Inside Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury expedition ships

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Seabourn has revealed interior design details of its newest ultra-luxury expedition ships, the Seabourn Venture and her yet-to-be-named sister ship, which are programmed to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively.

Public spaces will include Seabourn Square, an open ’living room’ environment currently found on all five Seabourn ships, designed by Adam D Tihany. This social space features a European-style coffee bar, with a selection of coffees prepared by onboard baristas using freshly roasted beans, as well pastries and other on-the-go breakfast items in the morning, an assortment of light sandwiches and desserts later in the day, and a selection of artisanal gelato made on board.

Rendering: Seabourn Square cafe, Seabourn Venture. Image: Seabourn/Holland America Line

Guests will also find a wide range of books in the adjoining library, with a host of titles on subjects such as adventure, expeditions and other topics of interest. There are also a selection of printed newspapers from around the world and tablets featuring the Press Reader news application, available to browse each day.

Rendering: Library, Seabourn Square, Seabourn Venture. Image: Seabourn/Holland America Line

As with Seabourn’s two most recent ships – Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation – the circular Guest Services concierge desks in Seabourn Square face outward, while wood-backed scalloped banquettes and lounge chairs designed as part of the Seabourn Venture collection by Tihany’s product arm encircle live-edge-wood coffee and side tables, creating intimate gathering spaces throughout. Riveted leather wall panels envelop the room, echoing the handcrafted details of the furniture. Overhead, a circular patterned ceiling recalls the symmetrical composition of a compass, while bookshelves and expedition-themed artworks and accessories paint a picture of an explorer’s private home outfitted with mementos from past voyages.

The lounge will extend onto the aft of Deck 6, offering guests a variety of outdoor seating to relax and soak up the views, with fixed Swarovski telescopes enabling discovery from the comfort of the ship.

Rendering: Seabourn Square Aft deck, Seabourn Venture. Image: Seabourn/Holland America Line

“Seabourn Venture and her sister ship will offer a variety of great spaces for guests to relax, revel in the experience, and get to know one another in our all-inclusive environment,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “Seabourn Square is always a place with an underlying sense of community – where guests and our staff share stories from their lives and travels – and I’m certain it will be on the new expedition ships as well.”

Each new ship will feature 132 oceanfront veranda suites.

More details about other dining, social venues and public spaces will be revealed in the coming months.

Renderings: Seabourn/Holland America Line

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Marisa has been writing about transport design and the passenger experience since 2013 and is also a contributor to sister titles Aircraft Interiors International and Business Jet Interiors International. She has travelled the world extensively by car, plane, train and cruise liner.

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