Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn

Seabourn Ovation represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. She will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world's most discerning travelers.

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
All-Inclusive
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Casino
Elevators
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Formal Nights
Hot Tub
Kosher Meals
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Swimming Pool
Water Sports Platform
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Spacious all-suite accommodations

    Fine wines

    Welcome champagne and in-suite bar

    Open bars

    Intuitive, gracious service

    Gratuities

    Unique itineraries

    All dining

    Culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller

Not Included

  • Spa and beauty treatments, Shore Excursions, Premium Wines and liquors, Casino, Shopping and items of a personal nature.

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2018
Tonnage
40350 Tons
Public Decks
10
Passenger Capacity
604
Crew
450
Registry
Bahamas

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Seabourn Ovation

By: John


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

This was our first cruise on Seabourn, so we can't compare it to other ships in the Seabourn fleet. That said: we thought the ship was first class in every respect and we liked the size of the ship. We liked the dining options and the activities that were available on board. We also liked the shore excursions that we booked through Seabourn. As an aside, some of the people we met who were veterans of Seabourn cruising felt the ship was a little too large, meaning they preferred the smaller Seabourn ships with fewer passengers.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Baltic

By: Belle


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

This is a beautiful ship. It does not feel like it accommodates 600 people but has the feeling of being smaller. Our suite was spacious and beautifully appointed. Several of the staff knew our names from the beginning of the cruise. The food was wonderful and the service great for the most part. Given that it has only been in service a couple of month, a few glitches were to be expected, but very minor. The shore excursions were well organized and the groups were small, making it easy to stay together and make friends. It was nice to not be expected to tip at the end of the cruise and to have all drinks included, not just at meals - even bottles of wine in our suite. We would definitely recommend Seabourn and will probably said with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Norwegian Fjords

By: BJB


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

The voyage was excellent. The cabins were spacious and well designed. The ship was extremely stable in the rougher seas. Enjoyed the Ventures programs offered.

On the ship was amazing. Dining experience and hospitality

By: Travel


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2018

were not included in any of the virtuoso extras. that were offered. Tours , lunch ,dinners.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

Seabourn Denmark Norway cruise

By: Larry


Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2018

our time was very enjoyable and relaxing
Travel Advisor:  Michele Benigno

SeabournOvation

By: smcknight


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

We loved the ship(just the right size) and the crew and the food(except for the Thomas Keller restaurant) which was a disappointment. We also would have loved to have better TV coverage(British Open) and free WIFI. Even the cheapest hotels in the US have free WIFI. Otherwise everything exceeded our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer

review of cruise ship

By: Eve


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018

We traveled on the Suborn Ovation. What a beautiful ship!!! Best shower pressure I had anywhere...LOL! Seriously we were thrilled with our experience and would highly recommend it. Great food, service, entertainment, spa...just can't say enough good things!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

Cruise 2018

By: Cruise 2018


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

It was a wonderful time. From walking on the ship to our cabin and all the service we had entailed.
Travel Advisor:  Holly Mayhew

Seabourn Cruise

By: Tim


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2018

Quality of options, food, drinks and entertainment was very good. Accomidations very comfortable. Itineary was average for this curise. Fun clientel.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Cruise through the Baltic Sea

By: PeterB


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise aboard the Ovation. Our suite on the 11th deck was wonderful, convenient to early morning coffee in the Observation Lounge. Food was very good; staff very accommodating. We were impressed that restaurant staff knew our names after several days. Surprised that there were only 2 fine dining venues on board. (Regent “Explorer “ has 4.). Enjoyed the shore excursions and tour guides, a lot. Suggest that the all-day Virtuoso tour be concluded immediately after lunch. All morning, lunch, then 2 hours more touring is too much.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

Seabourn Ovation

By: JT


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Ovation was just the right size ship - not too big and not too many people. Good food, wines, organisation. Crew were generally very courteous and helpful. Cabin staff were super. Disappointment was the late itinerary change having St Petersburg trip cut from 3 to 2 days and Ventspils added.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Seabourn Ovation

By: John M.


