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Seabourn has officially signed off for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship to join the company’s fleet mid-2016.

In October last year, the cruise line released plans to build a new ship to replace outgoing capacity when Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend are delivered to new owners, Windstar Cruises.

This week, the line confirmed plans will go ahead for the new ship, which will carry 604 guests at double capacity.

The design of the new ship will be based on the Seabourn Odyssey-class ships, however, will feature an additional deck and expanded public areas.

She will be constructed at Italian shipping yard, Fincantieri and according to Seabourn president Richard Meadows will embody modern design elements and elegant innovations.

“With its delivery, the most highly rated cruise line in the world will also offer travellers the newest fleet of ships in the luxury segment,” Mr Meadows explained.

Excited to see the new ship? Let us know what features you hope to see on Seabourn’s next ultra-luxury vessel.