Design reveal: The Colonnade on Seabourn Venture

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Seabourn has revealed a rendering of The Colonnade dining venue by Adam D. Tihany for its new expedition ship Seabourn Venture.

The Colonnade is one of eight dining experiences offered to guests. Dinner will be served table-side while breakfast and lunch will be available via table service and buffet-style at stations.

“Wherever you go across the Seabourn fleet, you’ll find our guests appreciate choice in dining style and the more casual atmosphere of The Colonnade at all times of the day,” said Gerald Mosslinger, vice president of hotel operations for Seabourn. “Though it’s more relaxed in feel, guests who dine there know the quality of the dishes is high, with many culinary options to please every palate.”

Tihany has shaped the ship’s public spaces to capture the romanticism of early explorers with the vibrant energy of present day. At The Colonnade, which is located at the aft of Deck 5, Tihany makes reference to the wooden hulls of historic maritime design through the riveted curved wood panels of the ceiling, decorative metal plate details, integrated wood flooring and art displays of intricate nautical knots.

Ribbed wood and etched glass partitions hold plush banquette seating dressed up with leather buckle details and inlayed wood-topped tables, dining chairs have a handcrafted, rugged look with a light wood frame, exposed stitching and natural light green and grey fabrics.

The buffet stations feature three-dimensional textured tile and white stone countertops. A sleek copper ceiling above each station will give guests the feeling of walking through a working kitchen.

Special theme nights will feature Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller’s US family style dinners including classic comfort dishes like clam bake and BBQ ribs to be served on platters for sharing.

The Colonnade will extend to the aft deck into The Patio, allowing guests to dine in the fresh sea air. It offers an extended-hours lunch service with items including fresh-baked pizza or Keller’s Napa burger and signature Yountwurst hot dog.

The aft deck is also home to the ship’s infinity-inspired pool and two jacuzzis, as well as two sculptural showers, all with clear views off the back of the ship.

Renderings of Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury expedition ships can be seen here.

Image: Seabourn

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