Seabourn has unveiled a program of new expedition voyages for summer 2024 and winter/spring 2025. Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit will explore remote corners of the globe, from the South Pacific and Antarctica to the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland and more. The program also includes the line’s first visit to the Kimberley region in northern Australia, where Seabourn Pursuit will travel between June and August 2024.
Seabourn Pursuit will offer six 10-day voyages to the region between Broome and Darwin in June, July and August 2024. Highlights include:
- Immersion in the remote Indonesian island of Matakus, with sandy beach access to swimming and snorkeling above coral in the Timor Sea
- Visits to remote settings such as the Bungle Bungles, El Questro National Park and the Ord River
- Exploration of King George Falls, dual waterfalls and the highest in Western Australia, and miles-long Zodiac rides through rivers and sandstone gorges crowded with geological formations
- Talbot Bay, offering once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the Horizontal Waterfalls, while “boab” trees will provide backdrops for photography and local stories
- Helicopter viewing of the Hunter River and the Kimberley en route to the triple falls of Mitchell Plateau
- Visit to Montgomery Reef, an ancient and biologically rich reef formed 1.8 billion years ago
Seabourn Pursuit will operate a series of 15-day voyages to the Papua New Guinea and West Papua in May and June and again in August and September 2024, with combination voyages up to 35 days also available. Guests will be welcomed ashore at the village of Watam near the Ramu River, where traditional homes constructed of sago palm line the banks; front row seats for the sacred Baining Fire Dance at Rabaul under an active volcano on the island of New Britain; and meeting locals in the matrilineal society of the Trobriand Islands, where yams are a form of currency. The itinerary also includes a visit to Agats, built on stilts amid a river that swells with the rising tide, as well as exploration of the Misool, Wayag, and Gam Islands, part of Raja Ampat (“Four Kings”) of Indonesia, characterized by limestone rock formations called karsts that rise from the sea, and some of the most bio-diverse tropical waters on the planet.
In March and April, and again in September and October 2024, Seabourn Pursuit will sail between the islands of the South Pacific and the coast of Chile via a series of 14-, 17-, and 20-day cruises, with combination voyages of up to 37 days also available.
Seabourn Venture will offer three 14-day voyages between Greenwich (London) and Leith (Edinburgh) in April and May 2024, with two different itineraries and availability for combination voyages up to 28 days. The ship will sail through Norway, Greenland, Iceland and the Canadian Arctic from June through September 2024. Expedition options include a series of 11- and 12-day Svalbard itineraries, a 15-day voyage from Svalbard to Greenland to Iceland, an 11-day circumnavigation of Iceland, and 11 to 15-day voyages in Iceland and Greenland before closing out Summer 2024 with a 14-day voyage from West Greenland to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Combination voyages of 28 days will also be available.
Seabourn Pursuit will offer the “Seabourn Antarctic Experience” on a 21-day voyage starting in February 2024, and then on 11 voyages of 11, 13, or 21 days from October 2024 through mid-March 2025. Seabourn Venture will offer nine voyages of 11, 13, or 21 days featuring the “Seabourn Antarctic Experience” from November 2024 to March 2025.