Seabourn Expedition Ships Update

We recently celebrated a special milestone in our future growth with the commemorative cutting of the steel for our second ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship. T. Mariotti Managing Director Marco Ghiglione presided over the ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy with Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz joining virtually.

Pressing the button to start the steel cutting, while Seabourn senior executives join them virtually to celebrate this important milestone.

“With two brand-new ultra-luxury expedition ships now under construction, we are setting a new standard of luxury and adventure,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. “This milestone further underscores our commitment to the expedition travel category and I’m confident these ships will deliver extraordinary expedition experiences.”

The second ship, which has yet to be named, is scheduled to launch in 2022, with sister ship Seabourn Venture slated to launch in 2021 with an exciting first season of voyages during Norwegian Winter, where guests may see the Northern Lights up close. The ships are being designed from conception for expedition travel blended with ultra-luxury and personalized service by leading travel experts and seasoned professionals with great depth of experience in expedition, hospitality, and luxury cruising.

Both Seabourn Venture-class ships are being designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and will include an array of modern hardware and technology that will extend the ships global deployment and capabilities. They will be a brand-new innovative design, created specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveler, and will include many features that have made Seabourn ships so successful. A new and exciting offering will be two custom-built submarines carried on board, providing an unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean’s surface. Both ships will carry 24 Zodiacs® on board, giving them the flexibility to take all guests on a Zodiac tour at once, should conditions present a small window of opportunity. Each ship will feature 132 luxurious ocean-front veranda suites, providing the best in accommodations no matter where the ships travel.

For more information about Seabourn Venture and expedition travel, contact Seabourn Sales at 800.929.9595 or visit