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Seabourn Ovation


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The 600-passenger ship is the second in the luxury line's newest ship class, following Seabourn Encore in 2016. They each boast an extra deck and accommodate 150 more passengers than the line's previous trio of ships. The larger size may be new to past Seabourn cruisers accustomed to the smaller trio, but it brings additional dining options and spacious venues for indulgence.

Ovation introduces new dining experiences like a sushi restaurant and The Grill by Thomas Keller, offering more variety than its predecessors. The ship's design, led by renowned interior designer Adam D. Tihany, coupled with an extensive art collection, contributes to its allure. Despite its capacity, it provides ample intimate spaces for relaxation.

It stands out as the only ship in the fleet with upgraded high-speed internet technology, ensuring smooth online experiences for passengers. Despite its size, the ship retains a sense of familiarity and camaraderie among passengers.

Seabourn's dress code leans towards elegant casual attire, with slight variations for different venues and formal nights. Enforcement is relaxed but upheld in key areas like The Restaurant.

Daytime and evening entertainment

On port days, fewer daytime activities are available, but on sea days, Seabourn offers a variety of activities, though not as extensive as larger ships. Expect team trivia, bridge and dance classes, cocktail-making demos, beanbag toss or shuffleboard competitions, and galley or bridge tours. LGBT and solo traveller gatherings are arranged, along with enrichment lectures.

The Grand Salon (Deck 6) serves as the main theatre and concert venue, hosting evening attractions with two shows nightly. Musical entertainment by the ship's singers and dancers alternates with guest performers like solo violinists or comedians. Occasionally, live music deck parties replace sit-down shows. These events, along with sail-away gatherings, feature live music, unique cocktails, food stations or hors d'oeuvres, and lively conversation, creating a festive atmosphere.

Renowned lyricist Tim Rice collaborated with Seabourn to create the marquee show, "An Evening with Tim Rice," offering insights into his life and work, with live performances of songs from musicals like "Evita" and "The Lion King."

The Club (Deck 5) is the ship's dance lounge, with a bar and lounge chairs drawing crowds before and after dinner, accompanied by live music. Nearby, a small casino offers roulette, blackjack, and poker, with slot machines. The casino is smoke-free. The Observation Bar, a stunning venue, is popular for post-dinner drinks, featuring live music in a contemporary beachy setting.


Seabourn's Conversations program features guest speakers, especially on sea days. Port-intensive itineraries offer destination lectures. Topics range from mindful living to spa seminars.

For adventurous spirits, Ventures by Seabourn includes onboard lectures by historians and naturalists, complementing guided tours.

Bars and lounges

Each bar onboard offers inclusive beer, wine, and cocktails, with speciality menus curated by mixologist Brian Van Flandern. The Club, The Grill Bar, Patio Bar, Sky Bar, and Observation Bar each have unique atmospheres.

Outside Recreation

The main pool on Deck 9 is flanked by hot tubs, while Deck 5 offers a smaller plunge pool. Deck 7 features a secluded hot tub at the ship's front. The Retreat offers exclusive sun deck experiences.


Seabourn Square acts as the ship's hub, offering concierge services and quiet spaces with ocean views. Computer stations and Wi-Fi are available for additional fees. The onboard shops sell various items, including designer wear and essentials.

Recreational facilities include a card room, meeting rooms, and a launderette. The ship's medical facility is on Deck 4.

The spa and fitness centre on Deck 10 offer standard services, as well as wellness-focused treatments and classes. The gym features various equipment and classes, including those inspired by Dr. Andrew Weil. Thermal suite passes are available for an additional fee.

Seabourn Ovation does not have a dedicated jogging track, but passengers can walk around Deck 10 overlooking the pool.

Following Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation offers more dining options than smaller fleet ships. It introduces Earth & Ocean, a new dining concept, replacing The Patio poolside grill every evening.

All restaurants are included in the cruise fare, including The Grill by Thomas Keller. Ship-made gelato is served in various venues, with different flavours daily.

A summary of the next day's menu is provided in suites each evening. Dinner hours vary; speciality restaurants open earliest at 6 p.m., while Earth & Ocean opens last at 7:30 p.m.

Complimentary caviar is available upon request at any time.

The Restaurant: Adam D. Tihany's elegant design seats up to 400 diners. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner offer diverse menus, including gelato.

Sushi: Lunch features bento boxes; dinner offers sushi and sashimi. Reservations not available.

The Grill by Thomas Keller: Reservation-required venue serving American classics with innovative twists.

The Patio: Daytime buffet-style grill; evening Earth & Ocean pop-up venue offers casual alfresco dining.

The Colonnade: Self-serve buffet for breakfast and lunch; themed dinners with table service.

Seabourn Square: Coffee bar with snacks throughout the day.

Afternoon Tea: Daily at 4 p.m. in the Observation Lounge.

Room Service: 24-hour service offering comfort food, including breakfast items and selections from The Restaurant menu during dinner hours.

All 300 rooms aboard Seabourn Ovation are suites, featuring separate sleeping and living areas. The basic suite includes a decent-sized balcony, marble-lined bathroom, and walk-in closet. Myriad cabinets offer ample storage space. Suites are uniformly decorated with warm grey carpets, cream walls, dark wood trim, and colourful furniture.

Eight suites are wheelchair accessible, 32 can accommodate a third bed, and 34 are interconnecting. Beds are extremely comfortable with a choice of firm and soft pillows and fluffy duvets.

Bathrooms are both efficient and luxurious, featuring dual sinks, ample storage, a rain-style shower, and a tub for Seabourn's signature Pure Pampering Bath experience. Standard amenities are by Molton Brown, with alternative soaps provided on embarkation day.

Each suite includes robes, slippers, a safe, tote bags, umbrellas, flat-screen TV with on-demand movies, and a stocked mini-bar. Champagne awaits passengers upon arrival, and additional liquor or wine can be ordered. Bedside outlets include USB, 110V, and 220V.

Veranda Suites: These make up the majority of accommodations, ranging from 246 to 302 square feet with balconies of 68 to 83 square feet. Features include a dining table for two, sofa, walk-in closet, vanity area, and bedside nightstands.

Penthouse Suites: Larger than Veranda Suites, these measure 450 square feet with balconies of 93 to 103 square feet. They include a larger living area, L-shaped sofa, dining table for two or four, and a screened sleeping area with a second TV.

Penthouse Spa Suites: These range from 639 to 677 square feet and include access to the thermal suite. They feature additional amenities such as special bath products, two TVs, a coffee-and-tea bar, and large balconies overlooking the ship's wake.

Owner's Suites: With balconies ranging from 142 to 900 square feet, these suites include separate sleeping and living areas, a pantry with wet bar, and guest bathroom.

Signature Suites/Grand Signature Suite: These measure 931 square feet with balconies of 960 square feet. Features include a spacious living area, whirlpool tub, wet bar, and pantry. The balconies have double-loungers.

Wintergarden/Grand Wintergarden Suite: The most prestigious accommodations, offering 989 square feet of space plus a 197-square-foot balcony. Features include a glass-enclosed solarium, jetted tub, dining table for six, and expansive living and dining areas.

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