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There’s nothing like a luxury polar expedition to give you a wondrous new world view.
In the search for a new frontier, a place you’ve never seen before, it can often seem that the world is getting smaller. This is where the estimable Seabourn Cruise Line can step in, expanding your horizons with luxury cruises up to the Arctic, including Greenland or the Svalbard Archipelago, or down to the Antarctic Peninsula, perhaps taking in the Falkland Islands or South Georgia Islands.
Reaching the ends of the earth on an all-inclusive luxury expedition is not merely a vacation, it is an authentic life event, an experience like no other.
This travel revelation is one of the many reasons Seabourn has launched two new expedition ships – Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit. With ice-strengthened hulls, Zodiac pontoon boat hangars that hold 24 vessels, and two state-of-the-art, six-passenger submarines, these new ships will take expedition cruising to a whole new level.
Find common ground.
Voyages like these are great for gathering like-minded people together, the thread of curiosity and courage weaving through the crowd. And while each shares a passion and exuberance for the outdoors, the personal objectives of passengers can vary considerably.
Those with a true love of the outdoors, for embracing fresh air and treading where few have gone before, will jump at every opportunity to be part of the action on an expedition cruise, be it hiking on-shore, kayaking the inlets, or touring the icy fjords by boat.
The learners in the group will indulge in their quest for knowledge – about the history, the biology, the geology of the regions. The crews of Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit include scientists, historians, and naturalists, all eager to share their wisdom on what you’re seeing and why the conservation of these areas is of such great importance.
All 264 guests onboard will be awe-struck by the wildlife found in the polar regions. From penguins, seals, and whales to polar bears, walruses, and muskox, expedition cruises deliver the ultimate wildlife adventure. You connect with nature in the most direct way, the ship’s technology even allowing for a live feed of wildlife up to four nautical miles away.
Explore the ocean floor.
The custom-built, battery-powered expedition submarines reveal the ultimate, ultra-luxury experience to sweep you around shipwrecks and along stunning coral reefs, seeing marine life you can only see by submarine. At the captain’s discretion, of course, you will reach depths of almost 1,000 feet in a comfortable, safe environment, a camera capturing your experience for posterity.
Relax in total comfort.
Back on board, you retreat to the kind of floating luxury loyal fans have come to expect from Seabourn, the ships intimate and nimble yet spacious, like you’re on a private yacht. All suites on the Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit are ocean-facing, with verandas providing a fascinating and ever-changing view. Little perks like heated closets for drying expedition gear and a two-person team taking care of you make your experience even more agreeable.
Add in eight different world-class dining options, premium spirits, and incredible wine, and you’ve got the best of all worlds – the whole world, in fact.