Lindblad is doing it, as is Aurora, Quark, Crystal, Hurtigruten, and now Seabourn is expanding its expedition fleet with two new ultra-luxury purpose-built ships.

Described as vessels that’ll take the “industry to a higher level”, the pair will launch in June 2021 and May 2022 with the capability to cruise farther north and south than any ship in the Carnival Corporate fleet.

Seabourn’s far-reaching cruise goal will be achieved through innovative design such as a hull constructed specifically for PC6 Polar Class standards, three-bow thrusters and Azipods that’ll deliver greater maneuverability.


The two new ships will also be fitted with shell doors at the waterline in order to allow easier movement of guests onto the complimentary Zodiacs, while open deck space from bow to stern will provide cruisers with uninterrupted views of mountains, ice-blue glaciers and more.

Inside Seabourn’s next two expedition additions will be 132 spacious suites with ocean-front view verandas. There’ll be a selection of dining venues as well as complimentary premium spirits and fine wines.

For the first time, Seabourn will have two submarines on each vessel that’ll give guests an unforgettable underwater view, along with kayaks, 24 Zodiacs and more.


Robin West, Vice President of Expedition Operations, said giving passengers “the best possible destination experience onboard and far afield” was the main focus of the two new ships.

“These ships are being designed from conception for expedition travel blended with ultra-luxury and personalized service by leading travel experts and seasoned professionals with great depth of experience in expedition, hospitality, and luxury cruising.”

Robin West, Seabourn Vice President of Expedition Operations

Specific details about itineraries and booking availability will be released later in 2019.


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