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Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn Ovation Review and Specifications

Specifications of Seabourn Ovation

Year built2018  /  Age : 1
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderFincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Italy)
ClassMega Yacht
Building costUSD 380 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorSeabourn Cruises
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)210 m / 689 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage40350 gt
Passengers532 - 638
Passengers-to-space ratio63
Decks with cabins7
Christened byElaine Paige

Current itinerary / position of Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn Ovation current cruise is 14 days, round-trip Classics Of The British Isles. Prices start from USD 5999 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 14 Sep, 2019 and ends on 28 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
14 Sep 17:30    Departing from Dublin, Ireland hotels
15 Sep 07:00 - 17:00    Cobh-Cork, Ireland
16 Sep 08:00 - 18:00    Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
17 Sep 07:00 - 18:00    Liverpool, England
18 Sep 08:00    Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 Sep 08:00 - 17:00    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
21 Sep 08:00 - 17:00    Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
22 Sep 08:00 - 23:00    Dundee, Scotland
23 Sep 08:00 - 18:00    Leith-Edinburgh, Scotland
24 Sep 10:00 - 23:00    Invergordon, Scotland
26 Sep 08:00 - 18:00    Oban, Scotland
27 Sep 08:00 - 17:00    Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland
28 Sep 07:00    Arriving in Dublin, Ireland hotels

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, ranging from the 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 a major player on the premium-cruising market, competing for head-on with Silversea and Regent Seven Seas.

Seabourn Ovation cruise ship

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.

Seabourn Ovation cruise ship

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 the Adriatic Sea and the 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".

In 2019, the ship operates on Asian cruises leaving from Singapore and Hong Kong China to ports in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia.


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's 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.

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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 the 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 sheer activities’ variety. Most sailings feature the Seabourn line’s Caviar in Surf Beach Barbecue or Marina Days when you can go kayaking or sail right from the 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 an 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 the 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, Malta, 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 the 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 the OBE ("Order of the British Empire") by HM Queen Elizabeth II. The christening ceremony 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 a 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 MayDeparting from Venice, Italy
06 May 08:00 - 18:00Zadar, Croatia
07 May 08:00 - 23:00Dubrovnik, Croatia
08 May 08:00 - 15:00Kotor, Montenegro
09 May 08:00 - 23:00Corfu Island, Greece
11 May 08:00 - 17:00Valletta, Malta
12 May 08:00 - 18:00Trapani, Sicily, Italy
14 May 08:00 - 18:00Marseille, France Riviera
15 May 08:00 - 18:00Palamos, Spain
16 MayArriving in Barcelona, Spain

14 nights / 15 days, Inaugural Baltic Cruise from Amsterdam to Copenhagen (from $10,000 pp)

09 JunDeparting from Amsterdam, Holland
10 Jun 17:00 - 23:00Hamburg, Germany
12 Jun 03:00 - 13:00Kiel Canal, Germany
13 Jun 07:00 - 15:00Wismar, Germany
14 Jun 08:00 - 22:00Szczecin, Poland
16 Jun 08:00 - 17:00Stockholm, Sweden
18 Jun 09:00 - 18:00Turku, Finland
19 Jun 08:00 - 18:00Saaremaa Island, Kuressaare, Estonia
20 Jun 08:00 - 17:00Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
21 Jun 08:00 - 17:00Klaipeda, Lithuania
22 Jun 08:00 - 17:00Nexo, Bornholm Island, Denmark
23 JunArriving in Copenhagen, Denmark

14 nights / 15 days, Inaugural Norwegian Fjords Cruise roundtrip from Copenhagen (from $15,000 pp)

07 JulDeparting from Copenhagen, Denmark
09 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Flam, Norway
10 Jul 10:00 - 20:00Alesund, Norway
12 Jul 08:00 - 17:00Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Norway
13 Jul 09:00 - 17:00Tromso, Norway
14 Jul 11:00 - 21:00Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
17 Jul 09:00 - 18:00Olden, Norway
18 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Bergen, Norway
19 Jul 08:00 - 16:00Stavanger, Norway
20 Jul 10:00 - 18:00Skagen, Denmark
21 JulArriving in Copenhagen, Denmark

21 nights / 22 days Inaugural British Isles Cruise from Stockholm to Copenhagen (from $15,000 pp)

