Seabourn Ovation Review and Specifications
Specifications of Seabourn Ovation
|Year built||2018 / Age : 1|
|Builder||Fincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Italy)|
|Building cost||USD 380 million|
|Owner||Carnival Corporation & PLC|
|Speed||19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph|
|Length (LOA)||210 m / 689 ft|
|Beam (width)||28 m / 92 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||40350 gt|
|Passengers||532 - 638|
|Decks with cabins||7|
|Christened by||Elaine Paige|
Current itinerary of Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn Ovation current cruise is 42 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus, themed as "Easter". Prices start from USD 9999 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Mar, 2019 and ends on 27 Apr, 2019.
|Date / Time||Port|
|16 Mar 17:00||Departing from Singapore|
|18 Mar 08:00 - 23:00||Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand|
|21 Mar 08:00||Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar|
|28 Mar 07:00 - 18:00||Cochin, Kochi, India|
|29 Mar 10:00 - 20:00||Mangalore, India|
|31 Mar 06:00 - 20:00||Mumbai, Bombay, India|
|03 Apr 08:00 - 23:59||Muscat, Oman|
|05 Apr 08:00 - 20:00||Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|06 Apr 07:00 - 16:00||Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE|
|07 Apr 07:00 - 17:00||Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE|
|08 Apr 08:00 - 17:00||Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE|
|09 Apr 08:00 - 18:00||Doha, Qatar|
|11 Apr 07:00 - 17:00||Muscat, Oman|
|13 Apr 12:00 - 22:00||Salalah, Oman|
|19 Apr 08:00 - 19:00||Aqaba, Jordan|
|21 Apr 06:00 - 06:00||Suez Canal|
|22 Apr 07:00 - 23:00||Ashdod, Jerusalem, Israel|
|23 Apr 07:00||Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel|
|26 Apr 09:00 - 18:00||Santorini Island, Greece|
|27 Apr 07:00||Arriving in Piraeus, Athens, Greece|
Review of Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn Ovation cruise ship is the newest vessel in the Seabourn's fleet, and in the same class with the sister-ship Seabourn Encore (launched in 2016).
History - construction and ownership
Seabourn Cruises is a top-luxury (all-inclusive) company founded in 1986 and headquartered in Seattle WA. Seabourn operates on global itineraries, raging from 7-day Caribbean to 100+day Around the World voyages. Since 1998, Seabourn is fully-owned by Carnival Corporation - world's largest passenger shipping company. Seabourn is a signature travel brand and major player on the premium-cruising market, competing head-on with Silversea and Regent Seven Seas.
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 Odyssey, Quest 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. In January 2017 were opened for booking Seabourn Ovation's inaugural cruise itineraries. The ship's inaugural season is in Europe (May through November 2018), visiting ports in Northern Europe (Baltic Sea, Scandinavia and Russia), the UK and Mediterranean.
The 11-day "inaugural cruise" is on May 5, 2018, leaving from Venice to Barcelona. The itinerary is along Adriatic Sea and Mediterranean Sea, with ports of call in Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Malta, Italy, France and Spain.
Baltic cruises in 2018 are part of a series of 7-day itineraries between Copenhagen Denmark and Stockholm Sweden. Signature port of call is St Petersburg Russia (3-day / 2-night stay). Seabourn Ovation will also operate 14-day itineraries themed "Norwegian Fjords" and "British Isles".
Seabourn Ovation has a total of 302 cabins (all of which are Suite staterooms) in 13 grades. 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.
By company's loyalty program "Seabourn Club", Silver Level and above passengers receive free Internet (limited and unlimited packages), free phone calls (20-30-40 min worldwide), complimentary Spa Massage, Day Pass for Spa Serene Area, free laundry (1 bag for every 7-days on the ship), plus discount pricing on onboard alcohol purchases (premium wines and spirits), future cruise booking discounts, luggage shipping service discounts, access to special offers and exclusive onboard events.
Shipboard dining options - Food and 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).
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and 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.
Additional amenities include: 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).
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)
- Promenade; Outdoor relaxation areas (The Retreat, Sun Terrace, Spa Terrace)
- The Retreat (multi-use, open-air relaxation area with a 9-hole Golf putting green and courts for deck games - Giant Chess, Shuffleboard).
Seabourn Ovation wiki
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 Odyssey, Quest 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 (34%), 1/3rd bigger as passenger capacity (26% at double occupancy), with 1 additional deck, re-designed venues, expanded public spaces, the biggest Spa at sea ever, new onboard programs.
On June 7, 2016, at the Fincantieri's shipbuilding in Sestri Ponente (Genoa) was held the vessel's steel cutting ceremony. The most special event was attended by Mr Richard Meadows (Seabourn Cruises' President) and Mr Raffaele Davassi (the shipyard's Director).
