Seabourn have tantalised luxury cruise fans with the release of a handful of spectacular renderings of their new luxury expedition cruise ships.
The first of these purpose built vessels is named Seabourn Venture and will debut in June 2021. The second is yet to be named, but is schedule to sail in May 2022. As we have previously reported, each will accommodate just 264 pampered guests and the interior spaces will be designed by Adam D. Tihany.
Tihany won acclaim for his interior design on Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation. Now he will bring his masterful touch to the new expedition ships. Seabourn tell us that Tihany’s design will be a fusion of the rugged and elemental with comfort and luxury.
The Seabourn Venture renderings show how this design philosophy will look in the Expedition Lounge, Discovery Center, Landing Zone and Atrium.
The Expedition Lounge will be the heart of the ship. Located on deck 4 it’s designed to be a place where guests can gather and share experiences of their time ashore over a complimentary cocktail from the bar. In addition, it’s where guests will meet prior to embarking on daily expeditions.
Seabourn tell us the Expedition Lounge will feature an etched glass partition displaying a vintage map of Antarctica and vitrines showcasing intricate tools and devices of the trade. It will also have two large touchscreens displaying photos, navigational charts, weather charts and maps.
Next to the Expedition Lounge will be the Discovery Center. It’s the place where guests will go to hear enrichment lectures, briefings and natural history lessons. Indeed, there will be a 26-person expedition team of wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists who will all share their knowledge with guests on large high-definition screens.
Perhaps the most important space on any expedition ship is what’s known as the mud room. It’s where guests kit up and set out for their Zodiac expeditions and it’s also where they return to rinse off the mud at the end of the day!
There will be two mud rooms, or Landing Zones as Seabourn call them. One port and the other starboard. Each will be 60 sq. m. / 646 sq. ft. in size, allowing guests to change and clean their gear in comfort while also providing space to store their rubber boots.
Seabourn Venture and her sister ship will have twenty four Zodiacs to land guests on the beaches in wilderness areas. Interestingly, they will also have two submarines to take guests on adventures below the waves.
I think the Seabourn Venture renderings look amazing. Seabourn tell me more details of the new ships will be released in the coming months.