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Breaking Travel News investigates: Carnival prepares to debut quartet of new ships in 2018

Breaking Travel News investigates: Carnival prepares to debut quartet of new ships in 2018

8 January 2018 Focus

Carnival Corporation has revealed it will launch four new cruise ships in 2018 across four of its ten brands. Carnival Cruise Line, America’s most trusted and popular line; Holland America Line, one of cruising’s most popular premium lines with a 145-year history; Seabourn, the leader in small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising; and AIDA Cruises, the leading cruise brand in Germany, will all receive new ships.

Take a tour of Seabourn Ovation

Take a tour of Seabourn Ovation

4 September 2017 Videos

Seabourn has marked a major construction milestone with a traditional coin and launch ceremony for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy.

Betten named captain of Seabourn Ovation

Betten named captain of Seabourn Ovation

25 August 2017 Cruise News

Seabourn has named Stig Betten as captain of its newest vessel, Seabourn Ovation, and Helmut Huber as hotel director. Betten will oversee all operations of the line’s newest vessel, which is scheduled to launch in May 2018 in Italy.

New head of global sales for Seabourn

New head of global sales for Seabourn

13 February 2017 Cruise News

Seabourn has named seasoned hospitality executive Chris Austin as senior vice president, global sales and marketing. In the role, Austin will be responsible for Seabourn’s overall marketing efforts, brand management, sales, and public relations.

Seabourn debuts Encore in Singapore

Seabourn debuts Encore in Singapore

9 January 2017 Cruise News

Seabourn has formally introduced Seabourn Encore to the world during a glamorous and festive evening ceremony. International recording artist and soprano Sarah Brightman presided over the naming ceremony as godmother of the new 600-guest ship, the first of two new all-suite vessels for the company.

Keel laying ceremony for Seabourn Ovation takes place ahead of 2018 launch

Keel laying ceremony for Seabourn Ovation takes place ahead of 2018 launch

7 December 2016 Cruise News

In a busy week for the luxury cruise line, Seabourn has welcomed the keel laying celebrations for Seabourn Ovation at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy. With Seabourn Ovation’s launch date set for spring 2018, the ceremony marked a significant milestone in the construction of Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury ship.

Seabourn Encore prepares for November launch

Seabourn Encore prepares for November launch

12 November 2016 Cruise News

Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury vessel, Seabourn Encore, has reached an important maritime milestone with the completion of its final round of sea trials off the coast of Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Seabourn Encore departed the Fincantieri shipyard on earlier this month November for three days at sea, where a team of officers and engineers tested the ship’s technical and mechanical systems.

Seabourn to launch dedicated on-board wellness programme

Seabourn to launch dedicated on-board wellness programme

12 August 2016 Cruise News Spa News

Seabourn, in partnership with The Onboard Spa by Steiner, has created a fleet-wide mindful living programme, which will offer guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being. Seabourn has worked with Andrew Weil, a pioneer in integrative medicine in the USA, to create the exclusive new Spa and Wellness with Dr Andrew Weil programme, to be launched in January 2017.

Seabourn Ovation begins to take shape with steel cutting ceremony

Seabourn Ovation begins to take shape with steel cutting ceremony

10 June 2016 Cruise News

Seabourn has taken a giant step forward toward the launch of its next new vessel, Seabourn Ovation, with the commemorative cutting of the first steel. The ceremony, held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, was presided over by Seabourn president Richard Meadows and Genoa shipyard director Raffaele Davassi.

Seabourn unveils plans for two new luxury cruise vessels

Seabourn unveils plans for two new luxury cruise vessels

3 February 2015 Cruise News

The award-winning ultra-luxury, small ship cruise line Seabourn has unveiled the names of its two new ships, both inspired by its current fleet. Announcing Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation - the first will launch in late 2016 and the second in spring 2018.