T. Mariotti delivers Seabourn Pursuit in Italy

The company’s second purpose-built expedition vessel features interiors by Tihany Design 

T. Mariotti delivers Seabourn Pursuit in Italy


Seabourn Pursuit, the line’s second ultra-luxury expedition ship, at the T. Mariotti Shipyard during its official handover ceremony

By Laura Hyde |

Seabourn has taken delivery of its newest expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit, at an official handover ceremony held on 31 July at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

Seabourn Pursuit is the company’s second purpose-built, ultra-luxury expedition ship and is a sister to Seabourn Venture, which was delivered in 2022. The vessel offers passengers eight dining facilities and a range of accommodation, including a pair of two-level Wintergarden suites.

“I am honoured to share this incredible moment with the entire Seabourn family as we welcome Seabourn Pursuit, our highly anticipated second ultra-luxury expedition ship, into our fleet,” said Natalya Leahy, Seabourn president. “With remarkable craftsmanship by the Mariotti team, an abundance of space, and the breathtaking style of Tihany Design, Seabourn Pursuit raises the bar for ultra-luxury expedition travel. We are grateful to T. Mariotti and Tihany Design for their expertise in shaping and making our dream come true for our guests.

“Seabourn Pursuit offers the best of both worlds: our well-known signature luxury and elegance with the world of exploration and adventure. Our guests will indulge in Seabourn’s ultra-luxury style and enjoy our intuitive, personalised service, while the ship takes them to awe-inspiring destinations around the world that only few will ever visit in a lifetime.”

Seabourn Pursuit has been designed and built specifically for remote, diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards. Itineraries will be led by a 24-person expedition team of scientists, scholars, naturalists and more when the ship enters service on 12 August.

“Today, one year after the delivery of Seabourn Venture, we are very happy to have completed and delivered her sister ship, Seabourn Pursuit,” said Marco Ghiglione, managing director of T. Mariotti. “We are truly proud to have built the most outstanding ultra-luxury expedition ship for Seabourn, one of the leading cruise lines in the luxury market. This is another important masterpiece for Italian shipbuilding coming out of T. Mariotti shipyard, demonstrating again that our leadership in this sector is well consolidated.”

Seabourn Pursuit will sail five cruises in the Mediterranean before embarking on two voyages across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Barbados to begin its expedition journeys on 10 October. It will head south for expeditions exploring coastal South America, the Amazon, and Antarctica into late March 2024.

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