The world’s leading ultra-luxury cruise line, Seabourn has this week announced the formal signing of a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of a new, all-suite luxury vessel. The configuration of the new 40,350-tonne vessel will be based on the highly popular Seabourn Odyssey-class ships, with one additional deck and new expanded public areas. The new ship is expected to carry an intimate, 604 guests based on double occupancy of the all-suite lower berths. The new ship’s design has been labelled a ‘game-changer’ for the ultra-luxury cruise segment by journalists and travel agents alike. The new ship is set to boast highly personalised service with nearly one staff member per guest on board. The delivery of the new Seabourn vessel is scheduled for mid-2016.
“The new ship will continue the evolution that began with Seabourn’s fleet expansion, adding modern design elements and innovations consistent with Seabourn’s reputation for understated elegance,” said Seabourn’s President Richard Meadows.
“With its delivery, the most highly-rated cruise line in the world will also offer travellers the newest fleet of ships in the luxury segment.” www.seabourn.com