Seabourn Venture, the first purpose-built expedition ship from Seabourn, has been named during its first voyage to Antarctica.
Guests on board joined the ship’s godmother – adventurer, mountaineer and polar explorer Alison Levine – for the ceremony in the Weddell Sea.
The ship’s maiden voyage was a 12-day Northern Isles expedition at the end of July.
Between November 2022 and February 2023, Seabourn Venture will sail on 11 and 22-day voyages to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
In March and April next year, it will embark on a series of expedition voyages in Brazil and the Amazon.
Starting in May, Seabourn Venture will then offer two new itineraries encompassing the British Isles and Iceland.
Following that, it will explore the Arctic with a series of 14 and 15-day voyages to Greenland and Iceland.
‘Perfect place’ to name Seabourn Venture
Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said: “We’ve eagerly awaited Seabourn Venture’s maiden voyage to Antarctica since the moment the ship debuted earlier this year.
“The extraordinary continent encapsulates exactly what we hope to bring to guests who sail aboard our new ship – adventure, discovery and awe-inspiring wonder.
“With the beauty of the Antarctic landscape and scenery in the background, it truly was the perfect place to name the most luxurious expedition ship.”
Seabourn Venture has a 26-person expedition team, as well as kayaks, zodiacs, and two custom-built submarines, each with capacity for six people.