Seabourn took delivery of its first expedition ship, Seabourn Venture on Wednesday (June 29), ahead of its launch later this month. It’s the first of the line’s two purpose-built, ultra-luxury expedition ships, and was delivered during an official handover maritime ceremony at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
Speaking on Wednesday, Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said: “Today is so incredibly special and important as we take ownership of our first ultra-luxury expedition ship and welcome Seabourn Venture to the Seabourn family.
“The Mariotti team has done a wonderful job in the building of the ship and bringing [ship designer] Adam Tihany’s stunning design vision to life. Seabourn Venture will raise the bar in ultra-luxury expedition travel, and we look forward to introducing her to the world as she sets sail to explore remote destinations from the polar regions in the Arctic to the southernmost continent of Antarctica.”
Seabourn Venture has 132 oceanfront veranda suites and is built to PC6 Polar Class standards. It will include a 26-person team of scientists, scholars, naturalists and other experts to support guests on their voyages. Clients will also be offered complimentary Seabourn Expedition amenities including Zodiac cruises, hikes, nature walks, scuba diving, and snorkelling, as well as additional curated complimentary excursions.
The ship will also offer feature shore excursions and optional Seabourn Expeditions with kayaking and two custom-built submersibles at select destinations.
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