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018

Ship overall is excellent and met our expectations having previously sailed on Silversea Silver Spirit twice and a Regent ship. This was our first Seabourn cruise. Ship seemed to sail smoother and quieter than prior cruises perhaps due to newer technology. Service, food, entertainment and accommodations were consistent with what we would expect for a cruise in this price range. Here are some specifics: The talent level of all entertainers was first rate. The Tim Rice show was very good. Wish the entertaining troupe did an additional show. We enjoyed having them in the club for some songs at night. Service in the Restaurant was overall good but a bit inconsistent and one night in particular was below par. We ordered off reserve wine list as the wines offered with dinner were not as varied and of quality that were poured by the glass in the Observation deck at no additional charge. Weather prevented us from the al fresco dining option. Room service was good.
Travel Advisor:  Lydia Ganz

Lovely

By: Jazbo


Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018

Very nice, save a few hiccups (delayed boarding among them). Far from perfect, but pleasant. The ship is impeccably kept, public spaces and cabins are luxurious. Friendly staff are the big plus on a Seabourn cruise.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Seabourn

By: Peter po


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2018

Overall the ship was very good. Accommodations, food and cabin service, staff, entertainment. There were service issues in the main restaurant--times when the wait staff seemed to disappear and delays in providing the food we ordered and in one case losing a reservation we had made months in advance to the Keller Restaurant. The biggest issue for us and apparently many other passengers was the itinerary. When we booked the cruise, almost a year in advance, the itinerary included 3 days in St. Petersburg(the most important reason we chose this cruise. Two months before sailing and after we had booked airlines, hotels, insurance, and tours, Seabourn cancelled one day and substituted a day in a no name, nothing town in Latvia. Repeated requests for an explanation both with the corporate office and on board resulted in no explanation.
Travel Advisor:  Corinne Levine

Perfect!

By: Hokie26


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

This was the second sailing of this faboulous ship! The suites were large and luxurious. The personal attentant was wonderful. The meals were gourmet. Everything was well above first class!
Travel Advisor:  Kim Holland

Another great cruise

By: Bob R


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018

Magnificent venue for a memorable destination, Norwegian fjords to the North Cape. Captain Padder exuded quiet confidence and mixed with guests the best we have ever seen, anywhere. Handre, Cruise Director, was the best ever. Seabourn Singers and Dancers and their shows were the best yet. Food and service were up to Seabourn's usual high standard.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster
Not Recommended

Ovation

By: Lou


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Internet was out of operation 70% of the time after paying an additional $400 for ship's wifi connection. News channels were down much of the time. Shower fluctuated from hot to cold much of the trip. Our helicopter tour was cancelled at the last minute after the difficult and painful walk to the bus departure area. She has Osteoarthritis and it is most difficult for her to move about. We should have been alerted while we were still in our suite.

Great Travel

By: M


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

An excellent experience.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Ovation

By: Mimi


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

The Ovation is a gorgeous ship. It is well designed and beautifully appointed. The art work is very interesting. I loved this ship.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Dowling

love Seabourn

By: Europe Summer 2018


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

These new ships are so nice. Kris got me on this cruse last minute with a great price. Love it,
Travel Advisor:  Kris Matela

Seabourn Ovation

By: JoeC


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

The Ovation is a beautiful new ship that is slightly larger than the older Seabourn ships but yet retains the same familiar feel (Seabourn Square, Colonnade etc.). The bar at the Keller Grill is a very nice addition where one can relax in a nice setting with piano music and singer. Overall, we enjoyed the Ovation and give it a high rating.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Harvell

Seabourn

By: Bonnie


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2018

Fantastic! Best cruise ever out of 35 cruises and 4 other seabourn
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

SEABOURN OVATION CRUISE

By: BEBE


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2018

MY CRUISE ON BOARD SEABOURN OVATION WAS MOST ENJOYABLE FROM BEGINNING TO END. AS ON ALL SEABOURN SHIPS, THE SERVICE WAS TERRIFIC, THE SUITE SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE, FOOD AND DINING VENUES EXCELLENT. CRUISE DIRECTOR WAS GREAT, AS WAS THE ENTERTAINMENT AND CHOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT.

