The Seabourn Venture, which is set to sail in June 2021, will introduce a new Bow Lounge offering unique views from inside, while also offering direct access to the outdoors.
Located on Deck 6, at the forward-most part of the vessel, the Bow Lounge will provide the closest access to water level via the foredeck. Guests can quickly step outside, with a vantage point that is ideal to watch the ship’s course or spot wildlife.
As envisaged by Adam D Tihany, the designer behind the new vessel, the Bow Lounge also includes technology enhancements including touchscreens that show the ship’s plotted location, as well as navigational charts and scientific information used to help guide the ship on its journey. Large screens will project live footage from mounted cameras outside the ship, and from a drone when conditions permit, while the touchscreen monitors feature a live map, weather information and notes detailing upcoming expeditions. Expedition team members will be available within the lounge throughout the day to interact with guests, answer questions, provide interpretation and aid in spotting wildlife.
When conditions permit, the Bow Sprit on Deck 6 forward will give guests the sensation of standing in front of the ship, with views of waves parting and ice sloughing off the bow at the waterline.
“While we can’t put Seabourn guests in the captain’s chair on the bridge, the Bow Lounge helps guests feel like they are part of the action because of the position at the very front of the ship along with information like maps and charts displayed on touchscreens,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “The lounge is one of those unique features that will set Seabourn Venture apart from most expedition vessels, where guests can quickly walk outside to spot natural features or wildlife as they learn from the expedition team, while illuminating and invigorating the experience by getting them as close as possible to the world outside.”
Designed in deep blue and orange hues, the Bow Lounge features rhythmic architectural lighting panels that balance the space and contribute to the feeling of a control centre laid out for full access by guests. Wood and metal patchwork wall panels will reflect the angular motif of the custom carpet.
The Pantry in the Bow Lounge, one of eight dining experiences on Seabourn expedition ships, will offer light fare and refreshments to guests as they scan the horizon and socialise with other guests.