Friday, May 28, 2010

The Quest of the Seabourn Sojourn - The Inaugural & Maiden Voyage Travelogue - Part III (The Seabourn Sojourn Has Been Delivered!)

I received a personal note from Seabourn Cruise Lines today, along with the press release noting the Seabourn Sojourn's delivery, that the issues which plagued the delivery of the Seabourn Odyssey (shipyard's failure to complete various areas and items as well as its turning the ship over in terribly dirty condition) are not so on the Seabourn Sojourn.  That is a very positive start!

Here is the press release:

T.Mariotti shipyard reports it has delivered the new Seabourn Sojourn to The Yachts of Seabourn. It is the second of three 550 million euro ships. The third sister ship is under construction for delivery in 2011.

The new vessel, twin to Seabourn Odyssey delivered in 2009, is 32,000 tons and accommodates 450 guests. A unique detail is the addition of a marina on the stern that lowers directly to the sea. "We are very pleased to take delivery of Seabourn Sojourn, whose first guests are eagerly awaiting her arrival in England to be named and start her maiden voyage," said Pamela C. Conover, Seabourn president and CEO. "We thank the men and women of T.Mariotti for building us a beautiful vessel that will enable us to serve our guests in the finest style."

The christening is scheduled for June 6.