Seabourn Ovation Shines Bright with Forbes Travel Guide Award

Seabourn Ovation, one of the newest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world, has received a prestigious award from Forbes Travel Guide. The ship was rated as a Four-Star Ocean Cruise in the 2023 Star Awards list, joining a select group of nearly 2,000 hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises that have been evaluated by incognito, in-person inspectors.

Seabourn Ovation is the second of two ultra-luxury ships built for Seabourn, a leading cruise line that offers personalized service, all-inclusive amenities and immersive experiences. The ship, which debuted in 2018, features 300 spacious suites, all with ocean views and verandas, and a sleek design by acclaimed hospitality designer Adam Tihany.

The ship also boasts a variety of dining options, including The Grill by Thomas Keller, a signature restaurant by the renowned chef behind The French Laundry and Per Se. The Grill serves classic American dishes with a modern twist, such as table-side Caesar salad, lobster thermidor and ice cream sundaes. Other culinary highlights include Sushi, a Japanese restaurant with a sushi counter and a la carte menu, and The Colonnade, a casual buffet-style venue that offers themed dinners and regional specialties.

Seabourn Ovation also offers a range of entertainment and enrichment programs, such as Seabourn Conversations, a series of lectures and discussions by experts and celebrities, and An Evening with Tim Rice, a musical show created by the Oscar- and Tony-winning lyricist in collaboration with Seabourn. For wellness enthusiasts, the ship features a spa and wellness center with a mindful living program designed by Dr. Andrew Weil, a pioneer of integrative medicine. The program includes yoga and meditation classes, seminars and spa treatments.

Where Seabourn Ovation Travels

Seabourn Ovation sails to various destinations around the world, offering guests the opportunity to explore the culture, history and nature of each port of call. The ship also partners with UNESCO World Heritage to provide exclusive tours and insights into some of the most iconic and protected sites on the planet.

Some of the itineraries that Seabourn Ovation offers include:

  • A seven-, 14- or 21-day cruise from Copenhagen to Reykjavik, visiting the scenic and historic sites of Norway, Iceland and Greenland.
  • A 14-day cruise from Athens to Dubai, stopping at the ancient and modern wonders of Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Oman.
  • A 21-day cruise from Singapore to Sydney, exploring the diverse and exotic landscapes and cultures of Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

How Seabourn Ovation Celebrates Its Guests

Seabourn Ovation is not only a ship, but also a community of travelers who share a passion for discovery and adventure. The ship’s crew, which consists of 450 staff members, is dedicated to providing exceptional service and creating memorable moments for each guest. One of the ways that the ship celebrates its guests is by hosting a signature event called Caviar on the Surf, where guests are invited to wade into the water and enjoy champagne and caviar from a surfboard bar, followed by a beach barbecue and live music.

Another way that the ship delights its guests is by offering a personal suite steward, who can cater to their every need and preference. The suite steward can stock the mini bar with complimentary wines or spirits, draw a relaxing bath with Molton Brown products, arrange for in-suite dining or spa services, and more.

Seabourn Ovation is a ship that combines elegance, comfort, entertainment and adventure, making it a worthy recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Ocean Cruise award. The ship is a shining example of how Seabourn delivers extraordinary journeys to its guests.

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