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It was just announced that ultra-luxary brand Seabourn cruises has a MOU in place for the construction of a 4th Odyssey class ship. The 32,000gt ship will be constructed at Italy’s Fincantieri yard. She has a planned entry into service of 2016.

This marks a departure from the previous builder T. Mariotti who build the other 3.

Gabriele Cocco: Fincantieri’s Executive SVP merchant vessels

We are very pleased to have acquired a new customer like Seabourn and at the same time to have strengthened our historic partnership with the Carnival Group. This agreement is particularly important: it strengthens our leadership in the luxury cruise niche and confirms our primacy in the cruise industry.