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Seabourn unveils new art collection onboard Seabourn Pursuit

Author: Lucy Abbott

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The ultra-luxury cruise line has revealed the collection of custom art onboard Seabourn Pursuit

If you're wondering what the difference is between Seabourn's expedition vessels, Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit, then here's your answer – art.

The newly launched expedition vessel, Seabourn Pursuit, will house a permanent installation of more than 700 artworks.

In essence, Seabourn Pursuit will be "bold, more colourful and playful with a modern attitude", which differs from the "subtle, sophisticated storytelling of Seabourn Venture’s art program by French studio Atelier 27".

Seabourn's president Natalya Leahy commented: “We had a vision to deliver a dynamic and harmonious experience of exploration by creating a unique synergy to unite the masterful interior design by Tihany Design and the bespoke art collection with the powerful, state-of-the-art capabilities on this purpose-built luxury expedition ship.

“As a result, our guests will experience an unexpected layer of imaginative discoveries and be inspired by the smallest details, symbols, hidden messages in every corner to provoke a deep sense of personal exploration and appreciation.

"Seabourn Pursuit’s art collection will elevate the onboard experience as guests embark on their own journey to interact with new environments that in some cases no humans have seen before."

Seabourn Pursuit's expedition lounge features etched glass mural partitions. Credit: Seabourn

What artwork is onboard Seabourn Pursuit?

On deck 4 in the main atrium you will find a sculpture installation which was envisioned and designed by curator Double Decker, inspired by the changing sky during a ship's journey.

Ensure you look inside the dome to find countless layers and reflections within which moves with the sky as you travel.

Another stand-out piece of art is named Water Drops and lives on deck 9 by the forward stairs.

This is a newly commissioned piece of blown glass which resembles water, sea and ice by 6:AM Glassworks.

Canyon Fall II is another must see on deck 6 in Seabourn square where Joseph Harrington has created a cast glass sculpture to make an extremely detailed iceberg – you've got to see it to believe it.

There are lots of other pieces of art to discover, for reservations or more details contact Seabourn on 0344 338 8615 or visit

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About Lucy Abbott

Lucy is a cruise journalist who has sailed on a variety of ships, from expedition to river – with her favourite being expedition cruising.

Lucy is interested in new sustainable ways to cruise as well as how cruising is becoming accessible for all.

She works together with Kaye Holland to keep the World of Cruising website up to date with all the latest cruise news.