Beautiful Ship

By: Carlos


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2018

We enjoyed our recent cruise on the new Ovation. Like it's sister, the Encore, it offers a lot more space inside and out, and more dining options. We especially like the Thomas Keller Grill (with much more space and a lovely bar area compared to the three mid-sized ships). There were more outlets in our suite for direct 110 voltage plugs, and there seemed to be more cupboard storage than on the Encore. Service, as always, was superior. Our only problems occurred with the Seabourn Excursions in Spain -- which Seabourn is now well aware of. They have refunded our money for these tours, and have offered us a generous shipboard credit for our next cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Rob Clabbers

Pato

By: Pato


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2018

Excellent ship good food beautiful boat
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

First Ovation Cruise

By: HLB


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018

Being very keen Seabourn fans, we were really looking forward to boarding the new Seabourn ship in Lisbon. The staff are fantastic, the facilities 6 star as is the service. Knowing customers names and using them is flattering and typical Seabourn standard. Loved everything about being on board. I'm convinced Seabourn doesn't allow the word "NO" being said to any customer request - nothing is too small or big for the staff to rectify. One or two of the Seabourn excursions in Spain were perhaps not up to the usual Seabourn standard.

Adriatic Cruise

By: Dollar


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2018

The ship was beautiful and the staff was very polite and professional. However, it did appear at times that the ship was understaffed. Towels were left on the floor in the spa area and around the main pool deck along with tables that needed to be cleared. In the evenings the bars seemed to be understaffed also. Several heated beds in the spa area did not work, which we paid $150.00 to use along with the steam rooms during the cruise. It was also disappointing not to have unlimited WiFi onboard given the price of the cruise and WiFi availability on ships of their peers. We traveled with friends (Mike and Rosie Hesse) from Houston, Texas who have sailed on other Seabourn vessels and recommended that we join them on the Ovation.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kelly
Not Recommended

A cruise that was not the Best

By: Ralph C


Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2018

First of all the staff on board this ship was outstanding. The problem is Seabourn. Seabourn does not give you what you want on a cruise. All other cruise lines we have used are there for us. Seabourn is always lookin for ways to cut corners and make more money. A cruise is for enjoyment not for having to pay for every little thing: like internet connection, 5 washing machines for over 400 people, same meals every week, very small menu for room service. Once again we enjoyed all the staff, but Seabourn will not be our most favorite cruise line.

Not yet perfect

By: Vagabond


Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2019

The Seabourn Ovation is a newish ship (less than a year old) and still has some kinks to work out. The major issues, at least for those who have sailed on Seabourn before is that the crew, while courteous and generally efficient, lack the warmth that I have come to expect on Seabourn. The majority of Ovation's crew seem to be new to Seabourn and they need some seasoning. Some things did go awry for example missed items at dinner, people running around looking for things, etc. Not to say that this was horrible, just not as expected on Seabourn. I'd give them another 6 months or so to settle in.
Travel Advisor:  Shawn O'Connor

OK but not Great

By: Dani


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2019

Having travelled on various Seabourn ships, we have a distinct preference for the smaller ones. Service and attention to detail is not as good on the larger ships. Senior members of the crew are almost invisible on Ovation, and the shore excursion people were hopeless. Seabourn Square Guest Service staff bordered on surly. Bright lights were the baristas in the Seabourn square coffee area, the housekeeping staff, and many of the bar and wait staff.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Keeso-Hall

Seabourn Ovation

By: Sugar


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2019

We enjoyed our time on the Seabourn Ovation.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Seabourn Ovation to SE Asia

By: Nancy Robinson


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2019

Not only was our time aboard ship very enjoyable -- and we were very well cared for -- but the land excursions were well planned, informative, and pleasant. This was a first-rate experience. The lecturers were pretty good; I skipped the evening entertainment, which didn't promise to be my cup of tea, but I did enjoy the snippet of classical music I heard as well as the ethnic singing and dancing.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Ovation

By: Mac


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019

great ship with wonderful tour director. We were comfortable on board for 6 weeks with many of the staff we had met on previous travels
Not Recommended

Ovation trip

By: S.E.M.


