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Mariotti delivers second cruise ship to Seabourn

With the “Seabourn Pursuit”, Italian shipbuilder T. Mariotti is handing over the second expedition cruise ship to the Seabourn shipping company.

One year after the delivery of the “Seabourn Venture”, the Genoa-based shipyard has completed and delivered its sister ship, the “Seabourn Pursuit”. [ds_preview]

Like its sister, the new “ultra-luxury expedition ship” is designed to offer a “yacht-like” experience on a small ship. Passengers will be offered a selection of expedition activities led by a “24-person expedition team of scientists, scholars, naturalists and more”. The “Seabourn Pursuit” was designed for voyages in remote environments and to the standards of the polar class “PC6”.

The newbuilding was designed by Adam Tihany and classified by Lloyd’s Register. The ship has a deck area of almost 30,000 m² and offers special details at every turn. These include indoor and outdoor guest areas with a viewing angle of almost 270 degrees and a 4K GSS Cineflex camera mounted on the mast of the Constellation Lounge, which can transmit images from several kilometers away to monitors throughout the ship and in the guest suites. In addition, the “Seabourn Pursuit”, like the other ships in the Seabourn fleet, offers plenty of space and elegance, eight restaurants with gourmet cuisine and luxurious suites, including two two-level Wintergarden suites.

The cruise brand Seabourn, part of Carnival Corporation, ordered the ships in July 2018 with delivery dates in 2021 and 2022. They were originally to be built by T. Mariotti and the Dutch Damen Shipyards Group in a joint venture. Damen then pulled out at the beginning of 2019, as the Dutch company wanted to pursue its own ambitions in cruise ship construction with its shipyard in Mangalia. After several delays, Mariotti delivered the first of the two 170-metre-long 23,000-berth ships in June 2022.

The “Seabourn Pursuit” is due to enter service on August 12 and will initially make five voyages in the Mediterranean before setting off on two voyages across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean. On October 10, 2023, the ship will arrive in Barbados to begin its expedition voyages, which will take guests “to remote corners of the world”. According to the shipping company, the ship will set sail for expeditions to the south and explore the coasts of South America, the Amazon and Antarctica until the end of March 2024.

After the first Antarctic season, the ship will head for the islands of the South Pacific and finally Australia, where the first exploration of the Kimberley region in the Northern Territory and Western Australia will take place between June and August 2024. In addition to the Kimberley, the newbuild will visit Papua New Guinea, West Papua and Indonesia between March and October 2024 and sail through the South Pacific between Chile and Melanesia.

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