NEWS: Seabourn Cruises second expedition ship will be called Seabourn Pursuit. This is reflective of the eagerness exhibited by expedition travelers to hunt out and explore natural wonders and destinations through immersive recreational activities round the world.
Construction for Seabourn Pursuit began in fall 2020 during a ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy, and therefore the build process is well underway.
The ship is scheduled for delivery in February 2023, with its sister ship, Seabourn Venture, slated for delivery in March 2022.
“The name Seabourn Pursuit is really fitting for a ship envisioned and designed to need expedition travelers into those places where they’re going to see vast landscapes, diverse wildlife and remote regions of the planet which will are on their bucket list for years,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn.
“Seabourn Pursuit will navigate the foremost unexplored parts of the earth within the very best level of comfort, safety and environmental protection available for the luxury traveler. We are defining a completely new category of expedition travel with Seabourn Pursuit and its sister ship, Seabourn Venture.”
After delivery, Seabourn Pursuit heads north for its first season of exploration, with an inaugural “Fire and Ice” voyage scheduled for April 4, 2023, departing roundtrip from Reykjavik, Iceland.
The itinerary, which winds its way along the coast of Greenland and Iceland, are going to be crammed with snow swept landscapes — the “Ice” — and a late night in Akureyri, a wonderland that gives access to magnificent waterfalls (Goðafoss), hot springs and therefore the lava fields of Dimmuborgir and Leirhnjukur — the “Fire.”
The ship then continues onward by exploring the waters and landscapes of Greenland, Iceland and Norway throughout the spring and early summer, in some instances retracing the trail of the Vikings to the frontier town of Tromsø while carving its way through the within passage of the Norwegian fjords along the way.
A sure highlight for August 2023 is that the ship’s Northwest Passage journey through a number of the foremost remote areas within the hemisphere from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska. Itineraries for the Seabourn Pursuit inaugural season are set to open purchasable in mid-December 2021.
Both Seabourn Pursuit and sister ship Seabourn Venture are designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and include modern hardware and technology which will extend the ships’ global deployment and capabilities. Each will carry two custom-built submarines, 24 Zodiacs, kayaks, and a 26-person expert expedition team whose role is to interact guests throughout each voyage.
Seabourn represents the top of ultra-luxury travel. The all-inclusive, boutique ships offer all-suite accommodations with oceanfront views; award-winning dining; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available within the least times; renowned service provided by an industry-leading crew; a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that creates guests feel at home; a pedigree in expedition travel through the Ventures by Seabourn program and two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships coming in 2022 and 2023.
Seabourn takes travelers to every continent on the planet, visiting about 400 ports including marquee cities and lesser-known ports and hideaways. The line is additionally the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage.
Guests of Seabourn experience extraordinary offerings and programs, including partnerships with Helly Hansen and SWAROVSKI OPTIK, dining, personal health and wellbeing, and interesting speakers.
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