Seabourn has announced that it will order a second 40,350-tonne ultra-luxury ship to be delivered in 2018.
To be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A, it will be a sister ship to the newbuild announced earlier this year, which is scheduled for delivery in late 2016.
The new ship’s configuration will be based on the highly popular Seabourn Odyssey-class ships, with one additional deck and new expanded public areas. It will carry just 604 guests based on double occupancy in luxurious all-suite, veranda accommodations.
Hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany will also design the second new ship in its entirety, creating all indoor and outdoor guest areas, including multiple dining venues, the Spa at Seabourn, showrooms, casino, lounges, outdoor deck areas and the social hub of the ship – the popular Seabourn Square.
“There has been an incredible amount of excitement and interest since we announced the order for the first ship, and we’re very pleased that the demand for our brand has allowed us to add a second new ultra-luxury ship to our expanding fleet.”
Richard Meadows Seabourn president
The interior design will maintain Seabourn’s high ratio of space per guest and enable highly personalised service by nearly one staff member per guest on board.
Both of the new ships will continue the fleet modernisation that the line began in 2009 with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey.
This award-winning new class of ship, which includes Seabourn Sojourn (2010) and Seabourn Quest (2011), has been labelled a game-changer for the ultra-luxury cruise segment. With the addition of these two new vessels, Seabourn will have the most modern, ultra-luxury fleet in the industry.
Seabourn’s ships travel the globe throughout the year, sailing to many of the world’s most desirable destinations. Cruises of seven days to more than 100 days visit hundreds of ports, including marquee cities and lesser-known ports and hideaways.
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