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MV Seabourn Ovation – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9764958

MV Seabourn Ovation

© Carlo Martinelli

© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa 27/09/2017)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2018 by Fincantieri Marghera Shipyard, Marghera, Italy (Yard No 6258) as Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Seabourn Cruise Line

Technical Data

  • Length: m (overall) 177.1 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 28.0 m
  • Depth:  m
  • Draught: 6.53 m
  • Tonnage: 41865 gross/ net/7000t deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x Wartsila type 12V32 type D diesel
  • Power: 23040 kW/HP
  • Speed: 15 knots (service) 18.6 knots (max)
  • Passenger Decks: 10
  • Capacity: 704 passengers
  • Crew: 416
  • Call Sign: C6CV5
  • IMO Number: 9764958
  • Official Number: 94350
  • MMSI Number: 311000585
  • Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister-Ship: Seabourn Encore (6251)

Current AIS Location

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September 14th 2015: Contract signed.

August 31st 2015: Keel laid.

© Enrico Righetti  © Enrico Righetti

© Enrico Righetti  © Enrico Righetti

© Enrico Righetti (Genoa 02/11/2017)

March 14th 2018: Four days of sea trials.

March 18th 2018: Returned to shipyard.

April 27th 2018: Completed. Registered Owner; Seabourn Cruise Line. Registered Manager; Holland America Line NV.

May 5th 2018: 11-day inaugural voyage from Venice, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain.

May 11th 2018: Naming ceremony in Valletta, Malta. Singer Elaine Paige will acting as Godmother.

© Emmanuel L  © Emmanuel L

© Emmanuel L (Valletta 11/05/2018)

The ship will spend the majority of its maiden season cruising the waters of Northern Europe.

September 15th 2018: Scheduled to call at Dover.

© Dennis Mortimer  © Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 10/07/2021)

September 3rd 2022: Called at Dover.

© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)(Dover, 03/09/2022)

April 23rd 2023: Called at Dover.

May 19th 2023: Called at Dover.

© Craig Nelson © Craig Nelson © Craig Nelson © Craig Nelson

🆕© Craig Nelson (Dover, 19/05/2023)

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping), Carlo Martinelli, Craig Nelson,  Dennis Mortimer, Emmanuel L and Enrico Righetti for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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