Seabourn Ovation Is Christened

Ship’s godmother is actress and singer Elaine Paige OBE

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Seabourn Ovation Is Christened

Seabourn has introduced its newest vessel, Seabourn Ovation, to the world with a glamorous naming ceremony in the harbour of Valletta, Malta.

The event included a live performance by the ship’s godmother, actress and singer Elaine Paige OBE, one of the world's best-loved and most highly awarded artists. Following her performance, she made a traditional blessing and released a bottle of champagne that was broken against the ship, in time-honoured ship naming tradition.

Seabourn Ovation Naming Ceremony with Elaine Paige OBE

Seabourn Ovation Naming Ceremony with Elaine Paige OBE

A highlight of the evening was the debut of the new Seabourn anthem written by Sir Tim Rice, entitled: “We Sail to See the Lives of Others”, which was performed publicly for the first time. A full orchestra on the Pool Deck provided additional entertainment during the evening ceremony. The evening was capped with a brilliant firework display that lit up the harbour of Valletta.

Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn said: “The launch of Seabourn Ovation brings us to a new era for Seabourn where we further reinforce our position as the newest, most consistent fleet in the ultra-luxury cruise category. The ship is another major step forward in the growth of Seabourn and an opportunity for us to provide guests with the finest luxury travel experience available at sea today. Like her sisters in our fleet, Seabourn Ovation is such a beautiful ship, and I know that guests and cruise industry observers are going to be very impressed from the moment they step on board.”

Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ultra-luxury vessel to join the Seabourn’s award-winning and highly acclaimed fleet of Odyssey-class ships, over the past decade, and the second of two ships designed for the line by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany. Sister ship Seabourn Encore had her naming ceremony in Singapore in January 2017. Like Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation is configured with one additional deck and new expanded public areas and will carry just 600 guests, based on double occupancy in all oceanfront suites with private verandas.

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