From the press office of Fincantieri November 30, 2016 Is the ceremony of “Seabourn Encore”, the first of two super-luxury cruise ships ordered from Fincantieri by the shipping company Seabourn Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation brand, the first cruise operator in the world, was held today at the plant in Marghera. The ceremony was attended, among others, for the shipping company Micky Arison, Carnival Corporation Chairman, Richard D. Meadows, president of Seabourn Cruise Line and Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, while Fincantieri, the Chairman, Giampiero Massolo and the Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Bono. “Seabourn Encore” was built according to the features and cutting-edge technical solutions that make the Seabourn one of the most prestigious brand in the super-luxury segment and it will continue the modernization of the fleet started in 2009. The unit has 40,350 gross tons, is about 210 meters long, 28 wide and can reach a cruising speed of 18.6 knots. It can accommodate 600 passengers on board, in 300 spacious suites, all with private balcony. Each guest will then enjoy an exclusive service given by a ratio of almost 1 to 1 passengers and crew.
The project of “Seabourn Encore” is particularly innovative in that oriented optimization of energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact, and construction have been adopted advanced technologies with standards that exceed the requirements of the relevant legislation.
Richard D. Meadows, president of Seabourn Cruise Line, said: “We have been waiting anxiously for this great day for over two years. Seabourn Encore has become an extraordinary ship that will mark a new milestone in the common understanding of the ultra-luxury cruises. I am very proud of our partnership with Fincantieri, because it was really a great pleasure for us to work together, from a piece of crude steel, up to the delivery of a ship so incredible that it will increase the prestige of our Seabourn fleet. “
Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri CEO commented: “The jewel that we deliver today is the first designed to Seabourn, and a second vessel for this new and prestigious client will be set just two days in our shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. I say it with some pride and much satisfaction, because Seabourn is of the Carnival group offered the high-end and why Fincantieri is now recognized an absolute reference from the market, due to its ability to offer products tailored to a range of customers more broader “.Bono continued:” This gratifying result was made possible thanks to stubbornly strategy pursued in recent years that has allowed us to be the best placed to seize the opportunities that the market has made available “. “Seabourn Encore” will be officially presented to the public with a christening ceremony to be held in Singapore on January 7. In the presence of guests and international artists, the godmother of ship will be the world renowned soprano Sarah Brightman. The ship then will leave for his first inaugural 10-day cruise in the Sea of Java in Indonesia. Fincantieri has built since 1990 75 cruise ships, 62 of which for different brands of Carnival, while another 26 units are under construction or about to be built in the factories of the group, including 9 for shipping companies of the US group. Cooperation between Fincantieri and Carnival Group has a remarkable strategic importance not only for the shipbuilding industry, but for the entire national economy. The US group, by virtue of the partnership with Fincantieri, is, in fact, one of the largest foreign investors in Italy having invested since 1990 a total amount of nearly 30 billion euro.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION (Fincantieri source) MAIN FEATURES Gross tonnage of 41,865 GRT; Overall length 210.5 m; Printed beam; 28.0 m; 6:53 m draft design service speed 15.0 kN; Maximum speed 18,6 kN Rina social classification; CAR KEY Concept Propulsion D / E propulsion system 2 PEM; 4 x 5,760 kW diesel generators Wartsila12V32-D; Total installed power 23,040 kW; 300 passenger cabins; Owner Suites 3; Winter Garden Suite 2; SPA Suite 5; Signature Suite 6; Penthouse Suite 14; Veranda 270; ratio of outside cabins 100%; balcony cabins ratio 100%; crew cabins 238; Maximum number of people on board 1120