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SEATTLE, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Seabournthe ultra-luxury ocean-going and expedition cruise line, is embarking on a new era of adventure on the high seas with the launch of SeabournVenture. The first of the line’s two new ultra-luxury expedition ships, SeabournVenture put into service and welcomed the first guests on board today, July 27, 2022on a 12-day expedition to the North Islands, from Tromsø, Norwayand takes you to the Arctic and the Svalbard Archipelago, one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas and home to wildlife from puffins to polar bears.
“Exploration has always been part of our brand heritage, but the introduction of SeabournVenture opens a new chapter for us and offers our guests the opportunity to explore remote destinations in all corners of the world and truly become a part of the natural wonders, wildlife, history and culture that they will find there,” said Josh Leibowitz, President of Seabourn. “Seabourn guests love exploration as much as they love to travel in ultra-luxurious luxury SeabournVenture offers a new breed of expeditionary experience that allows our guests to discover splendor from the Arctic to Antarctica.”
A first unforgettable season: Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, AntarcticAmazon and more
SeabournVenture begins its inaugural season with a series of 12- to 15-day Arctic exploration voyages, Greenland and Icelandand the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Nunavutthe most remote and least populated destinations explored during SeabournVenture‘s arctic season. Destination highlights include Scoresby Sound, Greenland, home to the largest and longest fjord system in the world; Sermilik Fjord, located in the southeast Greenland and famous for the many icebergs that flow into the Denmark Strait from several glaciers at its top; Spitsbergen; and Pond inlet, Nunavutthe eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage.
The ship makes its way south October 2022Stop at different places in the Caribbean, Central America, Columbia, Ecuador, Peruand Chile on a series of 10 to 14 day trips. There will be opportunities to explore under bird-filled cliffs in Zodiacs, kayak among tropical coral islands, visit ancient Inca sites and snorkel pristine Caribbean coral gardens and a passage through the magnificent Panama Canal.
In between November 2022 and February 2023, SeabournVenture will invite travelers on adventures of discovery, sailing through scenic sounds, fjords, canals and glaciers Chilesailing to Antarcticand cruise back to explore South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. The ship will sail on 11- to 22-day voyages to the “Great White Continent” that include the “Antarctic Experience,” which offers up-close encounters with untamed wilderness and wildlife, including swaying icebergs, waddling colonies of penguins and lively fur seals , as well as visits to research stations that have established themselves on the continent. The voyages include multiple daily operations using the Zodiacs for landings and cruises along the Antarctic Peninsula. Optional excursions are also offered, such as kayaking and the ship’s submarines, allowing guests to explore the vast frontier below sea level.
In March and April 2023, SeabournVenture will embark on a series of 7- to 12-day expedition voyages Brazil and the Amazon. The ship will visit many colorful colonial towns on the coast Brazil and sail into the heart of South America through one of the world’s greatest rivers, where guests can cruise along the Amazon River in Zodiacs, visiting ancient sites and indigenous villages.
Engineered for exploration and outfitted for adventure
SeabournVenture is designed and built for various environments to PC6 polar class standards and incorporates modern hardware and technology that expands the ship’s global operations and capabilities. The ship is a brand new, innovative design, purpose-built for the ultra-luxury expedition traveler, and incorporates many of the features that have made Seabourn ships so successful.
The ship is staffed with 26 world-class employees alongside an attentive crew who provide Seabourn’s renowned service at all levels expedition team whose mission is to offer guests the best of expeditions on land and at sea. Comprised of highly respected wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists, the team will regularly interact with guests, providing them with in-depth insights into the history, ecology and culture of the sites visited. Your valuable insights will be offered in both formal presentations on a variety of topics, and in more casual conversations over meals, on deck during a scenic cruise, or at leisure experiences.
Wherever they go, guests SeabournVenture A truly extraordinary travel experience awaits you in the embrace of stunning indoor and outdoor settings. Designed by a Seabourn partner and hospitality design icon Adam D Tihany and managing partner Alessia Genoa from new York-based studio Tihany design, the ship’s spectacular allure blends sumptuous nautical authenticity with modern day romance. The ultra-luxurious setting is a perfect complement to a ship purpose-built for exploration, filled with features and amenities to enrich and enlighten guests onboard, ashore and even beneath the waves.
As on every ship in the Seabourn fleet, the 132 oceanfront suites are designed by SeabournVenture feature carefully crafted furniture, tactile materials and bespoke details that capture the timeless luxury of travel and elevate the experience. Public areas throughout the ship have their own unique stories, with tactile and elemental materials used to evoke ruggedness, a spirit of adventure and the thrill of discovery balanced with Seabourn-style luxury and comfort. Among a dozen establishments sure to be magnets for guests are these expedition lounge on deck 4; the adjacent Discovery Center, generously sized to allow all guests to gather in a classroom-like environment and enjoy natural history and cultural programs; and the Bow lounge, a prime setting for viewing marine life with the closest water access on the ship. The highest indoor vantage point on SeabournVenture is the constellation salon on the upper deck, with breathtaking 270 degree views and an intimate interior in dark blue and red inspired by constellations in the night sky.
The ship is equipped with kayaks and enough Zodiacs to transport each guest at once on expeditions, as well as two custom-built submarines, each sleeping six, capable of navigating shipwrecks and underwater natural wonders in luxurious comfort explore.
For reservations or more details, please consult a professional travel consultant; Call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit us www.seabourn.com. A dedicated shore excursion call center is available to guests at 1-800-984-3225.
Notes for editors: pictures of SeabournVenture are available here – https://hal.widencollective.com/c/lvswqdxf.
The ultra-luxurious Seabourn currently operates a fleet of six modern ships, one of which is under construction, and is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK and P&O Cruises Australia. Seabourn is a trademark of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). Our highest responsibility and top priority is compliance, environmental protection, and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, team members and the people and communities who visit our ships.
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Notes for editors:
Seabourn is loved by professional critics and the discerning readers of renowned travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruises are known for:
- Purpose built expedition ships, ice strengthened PC6 hull, with advanced maneuvering technology for superior stability, safety and comfort
- World-class expedition team delivering immersive experiences
- All verandas, all ocean front suites are luxuriously appointed
- Handcrafted itineraries designed for the expeditionary traveler to the world’s most desirable and well-known off-the-beaten-track destinations
- Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
- Intuitive, personalized service from staff passionate about exceeding guest expectations
- Includes expedition experiences with Zodiacs, diving and snorkeling
- Optional expedition experiences with kayaks and custom-built 6-guest liveaboards, offering the option to further expand your expedition for more extensive ocean exploration**
- Welcome champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
- Open Bridge Policy* hosted by members of the expedition team, providing direct access to the ship’s command center and the officers who will pilot your voyage
- World-class dining is all free, so dine where, when and with whoever you want
- Tipping is neither requested nor expected
- Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines are available at all times onboard
- A meticulous and purposeful maritime adventurer resort designed for the luxury traveler with unique attributes and spaces to enhance your experience
- Spa & Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weilwith exclusive mindful living program**
- Committed to environmental protection and sustainability
*At the captain’s discretion
** Optional programs, at extra cost