Seabourn cut the steel on its second purpose-built expedition ship,
where construction commenced at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Italy.
The line's new president, Josh Leibowitz, joined a ceremony with shipyard directors virtually.
Leibowitz said in a statement that the milestone "underscores our commitment to the expedition travel category."
The 264-passenger, as yet-unnamed ship is scheduled to launch in
2022. It will follow its sister vessel, the Seabourn Venture, slated to
launch in December 2021 due to shipyard delays related to Covid-19. The
Venture was originally entering service in June 2021.
Both Venture-class ships will feature two custom-built submarines and
24 Zodiacs to be able to take all passengers guests on tour at once.
Each ship will have 132 oceanfront cabins.
Meanwhile, Seabourn has unveiled its 2022 World Cruise: Extraordinary
Horizons on Seabourn Sojourn, a 145-day voyage visiting 72 ports and
destinations and in 28 countries on five continents.
“With so many of us limited on travel this year, booking a Seabourn
world cruise for 2022 offers a much-needed extraordinary experience to
look forward to and chance to explore the world around us,” Leibowitz
Seabourn Sojourn will depart Los Angeles on January 11, 2022, and
travel westbound, visiting Hawaii, the islands of the South Pacific, New
Zealand, Australia, a number of destinations in Asia, Arabia, Africa,
before ending in Athens, Greece, on June 6, 2022.
The 2022 World Cruise is now open for sale, with shorter segments ranging from 22 to 89 days are also available.