Seabourn Sojourn is a luxury cruise ship built for Seabourn Cruise Line by the T Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. It is the second of three sister ships ordered by Seabourn and entered service in June 2010.
The cruise ship has a length of 198m, a moulded beam of 26m and a draft of 6.4m. Depth to upper deck is 15.2m and the main deck is 9m.
The vessel’s deadweight is 32,000t.
Seabourn Sojourn offers a high space-per-guest ratio and personalised services. The vessel’s accommodation includes 225 staterooms for 450 passengers.
The ship has ten passenger decks and features a large spa. It is also equipped with the latest technology including safety management system control and an independent propulsion system.
Seabourn Sojourn construction
Seabourn Sojourn was ordered in October 2006 and the keel was laid in June 2008. The hull of the ship was constructed at Ci.Mar Costruzioni Navali at San Giorgio di Nogaro (Northeast Italy) and then towed to the T Mariotti shipyard at Genoa for outfitting and final completion.
The cruise ship is equipped with high level of technology, which meant that larger quantities of electric cabling were installed for automation.
Out of Sojourn’s 225 staterooms, 90% feature private verandas. Suite categories include Grand Wintergarden Suite, Wintergarden Suite, Grand Signature Suite, Signature Suite, Owner’s Suite, Penthouse Suite, Veranda Suite and Seabourn Suite. All suites measure between 295ft² and 1,682ft².
The Grand Wintergarden Suite offers 1,397ft² of indoor and outdoor space, two bedrooms and bathrooms, a glass-enclosed solarium with tub and daybed, a dining area, two bars, a whirlpool and three flat-screen televisions. All rooms boast separate living areas, bedrooms, writing desks with personalised stationery and spacious bathrooms with a separate bath and shower.
Sojourn offers four dining venues: The Restaurant, Restaurant 2, The Colonnade and Patio Grill. The Restaurant is a gourmet open-seating restaurant that offers five-star dining.
The avant-garde Restaurant 2 serves innovative small-plate tasting menus. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served by the indoor / outdoor Colonnade and casual poolside Patio Grill.
Guests can also enjoy dining in their suite or on their veranda during extended service hours. The dining venues, six bars and lounges onboard offer a range of wines and spirits.
Seabourn Sojourn features lounges and entertainment venues. The fold-out Marina provides water sports. The Retreat on the top deck features a nine-hole mini golf course, a giant chess board and shuffleboard.
Seabourn Square is a concierge lounge that includes a library, shops, outdoor terrace, computer centre and coffee bar.
Spa at Sojourn
The two-deck Spa at Sojourn is one of the largest spa facilities on a luxury cruise ship. The 11,400ft² spa area features a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a full-service salon, Finnish saunas or aromatic steam rooms and thalassotherapy pool.
The spa offers facials, massages, detox and body therapies. Guests can also reserve the Spa Villa, which features seating and dining areas, a double daybed, two treatment beds, an oversized bathtub, separate shower and a private balcony for sunbathing.
Seabourn Sojourn is powered by two fully independent propulsion systems. The twin-engine driven diesel-electric system turns twin-screw propellers and two bow thrusters. Sojourn is also equipped with two stabilisers.
Seabourn Sojourn’s inaugural maiden voyage sailed from London, UK, to the Norwegian Fjords on 6 June 2010. Its future itineraries include 12 to 14-day voyages throughout the summer to the Baltic, Scandinavia, Russia, Norwegian Fjords and Scotland, as well as several Mediterranean voyages in the autumn.
After a 12-day transatlantic cruise, the ship will continue to sail on a series of Caribbean voyages in the winter from Fort Lauderdale. In January 2011, Sojourn will commence a world cruise from Los Angeles to London.