Seabourn is announcing that it has signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of two new ultra-luxury expedition ships with a new partnership between shipbuilders T.Mariotti and Damen, who will collaborate on the construction of the vessels under a common name MARIOTTI DAMEN Cruise.
The new ships will be a brand new innovative design, created specifically for the ultra-luxury expedition traveler. The first delivery is expected in June 2021 and the second ship is anticipated in May 2022.
The 170 meter, 23,000 gross ton vessels will add new capacity for Seabourn in Antarctica, the Arctic, and other exotic destinations around the world while meeting PC6 Polar Class standards. Each will feature 132 luxurious oceanfront veranda suites, which will be home for up to 264 guests.
A new offering will be two submarines carried onboard, providing an unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean’s surface. The ships will also be designed to carry kayaks and 24 Zodiac inflatable boats.
Specific details about itineraries and booking availability will be released in early 2019. The first ship is currently planned to sail in the Arctic in late summer 2021, with a full winter season in Antarctica to follow.
Onboard crew will include expedition teams comprised of experienced wilderness experts, scientists, historians and Zodiac operators. These experts are also part of the Seabourn Conversations program, providing the travelers with in-depth insights into the history, ecology and culture of the places they visit.
For more information, please visit seabourn.com.