CruiseThe ultra-luxury cruise line cuts steel for its second expedition ship while unveiling its 2022 world cruise lasting 145 days.

Seabourn sails ahead on new ship, new itinerary

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The latest Seabourn expedition vessel will follow its sister vessel, the Seabourn Venture (pictured), into service.
The latest Seabourn expedition vessel will follow its sister vessel, the Seabourn Venture (pictured), into service.

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 commented.

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.

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