A Milestone For Seabourn Pursuit

These are busy days for Seabourn as it has just marked a major construction milestone for its second purpose-built expedition vessel Seabourn Pursuit with a traditional coin ceremony at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genova, Italy on April 13, 2023.

As well, some of its top executives were in Toronto recently as part of an extensive tour that it’s making of North America to offer travel advisors a comprehensive overview of Seabourn’s expedition product.

The coin ceremony is a time-honored maritime tradition in which a “madrina” places coins onto the ship as a symbol of good fortune on its voyages. In keeping with tradition, the role of “madrina” for Seabourn Pursuit was served by Lynn Narraway, Seabourn’s vice president of UK and Europe and one of the company’s longest-serving female executives.

Narraway welded a box containing four commemorative gold coins to the ship, and was joined by Robin West, Seabourn’s vice president and general manager of expeditions, and by Marco Bisagno, T. Mariotti Shipyard’s president, and Marco Ghiglione, T. Mariotti’s managing director. Seabourn Pursuit is currently in its outfitting dock and is undergoing final construction in the coming months ahead of its delivery at the end of July 2023.

Beginning Aug. 12, 2023, Seabourn Pursuit will sail five voyages in the Mediterranean before embarking on two voyages across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean.

On Oct. 10, 2023, the ship will arrive in Barbados from where it will begin its expedition journeys, taking guests to remote corners of the globe. Seabourn Pursuit will head south for expeditions exploring coastal South America, the Amazon, and Antarctica into late March 2024.

Following its inaugural Antarctic season, the ship will head to the South Pacific and Australia, which will include the line’s first exploration of the Kimberley region in northern Australia between June and August 2024.

The iconic Kimberley, with its red sandstone gorges, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and aboriginal stories, is the ideal setting for a truly, world-class expedition experience. In addition to the Kimberley, Seabourn Pursuit will visit Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and sail to the South Pacific from Chile to Melanesia between March and October 2024.

With its anticipated launch this summer, Seabourn Pursuit will be the second of two new expedition ships to debut for Seabourn in the past two years.

Sail on over to www.seabourn.com for more.



In Toronto to talk to travel advisors about Seabourn’s expedition product,  from l to r, are Mark Spillane – Seabourn; Maxine Gundermann – Seabourn – Canada; Jen Martin – Seabourn; and Lori Patterson – Seasbourn and Holland America Canada.


Seen here, from left to right, are Marco Ghiglione, T. Mariotti’s managing director; Lynn Narraway, Seabourn’s vice president of UK and Europe; Marco Bisagno, T. Mariotti Shipyard’s president; Robin West, Seabourn’s vice president and general manager of Expeditions