Carnival Corporation’s luxury brand Seabourn has added a second ship to its order book with Italian shipyard Fincantieri, following on from the announcement it would build a new ship based on its award-winning Odyssey-class vessels.
The company sold three of its vessels – Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend – to Windstar Cruises last year.
“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 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.”
The new vessel will delivered in spring 2018, following on from the first ship’s launch in late 2016.
Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri chief executive officer, added: “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 line sector including the ultra-luxury segment where our partner for this project operates.”