Here’s what you’ll find onboard the new Seabourn Pursuit
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Here’s what you’ll find onboard the new Seabourn Pursuit

SEATTLE — Seabourn has revealed new details about Seabourn Pursuit, its second purpose-built expedition vessel.

Scheduled to enter service on Aug. 12, 2023, Seabourn Pursuit will offer the same yacht-like, small-ship experiences that guests have come to expect from the brand, including favourites like Seabourn Square and The Club as well as public rooms exclusive to its expedition ships such as the Bow Lounge and Expedition Lounge. 

“On Seabourn Pursuit, guests will embark on a one-of-a-kind experience that seamlessly combines Seabourn’s signature elegance and beloved ‘home away from home’ atmosphere with an expedition feel that will leave them with a sense of fulfillment as they explore different parts of the world,” said Natalya Leahy, president of Seabourn. “There is an abundance of elegance, space and offerings that will redefine ultra-luxury expedition travel, providing our guests with many Seabourn Moments they will always treasure.”

The 558-foot Seabourn Pursuit will be the second of two new expedition ships to debut for Seabourn in the past two years. Beginning Aug. 12, it will sail five voyages in the Mediterranean before embarking on two voyages across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean. On Oct. 10, 2023, it will arrive in Barbados where it will begin its expeditions journeys to coastal South America, the Amazon and Antarctica into March 2024.

Following its inaugural Antarctic season, Seabourn Pursuit will head to the South Pacific and Australia, which will include the line’s first exploration of the Kimberley region in northern Australia between June and August 2024. In addition, the ship will visit Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and sail to the South Pacific from Chile to Melanesia between March and October 2024.

Here are some ship highlights:


Located on Deck 6 at the forward-most part of the vessel, The Bow Lounge provides the closest access to water level via the foredeck so that guests can spot wildlife and take in natural scenery. The Bow Lounge has several technological enhancements including touch screens that show the ship’s plotted location, and navigational charts and scientific information used to guide its journey. Mounted cameras and a drone project live footage onto large screens, while touch screen monitors invite guests to explore on their own with a live map, weather information and notes on upcoming expeditions. Expedition Team members are available for interaction within The Bow Lounge throughout the day, and the space also provides direct access to the Bow Sprit on Deck 6 forward (conditions permitting), giving guests the sensation of standing in front of the ship . The ‘Pantry in The Bow Lounge,’ one of eight dining experiences on board, serves freshly prepared light fare and refreshments.


Located on Deck 9 forward, the Constellation Lounge is the highest indoor viewing point on the ship, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that deliver 270-degree, outward-facing views. Members of the Expedition Team can often be found here, ready to aid in identifying points of interest. The Lounge is also where guests can enjoy elevated Afternoon Tea service and live piano entertainment accompanied by cocktails and tapas before and after dinner service.


Guests can mix and mingle, eat and drink and enjoy music at The Club on the stern of Deck 9. Featuring expansive windows, this lounge includes ‘Sushi in The Club,’ a culinary experience featuring a variety of hand-prepared sushi bites freshly made to order every evening. Along with sushi and sake, The Club offers custom-crafted cocktails and fine wines at cocktail hour, as well as live music before and after dinner. Meanwhile, out on the aft deck, The Sky Bar serves drinks over a panelled teak bar and two whirlpools at each corner of the deck.


A guest favourite across the Seabourn fleet, Seabourn Square is the true ‘living room’ of the line’s new expedition ships. This inviting sociable space features a charming European-style coffee bar with an open, comfortable environment for guests to interact with onboard officers and the expedition team. The space is also home to the Guest Services staff who provides a range of concierge services such as general ship information and assistance with special service requests.

A selection of coffees is prepared by onboard baristas using beans roasted in Seabourn Square. There are also freshly made pastries and other on-the-go breakfast items in the morning, as well as light sandwiches and desserts later in the day, plus a selection of artisanal gelato made on board. Guests will also find a wide range of books in the adjoining library and a variety of outdoor seating with fixed Swarovski telescopes.


Located on Deck 4, the Expedition Lounge is the ideal gathering place for guests to enjoy a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine from the bar. It is a central space where guests can convene before and after expeditions each day.


Adjacent to the Expedition Lounge on Deck 4, the Discovery Center acts as the teaching and academic center of the ship where guests can enjoy  daily insightful lectures, briefings and Seabourn Conversations enrichment programming hosted by the 24-person expedition team of wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists. Audio-visual experiences come to life through high-definition screens 2.5 metres high by 10 metres wide, showing footage from daily submarine voyages. In the evenings, the Discovery Center turns into an entertainment venue with live music and performances. 

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