London, 10th May 2023 – Seabourn Venture, the first purpose-built expedition ship for the ultra-luxury cruise line, made its maiden arrival in the United Kingdom, arriving into the Port of Tilbury at Tilbury, Essex, on the morning of 10th May 2023.
Seabourn will introduce its luxury expedition ship to the U.K. during several planned special events in May. On 11th May Seabourn Venture will host a number of local travel advisor partners and media for a special dinner and overnight stay on board when the ship is docked at the Port of Tilbury. In addition, ship visits for travel advisors to preview Seabourn Venture are also planned in Dublin, Ireland, on 16th May and in Leith, Scotland, on 24th May 2023.
“The U.K. is a very important market for Seabourn, and we are honoured to be a brand of choice for vacation for many extraordinary guests from this region,” said Natalya Leahy, president of Seabourn. “Seabourn Venture is a state-of-the-art ship that combines Seabourn’s luxury elegance and style with full expedition capabilities. The ship will give our guests the ultimate ‘Seabourn Moments’ in the most beautiful and hard to reach destinations of our planet. We can’t wait to showcase her to our UK advisor partners and guests.”
Second Season of Arctic Expeditions
On 12th May 2023, Seabourn Venture will set sail from Greenwich to Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland on a 12-day “Lands of the Celts” voyage, followed by an 11-day voyage to the Orkney and Shetland Islands on 24th May 2023, from Leith to Reykjavik, Iceland. From there, the ship will begin its second season in the Arctic with a series of 14- and 15-day voyages to Greenland and Iceland. Between June and August 2023, the ship will visit a number of remote destinations such as Scoresby Sound, Greenland, home to the largest and longest fjord system in the world; Pond Inlet, Nunavut, an Inuit community near the eastern entry to the Northwest Passage, and more.
On 27th August 2023, Seabourn Venture will embark on the line’s first-ever voyage through the Northwest Passage with a 23-day adventure from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska. The ship will offer the extraordinary opportunity to travel one of the most infamous and storied passages in the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and filled with an abundance of history, wildlife, and unique landscapes. The voyage includes a pre- and post-cruise hotel stay in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Anchorage, Alaska.
Following the Northwest Passage voyage, the ship will head down the West Coast of the Americas before reaching Antarctica, where it will explore the “White Continent” between November 2023 and February 2024. In late February 2024, Seabourn Venture will make a once-in-a-lifetime crossing of the Atlantic encompassing the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha, and Ascension Island. In March and April, the ship will take two sailings up the West Coast of Africa and Europe to be in position for the 2024 Arctic season.
Designed for Exploration and Outfitted for Adventure in Luxurious Comfort
Launched in July 2022, Seabourn Venture was designed for guests to enjoy life-expanding moments in exquisite, ultra-luxury comfort. The ship was purpose-built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and equipped with the most modern hardware and technology to extend its global employment and capabilities. The ship is a brand-new innovative design, created specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveller, and includes many features that have made Seabourn ships so successful.
Along with an attentive crew providing every level of Seabourn’s renowned service, the ship is staffed with a world-class 24-person Expedition Teamwhose role is to give guests the most from expeditions on land and at sea. Comprised of highly regarded wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists, the team will regularly interact with guests, providing in-depth insights into the history, ecology and culture of the places they visit. Their valuable insights are offered both in formal presentations on a variety of topics and in more casual conversations over meals, on deck during scenic cruising or leisure experiences.
Seabourn Venture stretches 558 feet, with close to 30,000 square-feet of deck space apiece. Indoor and outdoor guest areas offer nearly 270-degree views, while a 4K GSS Cineflex Camera mounted on the mast of the ship’s Constellation Lounge broadcasts imagery of natural wonders from up to 5 miles away. The ship is equipped with 8 double kayaks and enough Zodiacs to transport every guest on expeditions at once, as well as two custom-built submarines, each with capacity for six and capability of exploring the natural wonders under the sea in luxurious comfort.
Select expedition voyages on Seabourn Venture qualify for Seabourn’s latest promotions, including the “Bon Voyage Event”, which features a complimentary two-category suite upgrade and up to $2,000USD shipboard credit per suite features; or the “Finale Sail”, which unlocks savings up to 30 percent when guests book a fully non-refundable cruise fare for select suite categories. While not combinable, both promotions are available through July 10, 2023.
Source: The M Collective