Seabourn Unveils First Stunning Public Spaces On New Ultra-Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ships

We are thrilled to offer you a first glimpse of select public spaces on our two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022. The new Expedition Lounge, Discovery Center, Landing Zone and Atrium are masterfully designed spaces by design icon Adam D. Tihany that will act as the communal hub on Seabourn Venture and her yet-to-be-named sister ship.

The Expedition Lounge, Discovery Center and Landing Zone are new spaces for Seabourn that will be instrumental in creating a sense of awe and adventure for expedition travelers on board amidst an environment of exceptional, intuitive service. Each aims to capture the romanticism of early explorers and the thrill of discovery with thoughtful details and materials that are very tactile — very ‘elemental’ — capturing a sense of ruggedness that comes with expedition travel while maintaining pristine luxury and comfort. Tihany, who was the creative vision behind Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation, as well as the interiors for The Grill by Thomas Keller, is also creating all the indoor and outdoor guest areas on the two new ships.

Specific details on each of the new spaces include:

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 you share photos and stories from the day with your fellow travelers 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.

Discovery Center: The Discovery Center, which is adjacent to the Expedition Lounge on Deck 4, acts as the teaching and academic center 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 you are sailing. Inspired by the compelling landscape of some of the expedition destinations, the Discovery Center 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 you to change and clean your gear in comfort while also providing space to store your rubber boots. The Landing Zone, commonly known as a mudroom, has been designed for extreme functionality and accessibility with a durable material palette and optimal 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 snorkeling 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 you step directly from the ship into the Zodiacs to head off across the water or onward to a landing point ashore.

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 center of the Atrium and echoed again at its base is a captivating art display emulating traditional wind-measuring instruments.

Stay tuned as more details about public spaces and suites on the new expedition ships will continue to be revealed in the coming months. Specific details about itineraries and booking availability will be released in mid-2019.

For more information about our new expedition ships and expedition programs, please contact a travel advisor, call Seabourn at (800) 929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.