Between then and April 2022, Seabourn Venture will sail on a series of 10- to 14-day Norwegian winter voyages, giving the opportunity to explore the snow-draped landscape, learn about Viking history and culture and search for the northern lights.
Reindeer sledding and overnight camping
The program offers new inclusive and optional expedition outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, dog and reindeer sledding, and more. Dedicated excursions in search of northern lights will be available, including overnight camps at optimal viewing locations.
Seabourn Venture will also carry two six-seat custom submarines, expedition kayaks and 24 Zodiacs, providing exploration opportunities. Development of the shore excursion program is ongoing, with more details to come.
Seabourn Signature Event in Alta
In addition, a complimentary Seabourn Signature Evening Event will be available on all sailings: a concert in the Northern Lights Cathedral at Alta.
Travelers on all the voyages will receive complimentary custom-designed gear outfitted by outdoor apparel company Helly Hansen, the official apparel partner for Seabourn. The PolarShield parkas will feature a Helly Tech outer shell coupled with a removable insulator puff jacket inside. A waterproof WaterShield backpack will also be provided.
Inaugural voyage sold out
Seabourn Venture's inaugural 12-day voyage from Greenwich, England, to Tromsø, Norway, departs Dec. 11, 2021, and is sold out, based on pre-booking for past Seabourn customers.
A 14-day holiday sailing follows on Dec. 23, from Tromsø to Copenhagen.
A series of 12-day voyages between Tromsø and Copenhagen follow, and the program wraps with a 10-day Norwegian spring cruise round-trip Tromsø on April 24.
Destinations include the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund; the fishing village of Svolvær in the Lofoten islands; Narvik, with its War Museum and Sami reindeer herder culture; Alta, a popular place to view the northern lights; and Honningsvåg, gateway to the North Cape.