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2019

The Ovation's itinerary was a perfect mix of time at sea and on shore. However, the public seemed crowded on days at sea. For some ports excursions were limited. The training of the service was less than experienced on a previous cruise, and there were instances in which both they and their supervisors appeared to have less than positive interactions.

Our recent cruise on Ovation

By: Stan


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

We loved out time on the Ovation, it was a wonderful experience, and we definitely will consider Seabourn again in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Steve Kuriga

Asia Cruise

By: Susieaction


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2019

We loved our trip aboard the Ovation. Every need was taken care of. What a perfect first cruise for us.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Hinkle

Asia

By: Tulip


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2019

My time on Seabourn ovation was relaxing and exciting , staff very caring especially cruise director Handre without exception their best asset

First Cruise

By: Bindy


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2019

Absolutely fantastic. Fabulous ship, cabins/suites, service etc.

Singapure-Dubai

By: Auro


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

An amazing cruise. Incredible food, good entertainment and a very professional staff in every single area of the cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Lourdes Corona

Venice to Athens

By: Von


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

Our second Seabourn trip was was a true luxurious experience
Travel Advisor:  Manley Ludwig

New but not yet up to Seabourn standards

By: Titanium Member


Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

Wonderful Penthouse Suite, fine food, extraordinary fine wines and service improved on each day. We had our own private tours that Concierge Travel arranged and they were superb. Much less expensive and private for our group. We will take more Seabourn cruises but their is very stiff competition with Regent Explorer.
Travel Advisor:  Manley Ludwig

Ovation

By: Jack


Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

We actually were on the Ovation twice. Thoroughly enjoyed both experiences.
Travel Advisor:  Manley Ludwig

Loved it

By: Ann


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

Our first time on Seabourn so kept comparing to Crystal and Oceania but after 14 days on board Seabourn comes out on top. The ship is a perfect size, the crew were excellent and the all inclusive makes shipboard life so easy when travelling with friends or making new friends. The only negative is there were never enough chairs around the pool and we noticed a few disgruntled passengers because of that.

April 2019

By: Joan


Reviewed on: 06 May 2019

Wonderful time; outstanding service; excellent dining experience, activities, lecturers
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Keeso-Hall

SEABORN OVATION

By: Pato


Reviewed on: 03 May 2019

WONDERFUL CRUISE , JUST NEED BETTER ENTERTAINMENT
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

Positive

By: Harry


Reviewed on: 18 May 2019

As always just great. This was my first trip on Ovation or Encore and was a bit nervous as to whether the greater number of guests would be a minus. Based on this particular cruise it was not. True to tradition their ability to deal with individuals is remarkable.
Travel Advisor:  Gwen Pullman Trucco

Cruise

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 29 May 2019

Can’t wait to take more cruises!
Travel Advisor:  Ann Harrison

Seabourn Cruise

By: Juetten


Reviewed on: 24 May 2019

Quality of service was of a very high standard. Entertainment was quite good compared to other cruise lines. Food was very good but not exceptional. Seabourn needs o find a way for passengers to enjoy Keller Grill more than once on a cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Turner

Banyan

By: Estelle


Reviewed on: 30 May 2019

We had a very happy time on the ship.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Shifrin

Seabourn ovation

By: Mag


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2019

Best trip ever. Ship beautiful. Service food entertainment were fantastic. Itinerary was magbificent
Travel Advisor:  Ronni Winik

Holiday

By: Tag along


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

All round great holiday with good on shore tours.

