Seabourn’s second purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit, welcomed its first guests onboard on 12 August before embarking on its eight-day maiden voyage from Valletta, Malta, to Rome, Italy.
The ship was officially handed over to Seabourn in Italy earlier this month. It is a sister to Seabourn Venture, which was delivered in 2022.
“For 10 years, we have offered immersive, ultra-luxury expedition experiences with our team of experts, and now we have two purpose-built, ultra-luxury, state-of-the-art expedition ships: Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit,” said Natalya Leahy, president of Seabourn. “They take expedition experiences to the next level and deliver truly out of the ordinary experiences to our extraordinary guests. Our guests will discover natural wonders and amazing wildlife above and below the sea in the most remote destinations, guided by our expert expedition team, while enjoying our signature ultra-luxury style when they sail on our beautiful new ship.”
This summer, Seabourn Pursuit will sail five voyages in the Mediterranean and two voyages across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean. It is scheduled to arrive in Barbados to begin its expedition journeys on 10 October 2023, before heading south for expeditions exploring coastal South America, the Amazon and Antarctica into late March 2024.
Following its inaugural Antarctic season, Seabourn Pursuit will head across the islands of the South Pacific to Australia, where it will begin the cruise line’s first exploration of the Kimberley region in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, between June and August 2024.