On December 2, 2016, in Genoa Italy was held the traditional keel laying ceremony. The most special event was attended by the new ship's assigned Captain Stig Betten (of Norwegian origin), and the shipbuilder's General Manager - Alberto Maestrini.
In January 2017 the ship's inaugural cruise itineraries were opened for booking. The 11-day inaugural cruise (Venice to Barcelona) leaves on May 5, 2018. The itinerary visits ports in Croatia, Montenegro, Mlata, Greece, Italy, France, Spain.
The vessel was launched on September 1, 2017. In the period 1990-2017, the Fincantieri company had built a total of 78 cruise vessels, of which 55 between 2002-2017. Of all ships, 63 were ordered by Carnival Corporation. In 2017, Fincantieri had a total of 31 cruise vessels currently being built or in design phase, of which 8 were for Carnival Corp.
On March 18, 2018, were completed the vessel's 4-day sea trials, during which officers and engineers tested all technical and mechanical systems. Ship's official delivery was on April 27, 2018. The ceremony was attended by Richard Meadows (Seabourn's President) and Giuseppe Bono (Fincantieri's CEO).
Ship's christening ceremony was on May 11, 2018, held in Port Valletta (Malta). Boat's godmother is Elaine Paige (English singer and musical theater actress). In 1995, she was awarded with the OBE ("Order of the British Empire") by HM Queen Elizabeth II. The christening ceremony in featured a live performance by Elaine Paige and a full orchestra ensemble performing on Pool Deck. Passengers and VIP guests witnessed the debut of Seabourn Cruises' new anthem “We Sail to See the Lives of Others” - performed live for the first time. The naming ceremony ended with fireworks show in the harbour.
Inaugural cruise itineraries 2018
The following tables show the ship's inaugural cruise itineraries in 2018. Prices shown are indicative, in USD, per person, and based on double-occupancy (Veranda Suite cabin).
11 nights / 12 days, Inaugural Mediterranean Cruise from Venice to Barcelona (from $8,000 pp)
|05 May||Departing from Venice, Italy|
|06 May 08:00 - 18:00||Zadar, Croatia|
|07 May 08:00 - 23:00||Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|08 May 08:00 - 15:00||Kotor, Montenegro|
|09 May 08:00 - 23:00||Corfu Island, Greece|
|11 May 08:00 - 17:00||Valletta, Malta|
|12 May 08:00 - 18:00||Trapani, Sicily, Italy|
|14 May 08:00 - 18:00||Marseille, France Riviera|
|15 May 08:00 - 18:00||Palamos, Spain|
|16 May||Arriving in Barcelona, Spain|
14 nights / 15 days, Inaugural Baltic Cruise from Amsterdam to Copenhagen (from $10,000 pp)
|09 Jun||Departing from Amsterdam, Holland|
|10 Jun 17:00 - 23:00||Hamburg, Germany|
|12 Jun 03:00 - 13:00||Kiel Canal, Germany|
|13 Jun 07:00 - 15:00||Wismar, Germany|
|14 Jun 08:00 - 22:00||Szczecin, Poland|
|16 Jun 08:00 - 17:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|18 Jun 09:00 - 18:00||Turku, Finland|
|19 Jun 08:00 - 18:00||Saaremaa Island, Kuressaare, Estonia|
|20 Jun 08:00 - 17:00||Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden|
|21 Jun 08:00 - 17:00||Klaipeda, Lithuania|
|22 Jun 08:00 - 17:00||Nexo, Bornholm Island, Denmark|
|23 Jun||Arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark|
14 nights / 15 days, Inaugural Norwegian Fjords Cruise roundtrip from Copenhagen (from $15,000 pp)
|07 Jul||Departing from Copenhagen, Denmark|
|09 Jul 08:00 - 18:00||Flam, Norway|
|10 Jul 10:00 - 20:00||Alesund, Norway|
|12 Jul 08:00 - 17:00||Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Norway|
|13 Jul 09:00 - 17:00||Tromso, Norway|
|14 Jul 11:00 - 21:00||Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway|
|17 Jul 09:00 - 18:00||Olden, Norway|
|18 Jul 08:00 - 18:00||Bergen, Norway|
|19 Jul 08:00 - 16:00||Stavanger, Norway|
|20 Jul 10:00 - 18:00||Skagen, Denmark|
|21 Jul||Arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark|
21 nights / 22 days Inaugural British isles Cruise from Stockholm to Copenhagen (from $15,000 pp)
|28 Jul||Departing from Stockholm, Sweden|
|29 Jul 10:00 - 17:00||Tallinn, Estonia|
|30 Jul 08:00 - 18:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|02 Aug 08:00 - 17:00||Helsinki, Finland|
|04 Aug 07:00 - 17:00||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|05 Aug 08:00 - 18:00||Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|06 Aug 08:00 - 23:00||Oslo, Norway|
|07 Aug 10:00 - 18:00||Arendal, Norway|
|09 Aug 08:00 - 18:00||Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland|
|10 Aug 08:00 - 18:00||Scrabster, Scotland|
|11 Aug 07:00 - 17:00||Invergordon, Scotland|
|12 Aug 09:00 - 18:00||Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland|
|14 Aug 07:00 - 23:00||Newcastle, Port of Tyne, England|
|16 Aug 08:00 - 18:00||Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany|
|17 Aug 07:00 - 17:00||Kiel Canal, Germany|
|18 Aug||Arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark|
(repositioning from Europe to Asia) 52 nights / 53 days from Piraeus-Athens to Hong Kong (from $23,000)
Godspeed to the new ship!
