Seabourn takes delivery of new ultra-luxury ship, Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, has taken delivery of its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, during an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ship in the line’s award-winning fleet and the newest ultra-luxury ship in the industry.

Paolo Capobianco (left), director Fincantieri Shipyard Sestre, and Richard Meadows (center), president of Seabourn, sign documents to complete the delivery of Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn Ovation will expand and build on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionized ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011. A sister ship to Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation features 300 all-oceanfront suites and maintains the line’s high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly personalized service.

Seabourn Ovation was fashioned by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany with contemporary interiors, modern design elements and innovations consistent with Seabourn’s reputation for understated elegance. Tihany’s vision has delivered the world’s finest ultra-luxury resort that happens to traverse the oceans of the world.

The all-suite ship offers a number of desirable in-suite amenities to provide guests with a “home away from home” onboard experience. Every luxurious suite features a private veranda, providing sweeping oceanfront views and spacious enough for private al fresco dining. With a striking design and sophisticated décor, each suite also includes a comfortable living area with sofa seating and a desk/dining table, elegant bedding, a walk-in closet, in-suite entertainment options and a superbly-appointed marble bathroom with separate bath and shower and luxury bath products. A personal bar and refrigerator are stocked according to guest preferences, coordinated before arrival.

Guests who sail on Seabourn Ovation will also find a number of innovative offerings and programs, including partnerships with a select group of companies and individuals whose dedication to superior quality, exceptional service and consistent customer satisfaction matches Seabourn. These programs include ‘An Evening with Tim Rice‘, Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil and The Grill by Thomas Keller.

The newest ultra-luxury ship in the Seabourn fleet offers guests an exceptional menu of dining options with no less than five gourmet restaurants. For a closer look at dining options visit “A wealth of culinary options onboard Seabourn Ovation“.

Seabourn Ovation will begin her maiden season with an 11-day inaugural voyage departing May 5, 2018, from Venice (Italy) to Barcelona (Spain). The ship’s naming ceremony will take place on Friday, May 11, in the beautiful baroque harbour of Valletta, Malta.  One of the world’s highly-acclaimed actresses and singers, Elaine Paige, will serve as godmother and will name the ship during a spectacular ceremony that will light up the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage site and the 2018 European Capital of Culture.

The ship will spend the majority of its maiden season cruising the waters of Northern Europe, offering a series of seven-day Baltic and Scandinavian sailings between Copenhagen and Stockholm. Seabourn Ovation will also sail on longer 14-day voyages, visiting the majestic Norwegian fjords and British Isles .


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