Seabourn names second new expedition ship

Seabourn’s second purpose-built expedition ship is to be named SeabournPursuit.

The ship is due for delivery in February 2023, with its sister ship, Seabourn Venture, set to be delivered in March 2022.

The maiden cruise will see Seabourn Pursuit run a ‘fire and ice’ itinerary from Reykjavik in Iceland to Greenland on April 4, 2023.

The ship will spend the spring and early summer exploring Greenland, Iceland and Norway before making a transit of the Northwest Passage in August 2023 from Kangerlussuaq in Greenland to Nome, Alaska.

Seabourn Pursuit’s inaugural season is set to open for sale in mid-December.

Both vessels are designed and built to PC6 Polar Class standards and carry two custom-built submarines, 24 Zodiacs, kayaks, and a 26-strong expert expedition team.

Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said: “The name Seabourn Pursuit is truly fitting for a ship envisioned and designed to take expedition travellers into those places where they can see vast landscapes, diverse wildlife and remote regions of the world that may have been on their bucket list for years.

“Seabourn Pursuit will navigate the most unexplored parts of the world in the highest level of comfort, safety and environmental protection available for the luxury traveller.

“We are defining an entirely new category of expedition travel.”

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