The Seabourn Venture marked its inaugural voyage to Antarctica with the official naming ceremony on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
The ship’s guests served as honorary godparents, joining the Seabourn Venture’s godmother, the polar explorer Alison Levine.
“We’ve eagerly awaited Seabourn Venture’s maiden voyage to Antarctica since the moment the ship debuted earlier this year,” said the president of Seabourn Josh Leibowitz.
“The extraordinary continent encapsulates exactly what we hope to bring to guests who sail aboard our new ship: adventure, discovery and awe-inspiring wonder. With the beauty of the Antarctic landscape and scenery in the background, it truly was the perfect place to name the most luxurious expedition ship, Seabourn Venture,” he added.
The Seabourn Venture entered service in July 2022, in Tromsø, Norway, but the company chose Antarctica for the official naming ceremony as it best reflects the purpose for which the ship was built, according to a press release.
The ship embarked on the voyage to Antarctica from San Antonio, Chile on November 7 sailing down its coast before reaching the “Great White Continent” where it offered hiking tours and Zodiac rides.
The Seabourn Venture includes an expedition team of 26 wildlife experts, scientists, historians, and naturalists leading the tours.
From November 2022 through February 2023, the Seabourn Venture will offer 11- to 22-day voyages to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands featuring up-close encounters with wildlife.
In March and April of 2023, the ship will set sail on a series of voyages in Brazil and the Amazon, exploring colonial sites along the coast of Brazil as well as the heart of South America.