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An ultra-luxury cruise expedition experience like no other

An ultra-luxury cruise expedition experience like no other

No-expense-spared expedition cruising is set to reach new heights with the floating of Seabourn Venture in December 2021, taking passengers to remote regions of Scandinavia in serious style.

Be among the first in Australia to savour a new era of ultra-luxury expedition travel combining authentic, exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

Seabourn continues to represent the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel, with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all offering ocean views; superb dining in a choice of venues; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times; award-winning service; and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board – and on shore. This is like travelling with a group of your closest friends.

A Veranda Suite on luxe Seabourn Venture
A Veranda Suite on luxe Seabourn Venture

2021/22 new ships

Over the upcoming 2021/22 winter season, the company’s newest ship (Seabourn Venture, launching December 2021) will break records by becoming the first of its ilk to take guests on journeys to explore Norway’s remote northern reaches. A purpose-built expedition ship designed for the conditions experienced in Scandinavia’s most remote regions, Seabourn Venture nonetheless comes with every comfort and trimming imaginable. In addition to being built to PC6 Polar Class standards, Seabourn Venture will feature two custom-built submarines, providing an unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean’s surface. She will also be designed to carry a complement of double sea kayaks, mountain bikes and ebikes as well as 24 Zodiacs that can accommodate all guests at once, which will allow for a truly immersive experience.

Seabourn Venture at sea
Seabourn Venture at sea

Magical winters in Norway

Winter is a magical season in the world’s polar regions, when long shadows tint the rugged alpine ranges, gilding granite peaks draped in shining mantles of snow. Fjord villages sparkle with twinkling lights, and the crisp, clear air is spiced with woodsmoke; this is a time Norwegians treasure, and one that visitors will soon fall in love with as well.

Locals venture outside to ski and snowshoe and ride their dogsleds. As a Seabourn guest, you’ll join them, first sailing through towering fjords and then kayaking among the snowcovered islands.

Nights on deck Seabourn Venture are lit by luminescent clouds of stars and (if everything aligns just right) the majestic Northern Lights, the aurora’s ghost-like forms and ethereal colours soaring in silent grandeur over Norway’s peaks and glistening waters.

For more information call 13 24 02, visit seabourn.com or contact your travel advisor.

Getting the perfect shot on a Seabourn expedition cruise
Getting the perfect shot on a Seabourn expedition cruise

This article originally appeared in volume 38 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.