As the sun set over the waterfront of the Spanish Mediterranean city of Barcelona, Seabourn introduced the new 450-guest Seabourn Quest to the world on June 20th during a glittering naming ceremony presided over by Blythe Danner. The award-winning actress served as godmother to the new luxury vessel, Seabourn’s third new ship and the sixth to join its fleet, completing a three-year expansion for the line.
Guests booked on Seabourn Quest’s Maiden Voyage had the unique opportunity to participate in the festivities. A full orchestra was arrayed on either side of the swimming pool, and a projection screen set above the deck allowed guests to view the climactic moment when a bottle of champagne smashed against the bow of the ship. Adjacent to the screen, a contingent of crew members who had served in the start-up teams of all three new ship launches instantaneously broke confetti-filled champagne bottles in a synchronized wave pattern and as the bottle crashed. The memorable evening was capped off by a dazzling fireworks display sparkling against the city’s skyline.
“Seabourn Quest is the embodiment of Seabourn-style cruising,” said Richard Meadows, Seabourn’s president. “She is sleek and stunning, with spacious decks and public rooms, luxurious suites, a variety of award-winning dining experiences, and an amazing crew offering intuitive and highly personalized service. We can assure guests the very finest travel experiences when they cruise with us on this beautiful ship.”
Following the naming ceremony, Seabourn Quest departed on a 14-day Maiden Voyage to Athens, and will stop at beautiful seaside towns and ports in France, Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Seabourn President Richard Meadows proudly looks on as award-winning actress Blythe Danner names Seabourn Quest.