Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn Ovation is the second of two ultra-luxury cruise ships ordered to Fincantieri by Seabourn Cruise Line, a part of Carnival Corporation. It is the sister ship to Seabourn Encore, which was delivered in November 2016.

The keel for Seabourn Ovation was laid at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy, in December 2016. The cruise ship is scheduled to join Seabourn’s fleet in early 2018.

Seabourn Ovation cruise ship design details

Seabourn Ovation will incorporate modern design elements and concepts. The indoor and outdoor guest spaces will be designed by Adam D. Tihany. The ship will integrate an additional deck and newly elaborated public spaces in tune with the reputation of Seabourn.

"The cruise ship is scheduled to join Seabourn’s fleet in early 2018."

The vessel will be installed with Wärtsilä navigation, automation and sensor systems, including Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum and Wärtsilä Valmatic Platinum systems. It will also feature a video wall, a tank level and flood detection system, as well as a valve remote control.

The ship will be 210m-long and 28m-wide and will have a gross tonnage of 40,350t. It will accommodate up to 600 guests on double-occupancy basis and be capable of sailing at a cruising speed of 18.6k.

Accommodation aboard the ultra-luxury cruise ship

Seabourn Ovation will offer accommodation in spacious suites furnished with closets, comfortable seating and sleeping spaces, elegant bathrooms, an in-suite bar, and personal entertainment facilities.

The suite rooms will be available in five categories including Wintergarden Suite, Signature Suite, Owner’s Suite, Penthouse Suite and Veranda Suite. The Wintergarden Suite will feature large windows, dining space for six guests, a transformable sofa bed, two televisions, a whirlpool bathtub, a pantry with wet bar, a glass-enclosed solarium and two water closets.

The suites will also offer amenities such as adequate storage and walk-in closets, a collection of wines or spirits, pleasant seating area, in-suite entertainment facilities, Molton Brown wellness products and personalised stationery.

Dining and entertainment aboard Seabourn Ovation

The dining venues aboard the vessel will include The Grill by Thomas Keller, Sushi, The Restaurant, The Colonnade, The Patio and Seabourn Square. The Grill by Thomas Keller will serve a la carte menus.

Sushi will offer a range of maki rolls, sushi, sashimi and salads, while The Restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in an open-seating style.

The guests can find a collection of a la carte items, daily specials and regionally themed dinners at The Colonnade restaurant. The Patio will be a casual poolside venue serving salads, soups, pastas, pizzas, hot dogs, specialty hamburgers, and grilled chicken and seafood.

Entertainment on Seabourn Ovation will be provided by a range of venues, including Observation Bar, The Seabourn casino, The Club, Grand Salon, Evening Under the Stars, Sky Bar and Patio Bar.

The cruise ship will also feature The Retreat lounge with 15 private cabanas, shopping area, a fitness centre, Spa at Seabourn, a library and a watersports marina.


The ship will be equipped with four Wärtsilä 32 engines, and a diesel-electric propulsion drive system including two 6,000kW double-winding synchronous motors, two frequency converters with line-controlled inverters (LCIs) and two fixed pitch propellers.

The propulsion system will also integrate two 1.75MW bow thrusters, two 1.5MW stern thrusters and four AC motors for the thrusters. The electrical equipment will include two dedicated 6.6kV switchboards and four transformers.