Designed for small groups, Ventures by Seabourn excursions enable guests to explore waterways, inlets and islands on Zodiac inflatable boats or double sea kayaks, launched from the ship’s fold-out water sports marina, and accompanied by scientists, scholars and naturalists.
Seabourn Encore during its inaugural Australian season in early 2017, will offer Zodiac tours of Phillip Island the mangrove systems of Northern Australia in search of wildlife; kayaking in Sawmill Bay, Hamilton Island, including the chance to swim at a secluded beach and hike to the top of Whitsunday peak; scenic kayaking or Zodiac tour of New Zealand’s Milford Sound; and a Zodiac tour from Halfmoon Bay to Ulva Island for bird watching; and a guided hike during calls to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand’s southernmost island.
When Seabourn Encore start cruises in early 2017, it will be the newest and most luxurious vessel to ever visit Australia. Following a gala naming ceremony in Singapore, the 40,350-tonne, 600-passenger ship will sail for Australia arriving in Darwin on January 22. Encore will make nine maiden calls to Australian ports including Cairns on January 26, Sydney on February 2 and Melbourne on February 5.