Seabourn Venture Embarks on its Inaugural Voyage

Seabourn’s first purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, has departed on a 12-day Northern Isles expedition, from Tromsø, Norway, bound for the Arctic and the Svalbard Archipelago.

Seabourn Venture begins its inaugural season with a series of 12- to 15-day voyages exploring the Arctic, Greenland and Iceland, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Nunavut. Destination highlights include Scoresby Sound, Greenland, home to the largest and longest fjord system in the world; Sermilik Fjord, located in southeastern Greenland and renowned for the icebergs that flow from multiple glaciers at its head into the Denmark Strait; Svalbard; and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, the eastern entry to the Northwest Passage.

The ship will make its way south in October 2022, stopping at various locales in the Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile on a series of 10- to 14-day voyages. There will be opportunities to explore in Zodiacs under cliffs teeming with birds, kayak among tropical coral islands, visit ancient Incan sites and snorkel among Caribbean coral gardens, besides a Panama Canal transit.

Between November 2022 and February 2023, Seabourn Venture will invite guests on adventures of discovery cruising scenic sounds, fjords, channels and glaciers in Chile, sailing to Antarctica, crossing back to explore South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. The ship will sail on 11- to 22-day voyages to the “White Continent” that will include the “Antarctic Experience,” offering up-close encounters with wilderness and wildlife, besides visits to research stations on the continent. The voyages will include multiple daily operations using the Zodiacs for landings and cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula. Optional excursions will also be available, such as kayaking and the ship’s submarines, allowing guests to explore the vast frontier below sea level.

In March and April 2023, Seabourn Venture will embark on a series of seven- to 12-day expedition voyages in Brazil and the Amazon. The ship will visit colonial cities on the coast of Brazil and sail into the heart of South America, where guests can cruise in Zodiacs along the Amazon River and visit ancient sites and indigenous villages.

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