MV Seabourn Quest

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The Seabourn Quest
Seabourn Quest in Sète, France.
NameSeabourn Quest
OwnerSeabourn Cruise Line
Port of registryNassau,  Bahamas
BuilderT. Mariotti, Genoa, Italy
Yard number64[1]
Christened20 June 2011[2]
Acquired31 May 2011
Maiden voyage20 June 2011
In serviceJune 20, 2011-present
StatusIn service after May 13–June 2, 2013 refit.
General characteristics [1]
Class and typeSeabourn Odyssey class
TypeCruise ship
Tonnage32,346 GT (2011-2013)[3]32,348 GT (2013-onwards)
  • 198.15 m (650 ft 1 in) (o/a)
  • 169.2 m (555 ft 1 in) (p/p)
Beam25.6 m (84 ft 0 in)
Draught6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
Installed power
  • 4 × Wärtsilä 12V32
  • 23,040 kW (30,900 hp) (combined)
Propulsion2 × 7.5 MW SAM/VEM electric motors; two shafts with controllable pitch propellers
  • 19.0 knots (35.2 km/h; 21.9 mph) (service)
  • 25.5 knots (47.2 km/h; 29.3 mph) (maximum)
Capacity450 passengers

MV Seabourn Quest is a luxury cruise ship in Seabourn Cruise Line. It was constructed by Italian shipbuilder T. Mariotti. The vessel entered service in June 2011.[4]

Design and construction[edit]

T. Mariotti constructed the ship at their shipyard in Genoa, Italy.[5] Seabourn Quest was built using same design as her preceding sister ships, the Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn. They are among the smallest cruise ships in operation with any major cruise company.[6] Together, the three sister ships tripled the passenger capacity of the cruise line.[6]

The ship's name was chosen through a competition inviting submissions from the public between September and December 2009.[6] From 2,100 submissions, "Quest" (with 120 suggestions) was selected by the company.[6]

2013 Refit[edit]

From May 13, 2013 to June 2, 2013, Seabourn Quest was drydocked for a refit at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Work on the ship included 2 new additional cranes in outdoor spaces aft deck 6, 4 additional Zodiac cradles, rearrangement of incinerator room and increasing of retention capacity, installation of a new water ballast treatment system in engine room and minor mechanical and piping works in engine room and drydock. Additional work included the ship’s marina being refitted to accommodate the Zodiac inflatables that will be used in Seabourn’s upcoming Antarctica cruises along with general upgrades and additions to the crew area that have already been introduced on the Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn.[7] This refit had no implications for the vessel's ice class. The refit involved only minor modifications to accommodate the Zodiacs.


  1. ^ a b "Ned Cruise Seabourn Quest Info". Retrieved 20 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Sloan, Gene. "Blythe Danner named godmother of Seabourn Quest". USA Today. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  3. ^ Results for Vessel: Seabourn Quest, United States Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange
  4. ^ "Seabourn Quest Review". Cruise Critic. Cruise Critic. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  5. ^ Colton, Tim. "Large Cruise Ships on Order". Archived from the original on 17 May 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d "Seabourn's next yacht will be named Seabourn Quest" (Press release). The Yachts of Seabourn. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  7. ^ "'Seabourn Quest' Floats Out from T. Mariotti Shipyard". World Maritime News. Retrieved 12 June 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to IMO 9483126 at Wikimedia Commons