28 JulDeparting from Stockholm, Sweden
29 Jul 10:00 - 17:00Tallinn, Estonia
30 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Saint Petersburg, Russia
02 Aug 08:00 - 17:00Helsinki, Finland
04 Aug 07:00 - 17:00Copenhagen, Denmark
05 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden
06 Aug 08:00 - 23:00Oslo, Norway
07 Aug 10:00 - 18:00Arendal, Norway
09 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
10 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Scrabster, Scotland
11 Aug 07:00 - 17:00Invergordon, Scotland
12 Aug 09:00 - 18:00Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland
14 Aug 07:00 - 23:00Newcastle, Port of Tyne, England
16 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany
17 Aug 07:00 - 17:00Kiel Canal, Germany
18 AugArriving in Copenhagen, Denmark

(repositioning from Europe to Asia) 52 nights / 53 days from Piraeus-Athens to Hong Kong (from $23,000)

14 NovDeparting from Piraeus, Athens, Greece
15 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Nafplio, Greece
16 Nov 09:00 - 19:00Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
18 Nov 08:00 - 23:00Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel
19 Nov 07:00 - 15:00Ashdod, Jerusalem, Israel
20 NovSuez Canal
22 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Eilat, Israel
28 Nov 07:00 - 14:00Salalah, Oman
30 Nov 10:00 - 20:00Muscat, Oman
02 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Doha, Qatar
03 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE
04 Dec 07:00 - 17:00Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE
05 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE
07 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Muscat, Oman
10 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Mumbai, Bombay, India
13 Dec 07:00 - 16:00Mangalore, India
14 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Cochin, India
18 Dec 07:00 - 15:00Pulau Weh Island, Sabang, Indonesia
19 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
20 Dec 09:00 - 18:00Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia
22 Dec 07:00 - 23:00Singapore
25 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
26 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Koh Kood Island, Koh Kut, Thailand
27 Dec 07:00 - 20:00Sihanoukville, Cambodia
29 Dec 09:00 - 16:00Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam
01 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Da Nang, Vietnam
03 Jan 07:00 - 20:00Halong Bay, Vietnam
05 JanArriving in Hong Kong, China

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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Aug 31 14 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Dublin Copenhagen $4999
2019 Sep 14 14 days, round-trip Classics Of The British Isles Dublin $5999
2019 Sep 28 14 days, one-way from Dublin to Lisbon Dublin $6499
2019 Oct 12 11 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $5499
2019 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona $3199
2019 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Valletta Barcelona $5799
2019 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Valletta Monte Carlo $2699
2019 Oct 30 14 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Piraeus Monte Carlo $5499
2019 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus Valletta $2999
2019 Nov 06 26 days, one-way from Valletta to Dubai Valletta $7999
2019 Nov 13 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai Piraeus $3999
2019 Nov 13 37 days, one-way from Piraeus to Singapore Piraeus $8499
2019 Nov 13 52 days, one-way from Piraeus to Hong Kong Piraeus $14499
2019 Dec 02 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai $4999
2019 Dec 02 33 days, one-way from Dubai to Hong Kong Dubai $11499
2019 Dec 21 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $7699
2020 Jan 04 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong $5499
2020 Jan 18 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $5999
2020 Jan 18 28 days, round-trip Grand Southeast Asia Singapore $10999
2020 Feb 01 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong $5999
2020 Feb 01 28 days, round-trip South China Sea Circle Hong Kong $10999
2020 Feb 15 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $5999
2020 Feb 29 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong $5999
2020 Feb 29 36 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Dubai Hong Kong $11499
2020 Feb 29 56 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Piraeus Hong Kong $16999
2020 Mar 14 22 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore $6299
2020 Mar 14 42 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus Singapore $9999
2020 Apr 05 20 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus Dubai $5699
2020 Apr 25 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $8999
2020 May 09 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $8999
2020 May 23 14 days, one-way from Lisbon to Amsterdam Lisbon $8799
2020 May 23 28 days, one-way from Lisbon to Copenhagen Lisbon $15499
2020 Jun 06 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Copenhagen Amsterdam $9499
2020 Jun 06 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Stockholm Amsterdam $13499
2020 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $5499
2020 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $5499
2020 Jun 27 21 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $14499
2020 Jul 04 14 days, round-trip North Cape & Majestic Fjords Copenhagen $10499
2020 Jul 18 14 days, round-trip Majestic Fjords & North Cape Copenhagen $10499
2020 Jul 18 21 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $14499
2020 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $5499
2020 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $5499
2020 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $4999
2020 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $4999
2020 Aug 22 21 days, one-way from Stockholm to Dublin Stockholm $12999
2020 Aug 29 14 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Dublin Copenhagen $9499
2020 Sep 12 14 days, round-trip Classic Britannia Dublin $10499
2020 Sep 26 12 days, one-way from Dublin to Lisbon Dublin $7499
2020 Oct 18 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $5999
2020 Oct 28 7 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $3999

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