Seabourn’s new luxury expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, will be named in the UK on 5 July 2021, it has been revealed.
Seabourn Venture will kick off its maiden season in Northern Europe and the Arctic – including a 10-day pre-inaugural Highlights of the English Channel cruise, departing 5 July 2021, from Lisbon – before moving south in October 2021, stopping at various ports in Bermuda, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
From November 2021, the ship will cruise in Antarctica on nine voyages spanning 11 to 22 days. Between March and April 2022, Seabourn Venture will sail a series of five seven- to 12-day expedition voyages in the Amazon, before returning to Europe at the end of April for a 12-day Western European Waterways cruise.
Purpose-built for cruising into ice-filled fjords and polar regions, the new ship is designed to bring guests closer to some of the more remote areas of the world.
Seabourn Venture will be joined by a second yet-to-be-named sister ship in May 2022. Both will carry a number of kayaks and 24 Zodiacs.
Revealed at one of the line’s partner appreciation events, agents will be able to attend them between 2 March and 30 April 2020. The events will aim to showcase Seabourn’s news, including the upcoming launch of Seabourn Venture, arriving in summer 2021; the second world cruise; the “Ventures by Seabourn” programme; and the ongoing developments in the “Seabourn Journeys” and ‘Seabourn Private Air’ programmes.
Seabourn’s director of sales, UK & Ireland, Wendy Lahmich, said: “We call these ‘Partner Appreciation Events’ because they are designed to show how much we value our travel agent partners.
“This year we are extending the locations of our events from Exeter right up to Glasgow, and we are truly excited about sharing Seabourn’s news, immersive videos and sales tools with agents across the UK.
“We are looking forward to meeting up with our valued partners and new-to-Seabourn agents who will learn more about Seabourn and enjoy a few surprises.
“We’ve already had an incredible response, therefore we encourage travel advisors to book their place at their chosen event as soon as possible. Travel advisors may find out how to register by emailing [email protected].”
Itineraries, prices and additional details of Seabourn Venture’s inaugural year are available at seabourn.com.