Luxury cruise line Seabourn has ordered a second 40,350-gt, 604-passenger vessel from Fincantieri. Slated for delivery in spring 2018, the ship will be an identical sister to one that is currently under construction and due for completion in late 2016.
Copy this and add another deck, please! The SEABOURN ODYSSEY, shown at Piraeus, is a smaller prototype of the newly ordered Seabourn twins. Photo and copyright Peter Knego.
Interior designer Adam D. Tihany will be in charge of creating all indoor and outdoor guest areas, including dining venues, the spa, showrooms, casino and lounges and deck areas. Tihany, who came to prominence in the cruise ship sector with his spectacular public spaces and dining areas on the CELEBRITY SOLSTICE quintet, is also at the helm of Holland-America’s newbuild KONINGSDAM, which will also be constructed by Fincantieri.
The new Seabourn ships’ configuration is derived from the SEABOURN ODYSSEY trio of ships but with an additional deck, increased capacity and expanded public areas.
Meanwhile, rumors are swirling that Seabourn’s luxury sector competitor Silversea is on the verge of announcing no less than three newbuilds.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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