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Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ship Update: Seabourn Venture

We have exciting news to share with you about our first new purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, as we prepare for her launch in June 2021 offering journeys to remember.



Ice Model Hull Test Completed
Seabourn Venture marked a key milestone of construction with the completion of ice model testing for the ship’s PC-6 rated hull. The testing, completed at a large indoor testing basin at Aker Arctic in Finland, provides a proven and effective means of ensuring Seabourn Venture’s hull design will perform as intended in the ice conditions it may encounter. A ship rated to PC-6 Polar Class standards is capable of summer and autumn operation in ice conditions in Antarctica, the Arctic and other exotic destinations around the world.

“We know that Seabourn Venture will deliver on the expedition experiences we’re creating after seeing this series of tests completed,” said Robin West, vice president of Expedition Operations for Seabourn. “Our team is fully committed to taking luxury expedition travelers to some of the world’s most sought-after locations and Seabourn Venture is certainly going to be up to the task with its purpose-built design.”

Keel Laying
Seabourn celebrated the keel laying for Seabourn Venture during a ceremony held in early December at the T. Mariotti shipyard in San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy. The ceremony is the formal recognition of the start of a ship’s construction, marked a significant milestone in the construction of the line’s first ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship.

“This milestone is always an exciting moment, as it represents another step forward in a new chapter of expedition cruising for Seabourn and our guests,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “I am incredibly proud of the way our fleet has continued to evolve and deliver over more than three decades of the finest cruise experience on the seas. As Seabourn Venture continues to take shape, we look forward to revealing more details and highlights of her progress over the months to come.”

At Seabourn Venture’s keel laying ceremony are (from left to right): Ruggiero Rizzo, T.Mariotti Project Manager - Seabourn Venture; Carmelo Bottecchia, Cimolai Manager; Marco Ghiglione, T.Mariotti Managing Director; Richard Meadows, Seabourn President; Jan Velthuis, Holland America Group - Newbuild Project Manager

Check out our new Seabourn Venture Expedition microsite to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates about Seabourn’s Extraordinary Expeditions.

Join us and be among the first to experience our extraordinary new ultra-luxury expedition ship. For more information, please contact a travel advisor, call Seabourn at (800) 929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.