Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ship Update: Seabourn Venture
We have exciting news to share with you and your clients about our first new purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture as we prepare for her launch in June 2021 offering journeys to remember.
Ice Model Hull Test Completed
Seabourn Venture marked another key milestone of construction with the completion of ice model testing for the ship’s PC-6 rated hull. The testing, completed at a large indoor testing basin at Aker Arctic in Finland, provides a proven and effective means of ensuring Seabourn Venture’s hull design will perform as intended in the ice conditions it may encounter. A ship rated to PC-6 Polar Class standards is capable of summer and autumn operation in ice conditions in Antarctica, the Arctic and other exotic destinations around the world.
“We know that Seabourn Venture will deliver on the expedition experiences we’re creating after seeing this series of tests completed,” said Robin West, vice president of Expedition Operations for Seabourn. “Our team is fully committed to taking luxury expedition travelers to some of the world’s most sought-after locations and Seabourn Venture is certainly going to be up to the task with its purpose-built design.”
Our new video showcases the full array of luxuriously appointed ocean-front suites and elegant public spaces throughout our new purpose-built ultra-luxury ship. The masterfully crafted onboard spaces are designed for the luxury expedition traveler, invoking a timeless sense of adventure while maintaining the familiarity of the venues that Seabourn guests know and enjoy.
Unique “Bow Lounge” Revealed
The Bow Lounge is designed to further enhance the perspectives that the natural world presents, increasing the sense of discovery that is sure to captivate guests by bringing a view of the outside inside combined with direct access to the outdoors.
Located on Deck 6, at the forward-most part of the vessel, the Bow Lounge will provide the closest access to water level via the foredeck, making it the perfect spot for guests to spend some time watching for marine life. Within a few steps, guests can be outside, with a vantage point that is ideal to watch the ship’s course, spot wildlife or take in the beautiful natural scenery.
In addition, the Bow Lounge will introduce some technological enhancements, providing guests with a first for Seabourn with touch screens showing the ship’s plotted location, as well as navigational charts and scientific information used to help guide the ship on its journey. Large screens will project live footage from mounted cameras outside the ship, and from a drone (when conditions permit), while the touch screen monitors invite guests to explore on their own with a live map, weather information and notes detailing upcoming expeditions. Expedition Team members will be available within the Lounge throughout the day to interact with guests, answer questions, provide interpretation and aid in spotting wildlife.
The space will also provide direct access to the Bow Sprit on Deck 6 forward (when conditions permit) to give guests the sensation of standing in front of the ship and views of waves parting and ice sloughing off the bow at the waterline.
The “Pantry in the Bow Lounge,” one of eight dining experiences on Seabourn expedition ships, will allow guests to help themselves to freshly prepared light fare and refreshments as they scan the horizon and socialize with others on board.
Seabourn Venture’s inaugural season of expedition cruises is open for booking. Invite your clients to be among the first to experience our extraordinary new ultra-luxury expedition ship.