Luxury cruise operator Seabourn has revealed the interior design details of Seabourn Venture, its first expedition vessel.
Seabourn’s first, purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, made its maiden voyage in late July, to Norway and the Arctic. A sister ship, Seabourn Pursuit, is scheduled to launch in 2023.
Seabourn Venture has been specially built for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards. On board, there are two custom-built submarines for underwater explorations, double sea kayaks for above-water exploring, and 24 Zodiacs to take guests ashore.
The ship’s boutique interior design is the work of long-time Seabourn collaborator, the New-York based Tihany Design. Seabourn Venture is the company’s third project they’ve worked on for the luxury cruise line.
Tihany Founder and Managing Partner Alessia Genova says the team’s vision was to give global explorations a “spectacular allure” by creating luxurious interior spaces using natural and tactile materials; colours and textures. Custom furniture used on board was developed by Tihany Product Design.
The Expedition Lounge serves as the heart of the ship, with two fireplaces producing lifelike water vapor ‘flames’ and a glass partition etched with a vintage map. Furnishings made from wood, wool, leather, and fur is inspired by the tools and instruments used by early explorers.
The Atrium is a sky-lit space finished in wood and metal detailing, with a rhythmically placed rope work and a topography-inspired liquid metal wall treatment. The suspended light fixture is designed to emulate traditional instruments used to measure wind.
In each of the 132 oceanfront, all-verandah guest suites, there are custom-made beside panels and furniture featuring wooden frames and bronze inlays.