Seabourn Venture Launches First Season to Remember
On July 27, the first of our two new ultra-luxury expedition ships entered service and welcomed her first guests on board for a 12-day Northern Isles expedition, departing Tromsø, Norway and bound for the Arctic and the Svalbard Archipelago, one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas and home to wildlife from puffins to polar bears. It was a joyous occasion for all.
“The maiden sailing was everything we had hoped Seabourn Venture would deliver, incredible onboard ultra-luxury, while exploring the most remote Arctic regions on a ship built and designed for serious exploration. As we have said on many occasions, Seabourn Venture is a true ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition vessel with no compromise.” - Robin West – Vice President & General Manager, Expeditions
Join Seabourn Venture as she continues her maiden season adventures with a series of 12- to 15-day voyages exploring the Arctic, Greenland and Iceland, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Nunavut, the most remote and least-populated destinations explored during Seabourn Venture’s Arctic season. The ship will then make its way south in October 2022, stopping at various locales in the Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile on a series of 10- to 14-day voyages. Between November 2022 and February 2023, Seabourn Venture will begin her first season in Antarctica sailing 11- to 22-day voyages to “The Great White Continent” offering up-close encounters with untamed wilderness and wildlife including bobbing icebergs, waddling penguin colonies, and feisty fur seals, as well as visits to research stations that have footholds on the continent. In March and April 2023, Seabourn Venture will then embark on a series of 7- to 12-day expedition voyages in Brazil and the Amazon.
In May 2023, she will embark on two new itineraries. On May 12, 2023, the ship will sail from Greenwich to Edinburgh on the 12-day Lands of the Celts exploring the United Kingdom before continuing her northern trek for 11 days sailing from Edinburgh to Reykjavík on May 24, 2023. Enjoy both sailings on the 23-Day Celtic Isles to Iceland voyage. From there, starting June 4, 2023, Seabourn Venture will be operating the originally planned deployment for Seabourn Pursuit. She will meander through the Arctic with a heavy focus on Iceland and Greenland before taking the iconic trek across the Northwest Passage in late August. From there she will head down the West Coast of the Americas before reaching Antarctica for the season, operating between October 2023 and February 2024. In late February 2024 she will make a once-in-a-lifetime crossing of the Atlantic encompassing the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, St. Helena, and Ascension Island. In March and April, the ship will take two sailings up the West Coast of Africa and Europe to be in position for the 2024 Arctic season.
Designed for Exploration and Outfitted for Adventure
Seabourn Venture is designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and includes a number of modern hardware and technology that extends the ship’s global deployment and capabilities. The ship is a brand-new innovative design, created specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveler, and includes many features that have made Seabourn ships so successful.
Along with an attentive crew providing every level of Seabourn’s renowned service, the ship is staffed with a world-class 26-person Expedition Team whose role is to give you the most from expeditions on land and at sea. Comprised of highly regarded wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists, the team members will regularly be with you, providing in-depth insights into the history, ecology and culture of the places you visit. Their valuable insights are offered both in formal presentations on a variety of topics and in more casual conversations over meals, on deck during scenic cruising, or leisure experiences.
Wherever you are headed, you are in for quite an experience. Designed by Seabourn partner and hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany and Alessia Genova, managing partner of New York-based Tihany Design, the ship is purpose built for exploration and arrayed with features and amenities to enrich and enlighten guests on board, on shore, and even beneath the waves.
As with all our ships, the 132 ocean-front suites of Seabourn Venture are defined by thoughtfully crafted furniture and bespoke details that capture the timeless luxury of travel and elevate the experience. Public spaces throughout the ship have narratives all their own, with tactile and elemental materials employed to evoke ruggedness, the spirit of adventure, and the thrill of discovery balanced with Seabourn-style luxury and comfort. Among a dozen settings sure to be magnets is the Expedition Lounge on Deck 4; the adjacent Discovery Center, generously sized for all guests to gather in a classroom-like setting and enjoy natural history and cultural programming; and the Bow Lounge, a prime setting for watching marine life with the closest access to the water on the ship. The highest indoor viewing point on Seabourn Venture is the Constellation Lounge on the top deck, with stunning, 270-degree views and an intimate interior dressed up in dark blue and red inspired by constellations in the night sky.
For more information about joining Seabourn Venture during her inaugural season, please contact a travel advisor, call Seabourn