Passengers will be able to stand outside at the bow of new expedition ship Seabourn Venture as it sails through remote parts of the world.

A dedicated bow lounge will also feature live footage on large screens from mounted cameras outside the ship, and from a drone when conditions permit.

Touch screen monitors will enable passengers access a live map, weather information and notes detailing upcoming expeditions.

The lounge will provide the closest access to water level via the foredeck so passengers can go outside to spot marine life.

Expedition team members will be available answer questions, provide interpretation and aid in spotting wildlife.

Two custom-built submarines will be carried onboard, together with double sea kayaks, mountain bikes and electronic bikes as well as 24 Zodiacs that can carry all passengers at one time.

The 132-suite vessel is due to enter service in summer 2021 followed by a sister ship in May 2022.

The details emerged as the company celebrated the keel laying of Seabourn Venture at the T Mariotti shipyard in San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy.

More information about the expedition ships will continue to be revealed in the coming months, according to the luxury line.

Seabourn Venture’s inaugural cruise will set sail from Greenwich in London on July 15, 2021.

Seabourn president Richard Meadows said: “While we can’t put Seabourn guests in the captain’s chair on the bridge, the bow lounge helps guests feel like they are part of the action because of the position at the very front of the ship along with information like maps and charts displayed on touch screens.

“The lounge is one of those unique features that will set Seabourn Venture apart from most expedition vessels, where guests can quickly walk outside to spot natural features or wildlife as they learn from the expedition team, while illuminating and invigorating the experience by getting them as close as possible to the world outside.”