The launch of Seabourn Venture and its first itineraries

Entering the most active segment in all of cruising, Seabourn Venture is the first of two ships to add to Seabourn’s fleet of 5 ultra-luxury cruise ships.

Purpose-built to take on some of the most remote and fascinating places on the planet, Seabourn Venture is scheduled to launch in December 2021.  Her yet unnamed sister ship is slated to launch in 2022. Both ships are built to PC6 Polar Class standards and designed with advanced hardware and technology that will allow them to sail virtually anywhere on the world’s oceans.


Scheduled to depart on its inaugural voyage on April 10, 2022, the 12-day inaugural voyage, Wild and Ancient British Iles will sail from Greenwich, England to Leith, the port for Edinburgh, Scotland. Its first port-of-call, Tresco Island, is home to an exceptional sub-tropical plant haven, Abbey Gardens. After a day in Dublin, Ireland UNESCO’s City of Literature, the true adventures begin. Seabourn Venture’s world-class 26-person team of scientists, scholars and naturalists will lead Seabourn Expedition experiences.  The ship’s fleet of 24 Zodiacs and kayaks will be made good use of in each of these remote and stunningly beautiful islands. Even more spectacular may be the underwater explorations observed from the ship’s two on-board submarines.

On April 22, 2022, Seabourn Venture departs from Leith on its second adventure. The 12-day Scottish and Norse Legends Expedition explores the coastal beauty of both Scotland and Norway.  In the North Sea, there’s a stop in Fair Isle, an island inhabited by just 70 people who live in traditional crofts amidst hundreds of sheep and bird life. A visit to Bergen, an UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of the most beautiful cities on earth proceeds one to the Art Nouveau city of Alesund. Zodiacs will be deployed through the majestic Lofoten Islands and in Trollfjord, and the Vega Archipalago and its elder ducks that sustain life here. And Bucket List lovers will notch a visit to Nordkapp, the northernmost end of Europe. The voyage ends in Tromso, Norway.

From Tromso, Seabourn Venture will embark on its previously announced deployment for its first summer season in the Arctic, starting on May 4, 2022.

The ship will set sail in the Arctic, exploring many far-flung destinations in Svalbard, the North Cape and other locations in Norway, as well as Iceland, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Guests who can’t get enough of expedition cruising with Seabourn can combine the two new itineraries into a 24-day British Isles & Norse Legend Expedition voyage. For the even more adventurous, combine the two new itineraries with the following 11-day Svalbard Exploration sailing for an epic 35-day expedition voyage.

What to expect on Seabourn Venture

Seabourn brings its legacy of luxury to Seabourn Venture. Its 132 suites all include private verandas, fully-stocked in-suite bars, luxury bathrooms with both tubs and showers, interactive entertainment systems, SwarovskiR Binoculars, and a personal suite stewardess at each suites’ beck and call. Each suite has a built-in jacket wardrobe that is heated so a warm coat is always at the ready and wet gear can be stowed and dried at the end of a day of exploration. The Penthouse and Premium suites offer separate sleeping areas, in-suite dining tables, and even more personalized luxuries from fresh flowers to customized fruit baskets, and in-suite spa services. Most impressive of all at the two-story Wintergarden and Grand Wintergarden Suites. These apartment style suites offer double height views, separate guest baths, and a pantry with fully stocked wet bar.

There are 8 Dining Experiences Aboard Seabourn Venture

In keeping with Seabourn’s reputation for culinary excellence, Seabourn Venture explores the world though its cuisine. Inspired by its destinations, local specialties are featured as well as international favorites culled from 30 years of experience. Expert wine parings are matched with each menu. The dining room schedule aboard is completely flexible. Guests can dine when, where and with whomever they wish. Ranging from a full-service dinner in the Restaurant to casual breakfasts al fresco, there are 8 choices of places to eat. All menus can be tailored to individual likes, tastes and dietary restrictions.  And, as with everything about Seabourn Venture, all beverages, wines, spirits are included throughout the trip whether in suite or in dining rooms and bars.

The Public Spaces on Seabourn Venture are geared to Expedition Voyages.

Iconic Designer, Adam D. Tihany, has created the ship’s luxurious and revolutionary interiors from its suites to its public spaces. Made for gatherings and making memories, Tihany’s design aesthetic creates a cozy, casually elegant atmosphere. Take the ship’s Expedition Lounge. At the heart of the ship, this glorious lounge has not one but two innovative “virtual fireplaces”, Its furnishings are both modern and nature-inspired– in hues of the earth and sea. It is an ideal place to relax and socialize. All over the ship, high-definition screens in any number of locales display a wealth of information including maps and navigational charts. In The Discovery Center — a space that can accommodate all guests at once — Seabourn Venture’s professional Expedition Team will deliver lectures and Seabourn Conversations. Their topics are pertinent to the region where guests are sailing. To help with these presentations, high-definition screens 2.5 meters high by 10 meters wide are employed. Meanwhile at the front of the ship, the Bow Lounge offers panoramic views, easy access to the bow for wildlife exploration and ice cruising in total comfort.  And for the navigator at heart, individual console display navigational information in this truly luxurious setting. Venturing outside, guests have 2,750 square meters of open decks to wander all providing unforgettable views from virtually everywhere aboard ship. 

Sales Opened August 19, 2021 for Seabourn Ventures Inaugural Cruises.  

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Monte Mathews