Seabourn has exercised its option for a second new 40,350-GRT ship to be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. It will be a sister ship to the new-build announced earlier this year. The first new Seabourn ship is scheduled for delivery in late 2016, and the second ship will be delivered in spring, 2018.
Hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany will also design the second new ship in its entirety, creating all indoor and outdoor guest areas, including multiple dining venues; the Spa at Seabourn; showrooms; casino and lounges; outdoor deck areas; and the Seabourn Square, the social hub of the ship with a club-like ambiance.
The new ships' configuration will be based on the Seabourn Odyssey-class ships, with one additional deck and new expanded public areas. Each ship will carry just 604 guests based on double occupancy in all-suite, veranda accommodations. The interior design will maintain a high ratio of space per guest and enable personalized service by nearly one staff member per guest on board.
Both of the new ships will continue the fleet modernization that the line began in 2009 with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey.
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