Seabourn has announced that the maiden season for its newest addition Seabourn Ovation is now on sale with the ultra-luxury ship set to sail on a variety of voyages throughout Northern Europe, the United Kingdom and the Mediterranean between May and November 2018.
Seabourn President Richard Meadows said the cruise line was excited to begin taking reservations and building anticipation for the diverse range of itineraries available in Seabourn Ovation’s maiden season.
“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,” Mr Meadows said.
“Seabourn Ovation will continue the new standard of ultra-luxury cruising that can only be found on Seabourn. We can’t wait to welcome our guests on board.”
Following the ship’s scheduled delivery in autumn 2018, Seabourn Ovation will embark on an 11-day inaugural voyage from Venice to Barcelona on 5 May 2018, visiting charming ports in Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Malta, Italy, France and Spain. Fares start from $12,199 per person double occupancy.
Seabourn Ovation will spend most of its maiden season sailing the waters of Northern Europe, exploring the Baltic, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. The ship will offer 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. Seabourn Ovation will also sail on longer 14-day voyages, visiting the majestic Norwegian fjords and British Isles.
Seabourn Ovation 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 revolutionised ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011. Sister ship Seabourn Encore was introduced in Singapore on 7 January 2017.
Like the rest of the Seabourn fleet, Seabourn Ovation will maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest, along with highly personalised service from an exceptional crew. The 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, Seabourn Ovation will feature modern design elements and innovations in keeping with Seabourn’s reputation for understated elegance. Like Seabourn Encore, the 40,350-GRT ship will be configured with one additional deck and new expanded public areas, and will carry 600 guests. In addition, every suite will feature a private veranda.