Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn Ovation. Sister ship to Seabourn Encore, Ovation continues the design language of the luxury yacht, where rounded surfaces, bespoke furnishings and elite attention to detail serves to provide guests with an unparalleled cruising experience. Design is an intrinsic element of the ship, from the instinctive approach to public spaces to the thoughtful and unexpected nuances throughout. The impressive curated art collection is an evolution from that on Encore, each piece carefully considered to fit the Seabourn identity and encourage guests to discover one by one through the duration of their voyage. Designed to provide the comfort and familiarity of an onboard living room, the reimagined Seabourn Square features an outward facing concierge encircled by hospitality desks where guests can comfortably meet with a representative to plan their itinerary and future sailing. 

The Atrium, with its elliptical double-helix staircase connecting deck 4 to deck 10, is the epitome of Ovation elegance. With its subtle yet striking nautical references and bespoke art installation, every step reiterates the design inspiration seen throughout the ship. The formal dining venue, known as The Restaurant, showcases two story atriums echoing the contemporary luxury of the ship, with branch like ceiling structures and brightly colored hand blown glass chandeliers. The Colonnade is a more casual venue with the energy of an open marketplace, featuring buffet islands and an exhibition kitchen. The Grill by Thomas Keller, boasting a custom menu created by namesake acclaimed chef of French Laundry and Per Se fame, is the crown jewel of Encore dining. On the top deck, the new Observation Lounge is surrounded by floor to ceiling glass walls. Above the bar, a large semi-circle skylight draws in additional natural light. 


Photography: Eric Laignel