First glimpse of Seabourn expedition ships' top suites

The Wintergarden Suite bedroom features a Duxiana Axion 15 adjustable high-performance sleep system facing expansive windows and a roll-up LG OLED TV that tucks away to preserve the views The Wintergarden Suite bedroom features a Duxiana Axion 15 adjustable high-performance sleep system facing expansive windows and a roll-up LG OLED TV that tucks away to preserve the views RENDERING: Seabourn

Seabourn Venture, debuting in June 2021, and a sister expedition ship in May 2022, have suites designed by Adam D. Tihany with bespoke furniture, tactile materials and unique details.

The premium Wintergarden, Signature and Owners suites have parchment texture-inspired wall panels and curvilinear arches, reflecting bygone maritime craftsmanship. Custom bedside panels recall luxury travel from another era yet are current with toggle switches, an analog clock and a fold-away reading lamp.

Travelers are drawn into the space with organic shapes, materials like wood and stone, and intricately textured fabrics. Spacious bathrooms with separate shower and bathtub feature luxurious bronze fittings. The ships' art collections, curated to reflect that of a seasoned explorer, will extend beyond public areas into the veranda suites as well.

Heated jacket wardrobe, custom furniture

Each suite will also have a built-in heated jacket wardrobe, where travelers can get a warm coat before heading out on a cool morning or hang their wet outdoor parkas and other gear to dry quickly.

The suites feature several pieces from the custom furniture collection created for the expedition ships by Tihany’s product design arm and developed by a leading European furniture manufacturer. The collection is highlighted by crafted details such as wood frames, exposed rivet details and bronze inlays.

Two-story Grand Wintergarden

Designed for extended families and friends, the Grand Wintergarden provides the ultimate accommodation. This expansive apartment-style suite stretches over two decks and is located midship. Two suites in this category are available on Seabourn Venture, with the entry on Deck 7 opening to double height views and a generous lower level living area that is large enough for entertaining with a dining table for four, separate guest bath and pantry with wet bar.

Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey

The bar is stocked with a customized selection of spirits including a bottle of Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey, based on the spirit supplied to the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition. The lower level also features a second bedroom and bathroom with separate tub and shower.

A sculptured staircase leading to the upper level leads to the master bedroom with a queen-sized Duxiana Axion 15 adjustable high-performance sleep system facing expansive windows. The upper level also features a wall of closets, along with advanced technology including a roll-up LG OLED TV that tucks away to preserve the views to the world outside. A separate walk-in closet is adjacent to the five-piece bathroom with its whirlpool spa tub and separate shower.

Wintergarden suite guests will also find a Swarovski ATX Interior spotting scope, tripod-mounted with a 25-60x85 lens capability, a high-end Bang & Olufsen Beolab 5 speaker system and Bang & Olufsen H4 Bluetooth headphones.

The Grand Wintergarden measures 1,397 square feet/130 square meters, including two verandas totaling 206 square feet/19 square meters.

Wintergarden Suite

The Wintergarden Suite includes the same features as the Grand Wintergarden without the additional bedroom and full bathroom on the lower level.

It measures 1,042 square feet/97 square meters, including a veranda of 128 square feet/12 square meters.

Signature Suite

Each of these two suites, located on Deck 8, features a foyer entry opening to a living area with a high-definition TV, dining table for four, guest bath and pantry with wet bar, while a series of large windows wash the suite with natural light.

The separate bedroom features a queen-sized bed, makeup vanity, generous closet space and a glass door leading to a large curved veranda that includes its own canopied whirlpool spa tub, sun loungers, sofa and chairs. A five-piece bathroom with a separate shower and tub rounds out the suite.

Total space is 1,382 square feet/128 square meters, including a veranda of 595 square feet/55 square meters.

Owners Suite

Located on Deck 7 forward, each of the two Owners Suites on Seabourn Venture offers commanding views. At the entrance, a large closet provides storage for gear and personal belongings. The living area has a high-definition TV, writing desk and dining table for two. A glass door leads to a curved veranda with sun loungers and a table for four.

The separate bedroom with queen-sized bed has its own high-definition TV, a large window, makeup vanity and a walk-in closet. The five-piece bathroom is designed with multiple doors that can create a half-bath, and also features a separate shower and bathtub.

Total space is 1,027 square feet/95 square meters including a veranda of 484 square feet/45 square meters.

All suites on Seabourn Venture and its sister ship include amenities such as walk-in closets, interactive entertainment and use of Swarovski binoculars.

Premium suite extras

Premium suite amenities add a complimentary private car airport transfer of up to 50 miles, Internet, enhanced in-suite bar setup with additional wines or spirits for entertaining, a bouquet of fresh flowers on embarkation, customized display of fresh fruits, daily newspaper of choice delivered to the suite or to the PressReader app.

More details about public spaces and suites on the new expedition ships will be revealed in the coming months. Details about itineraries and booking availability will be released in mid-2019.

Posted 13 May 2019

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Anne Kalosh

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