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Author: Elizabeth Robinson/Thursday, March 22, 2018/Categories: News, Building and refurbishment
Seabourn’s newest vessel, Seabourn Ovation, after successfully completing her final round of sea trials in the Mediterranean.
Seabourn Ovation departed from Fincantieri shipyard in Italy on 14 March and spent four days at sea undergoing tests on her technical and mechanical systems. The vessel then returned to the shipyard in Genoa on 18 March for final interior and exterior outfitting. Fincantieri will deliver the ship to Seabourn on 27 April 2018.
“We’re now weeks away from delivery, and I’m very pleased with the progress and preparedness of the ship now that sea trials are complete,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “Our first revenue guests will board on 5 May, and I know they will be excited to see this newest addition to the Seabourn fleet.”
Seabourn Ovation will begin her maiden season with an 11-day inaugural voyage departing 5 May 2018, from Venice, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain. The ship’s naming ceremony will take place on 11 May in Valletta, Malta. Actress and singer Elaine Paige will serve as godmother.
Between May and November 2018, the ship will spend most of her maiden season in Northern Europe, offering a series of seven-day Baltic and Scandinavian sailings between Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden. These itineraries will include a three-day stay in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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