Luxury cruise line Seabourn will soon be offering guests a new perspective on the sights in some of the world’s most coveted and remote destinations. The Constellation Lounge is a viewing area that will be perched up high and forward on each of the line’s two new purpose-built expedition vessels scheduled to launch over the next two years.
Designed along the lines of the Observation Bar, among the most popular venues on every ship in the current Seabourn fleet, the Constellation Lounge will debut with the launch of Seabourn Venture in June 2021, and follow on the yet-to-be-named sister expedition ship in May 2022. The new spaces, fashioned by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany, will include dark carpeting laid out with bright constellation patterns. In addition, the furniture is being created and designed by Tihany Product Design.
Positioned on Deck 9 forward, the Constellation Lounge will be the highest indoor viewing point on each ship. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls will wrap around the space, offering guests 270-degree, outward-facing views and affording closer looks at wildlife and such at sea and in port. In addition, the expedition team will be in the lounge regularly to help identify points of interest, wildlife and geological wonders.
The rich red and blue palette of the Constellation Lounge will be accented by silver and bronze details from throw pillows to bar stool stands, while velvety banquettes and comfortable, sleek, sling-back lounge chairs will contribute to a seductive and relaxed environment that encourages guests to kick back, converse and enjoy.
The central bar of the Constellation Lounge will be a destination on its own, with textured marble and a geometrical faceted metal bar front. Lighting elements will create star-like lighting patterns across the ceiling. The featured art of the Constellation Lounge echoes the geometrical elements of the space with a nod to historical maps of the night sky.
The Constellation Lounge will serve Seabourn’s signature Early Morning Riser continental breakfast, as well as the line’s recently enhanced English-style Afternoon Tea service. In the evening, live piano entertainment will accompany cocktails and tapas served both before and after dinner.
Seabourn Venture and its sister expedition ship will have 132 luxury oceanfront veranda suites. More details about other dining, social venues and public spaces will be revealed in the coming months. Itineraries for the first season of travel aboard Seabourn Venture are now open for booking.