Friday, March 4, 2016

Seabourn Encore Meets Water

Seabourn Encore touched water for the first time today in Marghera, Italy, a major event in the building of a ship because, for the first time it is doing what it was built to do - floating. Once the drydock fills with water, the new ship will be towed to an outfitting dock in the Fincantieri yard where the interior will be completed over the next six or seven months.

The water began to flow today when Marnie Tihany, the wife of the ship’s interior designer and today, the ship’s madrina, cut a cord which allowed the ceremonial bottle of champagne to smash against the ship’s bow.

Details appeared in the March 4 edition of Cruise News Daily.

The bottle smashes against the bow of Seabourn Encore and the water begins to flow into the dry dock.
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