Luxury line Seabourn’s first purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn Venture has been named during its first voyage to Antarctica.
The vessel was launched in Norway back in July, but Seabourn chose Antarctica for the naming ceremony “as the southernmost continent represents everything for which the ship is intended”.
Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said: ”We’ve eagerly awaited Seabourn Venture’s maiden voyage to Antarctica since the moment the ship debuted earlier this year.
“The extraordinary continent encapsulates exactly what we hope to bring to guests who sail aboard our new ship: adventure, discovery and awe-inspiring wonder.
“With the beauty of the Antarctic landscape and scenery in the background, it truly was the perfect place to name the most luxurious expedition ship, Seabourn Venture.”
The 132-suite vessel will sail to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands until February. It will then embark on a series of expedition voyages in Brazil and the Amazon, before heading to the UK for a British Isles sailing from Greenwich on May 12.
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