Seabourn Announces Ultra-Luxe Ship Designer
World-renowned, ultra-luxury cruise operator, Seabourn has contracted hospitality design icon Adam Tihany to create the indoor and outdoor guest areas of a brand new ship due to launch in 2016. For Seabourn, the talented Tihany will create a design vision for the entire vessel, including its multiple dining venues, showrooms, casinos and lounges, the Spa at Seabourn, outdoor deck areas and the innovative Seabourn Square. Tihany is renowned for his restaurant projects for high-profile celebrity chefs including Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Wolfgang Puck, as well as luxury hotel projects worldwide, such as Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, The Beverly Hills Hotel, and Hotel Cipriani in Venice.
The new ship continues a fleet expansion that Seabourn began in 2009 with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey. The configuration of the new, 40,350-GRT vessel will be based on the Seabourn Odyssey-class ships, with one additional deck and new expanded public areas. The ship is being built by Fincantieri S.p.A., with delivery scheduled for mid-2016. It is expected to carry an intimate 604 guests, based on double occupancy of the all-suite lower berths. The design will maintain Seabourn’s high ratio of space per guest, offering highly personalised enabled by a staff-to-guest ratio that is nearly one to one.