FINCANTIERI TO BUILD A SECOND ULTRA-LUXURY SHIP FOR SEABOURN
01 December 2014
The ship, due to join the Seabourn fleet in spring 2018, will be built according to the standards and technical solutions that make Seabourn one of the most prestigious brands in the ultra-luxury segment. It will be a sister ship to the newbuild announced earlier this year, scheduled for delivery in late 2016. These ships will continue the fleet modernization that began in 2009.
The all-suite ship will be approximately 40,350 gross tons, 210 metres long and 28 metres wide and will be able to reach a cruising speed of 18.6 knots. It will carry up just 604 guests, accommodated in 302 spacious suites, all with a private balcony.
Safety will be one of this ship's major strong points. It will be built using the very latest technologies, whose standards will exceed the requirements of the relevant regulations. Fuel consumption will be significantly reduced also by optimizing the ship's hydrodynamics.
“There has been an incredible amount of excitement and interest since we announced the order for the first ship, and we’re very pleased that the demand for our brand has allowed us to add a second new ultra-luxury ship to our expanding fleet”, said Richard D. Meadows, Seabourn’s President. “These two new ships will offer the understated elegance we are known for, as well as new amenities, innovations and modern design features that embody the hallmarks of Seabourn”.
Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri Chief Executive Officer, stated: “When dealing with such important investments, exercising an option should never be taken for granted. We are very glad that Seabourn decided to “double” its trust in us, especially considering that our partnership is very young and getting stronger quickly. I believe that this clearly demonstrates that new clients as well as old, such as Seabourn’s parent company Carnival Corporation, and the market as a whole, consider Fincantieri as the world leader in the cutting-edge cruise shipbuilding sector including the ultra-luxury segment where our partner for this project operates”.