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Seabourn Venture embarks on inaugural voyage

Seabourn Venture's Expedition Lounge exemplifies Adam Tihany's vision to evoke ruggedness and the spirit of adventure balanced with Seabourn-style luxury and comfort
Seabourn's first purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, embarked its first passengers today in Tromsø, Norway, bound for the Arctic and Svalbard.

Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz called it 'a new chapter for us, offering our guests opportunities to explore remote destinations in every corner of the globe and truly be a part of the natural wonders, wildlife, history and culture they’ll find there.' 

Inaugural season

Seabourn Venture begins its inaugural season with a series of 12- to 15-day voyages exploring the Arctic, Greenland and Iceland, and the Canadian Arctic in Nunavut. Destination highlights include Scoresby Sound, Greenland, home to the largest and longest fjord system in the world; Sermilik Fjord, located in southeastern Greenland and renowned for the many icebergs that flow from multiple glaciers at its head into the Denmark Strait; Svalbard; and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, the eastern entry to the Northwest Passage.


The ultimate accommodation — the two-story Grand Wintergarden Suite

The ship will make its way south in October, stopping at various locales in the Caribbean, Central America, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile on a series of 10- to 14-day voyages. There will be opportunities to explore in Zodiacs under cliffs teeming with birds, kayak among tropical coral islands, visit ancient Incan sites, and snorkel unspoiled Caribbean coral gardens, as well as a transit of the Panama Canal.

From Antarctica to the Amazon

Between November and February, Seabourn Venture will sail to 11- to 22-day voyages to Antarctica, with multiple daily Zodiac landings and cruises. Optional (extra charge) excursions will also be available, such as kayaking and exploring in the ship’s two submarines.

In March and April 2023, Seabourn Venture will embark on a series of seven- to 12-day expedition voyages in Brazil and the Amazon. There, too, passengers will use Zodiacs along the Amazon River and visit ancient sites and indigenous villages.

Seabourn Venture is built to Polar Class 6 standard and carries a 26-person expedition team.


Suites and public rooms have bespoke furniture and tactile materials

Tihany interiors

Adam D. Tihany and managing partner Alessia Genova of Tihany Design created the interiors, with the 132 sea-view suites and the public rooms defined by bespoke furniture and tactile materials to evoke ruggedness and the spirit of adventure balanced with Seabourn-style luxury and comfort.