The steel cutting ceremony of Seabourn Ovation, which is the second of a pair of ultra-luxury ships which Fincantieri is currently building, took place today at the shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa. Fincantieri shipyard Director Raffaele Davassi and Seabourn President Richard Meadows attended the ceremony. Sister ship Seabourn Encore is still under construction in Marghera’s shipyard and will be delivered by the end of 2016.
Seabourn Ovation is due to join Seabourn’s fleet in 2018 spring. The new ship will be built according to standards and technical solutions that make Seabourn one of the most prestigious cruise brands in the ultra-luxury segment.
The Ovation, as her sister ship, will be nearly 41,000 GT, about 210 m long, 28 m wide, and being able to reach a speed of 18.6 knots. Seabourn Ovation will carry only 600 passengers onboard, based on double occupancy, boasting spacious suites each with private balcony.