The Seabourn Ovation, the fifth ship in the line’s award-winning fleet and the newest ultra-luxury ship in the industry, was delivered to her proud owners in late April in Genoa, Italy. Another in the line’s highly acclaimed fleet, Seabourn Ovation is a sister ship to the stunning Seabourn Encore and features 300 all-oceanfront suites, maintaining the line’s high ratio of space per guest.
Fashioned by notable hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany with gorgeous, contemporary interiors, modern design elements, and innovations, the all-suite Ovation offers a number of desirable in-suite amenities including a private veranda spacious enough for private al fresco dining, as well as a comfortable living area with sofa seating and a desk/dining table; elegant bedding; a walk-in closet; in-suite entertainment options with a wide selection of movies, music, broadcast television and radio channels. A superbly-appointed marble bathroom with separate bath and shower features luxury bath products, including the exclusive Seabourn Signature Scents by Molton Brown. A personal bar and refrigerator is stocked according to guest preferences, coordinated before arrival.
Features include innovative offerings and programs, such as ‘An Evening with Tim Rice’; Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil; and The Grill by renowned American Chef Thomas Keller, reminiscent of the classic American restaurant from the 50s and 60s. Seabourn is one of the finest cruise lines in the world and the Ovation’s arrival will simply cement that high standing.
Seabourn Ovation began her maiden season with an 11-day inaugural voyage from Venice, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain, while her naming ceremony was held in the beautiful baroque harbour of Valletta, Malta. The ship will spend the majority of her maiden season on a series of seven-day Baltic and Scandinavian sailings between Copenhagen and Stockholm as well as on longer 14-day voyages, visiting the majestic Norwegian fjords and British Isles.
Originally published in Cruise & Travel Lifestyles Spring/Summer 2018 issue. Photos courtesy of Seabourn.