Washington-based cruise operator Seabourn has appointed Adam D. Tihany to design the indoor and outdoor guest areas of its new vessel, which is being built in Italy.

Tihany is an art director of the Culinary Institute of America and serves as an advisor to the Board of the New York School of Interior Design and the Holon Design Museum.

For the new vessel, Tihany will add multiple dining venues, the Spa at Seabourn, showrooms, casino, lounges, outdoor deck areas and the Seabourn Square multi-purpose space.

"Adam Tihany’s artistic sensibilities are a wonderful match with Seabourn."

The 40,350 gross registered tonnage vessel will be designed according to the Seabourn Odyssey-class ships, with one additional deck and expanded public areas.

The vessel will have a capacity to accommodate 604 guests and be designed to maintain high ratio of space per guest, and will feature a private veranda for every suite.

Seabourn president Richard Meadows said Adam Tihany’s artistic sensibilities are a wonderful match with Seabourn.

The new vessel is being built by Fincantieri and is scheduled for delivery in mid 2016.

Tihany said he aims to design a beautiful and uniquely Seabourn ship that will reflect the company’s casual elegance and attention to detail, to make guests feel welcomed by its special brand of ultra-luxury.

The new ship will join Seabourn’s fleet that includes the Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest.