(11:28 a.m. EDT) -- Seabourn has released the design plans for The Colonnade, the line's signature casual dining venue, for its two yet-to-launch expedition ships, including Seabourn Venture, which launches in June 2021.
Inspired by the wooden hulls of historic maritime design, the dining venue, which will be located at the back of Deck 5, will feature a ceiling made of riveted curved wood panels, and design elements that include ribbed wood and etched glass partitions, inlayed wood-topped tables, seafaring colors like gray and green, art displays of nautical knots. Chairs will have a rustic look with exposed stitching and wood frame, while table tops feature inlayed wood. The buffet stations, open during breakfast and lunch, feature a copper ceiling meant to give passengers the vibe of a working kitchen.
The Colonnade will extend all the way to the back of the deck into The Patio, giving passengers the chance to dine outside with an exclusive menu offering extended hours for lunch and serving items such as fresh-baked pizza.
"Wherever you go across the Seabourn fleet, you'll find our guests appreciate choice in dining style and the more casual atmosphere of The Colonnade at all times of the day," said Gerald Mosslinger, vice president of hotel operations for Seabourn. "Though it's more relaxed in feel, guests who dine there know the quality of the dishes is high, with many culinary options to please every palate, making it a wonderful choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner."
The Colonnade will be one of eight dining options on the line's expedition ships. At breakfast and lunch, The Colonnade offers buffet and table service, while dinners are always served tableside. Additionally, there will be special theme nights with menus by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller.
Seabourn Venture, the first of the line's two expedition ships, will feature 132 veranda suites ranging in size from 355 square feet to 1,377 square feet, two custom-built submarines, 24 Zodiac rafts, a full complement of double sea kayaks and e-bikes, and an expedition team of 27 scientists.