Seabourn has unveiled two new voyages on expedition ships Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit for summer 2023.
The voyages will be the line’s first-ever sailings to the Northeast and Northwest Passages in the Arctic.
Seabourn Venture will depart July 29, 2023, for a 26-day journey across the Northeast Passage from Tromsø, Norway to Nome, Alaska, followed by a charter flight to Anchorage, Alaska with an overnight stay. Highlights of the trip include searching for polar bears on Wrangel Island.
Sister ship, Seabourn Pursuit will offer a 23-day adventure to the Northwest Passage from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, departing August 26, 2023.
The two voyages are now on sale.
Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn, said: “Our Northeast Passage and Northwest Passage are truly epic itineraries that are perfect for travellers who want to explore regions less travelled, and take in the landscapes, nature and wildlife they never thought they would ever see.”
Seabourn Pursuit is due to launch in March 2023 and will explore the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland and the Canadian Arctic during its maiden season.
The ship will operate a 12-day Wild & Ancient Scotland & Iceland pre-inaugural voyage departing March 23, 2023, from Amsterdam to Reykjavik. It will then set sail on a 14-day Lands of Fire & Ice inaugural voyage, departing April 4, 2023, from Reykjavik.
Seabourn Pursuit will then offer a series of 11- to 15-day itineraries of the Arctic Circle from Norway, including Seabourn’s popular Svalbard Experience and voyages to Greenland, Iceland and Norway.
Seabourn Venture will embark on its second year of operation in summer 2023, exploring the Arctic, Scotland, Norway and the Russian Arctic.
The ship will begin its summer season on May 12, 2023, with a 10-day Wild Isles of Scotland and Iceland voyage from London to Reykjavik. The ship will then offer a 12-day Fjords of the Norwegian Sea voyage, followed by a series of 11- and 12-day expeditions exploring Arctic Svalbard from Norway.
In mid-July, the ship will sail on a 14-day Norway, Novaya Zemlya & Franz Joseph Land expedition. After the Northeast Passage journey, Seabourn Venture will explore the Russian Far East with a 14-day Wild Coasts of Kamchatka expedition in August and a 14-day Volcanoes & Wildlife of the Kuril Islands voyage in September 2023.