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Silversea Orders New Ship for 2020 Delivery

Written September 20th, 2017

Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri signed 310 million euro contract to build an ultra-luxury cruise ship, according to a joint statement. Read more

Crystal Symphony to Drydock at Lloyd Werft for Major Refit

Written September 8th, 2017

Lloyd Werft in Germany will soon play host to the Crystal Symphony, which will drydock for a major fall refurbishment. Read more

Seabourn Celebrates its 30th Anniversary in sytle

Written September 6th, 2017

Join Seabourn throughout 2018 in celebrating their 30th Anniversary with special events on board, an exclusive cocktail, a special gift and more! Plus celebrate with some very special enhancements and amenities when booking between 4th September 2017 and 14th November 2017. Read more

Seabourn Celebrates Float Out of Seabourn Ovation Cruise Ship

Written September 6th, 2017

Seabourn celebrated the float out of its newest Ultra Luxury cruise ship, Seabourn Ovation, today with a traditional coin and launch ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy.

At the float out ceremony, which marks the first time a new-build touches water, Jan Stearman played the role of madrina, cutting the cord to allow water to fill Ovation’s building dock. Stearman was chosen for the honor because she’s Seabourn’s longest-serving female crew member, a cruise director who has worked for the company for 22 years. Also as part of the event, Seabourn Ovation’s captain, Stig Betten, presided over the welding of two commemorative gold coins to the ship’s mast.

Seabourn Ovation will be moved to its final dock at the shipyard, where interior work will continue. The ship debuts in May 2018; it will spend its maiden season in Europe, mainly sailing Northern Europe itineraries.

Ovation is a sister to Seabourn Encore, which debuted in early 2017. The twin ships are influenced by celebrities. Both were designed by Adam Tihany, have restaurants created by Thomas Keller, wellness programs by Dr. Andrew Weill and shows developed with Tim Rice. Staterooms on the 600-passenger ships are all suites with private balconies.

For further details please contact Deluxe Cruises.

CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES CHRISTENS CRYSTAL BACH IN GERMANY

Written August 23rd, 2017

Crystal River Cruises christened Crystal Bach, the first of its four new build “Rhine Class” river ships, on Sunday, 20th August in Rüdesheim, Germany. Crystal’s CEO and president, Edie Rodriguez, presided over the ceremony, along with emcee and longtime popular Crystal entertainer, Mark Farris. The ship’s godmother, beloved German opera star Anna-Maria Kaufmann, christened the ship with the traditional blessing and champagne breaking, and also lent her famed talents to the celebration with a special performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on the G String”. Also in attendance were the ship’s cruise guests, local travel partners and executives from Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong. Read more

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