1, 2018 - Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise
line, is readying an exceptional menu of dining options to delight guests of
its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. Scheduled to launch in May
2018, the fifth ultra-luxury vessel in the Seabourn fleet will set the table
for world-class, award-winning dining with five restaurants, each in keeping
with the high quality and inventiveness that has earned the line wide praise
from culinary observers.
dining rivals the finest restaurants anywhere, and Seabourn Ovation will be no
exception. The line's skilled chefs prepare gourmet dishes using fresh,
seasonal ingredients and take inspiration from regional flavors, including new
artisan gelato. The highly talented culinary team are experts in offering
dishes that are designed to satisfy a range of appetites. Whether indulging
poolside, in the comfort of a private veranda or in a more formal setting, all
dishes are carefully curated and plated with an artistic eye.
continuously been recognized for the superb quality of our cuisine, and we will
continue our leadership with the launch of Seabourn Ovation," said Richard
Meadows, president of Seabourn. "As the ship spends its maiden season
cruising the coasts and exploring the hidden gems of Northern Europe this
summer, guests can look forward to a wonderful culinary experience."
With a selection of dishes
inspired by Seabourn's partnership with world-renowned, Michelin-starred Chef
Thomas Keller served in venues across the ship, including The Grill by Thomas
Keller, and the remarkable design of onboard restaurants by hospitality design
icon Adam D. Tihany, guests of Seabourn Ovation can look forward to the
finest culinary experience on the high seas.
Here's what's on the menu
for Seabourn Ovation:
Artisan Gelato -
The ship will feature the line's new milk- and fruit-based gelato, which
will be made fresh daily and served across the vessel. Delivering a truly
authentic product in both taste and texture, Seabourn's talented chefs
visited and trained at Carpigiani University in Bologna, Italy -- widely
recognized as the home of the leading gelato machine manufacturer in the
industry - to perfect their knowledge of the history and techniques used
for gelato making.
Guests can choose from a
wide range of milk-based flavors, including Amarena Cherry, Amaretto, Dulce De
Leche, Stracciatella, Sicilian Pistachio, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bourbon
Vanilla, and Cappuccino. The selection will also include fruit-based gelato flavors
such as Blood Orange, Coconut, Kumquat, Mulberry, Wild Berry, Rhubarb, Yuzu,
Black Currant, and Black Cherry. The gelato menu will also feature a local
ingredient gelato as a "daily special" on voyages where the culinary
team can procure the ingredients in select ports such as lemon when visiting
the Amalfi Coast. Flavors will also include "no sugar added" gelato.
The new gelato program will
launch in April on Seabourn Encore and be available fleetwide by early 2019.
Grill by Thomas Keller
- Created via partnership with world-renowned American chef and
restaurateur Thomas Keller, The Grill serves a timeless menu with updated
versions of iconic dishes in an ambiance inspired by the classic '50s and
'60s American restaurant. Seabourn chefs trained by Chef Keller's team
create a dining experience like no other at sea, with memorable delights
such as tableside prepared Classic Caesar Salad; Lobster
Thermidor; Medallions of Elysian Fields Farm Lamb; and Meyer Lemon
Meringue Tart. The wine list, personally curated by Chef Keller to
complement each dish, runs more than 90 domestic and old-world labels,
including many rare offerings. Advanced reservations are required for
- Sushi - Sleek and unique with an
identity all its own, Sushi is a standout destination for fresh,
high-grade sushi created from the finest ingredients. Hot and cold
offerings such as Salmon Tataki; Black King Fish Sashimi;
and BBQ Eel Maki are available, and the sake menu features
exceptional selections, many displayed against a lighted wall creating a
work of art. Service is available through the day, including Bento boxes
and select sushi features at lunch, with sushi chefs in action for all to
see. This restaurant is only featured on Seabourn Encore and Seabourn
- A fine-dining and open-seating gourmet experience, its extensive menus offer a
wide variety of delectable choices and dishes prepared to order by the
line's expert culinary team. Choose an appetizer, an entrée (or vegetarian
option), and a dessert with selections such as Black Truffle Risotto
& Poached Egg; Char Broiled Iberico Pork Chop; Crisp
Polenta and Mushroom Cake; and Hot Coconut Soufflé. On select
nights, The Restaurant features a selection of dishes by Thomas Keller as
well as favorites from Seabourn's menu. The Restaurant also features an
expansive premium wine selection showcased in an elegant glass wall.
- This casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating is the spot for
breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared in open-kitchen style and offered via
table service or lavish buffet. Look on as Seabourn chefs fashion an
ever-changing array of regionally themed, bistro-style experiences such as
Dungeness Crab Cakes; Roast Prime Rib of Beef; Potato
& Beaufort Cheese Torte; and Baked New York Cheese Cake.
Special theme nights feature Chef Keller-influenced family-style dinners
that pay homage to his American childhood.
Relaxed, casual, and located right by the pool, The Patio offers luncheon
buffets and a full dinner menu with salads, pastas, soups, and grilled
specialties, plus freshly baked gourmet pizza. Don't miss Chef Keller's
signature Napa Burger developed exclusively for Seabourn, or his artisanal
Yountwurst hot-dog named for the hometown of The French Laundry, Ad Hoc,
and the original Bouchon.
- Seabourn Ovation offers an extensive menu of gourmet breakfast,
lunch and dinner items around the clock, including course by course dinner
from The Restaurant, to be enjoyed in suite or on your private veranda.
Hour - Seabourn
Ovation will feature seven lounges and bars with an accessible
open-bar policy to ensure there is never a check to sign. Select venues
also offer craft cocktails created exclusively for Seabourn by
world-renowned mixologist Brian van Flandern. Every evening guests will
find tapas served in the Observation Bar and a selection of canapes in The
- The veritable heart of the ship, Seabourn Square offers freshly baked
breakfast treats and afternoon snacks. The baristas onboard also roast
coffee fresh each day and prepare a variety of coffee and tea selections.
Tea - Served
daily in The Observation Bar, Afternoon Tea is welcome ritual for many
guests and includes light bites such as scones and fresh baked cookies.
When dining with Seabourn,
guests can come when they like, dine with whom they please, and be seated as
they wish in most venues across the ship.
Seabourn will continue to
reveal updates about Seabourn Ovation via the dedicated microsite: http://ovation.seabourn.com. Alive with imagery, details
and news of the ship's continuing progress, including "sunsets until
launch," the microsite offers an inside look at the excitement of the
upcoming launch, with additional details, news and images revealed on an
For more details about the
award-winning Seabourn fleet, or to explore the worldwide selection of Seabourn
cruising options, contact a professional travel advisor, call Seabourn at
1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.
For more Information:
(206) 626-9158 or BBadura@seabourn.com
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