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Author: Rebecca Gibson/Wednesday, September 16, 2015/Categories: News, Building and refurbishment, Cruise news, Fincantieri
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has laid the keel of Seabourn’s latest all-suite ship Seabourn Encore, which is set to debut in late 2016.
Held at Fincantieri’s Marghera yard in Italy, the keel-laying ceremony was attended by Antonio Quintano, the shipyard’s director, and Keith Taylor, executive vice president of Fleet Operations at Holland America Group.
“Set to debut as the most modern and acclaimed ship in the ultra-luxury segment, the keel laying of Seabourn Encore represents another pivotal stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising,” said Richard Meadows, Seabourn president. “This is an important milestone and we look forward to revealing further progress and highlights of Seabourn Encore in the months ahead.”
Modelled on Seabourn’s Odyssey-class ships and designed by Adam D. Tihany, the 41,700gt Seabourn Encore is the first of two luxury cruise ships Fincantieri will build for the line over the next three years.
The ship will be configured with one additional deck, new expanded public areas, suites with private verandas and is expected to carry just 600 guests.
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