Seabourn celebrated a historical moment when Seabourn Pursuit and Seabourn Venture sailed together for the first time on 22NOV.
The sister ships met at the entrance to the Neko Harbor, surrounded by towering icescapes, to celebrate Seabourn Pursuit's maiden season in Antarctica. To commemorate the meeting, guests and team members gathered on the bow of each ship, where caviar and champagne were served.
"It was a very exciting day, and we could not think of a better way to commemorate our first trip to Antarctica than meeting up with our sister ship, Seabourn Venture," said Stig Betten, captain of Seabourn Pursuit. "Many close friends and colleagues from each ship cheered and toasted to each other as we embarked on our expeditions to Antarctica, marking a new era in ultra-luxury expeditions."
"It was an incredible 'Seabourn Moment' for our Seabourn Venture guests and crew as we welcomed Seabourn Pursuit to Antarctica for her first season," said Jeroen Schuchmann, captain of Seabourn Venture. "Seeing our two ships sail side by side at the start of our Antarctica season solidifies the fact that we at Seabourn are able to introduce so many more individuals to breathtaking, remote destinations that few will ever visit."
Seabourn Pursuit just embarked on its maiden season in Antarctica, while Seabourn Venture is beginning its second season on the icy continent. Both ships will operate 11- to 13-day voyages to Antarctica and 21-day expeditions to South Georgia, Falkland Islands, and Antarctica. According to Seabourn, the itineraries will include Zodiac outings to cruise among icebergs, observe penguin colonies up close, and join the ship's Expedition Team to walk and hike across seldom-seen landscapes. Optional kayaking and submarine excursions will also be available.
The ships are equipped with enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity with SpaceX's Starlink. Seabourn Pursuit and Seabourn Venture offer eight dining experiences serving gourmet cuisine and luxury all-suite accommodations, including two two-level Wintergarden suites.