Seabourn to explore Northeast and Northwest Passages in 2023

New expedition fleet opens up brand new itineraries for ultra-luxury line

Seabourn has unveiled the 2023 deployment schedule for its two new purpose-built expedition ships, Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit. The program includes Seabourn’s first-ever voyages to the Northeast and Northwest Passages in the Arctic.

Seabourn Venture will depart 29 July 2023 on a 26-day journey across the Northeast Passage from Tromsø, Norway to Nome, Alaska. Sister ship, Seabourn Pursuit, which is scheduled to launch in March 2023, will offer a 21-day adventure to the Northwest Passage departing 27 August 2023, from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome.  These voyages, as well as the entire summer 2023 season, are now open for sale.

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“Our Northeast Passage and Northwest Passage are truly epic itineraries that are perfect for travellers who want to explore regions less traveled, and take in the landscapes, nature and wildlife they never thought they would ever see,” said Josh Leibowitz, President of Seabourn. “Seabourn offers the most luxurious and most exclusive ocean and expedition experiences on Earth.”

Seabourn’s Northeast Passage and Northwest Passage expeditions will trace the footsteps of great explorers and deliver a number of authentic, engaging experiences.

Signature Suite, Living Room - Seabourn expedition ships

Scheduled to launch in March 2023, Seabourn Pursuit will explore the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland and the Canadian Arctic during its maiden season, starting with a 12-day Wild & Ancient Scotland & Iceland pre-inaugural voyage departing on 23 March 2023 from Amsterdam to Reykjavik, Iceland. The ship will then operate a 14-day Lands of Fire & Ice inaugural voyage departing 4 April 2023 roundtrip from Reykjavik.

The ship will wind its way along the coast of Greenland and Iceland, where it be filled with snow swept landscapes – the “Ice” – and have a late-night in Akureyri, a wonderland providing access to magnificent waterfalls (Goðafoss), hot springs and the lava fields of Dimmuborgir and Leirhnjukur – the “Fire”.

Following its launch and inaugural voyage, Seabourn Pursuit will offer a 14-day Lands of Fire & Ice in Greenland and Iceland, followed by a series of explorations of the Arctic Circle from Norway, most with Seabourn’s popular Svalbard Experience in the mix, including a 14-day Norway & Iceland Polar Bears & Puffins. A series of 14- and 15-day voyages between Greenland and Iceland will follow, as well as a 12-Day Bering Sea & Inside Passage Cruise visiting destinations along the coasts of Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.

The Sky Bar, Seabourn Venture rendering | © Seabourn

Seabourn Venture‘s Second Season

Seabourn Venture will embark on its second year of operation in summer 2023, exploring the Arctic, Scotland, Norway & the Russian Arctic.

The ship will begin its summer season on 12 May 2023, with a 10-day Wild Isles of Scotland and Iceland voyage from London to Reykjavik, Iceland. The ship will then offer a 12-Day Fjords of the Norwegian Sea voyage, followed by a series of 11- and 12-day expeditions exploring Arctic Svalbard from Norway.

In mid-July, the ship will sail on a 14-day Norway, Novaya Zemlya & Franz Joseph Land expedition. After the Northeast Passage journey, Seabourn Venture will explore the Russian Far East with a 14-day Wild Coasts of Kamchatka expedition in August and 14-day Volcanoes & Wildlife of the Kuril Islands voyage in September 2023.

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