Seabourn Cruises, Ovation

In 2018, Seabourn will introduce Seabourn Ovation, a sister-ship to the already prestigious Seabourn Encore. Seabourn Ovation represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. Both ships will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world’s most discerning travelers.

Master Touch

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.

The Serene Sensation of Membership

Seabourn understood that you came aboard not merely for transportation. Thus you 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.

A Passion For Service

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. Tipping is neither required nor expected. Seabourn’s staff members are dedicated professionals for whom hospitality is a calling. On Seabourn, regardless of which category of accommodation you book, you will receive superbly skilled attention and sincere, heartfelt hospitality from every member of the staff, on every occasion. Quite simply in a class by itself.