T. Mariotti shipyard cut the first steel for Seabourn's newest expedition cruise ship during an official ceremony at San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy.
Marco Ghiglione (T. Mariotti's Managing Director) presided over the steel-cutting ceremony alongside Cyril Tatar (VP newbuild services for Holland America Group). Seabourn's President Josh Leibowitz joined virtually.
Ghiglione said that now, more than ever, they were committed to making it "extraordinary and possible, with the highest standard of beauty, comfort, and safety". He added that both ships benefited from Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, Seabourn, T.Mariotti, and Tihany Design people working together as a team.
Both 264-passenger expedition ships offer all-veranda suites and are being constructed to PC6 Polar Class standard. Each will boast a pair of custom-built submarines and 24 Zodiacs.