Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line, has cut the steel on its second expedition ship.
Marco Ghiglione, the managing director of T. Mariotti, presided over the ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy with Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz joining virtually.
“With two brand new ultra-luxury expedition ships now under construction, we are setting a new standard of luxury and adventure,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. “This milestone further underscores our commitment to the expedition travel category and I’m confident these ships will deliver extraordinary expedition experiences.”
The second ship, which has yet to be named, is scheduled to launch in 2022. Seabourn Venture, the company’s first expedition ship, is slated to launch in 2021 with a season in Norway.
“The first steel cut for the second Seabourn expedition vessel, while Seabourn Venture is already under construction, enhances the enthusiasm even more for the successful and long-lasting cooperation with Seabourn,” said Marco Ghiglione, managing director for T. Mariotti.
“Now more than ever, we are committed to make it extraordinary and possible, with the highest standard of beauty, comfort and safety. The two Seabourn expedition sister ships, now both under construction, benefit from an intangible ingredient: Seabourn, Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, Tihany Design and T.Mariotti people working together as one team.”
Both of the Venture-class ships will be designed and built to sail in harsh environments, with PC6 Polar Class standards, and will include an array of modern hardware and technology that will extend the ships’ global deployment and capabilities.
Each will have two submarines on board and 24 zodiacs, enough to carry all guests on board at once.