First steel cut for Seabourn Cruises' second expedition ship

   September 18, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

T. Mariotti shipyard cut the first steel for Seabourn's newest expedition cruise ship during an official ceremony at San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy.

Marco Ghiglione (T. Mariotti's Managing Director) presided over the steel-cutting ceremony alongside Cyril Tatar (VP newbuild services for Holland America Group). Seabourn's President Josh Leibowitz joined virtually.

The (still unnamed) new ship is due to begin sailings in 2022. It follows sistership Seabourn Venture, coming in December 2021 and debuting with a Norwegian Fjords itinerary.

Seabourn Venture cruise ship

Ghiglione said that now, more than ever, they were committed to making it "extraordinary and possible, with the highest standard of beauty, comfort, and safety". He added that both ships benefited from Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, Seabourn, T.Mariotti, and Tihany Design people working together as a team.

Both 264-passenger cruise ships offer all-veranda suites and are being constructed to PC6 Polar Class standard. Each will boast a pair of custom-built submarines and 24 Zodiacs.

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