Cruise & Ferry Review - Autumn/Winter 2023

29 Photos: Seabourn Stena Vision makes inaugural voyage on RosslareCherbourg route Stena Line debuted Stena Vision on its route between Rosslare, Ireland, and Cherbourg, France, in June, becoming the operator with the most frequent ferry crossings between Ireland Europe. Stena Vision now operates the route alongside Stena Horizon, providing departures twice a day, six days a week. Guests onboard Stena Vision’s inaugural voyage were welcomed with a complimentary glass of prosecco, and there were special gifts for the first freight and leisure guests. Stena Vision’s senior master Seán Boyce was helped by eight-year-old Lily Cheevers (pictured) on Stena Vision’s inaugural voyage. Seabourn’s second purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit, welcomed its first guests onboard on 12 August before embarking on its eightday maiden voyage from Valletta, Malta, to Rome, Italy. The ship was delivered by Italian shipyard T. Mariotti at the end of July 2023. Seabourn Pursuit has been purposebuilt to operate in remote, diverse environments and complies with PC6 Polar Class standards. Itineraries will be led by a 24-person expedition team of scientists, scholars, naturalists and more. The vessel 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. Photo: Stena Line Seabourn Pursuit begins maiden season in the Med MARKETWATCH