Seabourn Pursuit, the second ultra-luxury expedition ship for Seabourn, embarked on its first voyage and welcomed its first guests on board last weekend, on 12 August 2023. The ship kicked off its maiden year with an eight-day voyage from Valletta, Malta, to Rome.
Seabourn Pursuit is the second of two new expedition vessels from Seabourn launched in the past two years. The ship is purpose-built and designed to provide guests who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary experiences combined with life-expanding moments in exquisite, ultra-luxury comfort. Seabourn Pursuit will also offer the many Seabourn amenities and services guests know and value, such as the line’s renowned fine dining options, entertainment, luxurious suites and personalised, intuitive service by the onboard team.
“For 10 years, we have offered immersive, ultra-luxury expedition experiences with our team of experts, and now we have two purpose-built, ultra-luxury, state-of-the-art expedition ships: Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit,” said Natalya Leahy, President of Seabourn. “They take expedition experiences to the next level and deliver truly out of the ordinary experiences to our extraordinary guests.
“Our guests will discover natural wonders and amazing wildlife above and below the sea in the most remote destinations, guided by our expert expedition team, while enjoying our signature ultra-luxury style when they sail on our beautiful new ship.”
Seabourn Pursuit offers the same luxurious “yacht like” small ship experience that travellers have come to expect from Seabourn, enhanced by world-class equipment that allows the line to offer its widest range of expedition activities led by an expert 24-person expedition team of scientists, scholars, naturalists, and more. Designed and built for remote, diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards, the ship includes a plethora of modern hardware and technology that extends the ship’s global deployment and capabilities.
Some of the features of the ship include:
- close to 30,000 square feet of deck space;
- vast indoor and outdoor guest areas with nearly 270-degree views;
- 4K GSS Cineflex Camera mounted on the mast of the Constellation Lounge and capable of broadcasting imagery from kilometres ahead on monitors located throughout the ship and in guest suites.
- enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity with SpaceX’s Starlink, providing its expedition guests with faster service, greater connectivity and more reliable Wi-Fi wherever Starlink’s services are available.
Seabourn Pursuit offers an abundance of space and elegance, eight dining facilities serving gourmet cuisine, and luxurious all-suite accommodations, including a pair of two-level Wintergarden suites.
Between August and October, Seabourn Pursuit will sail five voyages in the Mediterranean and on two voyages across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean. On 10 October 2023, the ship will arrive in Barbados to begin its expedition journeys, taking guests to remote corners of the globe. Seabourn Pursuit will head south for expeditions exploring coastal South America, the Amazon, and Antarctica into late March 2024.
Following its inaugural Antarctic season, the ship will head across the islands of the South Pacific and eventually to Australia, which will be the start of the line’s first exploration of the Kimberley region in the Northern Territory and Western Australia between June and August 2024. In addition to the Kimberley, Seabourn Pursuit will visit Papua New Guinea, West Papua, Indonesia, and sail across the South Pacific between Chile and Melanesia between March and October 2024.