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This year, Seabourn will introduce the Seabourn Ovation. The new ship is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment.
To further advance its mission with Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn enlisted the participation of master designer Adam D. Tihany. Recognized as one of the preeminent designers in the world, Tihany specializes in developing elegantly individual spaces for the most highly rated restaurants, hotels, resorts and spas in the hospitality industry. He is also renowned for his unique ability to realize and embody the particular personalities of his clients and the preferences of their clientele in his designs.
For Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation, Tihany was especially sensitive to the fact that Seabourn’s guests occupy the ship for at least a week while cruising the world’s most desirable destinations. Many sail for even more extended periods. As they explore the ports of call, they sleep, dine, play and socialize on board. He noted that, as travelers, they are essentially involved in exploration, discovering new sights and experiences. As such, they are especially attracted to novelty and impatient with any hint of monotony.
Seabourn understands that you come aboard not merely for transportation. Thus you are never, and still are not considered a passenger. Rather you are a member of a select seagoing society, sharing travel together in a relaxed, club-like atmosphere. In that spirit of easy-going hospitality, virtually everything required for your enjoyment is included in the price of your fare. Dining never incurs an extra charge, whether at meals in any of the ships’ variety of restaurants or spur-of-the-moment snacks. Beverages, from coffee and teas to fine wines and spirits, are complimentary throughout the voyage, either in the ship’s lounges and restaurants or from the bar in your suite, stocked in advance with your preferences.
It is in the quality and style of service on board that Seabourn truly excels. Onboard staff numbers nearly as many as guests on each ship. They are recruited, trained and managed to encourage a focus on the delight of each guest as an individual. This service philosophy underlies every aspect of Seabourn’s shipboard experience.
Seabourn’s guest-oriented philosophy is based on a belief that choice is fundamental to the experience of luxury. Nothing is more luxurious than the sensation of having things as we choose — of enjoying life and the world on our own terms. Accordingly, everything Seabourn does, from the design of its ships to its itineraries, shipboard activities, dining options, suite amenities and even the entertainment you enjoy on board, is crafted to offer a variety of appealing choices wherever and whenever possible.
Buoyed by the tremendous success of Seabourn Pride, Seabourn added two more sister-ships to their unique fleet, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend. Surprising innovations added fun and flair: a lavish Caviar in the Surf beach party; a Shopping with the Chef excursion to a local market; an Evening in Ephesus with an exclusive candlelit concert in the ancient ruins; and Evening under the stars on deck with local live music and dancing.
Seabourn Ovation, prepares Seabourn to lead the way into a new era with the most modern ultra-luxury fleet in the industry, A fleet that will continue to delight travelers with fascinating, innovative itineraries and a gracious, intuitive hospitality that enhances its status as the world’s finest small ship cruise line.
To find out more please visit www.cruises.co.za.