We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Seabourn and their new dedicated expedition vessels, the Seabourn Venture, launched in 2022, and its sister ship, the Pursuit, launched in 2023. These state-of-the-art vessels have been designed with no expense spared and are excellent platforms for exploring the world from Antarctica to the Arctic. Custom designed to operate in diverse landscapes, these 2 expedition vessels can navigate the remote and challenging environments of the polar regions while also traversing the exotic waters of South Pacific and Australia’s Kimberley region.
In our 24-year history of witnessing the evolution of polar cruise travel, we applaud Seabourn for building both expedition ships to offer travelers a balance between adventure and incredible comfort. These expedition vessels are equipped with modern technology and hardware that enhance the deployment and voyage capabilities, both ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey. Every cabin features an outside veranda, allowing guests to enjoy breathtaking views and have instant access to the outdoors. After a day of bracing temperatures and exploration, returning to the comfort and warmth of the ships becomes a welcoming retreat. Even, the “little things” have been considered, and implemented in an impressive, subtle fashion. One of the most prized amenities in the cabin is the warming closet – a space where you can hang wet items, keep your gear permanently toasty, or our favorite reason –stepping out of a hot shower into the arms of a warm towel! It’s one of those little luxuries that are unique to the Venture and the Pursuit.
The ships’ intimate setting, with a capacity of 268 passengers, fosters a sense of camaraderie among like-minded travelers. This creates a unique opportunity for connection and shared experiences with fellow adventurers, making it an ideal choice for individuals looking to meet new people or reconnect with family and friends who share a love for adventure travel. The casual and welcoming atmosphere onboard encourages interactions and the exchange of stories, fostering lasting connections and memories.
Dining is an important facet of Seabourn’s award winning hospitality. They're skilled culinary team produces fresh, delicious, and memorable cuisine rivaling the finest restaurants ashore. Menus satisfy tastes from adventurous to the familiar – and all dining venues are offered complimentary with open seating which means you dine where, when and with whom you please.
Perfectly suited for the well-heeled adventurer, the Venture and the Pursuit are staffed by a 26-person expedition team, with a wide-range of expertise, and each vessel offers 24 Zodiacs and kayaks. Through these personalized water-crafts, travelers have ample opportunities to explore and get up close to natural wonders and wildlife. Unique to the expedition industry, Seabourn designed custom-built submarines to further enhance the underwater experience by allowing 6 guests to explore the hidden depths beneath the ice-covered regions. This unique feature offers a rare glimpse into the marine world, unveiling a fascinating ecosystem that few have the chance to witness and will undoubtedly walk away with a deeper understanding of this fragile environment.
We congratulate Seabourn for bringing us the Venture and the Pursuit. Our opinion is both ships offer the perfect voyage options for those with a curiosity about the world around them, who want to experience things for themselves, to embrace nature and the outdoors, but then return to a place of comfort at the end of the day. Whether you are an adventurous spirit craving the wonders of nature or a traveler seeking a blend of outdoor exploration and indoor comfort, the Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit are perfectly suited to satisfy your curiosity, making this voyage a once-in-a-lifetime experience that feels like home. The Antarctica travel season begins in October and there is still space aboard these excellent ships. Contact us for more details.