We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva

Seabourn Venture rendering courtesy of Seabourn Cruises.

Wow. You won’t believe what’s in store for passengers on Seabourn’s expedition ships. When the Seabourn Venture and her sister ship debut both will offer submarine rides for an additional fee.  Talk about ramping up the experience.

Diving deep

As the ships sail far and wide six passengers at a time can book a dive on a battery-powered U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub 7 subs designed specifically for Seabourn.

The sub submerges up to 300 meters below the surface to explore sunken wrecks, reefs, and view marine wildlife in their natural habitat.

Seating is in two clear acrylic spheres flanking the center pilot’s station. The views of marine life will be astounding. The three passenger seats in each sphere are mounted on a rotating platform that can turn for best sight lines.

“The undersea world is often considered as the last great frontier on Earth.”, said Robin West vice president of Seabourn’s Expedition operations. “With these subs, we’re going to take our guests to places that few have ever seen firsthand, leaving them with a perspective on the world around us that is jaw-dropping and will create stories to last a lifetime.”

Once-in-a-lifetime experience

The subs will be outfitted with optional equipment to enhance this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A 4k underwater video camera system will record the world outside while an internal video recording system will capture imagery of guests inside and their direct surroundings.

Video footage can be downloaded and projected on large screens in the Discovery Center during lectures aboard the ships. A six-function manipulator arm capable of lifting up to 32 kg (about 70 pounds) will also be mounted on the side of the sub.
Each sub will reflect Seabourn Cruises sophistication with custom embroidered leather upholstery, AC, a Bluetooth stereo system, and even champagne.

A new way to explore the seas

The submarine excursions will provide a whole new way to explore the sea.  Your first chance to be part of this is from July 2020 to 2021 when Seabourn Venture debuts. The ship will visit 150 destinations that includes 65 new or notable ports.  Choices include the Arctic,  Antarctica, the Amazon, Caribbean, Central and South America and more.

Design features

Both ships house 132 oceanfront and veranda suites. Besides the subs, guests can enjoy kayaks and Zodiacs that can accommodate all onboard guests at once.

For more details about the award-winning Seabourn Cruise Line fleet contact Pavlus Travel or go to www.Seabourn.com,

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