Seabourn Ovation christened In Valletta, Malta

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, introduced its newest vessel to the world with a festive naming ceremony for Seabourn Ovation in the beautiful baroque harbor of Valletta, Malta.

With the official naming of Seabourn Ovation the ultra-luxury cruise line has taken another major step forward in the growth of Seabourn.

Seabourn orchestrated a line-up of celebratory events, including a live performance by the ship’s godmother, actress and singer Elaine Paige OBE.

Seabourn Ovation godmother Elaine Paige, the ship’s Captain, Stig Betten (left), and Staff Captain, Stefan Tsvetkov (right)
Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn and award-winning actress and singer, Elaine Paige, during Seabourn Ovation’s naming ceremony in Valletta, Malta

Following her performance, she made a traditional blessing and released a bottle of champagne that was broken against the ship, a time-honored ship naming tradition. The triumphant moment was broadcast on a large viewing screen for guests of the maiden voyage and other invited attendees to see.

A full orchestra ensemble on the Pool Deck performed the themed musical work and provided additional entertainment during the evening ceremony. Guests also witnessed the debut of the new Seabourn anthem written by Sir Tim Rice, titled: “We Sail to See the Lives of Others”.

The evening capped with a brilliant fireworks display that lit up the harbor of Valletta.

Seabourn Ovation will offer guests the finest luxury travel experience available at sea and reinforce Seabourn’s position as the newest, most consistent fleet in the ultra-luxury cruise category.

Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ultra-luxury vessel to join the Seabourn fleet over the past decade, and the second of two ships designed for the line by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany. Like Seabourn Encore before it, the ship features all oceanfront suites with private verandas, along with modern design elements and innovations in keeping with Seabourn’s reputation for understated elegance, as well as one additional deck, newly expanded public areas and a brand-new, al fresco dining venue, “Earth & Ocean at The Patio.”

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