Seabourn Encore yesterday (4th March 2016) touched water for the first time at her launching ceremony at Fincantieri in Italy.
The ship, which measures 40,350grt, will enter service for Seabourn later this year and is the first of two new ships scheduled for delivery for Seabourn by 2018. Seabourn Ovation will join the fleet in 2018.
The ship will carry around 600 passengers and all suites will feature private verandahs.
Richard Meadows, Seabourn President was delighted at Seabourn Encore’s entry to the water for the first time.
“Seeing Seabourn Encore in the water is a very special moment and represents another important step toward the completion of our highly-anticipated ship. We continue to hear from our guests and travel industry partners about their excitement for this incredible ship, and they are just as eager as we are to welcome her to the Seabourn family later this year.”
It was the ship’s ‘Madrina’ Marnie Tehaney whom cut the cord which then allowed the water to start filling the dry dock in which Seabourn Encore is being constructed. The ship will then be floated out and moved to the fitting out basin where the final aspects of construction will take place, including the outfitting of interiors and cabins.
The ship will be the latest word in luxury and will maintain Seabourn’s high space ratio per guest and will also incorporate a personal service from the crew which will equate to one crew member to every guest.
Seabourn are part of Carnival Corporation and represents their luxury cruise sector, with Seabourn continuously winning awards for it’s high standard of luxurious service.
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