|Various executives from Fincantieri and Seabourn celebrated the keel laying ceremony in Marghera, Italy on September 15, 2015.|
Seabourn just celebrated the keel-laying ceremony for the line's newest ship, the Seabourn Encore, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. Set to launch in late 2016, the ceremony is the latest in a series of recent milestones and announcements made by Seabourn as the project continues to move forward.
The ceremony was attended, among others, by Holland America Group Executive Vice President Fleet Operations Keith Taylor and Antonio Quintano, director of Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard. Seabourn Encore is the first of two new ships that Fincantieri will build for Seabourn over the next three years.
Modeled after Seabourn's Odyssey-class ships and designed by leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, the all-suite ship will be configured with one additional deck, new expanded public areas and is expected to carry 600 guests. In addition, every suite will have a private veranda.