Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ships Seabourn Pursuit and Seabourn Venture Make Historic Rendezvous in Antarctica
SEATTLE, WA – Nov 22, 2023 – In a landmark moment for Seabourn, a leader in ultra-luxury voyages and expedition travel, its two new expedition ships, Seabourn Pursuit and Seabourn Venture, sailed side-by-side for the first time on Wednesday. The sister ships met at the entrance to the picturesque Neko Harbor in Antarctica, marking Seabourn Pursuit’s maiden voyage to the icy continent.
A Historic Meeting Amidst Icescapes
To commemorate this historic occasion, guests and crew members gathered on the expansive bows of each ship, raising glasses of caviar and champagne amidst the breathtaking backdrop of towering icescapes. “It was a truly unforgettable day,” remarked Stig Betten, captain of Seabourn Pursuit. “What better way to celebrate our inaugural Antarctic expedition than by meeting up with our sister ship, Seabourn Venture?” “This ‘Seabourn Moment’ was nothing short of extraordinary for our Seabourn Venture guests and crew as we welcomed Seabourn Pursuit to Antarctica for her maiden season,” added Jeroen Schuchmann, captain of Seabourn Venture. “Seeing our two ships sailing together at the start of our Antarctic season underscores Seabourn’s commitment to introducing more individuals to these remote and awe-inspiring destinations.”
A Dream Realized
Natalya Leahy, president of Seabourn, echoed the sentiment, expressing immense pride in witnessing the realization of a long-held dream. “We envisioned bringing Seabourn Signature Luxury to the world of exploration, and today, with our two purpose-built expedition ships sailing side-by-side in Antarctica, we have truly redefined expedition experiences.”Natalya Leahy, president of Seabourn, echoed the sentiment, expressing immense pride in witnessing the realization of a long-held dream.
Exploring Antarctica’s Untouched Beauty
Seabourn Pursuit and Seabourn Venture will embark on a series of 11- to 13-day voyages to Antarctica, along with extended 21-day voyages to South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and Antarctica. These itineraries will offer guests opportunities to cruise among icebergs on Zodiac outings, observe penguin colonies up close, and join the ship’s expert Expedition Team on guided walks and hikes across pristine landscapes. Optional kayaking and submarine excursions will also be available.
Luxurious Accommodations and World-Class Amenities
Launched in 2022 and 2023, respectively, Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit embody Seabourn’s signature blend of luxury and expeditionary prowess. Both ships boast world-class equipment, enabling an array of expedition activities led by an elite 24-person expedition team of scientists, scholars, and naturalists. Designed to navigate remote and diverse environments, adhering to the stringent PC6 Polar Class standards, the ships feature a plethora of modern hardware and technology, extending their global deployment capabilities. Guests will enjoy close to 30,000 square feet of deck space, meticulously designed indoor and outdoor guest areas offering nearly 270-degree views, and a host of special touches throughout the ships. Additionally, a 4K GSS Cineflex Camera mounted on the mast of the Constellation Lounge provides real-time, high-resolution imagery from miles ahead, broadcast on monitors located throughout the ship and in guest suites.
Enhanced Wi-Fi Connectivity
To ensure seamless connectivity for expedition guests, Seabourn Pursuit and Seabourn Venture are equipped with enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity powered by SpaceX’s Starlink satellite system. This advanced technology provides faster service, greater connectivity, and more reliable Wi-Fi wherever Starlink’s services are available.
A Commitment to Excellence
Seabourn Pursuit and Seabourn Venture, along with the rest of the Seabourn fleet, embody the brand’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional experiences. Guests can expect an abundance of space and elegance, eight dining venues serving gourmet cuisine, and luxurious all-suite accommodations, including a pair of two-level Wintergarden suites. As Seabourn Pursuit and Seabourn Venture continue their expeditions, they will continue to redefine the ultra-luxury expedition travel experience, offering guests unparalleled opportunities to explore the world’s most remote and captivating destinations.