The latest ship to join the Seabourn fleet, Seabourn Pursuit, has reached a significant construction milestone as the hull is relocated for final outfitting. The ship’s hull was moved 1,200 nautical miles to the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy and marks the latest step towards completion.

Seabourn Pursuit is scheduled to launch in 2023. She will become the cruise line’s second purpose-built expedition ship – and sister to Seabourn Venture – featuring a number of advanced technologies and the expertise of a 26-person team to help passengers make the most of their destinations.

Complimentary expedition offerings will be available on board, including trips on Zodiac boats, hikes, nature walks, scuba diving, and snorkelling. Two custom-built submarines will also be available to guests at selected destinations.

Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn, said: “This is such an exciting milestone as this means we are one step closer to the completion of Seabourn Pursuit.

“I am grateful for everyone who has been working so hard to get to this point, and I look forward to seeing her come more to life in the months ahead as she enters this next phase of the construction process.”

“Today marks a major step in the construction of Seabourn Pursuit, and we are looking forward to welcoming her at T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa,” noted Marco Ghiglione, Managing Director of T.Mariotti.

“Seabourn Pursuit, along with her sister ship, Seabourn Venture, will be an innovative addition to the cruise market, and thank you to everyone involved in turning this important vision into reality.”