The first delivery is expected in June 2021 and the second ship is anticipated in May 2022.
The 170-meter, 23,000 gross ton vessels will add new capacity for Seabourn in Antarctica, the Arctic, and other destinations around the world. The units will meet PC6 Polar Class standards and will be capable of accommodating up to 264 guests.
The contract was unveiled following the creation of a new partnership to build cruise vessels between Italian luxury cruise shipbuilding company T. Mariotti and Damen Shipyards Group.
The partnership, which will operate under a new common brand, Mariotti Damen Cruise, is a “complementary fusion of expertise and facilities that will focus on the construction of cruise vessels,” according to Damen.