Ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation, celebrated the keel laying for Seabourn Venture during a ceremony held today at the T. Mariotti shipyard in San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy.
Seabourn Venture is the line’s first ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship, scheduled to debut in June 2021.
“This milestone is always an exciting moment, as it represents another step forward in a new chapter of expedition cruising for Seabourn and our guests,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn.
A second Seabourn expedition vessel, still to be named, is scheduled to launch in May 2022.
Both vessels are being built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards and will include an array of innovative amenities, including two custom-built submarines onboard each ship.
Seabourn currently operates a fleet of five ultra-luxury ships and is a member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. The alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK, and P&O Cruises Australia.