Ultra-luxury voyages and expedition travel providerm Seabourn, took delivery of its second expedition ship, ‘Seabourn Pursuit’, towards the end of last month during an official handover ceremony at the T Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
“I am honoured to share this incredible moment with the entire Seabourn family, as we welcome ‘Seabourn Pursuit’, our highly anticipated second ultra-luxury expedition ship, into our fleet,” said Natalya Leahy, Seabourn President.
“With remarkable craftsmanship by the Mariotti team, an abundance of space, and the breathtaking style of Tihany Design, ‘Seabourn Pursuit’ raises the bar for ultra-luxury expedition travel.
“We are grateful to Mariotti and Tihany Design for their expertise in shaping and making our dream come true for our guests.
“’Seabourn Pursuit’ offers the best of both worlds: our well-known signature luxury and elegance with the world of exploration and adventure. The ship is masterfully designed for our guests, who are extraordinary people looking for out of the ordinary experiences.
“Our guests will indulge in Seabourn’s ultra-luxury style and enjoy our intuitive, personalised service, while the ship takes them to awe-inspiring destinations around the world that only few will ever visit in a lifetime,” she said.
“One year after the delivery of ‘Seabourn Venture’, we are very happy to have completed and delivered her sister ship, ‘Seabourn Pursuit’, added Marco Ghiglione, T Mariotti’s Managing Director.
“We are truly proud to have built the most outstanding ultra-luxury expedition ship for Seabourn, one of the leading cruise ship owners in the luxury market.
“Another important masterpiece for Italian shipbuilding coming out of T Mariotti shipyard, demonstrating again that our leadership in this sector is well consolidated. Thanks to Seabourn, to all people involved in this journey, to Lloyds Register and to the pencil of Adam Tihany, here is the new expedition jewel,” he said.
She will offer the same luxurious ‘yacht like’ small ship experience, enhanced by world-class equipment that allows the line to offer its widest range of expedition activities led by an expert 24-person expedition team of scientists, scholars, naturalists, and more.
‘Seabourn Pursuit’ is designed and built for remote, diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards.
She is fitted with nearly 30,000 sq ft of deck space, plus indoor and outdoor guest areas offering nearly 270 deg views, and a 4K GSS Cineflex Camera mounted on the mast of the Constellation Lounge capable of broadcasting imagery from miles ahead on monitors located throughout the ship and in guest suites.
In addition, ‘Seabourn Pursuit’ has eight dining facilities serving gourmet cuisine, and luxurious all-suite accommodation, including a pair of two-level Wintergarden suites.
She was scheduled to enter service on 12th August, 2023, and will sail five voyages in the Mediterranean before embarking on two voyages across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean.
On 10th October, 2023, the ship will arrive in Barbados to begin her expedition journeys, heading south for expeditions exploring coastal South America, the Amazon, and Antarctica into late March, 2024.
Following her inaugural Antarctic season, the ship will head across the South Pacific islands and eventually to Australia, which will be the start of the line’s first exploration of the Kimberley region in the Northern Territory and Western Australia between June and August, 2024.
In addition to the Kimberley, ‘Seabourn Pursuit’ will visit Papua New Guinea, West Papua, Indonesia, and sail across the South Pacific between Chile and Melanesia between March and October, 2024.