The ship is scheduled to sail a variety of voyages around Europe between May and November 2018, hailing at ports throughout Northern Europe, the UK and the Mediterranean.
“We are very excited to begin taking reservations and building anticipation for the diverse range of itineraries for the maiden season of Seabourn Ovation, and we look forward to providing guests with opportunities to explore some of the most culturally significant, naturally beautiful, and thoroughly enjoyable destinations within Europe on the world’s newest ultra-luxury ship,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows.
Following the ship’s delivery, the ship will embark on an 11-day inaugural voyage departing May 5th 2018 from Venice to Barcelona. It’ll then continue to sail along the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas, visiting the charming towns and cities of Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Malta, Italy, France and Spain.
Seabourn Ovation will spend the majority of its maiden season cruising the waters of Northern Europe, exploring the Baltic, Scandinavia and the UK. Guests will be offered a series of seven-day Baltic and Scandinavia cruises between Copenhagen and Stockholm which will include the line’s signature three-day stay in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Passengers can also sail on longer 14-day voyages, visiting the majestic Norwegian fjords and British Isles.
She will be the second new ship to expand and build on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed fleet of Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionized ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011.
Like the rest of the Seabourn fleet, Seabourn Ovation will maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest, along with highly personalized service for each guest on board. The new addition will further designate Seabourn with the youngest and most modern ultra-luxury fleet in the industry.
Designed by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany, the ship will feature modern design elements and innovations in keeping with Seabourn’s reputation for understated elegance.
Similar to Seabourn Encore, the 40,350-tonne ship will feature one additional deck and new expanded public areas, carrying just 600 guests (based on double occupancy). Guests can note that every suite will feature a private veranda.