Seabourn Venture is a new ultra-luxury expedition ship being built by T Mariotti for Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation and the official cruise partner of Unesco World Heritage.

The keel-laying ceremony of Seabourn’s first ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship was held at T Mariotti shipyard in San Giorgia di Nogaro, Italy, in December 2019. The Seabourn Venture cruise ship is scheduled to be delivered in June 2021.

Estimated to cost $225m, the 23,000t expedition vessel will comply with the PC6 Polar Class standards and integrate a combination of modern technology and hardware.

Seabourn Venture cruise ship design and staterooms

The cruise ship will feature a PC-6-rated, ice-strengthened hull, which is designed to operate in ice conditions. It will accommodate two custom-built submarines to provide underwater views of the ocean. The vessel will also carry complementary double sea kayaks, e-bikes, mountain bikes, and 24 Zodiacs to serve the guests.

Seabourn Venture will offer four categories of suites, namely veranda, penthouse, panorama veranda and owners. It can accommodate 264 passengers.

The new ultra-luxury expedition ship will feature 132 ocean-front veranda suites on decks five to eight. Each suite will occupy an area of 355ft² and will be furnished with queen-size beds, bar and refrigerator, spacious washrooms, 110/220V AC outlets, makeup vanity and writing desks.

Seabourn Venture amenities

The Seabourn Venture cruise ship will feature the Bow Lounge, which will provide a view of the sea while offering access to the outdoors. Set to be located on Deck six at the forward hull of the vessel, the lounge will provide close access to the water level through the foredeck.

The lounge will also include large screens, touchscreen monitors and navigational charts.

The cruise ship will also feature a Discovery Centre offering insightful lectures, briefings and programmes for the guests on board. The centre will be located next to the Expedition Lounge on Deck four. It will be served by an expedition team of 26 members and equipped with high-definition screens measuring 2.5m tall and 10m wide.

Dining and entertainment facilities on Seabourn Venture

The expedition ship will feature The Club, which will serve tea during the afternoon. The venue will be transformed into a dance club in the evening. The expedition vessel will also house an Observation Bar with an exemplary lounge and views.

The cruise ship will also feature The Colonnade restaurant with an open kitchen. The restaurant will offer buffets and table service for breakfasts and lunch, as well as bistro-style dinners. The special theme nights at the restaurant will feature dishes such as BBQ ribs and clam bake made by Chef Keller. Other restaurants on board the vessel will include The Patio, The Restaurant, The Grill, and Earth & Ocean.

The expedition ship will also feature a swimming pool and a fitness centre.  The fitness centre will be well equipped with modern treadmills and weight machines. The Card Room on board the ship will host multiple games and entertainment activities.

Propulsion

The expedition ship will be equipped with ABB’s Azipod® propulsion system. It will also integrate main generators, convertors, bow thruster motors and remote control system supplied by ABB.

Itineraries of Seabourn Venture

The cruise ship will sail on its ten-day pre-inaugural voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to Greenwich, UK, in July 2021. It will then embark on a 12-day inaugural ‘Northern Isles & The Viking Homeland’ voyage from Greenwich to Tromso, Norway.

Seabourn Venture will also sail on five journey between ten and 15 days long exploring destinations in Svalbard, the North Cape and Norway.

Upon covering destinations in the Arctic, the cruise ship will travel through different locations in the Caribbean, South and Central America, Antarctica and the Amazon basin.