Redefining ultra luxury, Seabourn Encore offers all 600 fortunate guests the perfect setting in which to comfortably discover the world and travel well. Mirroring the casual elegance and relaxed luxury of sister ship Seabourn Odyssey, but with an additional deck and additional restaurant to enjoy, guests can expect exceptional dining experiences with a unique style of heartfelt hospitality. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply savouring that idyllic moment at sea, Seabourn Encore comes fitted for your every need. Indoor and outdoor guest areas of Seabourn Encore have been imagined and designed by legendary hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany. Tihany’s creative touch can be seen throughout multiple dining venues, the casino and lounge areas, outdoor deck areas and even the Spa at Seabourn. Aiming to wow, welcome and add an element of surprise, Adam D. Tihany’s vision has resulted in a unique sailing experience, enveloping Seabourn’s exquisite attention to detail and aura of casual elegance.
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A true 6 star cruise line, Seabourn offers an award winning gourmet dining experience that rivals the finest restaurants in the world.
Guests can enjoy open seated dining in The Restaurant, allowing them to dine when and with whom they wish. The Restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving up a delightful array of freshly prepared dishes by Seabourn’s excellent and talented team of chefs. Meanwhile, The Colonnade offers a colourful and casual alternative with bountiful buffets and regionally themed dinners. If fresh Japanese cuisine appeals to you then Sushi is guaranteed to delighted, or for a revamped version of 50’s and 60’s American classics, The Grill by Thomas Keller is well worth a visit.
Poolside venue, The Patio, serves up speciality hamburgers, grilled chicken and seafood, freshly made pizzas and more amongst a tranquil top deck poolside setting. Alternatively, guests who wish to dine in the privacy of their suite can do so with a round-the-clock menu of tempting selections, delivered directly to their door thanks to Room Service.
When taking a break from the desirable and destination filled itinerary, guests can enjoy life onboard Seabourn Encore in a multitude of ways:
The onboard luxury of Seabourn Encore continues into the activities on offer. Popular amongst veteran cruisers, the card room is a great choice for those craving a bit of lazy leisure and the chance to socialise with other guests. If you’d prefer to spend your time relaxing outside in the sun, head to the pool where, after doing a few lengths, you can spend the rest of the afternoon in a sun lounger, sipping on your favourite drink and reading the new book you bought especially for your holiday.
The Spa at Seabourn offers a wide range of techno gym equipment, Motion Studios, Professional Personal Trainers, Pilates and much more. Guests can also relax and unwind with complimentary Massage Moments on deck.
This was our third cruise on board the Encore, and we loved it. Food and drinks were amazing, with no expense spared, especially at the Thomas Keller grill. Professional, yet friendly staff and a very comfortable ship. Our only slight reservations are the availability and speed of wifi connection and the quality of excursions offered, (we booked our own, independently). Rated as a 6
WE have sailed on all Seabourn ships,from the smallest,the medium,Odyssey,Quest and Sojourn and now the "Flagship that would blow you away" the Encore. Yes the ship is beautiful,the suites are fine as are the public spaces.Only THE GRAND SALON deck 6 is too small,therefore there are TWO shows now.The result is that the dining room is too small for the people who want to see the 8.45 show,it is a cafetaria,with sweating waiters,wine throwing sommeliers,very average food,unhappy customers. As a whole after many happy sailings no more Seabourn for us.When complaining to Seabourn headquarters,the answer was: We are sorry,but your complaint is not typical and have a nice continuation! Well there goes "The best small ship line!! Why not rename Seabourn in Carnaval Boutique?
After reading the one and only shocking review I had to give my opinion. We went on the second leg of the inaugural cruise over Xmas and New year. It was its usual high standard in all areas. We have cruised with this line for about 8 times and have been more than happy. Have booked again in December on one of their other ships which we have cruised before. Will leave a comment after that one.
How disappointing. This was our 24th cruise and after a lot of research we thought we had found the perfect ship. Having been spoilt by Oceania and Viking cruises we expected the same standard of service and having watched all the advertising videos of "Surf in the Turf" and "Molton Brown" products we were jaw dropped at just how bad our experience was. There is simply not enough staff and staff with no experience of what six star service should be. I often felt like I wanted to take charge and help them. It was chaos. The pool area is not in the same league as the other ships at this level. The ship was grubby in parts with sticky bars and rails. Always waiting or a drink. I waited 40 minutes for drink one afternoon. The restaurants were even worse to point were I was dreading going out to get something to eat. No buffet or casual dining anywhere. All A La Carte. All full. Couldn't get in anywhere. Again and again. Told to come back in half an hour. We might as well have been on a P and O. I was served quicker on Fred Olsen. I don't like eating in my suite as I sleep there but I had to concede to room service. When it finally arrived it was cold. I rang to give feedback and I received attitude and back chat rather than an apology. I have never written a review before. But I simply don't think it is fair that people pay so much money for so little return. This was out 10th wedding anniversary trip and we feel so disappointed. I could go on and on and on. No laundry. Expensive prices for the service and it came back stained and creased. Molton Brown products are actually tiny tubes that I had to ask for replacement all the time. Should have just took my own. The club. Now and again managed to create a slight party atmosphere. As it was just getting lively the group had a "break". Lights on. All went quiet. Everyone went to bed. Killed it. Paddys night. OMG. They called it Pattys night and it was like watching a school play. Again I wanted to jump up and help. My husband said it was Fawlty Towers. Thankfully our trip was around Australia. We have never been before and it blew me away. What an amazing place. The trips were really amazing. I absolutely loved it. I spoke to other passengers, many of whom were regular Seabourne addicts and they said the other ships are far better. I think it's put me off new ships as they need time to get things right. Back to Oceania for me x