Seabourn took delivery of its first expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, on Wednesday during a ceremony at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said the Seabourn Venture will "raise the bar in ultra-luxury expedition travel, and we look forward to introducing her to the world as she sets sail to explore remote destinations from the polar regions in the Arctic to the southernmost continent of Antarctica."
Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz (left) and T. Mariotti managing director Marco Ghiglione sign documents to complete the delivery of Seabourn Venture. Photo Credit: Seabourn
T. Mariotti managing director Marco Ghiglione called the Venture "the world’s finest expedition ship.” As a PC 6 ice class ship, the Venture was built to operate seasonally in polar waters.
Seabourn said that expeditions will be led by a 26-person team of scientists, scholars and naturalists.
The 264-passenger ship is scheduled to depart on its maiden cruise, a 12-night Norwegian coastal voyage, on July 27 from Tromso, Norway.