Following the festivities at the official naming ceremony in Singapore on January 7, 2017, Seabourn Encore will depart for her inaugural voyage on an exciting 10-day cruise from Singapore to Bali.
On completion of this maiden voyage, Encore will grace Australian shores visiting nine ports from Darwin to Geelong, between January 22 and March 17, 2017.
Departing Sydney on March 6, Seabourn Encore will cruise her way back to Singapore via Mooloolaba, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Cairns and Darwin, before heading onwards to Europe for her inaugural northern summer season.
The 40,350-tonne luxury ship will be Seabourn’s fourth in its inviting small-ship fleet. The upscale interior of the fleet features modern design elements with designer-made fabrics and carpets, as well as custom-made furnishings throughout.
In true Seabourn style, Encore follows the company’s tradition of “understated elegance” and state-of-the-art design.
Seabourn President Richard Meadows said, “We’re excited to offer a diverse range of itineraries for the maiden season of Seabourn Encore and provide our guests with the opportunity to visit some of the most charming and sought-after destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand on the world’s newest and most beautiful ultra-luxury ship. Seabourn Encore will set a new standard of ultra-luxury cruising that can only be found on Seabourn, and we can’t wait to share her with our guests.”
Seabourn Encore Suites
Seabourn boast all-suite, all-balcony, luxury accommodations throughout its fleet. All suites include a personal cabin steward and a range of inclusions, with personalised touches.
Your Personal Suite Steward inclusions:
- Champagne and canapés welcome
- Selection of designer soaps
- Draw you a Pure PamperingSM bath
- Replenish of ice and included mini-bar
- Laundry service
- Personalised nightly turndown service.
- Ample storage and walk-in closets (complete with plush bathrobes and slippers)
- Your requested wines or spirits are nestled in your in-suite bar, along with water, soft drinks and beer
- A pleasant seating area takes advantage of your expansive ocean view
- A choice of pillows to suit your preference
- In-suite entertainment options include a wide variety of movies, music, broadcast television and radio channels
- Polished stone, gleaming hardware and sparkling mirrors highlight the bath, with a full tub, shower, and exclusive wellness products from Molton Brown, London
- Personalised stationery, a world atlas and an umbrella.
Large all-balcony cabins, will redefine luxury for cabins at sea.
Large spacious rooms, filled with light and modern furnishings with a separate bedroom, lounge area, dining area and balcony.
These one-bedroom suites have dining for four people, forward-facing windows and complimentary internet and Wi-Fi.
These forward-facing corner suites have sweeping ocean views. Also included is a wet-bar and pantry, dining for up to six people and a whirlpool bathtub.
Two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites feature whirlpool tub in master room, bathtub in second bedroom, with a convertible pull-out sofa for one. Highlights include a glass enclosed solarium with hot-tub and daybeds for all-weather relaxation.
These suites are yet to be released, but Seabourn has promised a redefined luxury experience. Watch this space!
Spa & Wellness Program
A new Spa and Wellness with Dr Andrew Weil program, will be the first of its kind at sea. The Wellness Guide is a new position hosted by a certified yoga and meditation practitioner who will inspire and educate guests through various complimentary classes and gatherings throughout their voyage.
“This new wellness program will offer our guests an experience they simply won’t find anywhere else in the industry. By partnering with Dr Weil, a pioneer in integrative medicine, we will deliver an even greater degree of mind and body programs that ensure you can break away, relax and rejuvenate while you travel with us. We’re eager to share the full slate of offerings as a part of Seabourn Encore’s inaugural sailing as another component of the Extraordinary Worlds of Seabourn,” Seabourn President Richard Meadows said.
Encore will feature an intimate casino with blackjack tables, poker machines and poker tables to try your luck.
A sophisticated bar and lounge area serving pre-dinner drinks and live entertainment throughout the night.
Grand Salon Showroom
The Grand Salon will feature Seabourn entertainers and cultural productions from ashore plus engaging guest-speakers such as American journalist Dan Rather and Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes.
Evening Under The Stars
Enjoy an enchanted musical evening under the stars with barbecue dinners and gala events and parties. Pass the night away with jazz and blues evenings or partake in a culinary indulgence of Dessert Under The Stars.
