Seabourn Cruise Line is on schedule with all three of its newbuilds, a spokesperson from the company told Cruise Industry News.
Construction on the line’s newest vessel, the 450-passenger Odyssey, is expected to be finished June 13. “They are in the last stages of work – finishing up the suites and public rooms. And in May, the sea trials will begin,” the spokesperson said.
The Odyssey’s naming ceremony is June 24 in Venice, after which, she will sail in the Mediterranean throughout the summer, the Caribbean in the fall, and will embark on a world cruise in January 2010.
As for the line’s second sister ship, the Sojourn, due in June 2010, “the hull is now in the process of being completed,” the spokesperson said.
She will sail in Northern Europe during the summer months, the Caribbean in the winter, and on a world cruise in January 2011.
Seabourn’s third and final sister ship, which has yet to be named, is slated to be delivered in summer 2011.
“The keel has already been laid for her, and we expect she will be on time too,” the spokesperson said. “Thankfully, the state of the economy has not set us back in terms of scheduling.”