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Seabourn Ovation Itineraries
The below listed Seabourn Ovation cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Seabourn fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Feb 16||14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong||Singapore||$5999|
|2019 Mar 02||14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore||Hong Kong||$6999|
|2019 Mar 16||42 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus||Singapore||$9999|
|2019 Mar 16||22 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai||Singapore||$4699|
|2019 Apr 07||28 days, one-way from Dubai to Barcelona||Dubai|
|2019 Apr 07||20 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus||Dubai||$4999|
|2019 Apr 27||8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona||Piraeus||$3999|
|2019 May 05||10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon||Barcelona||$8999|
|2019 May 15||14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Amsterdam||Lisbon||$7499|
|2019 Jun 07||22 days, one-way from Dover to Stockholm||Dover||$10999|
|2019 Jun 07||15 days, one-way from Dover to Copenhagen||Dover||$6999|
|2019 Jun 22||7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm||Copenhagen||$5199|
|2019 Jun 29||21 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen||Stockholm||$12499|
|2019 Jun 29||7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen||Stockholm||$4499|
|2019 Jul 06||21 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm||Copenhagen||$12299|
|2019 Jul 06||14 days, round-trip Majestic Fjords & North Cape||Copenhagen||$9299|
|2019 Jul 20||7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm||Copenhagen||$4499|
|2019 Jul 27||21 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen||Stockholm||$9999|
|2019 Jul 27||7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen||Stockholm||$4499|
|2019 Aug 03||21 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm||Copenhagen||$9999|
|2019 Aug 03||14 days, round-trip Norway, The British Isles & Edinburgh||Copenhagen||$7299|
|2019 Aug 17||7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm||Copenhagen||$4499|
|2019 Aug 24||21 days, one-way from Stockholm to Dublin||Stockholm||$9999|
|2019 Aug 24||7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen||Stockholm||$4999|
|2019 Aug 31||28 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Dublin||Copenhagen||$13999|
|2019 Aug 31||14 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Dublin||Copenhagen||$6999|
|2019 Sep 14||28 days, one-way from Dublin to Lisbon||Dublin||$14799|
|2019 Sep 14||14 days, round-trip Classics Of The British Isles||Dublin||$9499|
|2019 Sep 28||25 days, one-way from Dublin to Barcelona||Dublin||$11799|
|2019 Sep 28||14 days, one-way from Dublin to Lisbon||Dublin||$6999|
|2019 Oct 12||18 days, one-way from Lisbon to Monte Carlo||Lisbon||$8299|
|2019 Oct 12||11 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona||Lisbon||$6199|
|2019 Oct 23||14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Valletta||Barcelona||$5999|
|2019 Oct 23||7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo||Barcelona||$3499|
|2019 Oct 30||14 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Piraeus||Monte Carlo||$5999|
|2019 Oct 30||7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Valletta||Monte Carlo||$3499|
|2019 Nov 06||44 days, one-way from Valletta to Singapore||Valletta||$17999|
|2019 Nov 06||26 days, one-way from Valletta to Dubai||Valletta||$9999|
|2019 Nov 06||7 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus||Valletta||$3299|
|2019 Nov 13||52 days, one-way from Piraeus to Hong Kong||Piraeus||$22999|
|2019 Nov 13||37 days, one-way from Piraeus to Singapore||Piraeus||$14999|
|2019 Nov 13||19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai||Piraeus||$7999|
|2019 Dec 02||33 days, one-way from Dubai to Hong Kong||Dubai||$15999|
|2019 Dec 02||18 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore||Dubai||$8499|
|2019 Dec 21||14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong||Singapore||$8999|
|2020 Jan 04||14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong||Singapore||$7499|
|2020 Jan 18||28 days, round-trip Grand Southeast Asia||Singapore||$13499|
|2020 Feb 01||28 days, round-trip South China Sea Circle||Hong Kong||$13499|
|2020 Feb 01||14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore||Hong Kong||$7499|
|2020 Feb 29||36 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Dubai||Hong Kong||$15499|
|2020 Mar 14||42 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus||Singapore||$15999|
|2020 Mar 14||22 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai||Singapore||$9499|
|2020 Apr 05||20 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus||Dubai||$8499|