Seabourn has given their first glimpse of select public spaces on its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively.

The Expedition Lounge, Discovery Center, and Landing Zone are new spaces for Seabourn and have been created by designer Adam D Tihany. Tihany is also creating all indoor and outdoor guest areas on the two new ships.

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 cozy, welcoming space, filled with luxurious materials like leathers and rich woods, that invites 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.

said Richard Meadows, Seabourn’s president.

Seabourn Expedition Ships

Specific details on each of the spaces include:

Expedition Lounge

The Expedition Lounge on Deck 4, is the heart of the ship and a gathering place for guests. The Expedition Lounge will be central to the Seabourn expedition operation, where guests convene before and after expeditions each day.

The Expedition Lounge features an etched glass partition displaying a vintage map of Antarctica and vitrines showcasing intricate tools and devices of the trade. Two large touchscreens will also display a wealth of information including photos, navigational charts, weather charts and maps.

Discovery Center

The Discovery Center, which is adjacent to the Expedition Lounge on Deck 4, acts as the teaching and academic centre for natural history and cultural programming in an environment spacious enough to accommodate all guests at one time.

Landing Zone

The Landing Zone, commonly known as a mud room, has been designed for extreme functionality and accessibility to allow guests direct access to one of the 24 Zodiacs available for off-ship adventures.

In tropical areas, the Landing Zones will also be used for snorkelling and similar activities, with storage space for fins and masks.


The Atrium is a focal point on all Seabourn ships with its elegant winding staircase. On Seabourn’s expedition ships, the sky lit space will continue the wood and metal detailing present throughout the ship with details such as rhythmically placed ropework in place of more traditional spindles and a topography inspired wall treatment. Suspended at the center of the Atrium and echoed again at its base is a captivating art display emulating traditional wind measuring instruments.

More details about public spaces and suites on the new 132-suite expedition ships will continue to be revealed in the coming months.

Specific details about itineraries and booking availability will be released in mid-2019.

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