SEATTLE – Seabourn has entered a new era of adventure with the launch of Seabourn Venture, the first of two new expedition ships for the cruise line.
The ultra-luxury vessel entered service and welcomed its first guests onboard on July 27, 2022, on a 12-day Northern Isles expedition departing from Tromsø, Norway for the Arctic and the Svalbard Archipelago.
In its inaugural season, Seabourn Venture will sail a series of 12- to 15-day voyages exploring the Arctic, Greenland and Iceland, as well as the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Nunavut. Destination highlights include Scoresby Sound, Greenland, home to the largest and longest fjord system in the world; Sermilik Fjord in southeastern Greenland; and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, the eastern entry to the Northwest Passage.
The ship will then make its way south in October 2022, stopping at various locales in the Caribbean, Central America, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile on a series of 10- to 14-day voyages. There will be opportunities for guests to explore in Zodiacs, visit ancient Incan sites and snorkel unspoiled Caribbean coral gardens, as well as transit the Panama Canal.
Between November 2022 and February 2023, Seabourn Venture will sail from Chile to Antarctica, and cross back to explore South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. It will sail on 11- to 22-day voyages to The Great White Continent that will include the ‘Antarctic Experience,’ offering up-close encounters with wildlife. The voyages will include multiple daily operations using Zodiacs for landings and cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula. Optional excursions will also be available, like kayaking and using the ship’s submarines.
In March and April 2023, Seabourn Venture will embark on a series of 7- to 12-day expedition voyages in Brazil and the Amazon.
As on every vessel in the Seabourn fleet, the 132 oceanfront suites of Seabourn Venture have been thoughtfully crafted and include bespoke details and tactile materials. Among a dozen public spaces sure to be popular among guests are the Expedition Lounge on Deck 4, the adjacent Discovery Center where natural and cultural programming will take place, and the Bow Lounge, a prime setting for watching marine life.
The highest indoor viewing point onboard is the Constellation Lounge on the top deck, featuring stunning 270-degree views.
The ship is equipped with kayaks and enough Zodiacs to transport every guest on expeditions at once, as well as two custom-built submarines, each with capacity for six.
For more information go to seabourn.com.