Open poolside is the Patio Bar serving beverages, fruit smoothies, gelato and on the warmer days, chilled mineral water spritzers and cold towels.
The Observation bar will provide guests with a 270-degree, forward-facing view through its floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The luxurious lounge highlight will be a stunning semi-circular skylight centrepiece which will cast sunlight and moonlight over the bar area.
The area is complimented with comfortable leather lounge chairs, high-backed stools, with a variety of culinary and beverage options served throughout the day and evening.
“The Observation Bar is a stunning space that our guests will be able to enjoy throughout the day,” Seabourn President Richard Meadows said. “It will be an ideal place to relax and share conversation with fellow guests while enjoying remarkable views.”
Part of the Seabourn experience is the art of conversation with invited guest speakers such as daring explorers, heralded chefs, learned scholars, celebrated performers and renowned experts from every arena of the arts, sciences, politics and the humanities to share their musings with guests.
The Grill by Thomas Keller
With several Michelin-star restaurants to his name, a new partnership with world-renowned American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller has seen the introduction of The Grill.
The new dining option is part of the Seabourn all-inclusive product, with no additional charge to dine in the American-style chop house and grill.
Guests will be treated to table-side preparations of Caesar salad and ice cream sundaes as well as a range of other steakhouse favourites such as Lobster Thermidor and creamed spinach, presented a la carte.
“There is really no chef more accomplished or held in higher esteem than Chef Keller, and we are both honoured and delighted to have a restaurateur of his stature take our onboard culinary offerings to an even higher level,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. “His culinary talent and sophisticated cuisine are beyond compare and the perfect match for our guests. We have no doubt our guests will be as excited as we are to taste and enjoy Chef Keller’s dishes on our ships.”
A fine-dining restaurant with an open-table seating arrangement, The Restaurant is open breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A traditional buffet style is served with both indoor and outdoor tables, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
An alfresco casual dining option, The Patio is poolside and serves an array of salads, pastas, soups and freshly made pizzas, plus hot dogs, specialty hamburgers, chicken and seafood on the grill for lunch, with salads, soups, sides and grilled steaks, chops, seafood or poultry for dinner.
A combined casual space of library, computer room, sitting room and café, the inviting room is conveniently located next to the onboard shopping area. The café serves an array of espresso coffee drinks, tea, sandwiches, gelato and cakes all day.
A round-the-clock menu is available any time of day or night. Options also include that evening’s dinner menu served inside your suite or on your balcony.
Seabourn to a Tea
High Tea is a Seabourn tradition. Specially brewed selection of tea and artesian coffees are made-to-order with scrumptious food offerings with white-glove service and live piano music.
Caviar in the Surf
Served surf-side by staff standing in turquoise waters, caviar and champagne is provided in some of the world’s most beautiful beach locations. An array of drinks, music and delicious barbecue grill options are also provided beach-side to top off the most memorable day at the beach – Seabourn style.
Spend a memorable day on the water with Seabourn water sports with a variety of kayaks, pedal boats and windsurfers. Or partake in an energetic banana boat ride!
Shopping with the Chef
Spend an afternoon with a chef in port visiting local markets while learning of the local produce that is sure to feature on that very evenings menu.
With fifteen new private cabanas, exclusive to Encore, The Retreat is a peaceful hideaway with TV, a personalised beverage fridge, fresh fruit baskets and other food options available all day. Perfect for a relaxing day at sea.
Seabourn Encore Deck Plans
Seabourn Encore Itineraries
Itineraries now on sale for Encore’s inaugural Australian season include:
- A 16-day cruise from Bali to Sydney on January 17, 2017, including its first calls to Darwin (January 22), Cairns (January 26 and 27), Townsville (January 28), Hamilton Island (January 29) and the line’s maiden call to the Sunshine Coast port of Mooloolaba (January 31) from $12,499*
- A 16-day cruise from Sydney to Auckland on February 2, 2017, including the line’s first call to Phillip Island (February 4) in Victoria and the ship’s maiden visit to Melbourne (February 5) from $14,500*
- A 16-day cruise from Auckland to Sydney on February 18, 2017, including the ship’s maiden call to Geelong (March 4) from $14,500*