SEATTLE, March 13, 2019– Seabourn, the
world's finest ultra-luxury travel experience, announced today that it will
name its first new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn
Venture, paying tribute to the remote destinations visited by the
brand's highly successful expedition and Ventures by Seabourn excursion
programs and the fascinating places yet to be explored in the future.
Seabourn began offering expedition experiences during its first
sailing to Antarctica in 2013 led by a highly qualified, world-class expedition
team and those itineraries have been offered every season since. The success of
the Antarctica program opened the door for similar optional experiences under
the name Ventures by Seabourn featuring Zodiacs, kayaks, and guided hikes
offered on Seabourn ships in a number of desirable destinations around the
world, including Alaska, Australia & New Zealand, South America, and
Northern European destinations such as Norway and Greenland.
"The name Seabourn Venture is an exciting step in the
process of launching even more immersive voyages designed specifically for the
expedition traveler 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
adventurer that wants to go farther, into more remote destinations than they
may have ever seen before, in true Seabourn ultra-luxury."
Seabourn Venture is scheduled to launch in June
2021, with a second yet-to-be-named sister ship slated to launch in May 2022.
Both ships will be designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar
Class standards and will include a plethora of modern hardware and technology
that will extend the ships global deployment and capabilities. The new ships,
which are being built by T. Mariotti, will be a brand new innovative design,
created specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveler, and will include
many features that have made Seabourn ships so successful. A new and exciting
offering will be two custom-built submarines carried onboard, providing an
unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean's surface. The ships will
also be designed to carry a complement of kayaks and 24 Zodiacs that can
accommodate all onboard guests at once, which will allow for a truly immersive
experience. Each ship will feature 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites.
More details and full-color renderings of the ship and its interior spaces will
be released in the months ahead.
Specific details about itineraries and booking availability will
be released in Spring 2019. The first ship is currently planned to sail in the
Arctic in late summer 2021, with a full summer season in Antarctica to follow.
Both expedition vessels will feature an onboard crew that will
include outstanding and well-traveled expedition teams comprised of highly
regarded wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists. During
each sailing, team members regularly interact with guests, providing keen
insight to deliver a rich holistic travel experience. These fascinating,
accomplished experts are also part of the Seabourn Conversations program,
providing in-depth insights into the history, ecology and culture of the places
they visit. Their valuable insights are offered both in formal presentations on
a variety of topics and in more casual conversations over meals or at leisure.
Seabourn continues to represent the pinnacle of ultra-luxury
travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart:
spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all 100% ocean
front; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary premium spirits and
fine wines available on board at all times; award-winning service and a
relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. The
ships travel the globe to many of the world's most desirable destinations,
including marquee cities, more than 170 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and
lesser-known ports and hideaways.
To learn more about Seabourn or to request a brochure, contact a
travel professional, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391, or visit www.seabourn.com
Seabourn currently operates a fleet of five modern ultra-luxury
ships and is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive
alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess
Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK, P&O Cruises
Australia and fathom. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK). Seabourn is the official cruise partner of
UNESCO World Heritage under a multi-year agreement to help promote sustainable
tourism at World Heritage sites around the world.
For more Information:
(206) 626-9158 or BBadura@seabourn.com
Hawkins International Public Relations
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