Just a short distance from Athens, Piraeus is the biggest port in the Mediterranean and sees over 20 million cruisers each year. This port city is a perfect example of life by the sea, boasting an impressive harbour and authentic seafood dining, as well as the rich and fascinating history of ancient Greece. Whether you’re looking to discover archaeological findings or just want to relax in the sun at a friendly café, Piraeus is the place to be.
DAY 2 - 31 Oct 2022
Perfect for nature-lovers and history-enthusiasts, Patmos is widely known as the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation. For this reason, it’s teeming with religious monuments, particularly in medieval Chora. Regardless of your faith, a trip to Patmos will be an incredibly inspiring and humbling visit, bringing you to some of the most holy places in the world.
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
DAY 3 - 01 Nov 2022
DAY 4 - 02 Nov 2022
Just a short distance away from Kusadasi, Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Built by colonists in 10BC, this city is renowned for the Temple of Artemis, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A visit here is a must for history-enthusiasts, as well as those looking for beautiful beaches, relaxing in the sun and dancing the night away in the nearby resort town of Kusadasi. Discover breath-taking ruins by day and the best discos by night.
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
DAY 5 - 03 Nov 2022
Whether you’re in the mood for stretching out on an idyllic beach, itching to explore the maze of streets in search of seafood, or even looking to dance the night away at a seaside superclub, Mykonos has something for everyone. History buffs will be fascinated by the archaeological site of Delos, while Mykonos Windmills provide the perfect holiday snap. A romantic dinner along Little Venice is a must for couples- especially at sunset.
DAY 6 - 04 Nov 2022
DAY 7 - 05 Nov 2022
DAY 8 - 06 Nov 2022
Istanbul’s history dates back thousands of years, making it an incredibly culturally enriching destination to visit. With warm and welcoming locals excited to show you around, you’ll explore breath-taking mosques with vibrant mosaics, find handcrafted souvenirs at lively markets and enjoy aromatic mezes and fresh seafood as well as locally produced wine. There’s a lot to see here, but be sure to simply explore this wonderful city to truly soak up the culture.
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Cabins on the Seabourn Encore
Seabourn Covid-19 safety measures
Pre-cruise measures with Seabourn include COVID-19 testing, further medical screening at the cruise terminal and staggered boarding times to allow for social distancing between guests.
Onboard, enhanced cleaning protocols will include frequent sanitation of high touch points, public areas and suites, as well as hand washing stations placed across the ship. Ventilation systems will be optimised to ensure clean, fresh air throughout.
Social distancing will be facilitated throughout Seabourn ships, and masks will be necessary where this isn't possible. Additional measures will included changes to food and drinks service.
Throughout each cruise, crew health will be monitored through check ups, temperature checks and COVID-19 tests.
Seabourn have developed an emergency response plan should any cases of illness arise. This plan includes access to medical care and quarantine accommodation should it be needed.
Prior to disembarkation, guests will be required to undergo health checks. If there is a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus once the cruise has finished, all those who may have been in close contact will be notified.
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
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