Northwest Passage and Northeast Passage Expeditions in Seabourn 2023
Seabourn Venture is scheduled to depart on July 29 for a 26-day trip through the Northeast Passage from Tromsø, Norway to Nome, Alaska.
Seabourn Pursuit, scheduled to enter service in March 2023, will offer a 21-day Northwest Passage adventure departing August 27 from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Nome.
These trips, as well as the entire summer 2023 season, were open for sale today.
Highlights of the Northeast Passage
Highlights of the Northeast Passage include sailing to the top of Arctic Norway and Russia, spotting polar bears on UNESCO World Heritage Site Wrangel Island, and hundreds of thousands of seabirds on Storstappen Island and a stopover in Mumansk, including a visit to the nuclear icebreaker Lenin. Travelers will sail the Barents Sea and through Franz Joseph Land, an archipelago of 192 islands in the Russian Arctic National Park where polar bears, Atlantic walruses, bowhead whales and ivory gulls make their way. part of the protected species.
Highlights of the Northwest Passage include the chance to experience one of the world’s most infamous and legendary passages and traverse the narrow and difficult Bellot Strait. Travelers can visit the remote burial grounds of the Franklin Expedition on Beechy Island, small Inuit towns such as Cambridge Bay, and destinations in Greenland including Ilulissat, which means “iceberg,” located at the terminus of the Jakobshavn Glacier. .
Learn more about the inaugural season of Seabourn Pursuit
The first season of Seabourn Pursuit begins with a 12-day pre-inaugural “Wild & Ancient Scotland & Iceland” voyage departing March 23, 2023, from Amsterdam to Reykjavik, Iceland. The ship will then operate a 14-day inaugural “Land of Fire and Ice” voyage previously announced on April 4, 2023 round trip to Reykjavik.
This is followed by 14 days of ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ in Greenland and Iceland, followed by a series of Arctic Circle explorations from Norway, most with the popular Seabourn experience in Svalbard, including a ‘ Norway and Route of polar bears and puffins in Iceland. A series of 14- and 15-day trips between Greenland and Iceland will follow, along with a “12-day Bering Sea and Inside Passage cruise” visiting destinations in Alaska and British Columbia.
The second season of Seabourn Venture
Seabourn Venture’s second year of operation includes summers in the Arctic, Scotland, Norway and the Russian Arctic. The ship will begin its summer season on May 12, 2023, with a 10-day “Wild Islands of Scotland and Iceland” voyage from London to Reykjavik. Seabourn Venture will then take a 12-day trip to the “Norwegian Sea Fjords,” followed by a series of 11 and 12-day expeditions exploring Svalbard from Norway.
In mid-July, the ship will participate in a 14-day “Norway, Novaya Zemlya and Franz Joseph Land” expedition. Following the trip to the Northeast Passage, Seabourn Venture will explore the Russian Far East with a 14-day “Wild Coast of Kamchatka” expedition in August and a 14-day “Volcanoes and Wildlife of the Kuril Islands” trip in September.