The vessels expand on the Odyssey-class trio.
'Both words, Encore and Ovation, pay tribute to the tremendous success and outstanding accomplishments our current ships have achieved. They are perfect names to celebrate Seabourn's expanding fleet,' president Rick Meadows said.
Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation will be configured with one additional deck, newly expanded public areas and modern design elements and innovations consistent with Seabourn's understated elegance. The new 40,350gt vessels are expected to carry 604 passengers each, double occupancy, and every suite will have a veranda.
Hospitality design icon Tihany is designing both ships in their entirety, drawing inspiration from the line's history and yachting heritage. He will create all indoor and outdoor guest areas, including the multiple dining venues, The Spa at Seabourn, showrooms, casino and lounges, outdoor deck areas and Seabourn Square, the social hub with a club-like ambiance.
Fincantieri has the construction contract.
Renderings and updates about Seabourn Encore are posted on a new dedicated microsite: http://encore.seabourn.com.
It includes a counter of 'sunsets to launch'—676, as of today.