What if you could travel to the next frontier? To depths of the ocean that most people will never have the opportunity to experience in this lifetime?
“The undersea world is often considered as the last great frontier on Earth, with more than 80 percent of the underwater realm remaining unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,” said Robin West, Vice President of Expedition Operations for Seabourn.
Thanks to technology, innovation, and a world-class cruise line, you will have the opportunity to travel to this exciting underwater world for the first time. Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line known for its famed expeditions to remote locations, is yet again pushing boundaries and opening up a whole new world for adventure lovers with subs designed specifically for the cruise line.
Both Seabourn Venture and her yet-to-be-named sister ship will sail to the far corners of the Earth carrying two U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub 7 subs.
“With these subs, we’re going to take our guests to places that few have ever seen firsthand, leaving them with a perspective on the world around us that is jaw-dropping and will create stories to last a lifetime,” says West.
Each battery-powered sub will carry six guests as well as one pilot, who will guide the journey up to nearly 1,000 feet beneath the surface to explore sunken wrecks, reefs, and view marine wildlife in their natural habitat. Guests are seated in two clear acrylic spheres flanking the center pilot’s station, with an awe-inspiring perspective of the marine world just outside thanks to uninterrupted views in virtually all directions. The three passenger seats in each sphere are mounted on a rotating platform that can turn for best sight-lines.
If you’re traveling to such extraordinary depths, you surely want to document your remarkable journey. Seabourn leaves no stone unturned when it comes to enhancing the once in a lifetime opportunity. A 4K underwater video camera system will record the world outside the sub while an internal video recording system will capture you inside the sub, set to the backdrop of the vast sea. Talk about insta worthy pics! The video footage can then be downloaded and projected on large screens in the Discover Center.
In true Seabourn fashion, each sub will be outfitted with custom embroidered leather upholstery, two air conditioning systems, a Bluetooth stereo system and wait for it…a champagne chiller. Because let’s face it, you surely need to toast a voyage of discovery!
So when can you explore the remote destinations in Arctic and Antarctica or the Amazon and South America?
Seabourn Venture is scheduled to launch in June 2021, with a second yet-to-be-named sister ship slated to launch on May 2022. Seabourn Venture is expected to visit more than 150 unique and fascinating destinations across the globe – many of which few travelers have ever been – and over 65 new or notable destinations with a multitude of new and compelling expedition experiences.