Seabourn announced today that it will name its second new purpose-built luxury expedition vessel, Seabourn Pursuit.
According to a press release, the name reflects the “passion shown by expedition travelers to seek out and explore natural wonders and destinations through immersive recreational activities around the world.”
Construction on the Seabourn Pursuit began in the fall of 2020 at a ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy, and the construction process is well advanced, Seabourn said. The ship is scheduled for delivery in February 2023, along with its sister ship, the Seabourn Venture, scheduled for delivery in March 2022.
“The name Seabourn Pursuit truly fits a ship imagined and designed to take expedition travelers to places where they can see vast landscapes, diverse wildlife, and remote parts of the world that may be on their bucket list for years. years, ”Josh said. Leibowitz, President of Seabourn. “The Seabourn Pursuit will navigate the world’s most unexplored regions in the highest level of comfort, safety and environmental protection available to the luxury traveler. We’re defining a whole new category of expedition travel with Seabourn Pursuit and its sister ship, the Seabourn Venture. “
Following delivery, the Seabourn Pursuit heads north for its first season of exploration, with a “Fire and Ice” maiden voyage scheduled for April 4, 2023, departing from Reykjavik, Iceland. The route, which winds along the coasts of Greenland and Iceland, will be filled with snow-capped landscapes and a late night in Akureyri, which provides access to the Goðafoss waterfalls, hot springs and lava fields of Dimmuborgir and Leirhnjukur.
The ship then continues exploring the waters and landscapes of Greenland, Iceland and Norway throughout the spring and early summer, in some cases “retracing the Viking trail to the border town. from Tromsø while making your way through the Norwegian Fjords Inside Passage along the way.
One of the highlights for August 2023 is the ship’s journey through the Northwest Passage through some of the northern hemisphere’s most remote areas, from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Nome, Alaska. Seabourn Pursuit’s inaugural season routes are expected to go on sale in mid-December 2021, Seabourn said.
The Seabourn Pursuit and sister ship Seabourn Venture are both designed and built for a variety of environments to Polar Class PC6 standards and include modern hardware and technology that will expand the ships’ global deployment and capabilities.
Each will carry two custom-built submarines, 24 zodiacs, kayaks and a 26-person expert expedition team whose role is to engage guests throughout each trip.