Seabourn Signs Letter of Intent with Fincantieri to Build Ship for Delivery in 2016

Seabourn Signs Letter of Intent with Fincantieri to Build Ship for Delivery in

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2013

SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Seabourn announced today that it has
signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise
ship with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The new ship will be modeled after
the lines three newest vessels, Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, and
Seabourn Quest, and will encompass the features that have made these ships so
successful. Delivery is planned for the second half of 2016.

The vessel will replace the capacity that is leaving the Seabourn brand with
the sale of Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend. These ships
will be transferred to their new owners in April 2014, April 2015 and May
2015, respectively.

"We are pleased to be moving forward with the plans we announced earlier this
year to build a fourth ship similar to the highly regarded new design we
introduced with Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, and Seabourn Quest," said
Seabourn President Richard Meadows. "The experience and the amenities offered
by these award-winning ships have raised the bar in ultra-luxury cruising."

Gabriele Cocco, Fincantieri's Executive Senior Vice President Merchant
Vessels, said:"We are very pleased to have acquired a new customer like
Seabourn and at the same time to have strengthened our historic partnership
with the Carnival Group. This agreement is particularly important: it
strengthens our leadership in the luxury cruise niche and confirms our primacy
in the cruise industry."

For more information on Seabourn's award-winning cruise vacations, contact a
travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit

Notes to Editors:

Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world's top travel choices by
professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel
publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.
Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:

  oSix intimate ships with no more than 229 suites
  oUnique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger
    ships cannot follow
  oIntuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing
    our guests
  oSpacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with
  oGourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
  oOpen bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner

Seabourn is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive
alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess
Cruises, Cunard Line and Costa Cruises. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival
Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK), and supports the Ocean
Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best
practices for protecting the marine environment.

SOURCE Seabourn

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