Your next getaway could include soaking up the rich culture of Morocco, exploring idyllic Spanish isles, meandering through picturesque towns of coastal Italy, or gawking at majestic fjords in Scandinavia—all while aboard a luxurious ship.
That’s because Seabourn, an AFAR Travelers’ Choice Award nominee in six categories, has unveiled the new Seabourn Ovation, which delivers a wealth of luxurious cruise experiences to discerning travelers.
Seabourn Ovation is the sister ship to the acclaimed Seabourn Encore. Together, they represent a new chapter of small-ship exploration and epitomize the legacy of luxury that has defined Seabourn throughout the company’s 33-year history.
In 2019, Seabourn is offering a series of unique expeditions to delight and inspire. And Seabourn Ovation delivers on the promise, with a one-of-a-kind way to see some of the world’s most magnificent destinations—from the azure waters of the Adriatic to the spectacular Scandinavian fjords.
On board Seabourn Ovation, the Mediterranean getaway of your dreams awaits. In fact, Seabourn’s thoughtfully composed Mediterranean itineraries have earned the cruise line a nomination for an AFAR Travelers’ Choice Award for Best Mediterranean Cruise.
Luxury Meets Tranquility
While shore excursions offer curated explorations of each port, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you occupied during your stay at sea: World-class dining, enriching activities, and lavish amenities that cater to your every whim are staples of Seabourn’s on-board experience. (Can we work in Ventures by SeabournTM?)
The estimable chefs on board Seabourn’s fleet of ships serve up an elegant menu of inventive dishes on a nightly basis. Seabourn’s relaxed dining policy—come whenever you like and dine with whomever you please—encourages a casual yet refined atmosphere. For guests celebrating a special occasion on the Seabourn Ovation, an evening at The Grill by Thomas Keller promises a unique epicurean journey that’s been meticulously crafted by the Michelin-starred chef. Seabourn’s innovative Shopping with the Chef program, too, is a novel concept that champions immersive travel: Passengers accompany the on-board chef to local markets, where they can peruse fresh ingredients for their evening meal. The experience sets the stage for an unforgettable dinner, sampling regionally sourced delicacies while cloaked under the canopy of a starry night sky.
Of course, the ultimate vacation is defined by more than simply indulgence. On all Seabourn cruises, on-board fitness centers provide state-of-the-art facilities for those in pursuit of an active lifestyle. These centers feature cardio and strength-training equipment, personal trainers offering customized wellness programs, and a variety of complimentary classes, such as yoga and Tai Chi, led by distinguished instructors.
After an invigorating workout, guests can continue their wellness journey at the spa. Seabourn’s Spa & Wellness program has been thoughtfully crafted by the visionary Dr. Andrew Weil, whose best-selling books offer insights for physical and spiritual well-being. Dr. Weil’s signature Mindful Living Program offers guests an enriching, holistic approach to wellness that seamlessly complements the healing nature of the undulating waves below.
Guests with an even more laid-back agenda in mind will find sanctuary in The Retreat, a tranquil lounge ringed with 15 private cabanas, set around a central whirlpool. The Retreat, available for daytime reservations, is staffed by a dedicated concierge available to deliver customized comfort and utmost relaxation.
With the launch of Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn continues its tradition of pioneering concepts, a fresh vision, and a commitment to quality and service in every element of the at-sea experience. Visit Seabourn to view upcoming itineraries and start planning your voyage today.