MV Seabourn Ovation

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History
Name: Seabourn Ovation
Operator: Seabourn Cruise Line
Port of registry:  Bahamas
Builder: Fincantieri
Laid down: 2 December 2016
Launched: 1 September 2017[1]
Christened: 11 May 2018
Completed: April 2018
In service: May 2018
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Encore-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 41,865 GT[2]
Length: 210 m (689 ft 0 in)
Beam: 28 m (91 ft 10 in)
Draught: 6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
Installed power:
Speed:
  • 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) (cruise)
  • 18.6 knots (34.4 km/h; 21.4 mph) (max)
Capacity: 604 passengers

MV Seabourn Ovation is a cruise ship owned by Seabourn Cruise Line. The ship was ordered at Fincantieri in December 2014.[3] The construction started on 7 June 2016.[4] The keel was laid on 2 December 2016 in Sestri Ponente (Genoa).[5] Sister ship of MV Seabourn Encore.

Seabourn Ovation was officially delivered to her owner on April 27, 2018. After setting sail from Genoa, she was christened on May 11 in the port of Valletta, Malta by British singer and actress Elaine Paige.[6][7] The lyricist Tim Rice wrote a song specifically for the occasion.[8] The ship will spend her inaugural season in Europe.[7]

The ship is the fifth to be delivered to her owners in the last decade.[8] It has 300 suites, each with a balcony. Over 1,600 works of art, by 120 artists, are displayed aboard the ship.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEABOURN OVATION LAUNCHED IN SESTRI". 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  2. ^ a b "Seabourn Ovation". Fincantieri. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ "FINCANTIERI TO BUILD A SECOND ULTRA-LUXURY SHIP FOR SEABOURN". 2014-12-01. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  4. ^ "WORKS START IN SESTRI ON "SEABOURN OVATION"". 2016-06-07. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  5. ^ "FINCANTIERI: DRY DOCK WORKS START IN SESTRI PONENTE ON "SEABOURN OVATION"" (PDF). 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  6. ^ Macmillan, Sally (2018-05-09). "Seabourn Ovation sets sail from Genoa". Traveller. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  7. ^ a b "British singer Elaine Paige christens Seabourn Ovation in Malta". CruiseandFerry.net. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  8. ^ a b Group, Travelweek (2018-05-14). "Newly christened Seabourn Ovation to bring "new era" for Seabourn - Travelweek". Travelweek. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  9. ^ "MV Seabourn Ovation: What to expect on the world's newest cruise ship". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

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