Seabourn Takes Delivery Of Seabourn Quest
Seabourn has today taken delivery of the new 450-guest Seabourn Quest at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The intimate, all-suite ship is the third vessel constructed by Mariotti for Seabourn's fleet, completing a three-year expansion.
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner will serve as godmother and name the ship at a ceremony at the port of Barcelona on 20th June 2011. Following the ceremony, the ship departs on a 14-day Maiden Voyage to Athens, stopping at towns in France, Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the sleek and widely admired ultra-luxury design that first appeared as Seabourn Odyssey in June 2009 and was hailed "a game-changer for the luxury segment." The second sister-ship, Seabourn Sojourn, entered service in June of 2010.
"We are very pleased and excited to take delivery of Seabourn Quest," says Richard Meadows, Seabourn's president. "She is a beautiful vessel, and I have no doubt she will earn as much praise from the experts, and as much affection from our guests as her two sister-ships. Her officers, staff and crew are ready to welcome travellers on board to experience Seabourn-style cruising."
Seabourn Quest's maiden season includes seven-day Eastern Mediterranean cruises, as well as a seven-day Black Sea voyage. In Autumn, the ship will cruise across the Atlantic Ocean to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where it will sail on a series of round-trip voyages in the Caribbean. On 5th January 2012, Seabourn Quest will begin a 109-day Maiden World Cruise on a unique eastbound course via South America, South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.