Seabourn has revealed what some of the public spaces will look like on board its two new luxury expedition ships – Venture and a yet-to-be-named sister ship – due to launch in June 2021 and May 2022 respectively.
Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn, said: “When you conjure up images of the ideal adventure trip, you would head out into the stunning wilderness for the day knowing that when you return a cosy, welcoming space, filled with luxurious materials like leathers and rich woods, which invite relaxation and conversation, awaits you.
“Each of these newly designed spaces hits that note perfectly, leaving our guests wanting for nothing and giving them an inviting place to talk to fellow travellers each day about the incredible experiences they had, sharing their stories and photos.”
Designed by Adam D Tihany, the Expedition Lounge, Discovery Centre, Landing Zone and Atrium will together serve as the collective hub and heart of the two ships.
Each new area aims to capture the romanticism of early explorers and the thrill of discovery. Thoughtful details and tactile ‘elemental’ materials capture the sense of ruggedness associated with expedition travel while maintaining superb luxury and comfort.
The Expedition Lounge on Deck 4 is designed to be the heart of the ship. Guests will convene here before and after expeditions each day, with custom furniture designed in a variety of warm, natural materials to create an inviting, tactile atmosphere. Top features include an etched glass partition displaying a vintage map of Antarctica as well as two large touch screens offering guests a wealth of information.
Adjacent to the Expedition Lounge, the Discovery Centre will serve as a teaching and academic space for natural history and cultural programming. This is where guests will come for insightful lectures, briefings and the Seabourn Conversations enrichment programming. Organic shapes of topography maps will complement the curves of plush custom seating, and there will be high definition screens.
The launch and recovery points for landings, each of the two Landing Zones – port and starboard on Deck 3 – will be 60 square metres in size. Commonly known as the mud room, the Landing Zones has been designed with functionality and accessibility in mind. There will be enough room for guests to change and clean their gear in comfort, and there will be direct access to the ship’s 24 Zodiacs.
The Atrium is a focal point on all Seabourn ships, capturing attention with its elegant winding staircase. On the two new ships, the sky-lit space will feature wood and metal detailing such as rhythmically placed ropework in place of more traditional spindles and a topography inspired wall treatment. There will also be a striking art display emulating traditional wind measuring instruments suspended in its centre.
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