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SEATTLE — The first of two new Seabourn expedition ships has been named: Seabourn Venture, coming in June 2021.
The name, says the company, pays tribute to the remote destinations visited by the brand’s highly successful expedition and Ventures by Seabourn excursion program, and the fascinating places yet to be explored in the future.
“The name Seabourn Venture is an exciting step in the process of launching even more immersive voyages designed specifically for the expedition traveller who dares to go beyond the norm in terms of destinations and experiences they seek,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “Combined with the team of 26 experts that will bring the expedition experience to life, we are going to draw on our pedigree to deliver breathtaking experiences, and I know Seabourn Venture is going to create lifetime memories for the adventure that wants to go further, in true Seabourn ultra-luxury.”
Seabourn Venture is scheduled to launch in June 2021, with a second yet-to-be-named sister ship coming in May 2022. Both ships will be designed and built for PC6 Polar Class standards, and will feature two custom-built submarines onboard, kayaks, 24 Zodiacs, 132 oceanfront veranda suites and more. There’ll also be expedition teams comprised of wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists, who’ll regularly interact with guests to provide insight into the local surroundings.