exploration (optional).
On sailings in polar regions, each guest will receive a complimentary Seabourn expedition-grade parka and day-pack. In addition, during those sailings, the ship will carry a supply of insulated BOGS° winter boots for guests' use during wet landings for the duration of the voyage.
The Seabourn Venture Class in Detail.
Expedition Lounge: The Expedition Lounge, located on Deck 4, is the heart of the ship. A gathering place for the curious, guests are invited to relax or linger with a complimentary cocktail or glass of fine wine from the bar as they share photos and stories from the day with their fellow travellers and the onboard staff.
The Expedition Lounge will be central to the Seabourn expedition operation where guests convene before and after expeditions each day. Custom furniture designed in a variety of warm, natural materials creates an inviting, tactile atmosphere. An ode to the adventurous, the Expedition Lounge features an etched glass partition displaying a vintage map of Antarctica and vitrines showcasing intricate tools and devices of the trade. Two large touchscreens will also display a wealth of information including photos, navigational charts, weather charts, and maps.
The Discovery Centre: The Discovery Centre, which is adjacent to the Expedition Lounge on Deck 4, acts as the teaching & academic centre for natural history and cultural programming in an environment spacious enough to accommodate all guests at one time. Each day, guests will visit this venue for insightful lectures, briefings, and Seabourn Conversations enrichment programming designed to help educate them throughout their expedition experience. The world-class 26-person expedition team of wilderness experts, scientists, historians, and naturalists will deliver rich, insightful lectures and discussions on a broad array of topics related to the region where guests are sailing. Inspired by the compelling landscape of some of the expedition destinations, the Discovery Centre incorporates the organic shapes of topography maps against the elegant curves of the plush custom seating.
Audio-visual experiences will come to life through high-definition screens 2.5 meters high by 10 meters wide, showing a variety of programming to create a captivating experience that whets the appetite and creates excitement for each destination. Footage from daily submarine voyages will also be shown, providing an enticing look at the undersea world and the marine life that calls it home.
Landing Zone: The launch and recovery point for landings, each of the two Landing Zones - Port & Starboard, both located on Deck 3 - will be a generous 60 square meters in size, allowing guests to change and clean their gear in comfort while also providing space to store their rubber boots. The Landing Zone, commonly known as a mudroom, has been designed for extreme functionality and accessibility with a durable material palette and optimum location on the ship to allow guests direct access to one of the 24 Zodiacs available for off-ship adventures. In tropical areas, the Landing Zones will also be used for snorkelling and similar activities, with storage space for fins and masks. Guests will move through the two Landing Zones in small groups distributed evenly to keep waiting time and crowding to a minimum for excursion departures. From the Landing Zones, the attentive staff will guide guests down one flight of stairs to Deck 2, where guests step directly from the ship into the Zodiacs to head off across the water or onward to a landing point ashore.
The Atrium: The Atrium is a focal point on all Seabourn ships with its elegant winding staircase. On Seabourn's expedition ships, the sky lit space will continue the wood and metal detailing present throughout the ship with details such as rhythmically placed ropework in place of more traditional spindles and a topography inspired wall treatment. Suspended at the centre of the Atrium and echoed again at its base is a captivating art display emulating traditional wind measuring instruments.
It is true to say that Seabourn welcomes you to all-inclusive, luxury cruising refined to its purest form, where hand-selected itineraries take you to places beyond the reach of larger ships. The main Seabourn Difference is intuitive, personalised service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations. We have never experienced the level of service provided by Seabourn in any luxury hotel, anywhere in the world, Seabourn's service literally is the best of the best. But what else makes Seabourn so extraordinary and one of the finest expedition experiences? Here are the highlights:
Intimate Ships - With a private club atmosphere, one of the highest space per guest ratios in the industry and the youngest and most modern fleet in luxury cruising.
Intuitive Service - Intuitive, personalised service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests' expectations. Seabourn has nearly one staff member to take great care of each guest.
All Ocean-Front Suites - Luxuriously appointed, with walk-in wardrobes, Beautifully designed five-fixture marble bathrooms, elegant living areas with sofa and dining table and all of the suites on the Seabourn Venture class feature a private, teak decked veranda. Only Seabourn features shower and luxury bath products with an exclusive signature scent, specially created for Seabourn by Molton Brown of London. Seabourn's Premium and Penthouse suites offer even larger, somewhat decadent accommodations and additional personal touches.
Complimentary Premium Spirits - Complimentary Champagne, premium spirits and fine wines are available on board at all times. We also love Seabourn's complimentary welcome champagne, it gets your cruise off to a great start and is complimented by a complimentary in-suite bar, stocked with your preferences. This makes entertaining in your suite so much easier and your wonderfully attentive Seabourn stewardess will also assist you with anything else that you require to make your party go with a swing. Caviar canapes? Not a problem…
Tipping - Tipping is neither required, nor expected. Seabourn's teams are driven to exceed expectations and service is always provided with a genuine smile and with an attention to detail that is second to none.
The Finest Resort At Sea - Curated art selected specifically for each ship and guests can relax in Seabourn's ultra-luxury resort at sea “residential” décor, creating a home away from home feeling.
Culinary Partnerships - Seabourn‘s ships always feature World-class dining, Seabourn are proud member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and they have partnered with Regiis Ova - so that guests enjoy Caviar in the Surf or Caviar on Ice. Seabourn is the world’s largest purchaser of caviar and once on board it is easy to see why - how decadent and delicious!
World-Class Dining - Seabourn features a choice of dining venues to suit every taste, they use the freshest ingredients and seasonal local specialties.
The Seabourn Expedition ships will feature eight dining venues. As with any Seabourn ship, all dining experiences are complimentary, and guests can dine when, where and with whom they choose. The Restaurant represents fine dining in an elegant, open-seating dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Colonnade is a more casual alternative for buffet or table service breakfast and lunch, and themed dinner served tableside, including family-style menus by Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller. The Patio provides casual, alfresco dining for lunch, weather permitting. Sushi in The Club offers a variety of sushi bites are freshly made to order every evening. Seabourn Square is a sociable oasis serving delectable speciality coffees, pastries, sandwiches and homemade gelato throughout the day and into the evening. Pantry in the Bow Lounge is where guests can help themselves to freshly prepared light fare and refreshments as they scan the horizon. The Constellation Lounge is a nod to the heritage of Seabourn and is the spot for early-risers' pastries and beverages, elegant afternoon teas and cocktail-time tapas. Finally, 24-Hour In-Suite Dining allows guests to choose from a varied menu anytime or to have dinner from the Restaurant menu served course-by-course in their suite or on their veranda.
Seabourn Conversations - Seabourn's programme for connecting with visionary experts. Seabourn invites luminaries of particular interest and accomplishment to join their guests on board and they participate in the daily social scene onboard, sharing meals, adventures ashore and casual chats throughout the voyage.
Spa & Wellness With Dr. Weil - Features an exclusive mindful living programme. The Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil enrichment program is the first of its kind at sea. It also features holistic medicine, meditation, and yoga - integrating physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being*. The spa includes a thermal area with a sauna, ocean view Motion Studio and treatment rooms, a salon for men and women and there are specially designated Mindful Living shore excursions available in select ports.
Sustainability - Seabourn is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability.
As Seabourn's largest agent globally, only Sovereign guarantees the very best fares and expert service on all Seabourn voyages, so please contact us to enable us to arrange an unforgettable experience on board one of the Seabourn Venture class ships.
*Optional programs, for additional charge.