Seabourn takes delivery of second expedition ship

Seabourn has taken delivery of a second expedition ship ahead of it entering into service on August 12.

Seabourn Pursuit was handed lover at a shipyard in Genoa a year after the delivery of sister ship Seabourn Venture.

The new vessel will run five cruises in the Mediterranean before embarking on two voyages across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean. 

The 254-passenger ship is due to will arrive in Barbados on October 10 to start its expedition sailings, taking in South America, the Amazon, and Antarctica into late March 2024.

Following its inaugural Antarctic season, the vessel will head across the South Pacific to Australia for the line’s first exploration of the Kimberley region in the Northern Territory and Western Australia between June and August 2024.

Seabourn Pursuit will also visit Papua New Guinea, West Papua, Indonesia, and sail across the South Pacific between Chile and Melanesia between March and October 2024.

Lynn Narraway, vice-president UK & Europe of Seabourn, oversaw the coin-laying ceremony of Seabourn Pursuit in Genoa in April, in her role as the vessel’s madrina in recognition of her 30-year-career at Carnival Corporation.

Both Seabourn Pursuit and sister ship Seabourn Venture are designed and built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and include modern hardware and technology that  extends their global deployment and capabilities.

The luxury line’s president Natalya Leahy said: “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.”

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