Seabourn has marked another milestone in the construction process for Seabourn Pursuit, with the ship moving to the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy, for the final outfitting process.
The ship is the line’s second ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition vessel – after Seabourn Venture – and is scheduled to enter service in 2023.
It has been under construction at the CIMAR shipyard in San Giorgio di Nogaro and is already equipped with engines and generators.
Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said: “This is such an exciting milestone as this means we are one step closer to the completion of Seabourn Pursuit.
“I am grateful for everyone who has been working so hard to get to this point, and I look forward to seeing her come more to life in the months ahead as she enters this next phase of the construction process.”
T.Mariotti managing director Marco Ghiglione added: “Today marks a major step in the construction of Seabourn Pursuit, and we are looking forward to welcoming her at T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa.
“Seabourn Pursuit, along with her sister ship, Seabourn Venture, will be an innovative addition to the cruise market, and thank you to everyone involved in turning this important vision into reality.”
On board, Seabourn Pursuit will feature a 26-person team of scientists, scholars, and naturalists, as well as two custom-built submarines, available for use in select destinations.
Zodiac cruises, hikes, nature walks, scuba diving, and snorkelling will also be on offer.