Seabourn to operate series of Med sailings on polar expedition ship

Seabourn has unveiled a series of sailings called ‘The Collection’, offering trips to professional tennis competitions and other cultural events in spring 2025.

Seabourn Venture, which was built as a polar expedition ship, will embark on a total of five sailings in the Mediterranean lasting between seven and 10 nights.

The 8-Day Monte Carlo Masters itinerary will include tickets to the quarter-finals of the ATP 1000 tennis event, with the other tennis-themed sailing offering tickets to the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open.

Lynn Narraway, Seabourn vice-president for the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “Our introductory Mediterranean cruises onboard Seabourn Pursuit last summer sold very quickly, therefore we encourage agent partners not to delay in promoting these unique cruises to their clients.”

Seabourn Venture, which has 132 suites, operates expedition voyages in the summer and winter.

But Narraway said the non-expedition trips in spring will give a “perfect” chance to showcase the ultra-luxury features onboard.

She added: “Depending on the itinerary they select, guests will enjoy exclusive access to private cultural events, fine dining at world renowned wineries and premium tickets to iconic tennis tournaments in a selection of marquee ports.”

The 8-Day Monte Carlo Masters itinerary, from April 5-13, 2025, sails from Barcelona to Rome, with visits to Port Vendres (France), Toulon, St Tropez, Cannes, Monte Carlo (Monaco, overnight) and Porto Venere (Cinque Terre, Italy). The cost is from £5,699 per person.

The non-tennis itineraries are Andalusian Nights: Spotlight on Seville – which will run twice – and Vineyard Vistas: An Evening in Bordeaux.

After the Mediterranean sailings, Seabourn Venture will offer a summer programme of British Isles, Arctic and Greenland voyages as well as two 23-night Northwest Passage expeditions.

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