Seabourn, Carnival Corporation’s ultra-luxury cruise line, has signed a letter of intent with T.Mariotti and Damen, an Italian shipbuilder, to launch two expedition ships.
The vessels, which will be delivered in summer 2021 and May 2022, will sail in the Arctic and Antarctic for their first season.
Seabourn said that the two ships would be created for the ultra-luxury traveller in mind featuring 132 “oceanfront veranda suites”, which will be capable of housing up to 264 guests.
“This is a groundbreaking moment for Seabourn and for luxury travellers, who will now find a new standard of authentic yet luxurious expedition adventures in new and amazing destinations few people will ever see,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “The combination of immersive experience, fine accommodations and sumptuous amenities offered by these new ships builds on the success of our current product and further demonstrates our leadership as innovators as we continue offering the finest ultra-luxury cruises available.”
Both ships will feature two submarines and 24 zodiacs, operated by Ventures by Seabourn.
“It’s been amazing to watch the growth of our expedition-style experiences since our first sailing to Antarctica in 2013 through today, where we now offer the Ventures by Seabourn programme in a number of desirable destinations around the world,” said Robin West, vice president of Expedition Operations and Planning for Seabourn. “A year ago, we started developing the concept for this next chapter of our expedition story with dedicated ships built to take luxury travellers to the most coveted places on the planet and they will be thrilled to see these remote destinations in Seabourn style.”