Seabourn

By: John Liz


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

Very relaxing and enjoyable. Crew were very friendly and the food very plentiful.

Seabourn is a great cruise line and Staff are exceptional

By: Gail


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2019

This trip was with Seabourn Ovation. We enjoyed this new itinerary visiting many new ports. The rooms are great, dining venues enjoyable and the square is a nice place for a coffee and to meet fellow passengers. The Seabourn Staff are well trained, friendly and made our trip very special.

Seabourn Ovation

By: Terry


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

We enjoyed our time on the Ovation. It was our first cruise on a Seabourn ship and we especially liked the Ventures program The people involved with this program were excellant.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Seabourn Ovation

By: Harry


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

Another wonderful Seabourn ship! I believe it is beat suited to be in warm water areas as you need to be able to use the outdoor dining options. In cold weather, the indoor dining areas become very crowded.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Gardner

Seabourn Ovation trip to North Cape

By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

This was my first trip on Seabourn and found it perfect ... amazing personal service, amazing dining experiences, lovely passengers and love the size of the Ovation. I look forward to another trip before too long.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass

Wonderful Cruise

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

We totally enjoyed our 15 day cruise on the Seabourn Ovation. It's a great ship and the service from all the staff is unbeatable.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Harvell

Perfect trip on the Ovation

By: Lynn


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2019

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our cruise. We thought Seabourn did a terrific job in every department. I felt very pampered. The food, amenities - there really wasn’t anything they could have done better.
Travel Advisor:  Taryn Daley

BalticCruise

By: Georgia


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

Outstanding service. Staff is friendly and very professional. The ship has comfortable accommodations and the public spaces are gorgeous. The food is very good. I will travel with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

Baltic cruise

By: Elizabeth


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

We loved it and look forward to our next cruise on Seabourn
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Betts

cruise

By: plp


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2019

This was our second cruise on Seabourn. The ship is very nice. Modern, clean and very well kept. The state rooms are more spacious than one would expect on a ship.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Betts

Baltic Cruise

By: Titan


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

This cruise was better than we expected! All details were cared for and accommodated. The food was delicious. I will say there were a couple of inconsistencies on the freshness of a few things for the breakfast buffet and only one dinner option- the lobster tail was not good at all - very dry- which was a disappointment BUT there was never a problem asking for a substitution. We were never made to feel like we were annoying if we asked for anything. Every person working on the ship was very friendly and there to please. I always feel that problems arise - it is how they are handled that truly identifies a company. Seabourn handled everything so well- we would go again without question!
Travel Advisor:  Shari Weinstein

Loved it

By: Rutie


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019

Wonderful crew, stateroom, restaurants, entertainment. Everyone helpful and friendly.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Chaitman

Seabourn

By: Golfers


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2019

Perfect. Everything that we expected and more. Beautiful ship. Staff was very attentive and professional.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

Cruise ship

By: Crooser


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2019

The ship was nice, newer, and clean. The food and service were generally excellent. Seasoned cruisers offered, though, that they felt the service was better prior to being acquired by Carnival. Others offered that they thought the food was good but not as good as some competitors. On board service was generally acceptable, although we had some fairly minor issues while on boarding. We felt the staff handling those aspects were not particularly skillful or well informed.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Lutz

Seabourn. OVATION

By: Morris


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

We had a great time on the ship. Food was great. Room accommodations excellent and excursions wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Lynn Rudin

Seabourn Baltic Cruise

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2019

Outstanding! Everything was perfect - service, cabins, food, tours.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Good ship

By: NJ Carson


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2019

Absolutely delicious!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark

Perfection

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2019

The service was impeccable and unobtrusive; dining was excellent and the crew was anxious to please.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Ovation

By: Kaye


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2019

Beautiful ship, comfortable with attentive and friendly staff.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien