EXPEDITION CRUISES

Be among the first to experience the best in ultra-luxury expedition cruising.

Experience nature’s seasonal extravagance in the northern and southern polar regions. Cruise in Zodiacs under teeming bird cliffs and along jungle rivers. Kayak among stately icebergs and tropical coral islands. Visit Viking ruins, ancient Inca sites and indigenous Amazon villages. View whales, walrus and seals up close, and cruise in submarines past vivid reef walls and towering, underwater ice-cliffs. Bike the winding lanes of the outer British Isles and snorkel unspoiled Caribbean coral gardens glittering with iridescent fish. Trek to earth-shaking waterfalls and shining blue-white glaciers.

Exhilarating Adventures and Uncompromising Amenities

Seabourn Venture is designed and purpose-built specifically for cruising in unprecedented elegance and ease in the most coveted, remote and unspoiled destinations on earth. Engineered for adventure with a PC6 ice-strengthened hull, positive-positioning azipod® propulsion and three bow thrusters enabling nimble maneuverability, the ship’s 132 all veranda, all ocean-front suites, as well as all indoor and outdoor social areas are designed by renowned hospitality icon Adam D. Tihany. The close-knit company of avid adventurers gathered on Seabourn Venture will enjoy a unique sense of community – born of sharing exhilarating activities afield and then returning to the array of superb services and amenities that secure Seabourn’s reputation as the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line.

Extensive Expedition Team

The onboard staff will be augmented with a world-class 26-person Expedition Team comprised of veteran wilderness experts, scientists, historians and naturalists. These fascinating individuals combine masterful scholarly accomplishments with the logistic skills to guide expedition experiences for guests. They are also part of the Seabourn Conversations program, providing expert insights into the history, ecology and culture of the places visited, both in formal presentations and casual conversations over meals or at leisure.

During scenic cruising, the expedition team members will be in observation lounges and on deck to interpret the passing scene, point out highlights, answer questions and assist guest in viewing the beauty through Swarovski binoculars made available in every suite. In addition, to further enhance the viewing experience, Swarovski scopes will be temporarily mounted on deck for guests’ use during scenic cruising.

Equipped to Explore

  • 24 Zodiacs for landings and scenic cruising in remote destinations
  • An offering of double sea kayaks for exploring shorelines and shallow waters (optional)
  • Mountain bikes and ebikes for exploration ashore
  • Scuba and snorkeling gear for warm-water destinations
  • Two custom-built 6-person submarines enabling deeper underwater exploration (optional)

On sailings in polar regions, each guest will receive a complimentary Seabourn expedition-grade parka and day-pack. In addition, during those sailings, the ship will carry a supply of insulated Bogs® Winter Boots for guests’ use during wet landings for the duration of the voyage.

Shore Excursions

Seabourn will offer an array of shore excursions of both general and special interest during the 2021-2022 season. As well kayak and submarine experiences will be available for a charge on select sailings. Zodiac landings and select expedition experiences (snorkeling & scuba diving in warm destinations, ebikes and mountain bikes) are included in the cruise fare.

In many destinations, the expedition team may also offer optional experiences involving the kayaks or the six-person submarines, which are available at additional cost.

Arctic Experiences

Experience nature’s seasonal extravagance in the outer British Isles, Norway, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.

Amazon Experiences

During our expeditions in the Amazon River we will explore varying environments shaped and differentiated by the river itself.

Antarctica Experiences

It lay undetected for most of recorded time, beyond the margins of the known world. Even after someone stumbled on it, its isolation and the necessary rigors of the journey kept all but the most intrepid away.

Featured Ports

Husavik, Iceland

Go whale-watching on Skjalfardi Bay or visit the town's Whale Museum. Other museums honor local history and exploration. The gingerbread-style wooden church is photogenic. 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, is the northern-most national capital in the world. Its name translates as 'smoky bay', referencing the geothermal nature of the surrounding area.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

This cosmopolitan, truly great walking city boasts broad, tree-shaded boulevards, beautiful residential districts, monuments, fountains, and 20th-century high-rise buildings.