Luxury cruise ship Seabourn Ovation is in Plymouth. The mega yacht class ship, which can have 600 passengers on board, was built by Fincantieri in Sestri Ponente, Italy.
According to the Seabourn website, they pioneered small-ship, ultra-luxury cruising, and continue to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel. She is coming to Plymouth and is spending the day in Britain’s Ocean City.
The £290 million cruise ship, which operates under a Bahamas flag, is the fifth to be delivered to her owners in the last decade. It has 300 suites, each with a balcony. More than 1,600 works of art by 120 artists are also displayed aboard the ship.
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She is one of the many luxury cruise ships who are visiting Plymouth this summer. She is set to spend the day in the city before sailing off to the Isle of Wight.
According to her owners she is an ultra luxury cruise with 300 suites all with their own terraces. “Our fleet of intimate, all-suite ships, carrying between 458 and 600 guests each, sail to the world’s most desirable destinations at their peak seasons,” they say on their website.
It comes just days after MS The World to Plymouth last week for her anaugural visit to Britain’s Ocean City. The World is currently the world’s largest privately-owned cruise vessel. The boat serves as a residential community and is owned by its residents.
Pilot Richard Eggleton had the role of piloting her in to Plymouth Sound, before the traditional exchange of Port and vessel Plaques with the Master.
Feedback from the vessel was very positive, with all the residents and the majority of crew all coming ashore, tendered direct into the Barbican to enjoy the jewel of Plymouth, the Barbican and the Hoe.
Harbor Master Captain Richard Allan was pleased to see Plymouth businesses benefiting from visitors from the ship, with the vast majority of visitors staying in the city. Guest experiences included playing golf, sea swimming at Firestone Bay with Lewis Pugh, tours of St Andrews Church, The Box and, of course, the night life provided by the Barbican on Friday night was highly spoken of.
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