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Luxury cruise ship Seabourn Ovation glides through Plymouth Sound

The luxury cruise ship Seabourn Ovation is in Plymouth. The mega yacht class vessel, which can have 600 passengers on board, was built by Fincantieri in Sestri Ponente, Italy.

According to the Seabourn website, they pioneered ultra-luxury small cruises and continue to represent the pinnacle of this unique style of travel. She comes to Plymouth and spends the day in Ocean City in Great Britain.

The £290million cruise ship, which operates under the flag of the Bahamas, is the fifth to be delivered to its owners in the past decade. It has 300 suites, each with a balcony. More than 1,600 works of art by 120 artists are also displayed on board the ship.

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It is one of many luxury cruise ships visiting Plymouth this summer. She has to spend the day in town before leaving for the Isle of Wight.

Luxury cruise ship Seabourn Ovation is in Plymouth

According to its owners, it is an ultra luxurious cruise with 300 suites all with their own terraces. “Our fleet of intimate, all-suite ships, carrying between 458 and 600 passengers each, cruises to the world’s most popular destinations in high season,” they state on their website.

It comes just days after MS The World departed Plymouth last week for its inaugural visit to Ocean City in Britain. The World is currently the largest private cruise ship in the world. The boat serves as a residential community and is owned by its residents.

Pilot Richard Eggleton had the role of piloting her to Plymouth Sound, before the traditional exchange of port and ship plates with the captain.

Feedback from the ship has been overwhelmingly positive, with all residents and the majority of the crew all coming ashore, being dropped off directly in the Barbican to enjoy the jewel of Plymouth, the Barbican and the Hoe.

Harbor master Captain Richard Allan was delighted to see Plymouth’s businesses benefit from the ship’s visitors, with the vast majority of visitors staying in the town. Guest experiences included golfing, sea swimming at Firestone Bay with Lewis Pugh, visits to St Andrews Church, The Box and, of course, the nightlife offered by the Barbican on Friday nights was much appreciated.

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