Seabourn is ranked among the world’s top travel choices by critics.
Today, the luxury cruise line took delivery of its newest all-suite vessel, Seabourne Encore, today during an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.
“We have been looking forward to this day for over two years. Seabourn Encore has become a stunning ship that will set a new standard in ultra-luxury cruising,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “I am very proud of our partnership with Fincantieri, and it has been a great pleasure to work together to transform raw materials into this incredible vessel that will make a great addition to the Seabourn fleet.”
Stunning Cabins and Ultra-Luxury
This stunning new vessel boasts spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views and private verandas. Seabourn cruises are luxurious, catering to its guests with superb services and gourmet dining. Guests enjoy Open Bars throughout the ship during lunch and dinner with fine wines the connoisseurs will appreciate. With no more than 300 guest suites, the Seabourn is both intimate and tailor-made to its prestigious clientele with a high staff to guest ratio. The Seabourn leaves nothing to the wayside, offering unique itineraries to explore must-see cities and hidden gems that larger ships cannot follow. New features of this luxury 40,350-GRT vessel designed by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany, include private cabanas with a Spa Treatment Cabana for personalized spa services. The Seabourn’s award-winning fleets revolutionized ultra-luxury with their highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships.
“The jewel we deliver today is the first built for Seabourn, and dry dock works for the second vessel of this new and prestigious client will start in the next few days in our shipyard in Sestri Ponente. I say this with a certain pride and a lot of satisfaction because Seabourn represents the top range offer of the Carnival Group and Fincantieri is now identified as an absolute reference point from the market, able to offer tailor-made products to an ever wider range of customers,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “This gratifying result became possible thanks to the strategy stubbornly followed in the last years that has allowed us to be in the best conditions to seize the opportunities offered by the market.”
Fine Dining and Cuisine
Additional features to the new vessel include the signature restaurant, The Grill, from three-star Michelin chef Thomas Keller. Introduced earlier this year on Seabourn Quest that has now expanded to the entire Seabourn fleet. From mouth-watering cuisine at The Grill to tantalizing flavors from the new restaurant Sushi, guests will be pleasantly surprised with the high-quality of dining throughout the day.
A new production show, ‘An Evening with Tim Rice,’ created exclusively for Seabourn in association with Belinda King Creative Productions, will open onboard Seabourn Encore in January 2017, when she sails from Singapore on her inaugural voyage. The new Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil mindful living program also debuts on Seabourn Encore in January. Both Tim Rice and Dr. Weil will sail on the inaugural voyage.
Encore will be officially christened at a ceremony in Singapore on January 7, 2017. International recording artist and world’s best-selling Soprano, Sarah Brightman, will be godmother of Seabourn Encore and officially name the ship during the celebration. The vessel will then depart on its Inaugural Voyage, the 10-day Gems of the Java Seacruise, bound for Indonesia.
Following her inaugural sailing, Seabourn Encore will move onto a 16-day Great Barrier Reef & Gold Coast and back-to-back 16-day Australia & New Zealand voyages. The ship will then reverse the earlier 10-day Gems of the Java Sea cruise to Singapore, proceed on 16-day Jewels of India & Arabia cruise to Dubai, and finish her first season with a 19-day Arabian Gems & Holy Land voyage before ending her winter season at Athens on May 5.
Seabourn Encore will spend summer 2017 along the Mediterranean, with numerous itineraries including a 7-14-or 21-day Mediterranean cruise departing from Piraeus (Athens), Greece on May 6, the 22-day Adriatic & Mediterranean Isles cruise departing June 24, and the 20-Day Mediterranean Encore cruise departing from Barcelona on Aug. 5. The ship will finish summer with the 20-Day UNESCO Gems of the Western Mediterranean cruise on Sept.13 for the start of its autumn season.
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