Imagine sharing tales of Adelie penguins, ice-blue glaciers and the world beneath the ocean’s surface. Expedition travel, journeying to the most coveted and remote destinations in the world, is by far one of the most prestigious trips one can take.  Now imagine traveling in first-class accommodations akin to a five-star floating hotel with ocean views and anticipatory service. If this bucket-worthy trip is on the horizon, take heed. The ultra-luxury cruise line, Seabourn is creating two new purpose-built expedition ships, taking adventure to new heights.

Seabourn’s new ships are built explicitly with expedition travel in mind, meaning they are constructed to Polar Class standards, making them capable of summer and autumn travel to Antarctica, the Arctic, and other exotic destinations. Couple the building standards with Seabourn’s ability to operate with a high level of autonomy, and you will be traveling farther than most ships sailing today.

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Some of the ships newest features specifically take full advantage of the itineraries.  Two onboard submarines let guests plunge deep beneath the ocean for an up-close look at the world that lies beneath. Kayaks offer the rare opportunity to paddle along lush greenery and explore the spectacular wildlife. Beyond simply basking in the beauty of the land, Seabourn’s well-traveled 26-person expedition team will be available to not only provide insight into your adventures but also share in-depth knowledge into the history, ecology, and culture of the destinations either through formal presentations or over casual dinner conversations.

For those accustomed to Seabourn’s well-appointed suites, exceptional dining, and award-winning service, you can expect the same level of quality to roll over into their expedition ships. Each ship will feature 132 beautiful, oceanfront veranda suites.

Pampering and exceptional service begin the moment you step on board. Greeted with champagne, you will be escorted to your suite to find an in-suite bar stocked with your personal selection of drinks. While shore excursions are undoubtably the highlight of expedition cruises, on board adventures will leave you relaxed, restored and ready to conquer the world which awaits. Epicureans will delight in exquisitely prepared dishes such as carved lamb loin & crisp spring rolls with vegetable gratin and rosemary jus. Rejuvenate your mind and body after a long day with a soothing bamboo massage at the exclusive Spa & Wellness by Dr. Andrew Weil before settling into your quarters, only to begin the adventures again the next day.

As we anxiously await the debut of the ships in June 2021 and May 2022, Seabourn will be releasing specific details regarding itineraries and booking in Spring 2019.