Seabourn is creating a new nature-friendly feature on its new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, which is set to sail to some of the world’s most remote destinations beginning in June 2021. The “Bow Lounge” is designed to further enhance viewing opportunities that the natural world presents, increasing the sense of discovery that is sure to captivate guests by bringing a view of the outside inside combined with direct access to the outdoors. Located on Deck 6, at the forward-most part of the vessel, the Bow
Lounge will provide the closest access to water level via the foredeck, making it the perfect spot for guests to spend time watching for marine life. Within a few steps, guests can be outside, with a vantage point that is ideal in observing the ship’s course, spotting wildlife, or taking in beautiful natural scenery.
The Bow Lounge will introduce some technological enhancements, providing guests with a first for Seabourn with touch screens showing the ship’s plotted location, as well as navigational charts and scientific information used to help guide the ship on its journey. Large screens will project live footage from mounted cameras outside the ship, as well as from a drone when conditions permit, while the touch screen monitors allow guests to explore on their own with a live map, weather information, and notes detailing upcoming expeditions. Expedition Team members will also be available within the Lounge throughout the day to interact with guests, answer questions, provide interpretation and aid in spotting wildlife.
The space will also provide direct access to the Bow Sprit on Deck 6 forward (weather conditions permitting) to give guests the sensation of standing in front of the ship and views of waves parting and ice sloughing off the bow at the waterline.
Thoughtfully designed in deep blue and orange hues, the Bow Lounge features rhythmic architectural lighting panels that balance the space and contribute to the feeling of a control center laid out for full access by guests. Wood and metal patchwork wall panels will reflect the angular motif of the custom carpet and reintroduce a handcrafted sensibility into one of the more technical and engaging guest spaces on board.
The “Pantry in the Bow Lounge”, one of eight dining experiences on Seabourn expedition ships, will also allow guests to help themselves to freshly prepared light fare and refreshments as they scan the horizon and socialize with others onboard.
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