Seabourn Encore Launched at Fincantieri's Marghera

By ,   March 5, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Seabourn Encore, the latest cruise ship for luxury line Seabourn, yesterday (March 4) touched water for the first time, marking an important milestone in ship's building.

Marnie Tihany, director of business development for Tihany Design, wife of Adam D. Tihany, Seabourn Encore’s designer, served as ship’s “madrina,” officially launching the vessel and cutting the cord to fill Encore’s construction dock with water. After the ceremony, Seabourn Encore was floated to the outfitting dock, in order to undergo final construction prior to being delivered at the end of 2016.

Seabourn Encore will be the 4th ship of the fleet of Seabourn, carrying 600 passengers in verandah suites. The new vessel, inspired by the Odyssey Class of the line, will feature an additional deck and build upon Seabourn’s understated, yet elegant interior designs and intimate service.

Seabourn Encore is under construction at Fincantieri, Marghera shipyard and is expected to launch in December, 2016.