Seabourn has contracted Adam D. Tihany to design Seabourn’s ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition ships. The creative visionary behind the Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation luxury yachts, Tihany latest project with Seabourn will be to create indoor and outdoor guest areas for its two new expedition ships, set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively. Tihany will also develop a design vision for the entire vessel including multiple expedition spaces and lounges; all categories of guest suites, multiple dining venues, outdoor deck areas and the Seabourn Square multi-purpose space.
The first expedition ship, named Seabourn Venture, will sail in the Arctic in late summer 2021, with a full summer season in Antarctica to follow.
For guests, the new ships will have high-quality optics mounted in various areas on the decks, when conditions permit, to view wildlife and scenery. Also notable: The ships will carry two onboard submarines for underwater exploration, as well as a complement of kayaks and 24 Zodiacs. Shore experiences will build on the brand’s existing Antarctica and Ventures by Seabourn programs, the cruise line said.
In terms of accommodations, each ship will have 132 oceanfront veranda suites, allowing for a capacity of up to 264 guests.
Adam D. Tihany is a hospitality design icon that has worked on hotel, restaurant, and cruise interiors including The Beverly Hills Hotel, Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, The Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre and The Oberoi New Delhi. Previously collaborating with the ultra-luxury cruise line and other Carnival Corporation brands, Tihany has become a leading name in the cruise industry. He was one of the first designers to collaborate with celebrity chefs, creating signature restaurant interiors for Thomas Keller, Wolfgang Puck, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Charlie Palmer, Heston Blumenthal and Pierre Gagnaire.
Additionally, Tihany lectures at universities and conferences around the world and currently sits on the advisory board of Israel’s Design Museum Holon. He served as art director of the Culinary Institute of America and is a former member of Pratt Institute’s Board of Trustees.