Seabourn's expedition cruise ship Seabourn Venture begins 2nd season in the Arctic

   May 15, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Seabourn, the leading company in ultra-luxury voyages and expedition travel, commenced its second expedition season in the Arctic.

On May 12th, 2023, Seabourn Venture, the company's inaugural purpose-built expedition ship, arrived in Greenwich (London), England in the early morning hours. The ship will embark on two voyages to the British Isles and Ireland before proceeding to Greenland and Iceland for a series of voyages.

On Friday, May 12th, Venture departed from Greenwich to Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland for a 12-day voyage named "Lands of the Celts." This will be followed by an 11-day voyage from Leith to Reykjavik, Iceland, encompassing the Orkney and Shetland Islands, beginning on May 24th, 2023. Subsequently, the ship will initiate her second Arctic season with several 14- and 15-day voyages to Greenland and Iceland. From June to August 2023, the ship will visit various remote destinations, including Scoresby Sound in Greenland, which is known for housing the world's largest and longest fjord system, and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, an Inuit community located near the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage.

On August 27th, 2023, Seabourn Venture will embark on her inaugural Northwest Passage voyage, spanning 23 days from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska. The adventure will include pre- and post-cruise hotel stays in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Anchorage, Alaska. The voyage presents an extraordinary opportunity to traverse one of the most renowned and historic passages in the world, crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific, while encountering a wealth of history, wildlife, and unique landscapes.

Following the Northwest Passage journey, the ship will continue her journey down the West Coast of the Americas before reaching Antarctica, where Venture will explore the captivating "White Continent" between November 2023 and February 2024. In late February 2024, Seabourn Venture will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime Atlantic crossing, visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha, and Ascension Island. In March and April, the ship will undertake two sailings up the West Coast of Africa and Europe, positioning herself for the 2024 Arctic season.