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Seabourn Ovation Review and Specifications

Specifications of Seabourn Ovation

Builder Fincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
Year built 2017
Building cost USD 380 million
Owner Carnival Corporation & PLC
Speed 19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA) 198 m / 650 ft
Beam (width) 25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage 40350 gt
Passengers 604 - 650
Crew 450
Passengers-to-space ratio 63
Decks 12
Cabins 302
Decks with cabins 11

Review of Seabourn Ovation

Launched in 2018, Seabourn Ovation (currently under construction in Fincantieri, Italy) is the newest of Seabourn Cruise Line's ships, together with sister ship Seabourn Encore (scheduled for the end of 2016). 

History - construction & ownership

Seabourn is a luxury cruise line, founded in 1986, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Seabourn Cruise Line operates all around the globe, from short 7-day Caribbean cruises to exotic 100+ day world voyages. It is owned by Carnival Corporation and is part of the "World's Leading Cruise Lines" group, which also includes AIDA CruisesCarnival CruisesCosta CruisesCunard LineHolland America LinePrincess Cruises and P&O Cruises. Seabourn is a considerable player in the luxury market, competing head-on with Silversea Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The 40,350-ton, 604-passenger cruise ship Seabourn Ovation is a top luxury vessel with surprising facilities’ wealth. The new Ovation is 26% larger than the older Seabourn ships OdysseyQuest and Sojourn. She holds 34% more guests, and has 6% less space per guest. The newest Seabourn ship features an additional deck and expanded public areas.

Cruise itinerary program

Seabourn Ovation itinerary program is based on luxury cruises to exotic destinations around the world.


Like all Seabourn ships, Ovation is an all-suite vessel, but every suite aboard this Seabourn vessel, has a private veranda. All accommodations are thoughtfully appointed, designed as homes with separate lounge room to unwind and entertain. The five Owner’s Suites measure up to 1,065 sq. feet (including a veranda); four Grand Suites (two-bedroom) are up to 1,680 sq. feet private living space. Choose to stay in a Penthouse Suite (one of the 21) on uppermost decks, featuring up to 540 sq. feet each.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Seabourn Ovation is operated with all-inclusive deals, and provides the best choice of dining venues (all complimentary) and open-bar lounges. Guests dine when, where, and with whom they wish. The design of Ovation features contemporary spaces created by the Adam Tihany’s company, including ship's Main Dining Room and the club-like Seabourn Square lounge area.

Follows the complete list of Seabourn Ovation restaurants and food bars.

  • The Restaurant (main dining room with open-seating breakfast, lunch and dinner; the dining amenities are top-luxurious; the Restaurant’s dress code is “elegant casual” with optional “formal” dress on special nights.
  • Sushi Restaurant (replacing the traditional “Restaurant 2” on the Odyssey-class Seabourn ships)
  • Patio Grill (serves the pool area with grilled specialties, salads and several side dishes; fresh pizza by the slice is offered throughout the afternoon)
  • The Colonnade (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; its chefs cook in an open kitchen and guests can enjoy watching food being prepared; the menu for dinner is differently themed each day; the restaurant has an aft Terrace and an outdoor seating area)
  • The Grill by Thomas Keller (the menu and ambiance are inspired by the classic American chophouse; a collaboration between designer Adam D. Tihany and 3-star Michelin chef Thomas Keller).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

The ambiance of Seabourn Ovation is relaxed, with a sheer activities’ variety. Most sailings feature the Seabourn line’s Caviar in Surf Beach Barbecue or Marina Days, when you can go kayaking or sailing right from ship. Seabourn cruise line’s service is ranked the best on the luxury cruising market – highly personalized and attentive. Tipping is not expected.

Follows the complete list of Seabourn Ovation lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Living room (open-floor area serving as a lounge with a small seating area)
  • The Casino (with 1 roulette table, 3 gaming tables for blackjack and poker, 15 slot machines)
  • The Club lounge (disco & nightclub)
  • The Club Pool area (with one plunge pool flanked by two Whirlpools, served by The Club’s bar)
  • Whirlpool (with open-deck area with loungers)
  • Grand Salon (main show lounge for grand productions, featuring a 6-piece band; hosts guest lectures and presentations during the day)
  • Card Room (cards playing and bard games room)
  • 3 duty-free shops (The Boutique for fashion clothes, perfumes and luxury cosmetics; The Seabourn Shop for Seabourn-logo merchandise; The Collection for brand watches and jewelry)
  • The Coffee Bar (patisserie & specialty coffee bar, serving Seabourn Square lounge area, which has a corner serving as the Library/Computer Centre)
  • Patio Pool (swimming pool, two Whirlpools, sunbathing area with loungers, private cabanas; served with drinks by Patio Bar; the pool deck also hosts barbecue parties)
  • Sky Bar (serves the Patio Pool’s balcony level)
  • The “Spa at Seabourn” (11,400 ft2 wellness area spanning on two decks, with outdoor relaxation deck area, Massage-Treatment Rooms, Steam Room, Saunas, Thermal Suite, glass-roofed Spa pool, Beauty Salon)
  • Fitness Center (panoramic-view modern gym)
  • Motion Studio (separate Aerobics Room)
  • Observation Bar (round-shaped observation lounge with grand piano)
  • The Retreat (multi-use, open-air relaxation area with a 9-hole Golf putting green and courts for deck games - Giant Chess, Shuffleboard).

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  • Cabin grades number: 13
  • Total number of cabins: 302 (all of which are Suite staterooms).
  • Restaurants and food bars: The Restaurant (main dining room, open-seating), The Colonnade (indoor/outdoor buffet), Patio Grill & Pizza (poolside bars), Seabourn Square (library/computer center, with a European Konditorei-style coffee bar, serving sandwiches, pastries and gelato).
  • Lounges & Bars: Grand Salon (theater), The Club (disco nightclub), Observation Lounge (panoramic bar, serving Early Risers' tea and coffee), Sky Bar (al fresco), Patio Bar (poolside drinks), Casino, Promenade, Gym (complimentary classes including Pilates, Tai Chi and yoga), Spa at Seabourn, pools (Patio /main, Club /aft, Spa), jacuzzis, outdoor relaxation areas (The Retreat, Sun Terrace, Spa Terrace), 9-hole golf putting course, shops.
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry, Self-Serve Laundromats. Tipping/gratuities - tips are not expected or calculated in the price. Wedding parties on Seabourn ship Ovation are held in any of the public spaces (no dedicated chapel on board).
  • Seabourn Ovation cruise ship is the line's second newest vessel providing all-inclusive "big yacht cruising" vacation experiences. Her sister as design is Seabourn Encore (2016). The other fleet members are named OdysseyQuest and Sojourn. All Seabourn ships, as a sea vacation travel concept, continue to be widely acknowledged as the "game-changer" for the luxury ship travel industry. Traditionally for all ships in the Seabourn fleet, all passenger cabins (all are suites) have private verandas.
  • Compared to the line's three Odyssey-class (old) vessels, the Ovation ship is about 1/5th larger in size, 1/3rd bigger as passenger capacity, with 1 additional deck, re-designed venues, expanded public spaces, the biggest Spa at sea ever, new on-board programs.

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