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Seabourn names second purpose-built expedition ship

Seabourn has revealed that its second ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship will be called Seabourn Pursuit.

Construction for the vessel began in autumn last year. It is scheduled for delivery in February 2023, with its sister ship, Seabourn Venture, slated to launch in March 2022.

Seabourn Pursuit will depart for its inaugural voyage on 4 April 2023 from Reykjavik.

The ship will then explore Greenland, Iceland and Norway throughout the spring and early summer. In August 2023, it will journey through the Northwest Passage, from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska.

Itineraries for Seabourn Pursuit’s inaugural season will go on sale in mid-December 2021, the line confirmed.

President Josh Leibowitz said: “The name is truly fitting for a ship envisioned and designed to take expedition travellers into those places where they can see vast landscapes, diverse wildlife and remote regions of the world that may have been on their bucket list for years.

Seabourn Pursuit will navigate the most unexplored parts of the world in the highest level of comfort, safety and environmental protection available for the luxury traveller.

“We are defining an entirely new category of expedition travel with Seabourn Pursuit and its sister ship, Seabourn Venture.”

Both Pursuit and Venture are designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and include “modern hardware and technology that will extend the ships’ global deployment and capabilities”, the line stated.

Each will carry two custom-built submarines, 24 zodiacs, kayaks, and a 26-person expert expedition team.

Venture is scheduled to depart for its inaugural cruise – Wild & Ancient British Isles Voyage – on 10 April 2022, sailing from Greenwich to Leith.

It will then cruise a 12-day Scottish and Norse Legends Expedition itinerary out of Leith on 22 April 2022, exploring the coast of Scotland and Norway, before heading to Tromso for its summer season.

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