Seabourn Ovation Enjoys Coin and Launch Ceremony

When a new ship build reaches certain milestones, these are often marked with a multitude of maritime traditions. On September 1, 2017, we held the traditional coin and launch ceremony for Seabourn Ovation, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy. We are pleased to share the video of this special event.

Jan Stearman, one of our most well-known and respected cruise directors – and longest serving female shipboard team member – presided over the celebration as the "madrina."  She, along with Seabourn President Richard Meadows, took part in the ceremony of welding coins to the ship and seeing it touch water for the first time. 

We look forward to welcoming Seabourn Ovation to the Seabourn family in May 2018.

Be sure to visit Seabourn Ovation's dedicated microsite as we continue to offer an inside look at the next addition to our fleet of ultra-luxury ships.

Seabourn Ovation…only sunsets until launch!

For more information about Seabourn Ovation, or to make reservations, please contact a travel professional, call Seabourn  at (800) 929-9391 or visit