Seabourn has announced an expansion of its partnership with Swarovski Optik to offer the company’s optical instruments onboard eveery vessel in its fleet.
The partnership, which will provide Swarovski Optiks for guests and expedition staff to use on Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Odyssey, as well as the line's newest vessel, Seabourn Encore, when it launches in December, is broadening as Seabourn continues to roll out its Ventures by Seabourn program of kayak and Zodiac shore excursions.
Launched in December 2014, the partnership originally positioned Swarovski Optik as the official optical equipment for Seabourn's Antarctica and Patagonia cruises. The Austria-based company, part of the Swarovski group, provided 25 pieces of Swarovski optics, including 22 pairs of binoculars and three spotting scopes, for the Ventures program on Seabourn Quest.
Under the partnership, the ship's expedition team and bridge staff utilized the high-precision, long-range binoculars for spotting wildlife and viewing the remarkable landscapes from on board the ship and ashore. In addition, the Swarovski binoculars were available for sale on board.
With the growth of Ventures by Seabourn and the Seabourn-Swarovski partnership expanding simultaneously, there will soon be more opportunities for guests and staff to experience the optics. Swarovski Optik will be working with Seabourn in their upcoming seasons to Antarctica, Patagonia, Chile, Argentina, South Georgia, the Amazon, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, British Isles, and the Caribbean.