Seabourn has announced its first-ever expedition voyages to the South Pacific and the Kimberley region in 2024 onboard its newest ultra-luxury expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit.
Between March and October 2024, the ship will journey across the Pacific and visit a number of islands and warm-weather destinations rich in culture, history and wildlife. The schedule includes stops at Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Guam, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, as well as the line’s first expedition voyages to the Kimberley region in northern Australia.
In March and April 2024 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 voyages spanning 14, 17 and 20 days, with combination voyages of up to 37 days also available. Highlights include the remote Juan Fernandez Archipelago off the coast of Chile, Easter Island, islands of the Pitcairn group, Yasawa Islands of Fiji, Ambrym Island and Pentecost Island of Vanuatu.
Seabourn Pursuit will operate a series of 15-day voyages to Papua New Guinea and West Papua, Indonesia in May and June and again in August and September 2024, with combination voyages up to 35 days also available. Snorkeling and diving opportunities await at protected reefs off the mainland and islands surrounding Papua New Guinea and West Papua. Highlights include the village of Watam near the Ramu River, a sacred Baining Fire Dance at Rabaul under an active volcano on the island of New Britain, the Trobriand Islands, the villages of the Asmat, and an Exploration of the Misool, Wayag and Gam Islands, part of Raja Ampat (“Four Kings”) of Indonesia.
Seabourn Pursuit will offer six 10-day voyages in the Kimberley region between Broome and Darwin in June, July and August 2024. The region includes abundant wildlife from short-eared rock-wallabies to flying foxes and Aboriginal culture that traces back some 50,000 years. Season highlights include the Bungle Bungles, El Questro National Park and the Ord River, exploration of King George Falls, Talbot Bay and the Horizontal Waterfalls, and helicopter viewing of the Hunter River and the Kimberley en route to the triple falls of Mitchell Plateau.
Seabourn Pursuit entered service on August 12, 2023. Most itineraries will include expedition offerings such as Zodiac cruising, nature walks and hikes, scuba diving and snorkeling. The ship will also offer optional expeditions with dives on two custom-built luxury submersibles and kayaking at select destinations. Led by an expedition team of 24 experts, including scientists, scholars, naturalists and more, guests will receive knowledge and guidance throughout their voyage.