Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Seabourn Fleet to Grow with Second New Luxury Ship

The Seabourn fleet will be growing by leaps and bounds in the coming years as the luxury line has exercised its option for a second new 40,350-GRT ship—a sister ship to the newbuild announced earlier this year.

The first in the new class of Seabourn ships is scheduled for launch in late 2016, and the second ship will be delivered in spring, 2018. Both new ships will be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany will design them in their entirety, creating all indoor and outdoor guest areas, including multiple dining venues; the Spa at Seabourn; showrooms; casino and lounges; outdoor deck areas; and the innovative and popular Seabourn Square, the social hub of the ship with a club-like ambiance.

"There has been an incredible amount of excitement and interest since we announced the order for the first ship, and we're very pleased that the demand for our brand has allowed us to add a second new ultra-luxury ship to our expanding fleet," said Richard D. Meadows, Seabourn's president. "These two new ships will offer the understated elegance we are known for, as well as new amenities, innovations and modern design features that embody the hallmarks of Seabourn."

The new ships' configuration will be based on the highly popular Seabourn Odyssey-class ships, with one additional deck and new expanded public areas. Each ship will carry just 604 guests based on double occupancy in luxurious all-suite, veranda accommodations. The interior design will maintain Seabourn's high ratio of space per guest and enable highly personalized service by nearly one staff member per guest on board.

Both of the new ships will continue the fleet modernization that the line began in 2009 with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey. That award-winning class of ship includes Seabourn Sojourn (2010) and Seabourn Quest (2011). With the addition of these two new vessels, Seabourn will have the most modern, ultra-luxury fleet in the industry.

Seabourn Quest Image Courtesy of Seabourn Cruises

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