Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore Review and Specifications

Specifications of Seabourn Encore

Year built2016  /  Age : 2
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassMega Yacht
Building costUSD 380 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorSeabourn Cruises
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)210 m / 689 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage40350 gt
Passengers532 - 638
Crew330
Passengers-to-space ratio63
Decks12
Cabins266
Decks with cabins7
Christened bySarah Brightman

Current itinerary of Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore current cruise is 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia. The itinerary starts on 12 Sep, 2018 and ends on 29 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
12 Sep      Departing from Monte Carlo, Monaco   
13 Sep 07:00 - 15:00     Portoferraio, Elba, Italy   
14 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Amalfi, Italy   
15 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Giardini-Naxos, Taormina, Sicily Italy   
16 Sep 08:00 - 15:00     Gozo Island, Malta   
16 Sep 18:00 - 18:00     Valletta, Malta   
19 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Bonifacio, Corsica, France   
20 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Bandol, France Riviera   
21 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Palamos, Spain   
22 Sep 07:00 - 17:00     Barcelona, Spain   
23 Sep 07:00 - 16:00     Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain   
24 Sep 09:00 - 23:00     Marseille, France Riviera   
25 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Saint-Tropez, France Riviera   
26 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Ajaccio, Corsica, France   
27 Sep 08:00 - 18:00     Monte Carlo, Monaco   
28 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     La Spezia, Italy   
29 Sep      Arriving in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   

Review of Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore is one of the newest Seabourn Cruises ships - together with the sister-vessel Seabourn Ovation (2018).

History - construction and ownership

Seabourn Cruises is a top-luxury (all-inclusive) company founded in 1986 and headquartered in Seattle WA. Seabourn operates on global itineraries, raging from 7-day Caribbean to 100+day Around the World voyages. Since 1998, Seabourn is fully-owned by Carnival Corporation - world's largest passenger shipping company. Seabourn is a signature travel brand and major player on the premium-cruising market, competing head-on with Silversea and Regent Seven Seas.

Seabourn Encore cruise ship

The 40,350-ton, 604-passenger cruise ship Seabourn Encore is a top luxury vessel with surprising facilities’ wealth. The ship is 26% larger than the older Seabourn ships Odyssey, Quest and Sojourn.

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The ship's passenger capacity is bigger with 34%, but with just 6% less space per guest. In comparison, the ship also features an additional deck and expanded public areas.

Cruise itinerary program

Seabourn Encore itinerary program is based on luxury Asia cruises with sailings to India and Arabia during ship's Maiden Season. Following are itineraries to Australia and New Zealand, as well as to the exotic isles of Southeast Asia.

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Cabins

Like all Seabourn ships, Encore is an all-suite vessel, but every suite aboard this Seabourn vessel, has a private veranda. All accommodations are all thoughtfully appointed, designed as homes with separate lounge room to unwind and entertain. The five Owner’s Suites measure up to 1,065 sq. feet (including a veranda); four Grand Suites (two-bedroom) are up to 1,680 sq. feet private living space. Choose to stay in a Penthouse Suite (one of the 21) on uppermost decks, featuring up to 540 sq. feet each.

By company's loyalty program "Seabourn Club", Silver Level and above passengers receive free Internet (limited and unlimited packages), free phone calls (20-30-40 min worldwide), complimentary Spa Massage, Day Pass for Spa Serene Area, free laundry (1 bag for every 7-days on the ship), plus discount pricing on onboard alcohol purchases (premium wines and spirits), future cruise booking discounts, luggage shipping service discounts, access to special offers and exclusive onboard events.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Seabourn Encore is operated with all-inclusive deals, and provides the best choice of dining venues (all complimentary) and open-bar lounges. Guests dine when, where, and with whom they wish. The design of Encore features contemporary spaces created by the Adam Tihany’s company, including ship's Main Dining Room and the club-like Seabourn Square lounge area.

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Follows the complete list of Seabourn Encore restaurants and food bars.

  • The Restaurant (main dining room with open-seating breakfast, lunch and dinner; the dining amenities are top-luxurious; the Restaurant’s dress code is “elegant casual” with optional “formal” dress on special nights.
  • Sushi Restaurant (replacing the traditional “Restaurant 2” on the Odyssey-class Seabourn ships)
  • Patio Grill (serves the pool area with grilled specialties, salads and several side dishes; fresh pizza by the slice is offered throughout the afternoon)
  • The Colonnade (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; its chefs cook in an open kitchen and guests can enjoy watching food being prepared; the menu for dinner is differently themed each day; the restaurant has an aft Terrace and an outdoor seating area)
  • The Grill by Thomas Keller (3-star Michelin chef) - with a classic American steakhouse menu.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The ambiance of Seabourn Encore is relaxed, with a sheer activities’ variety. Most sailings feature the Seabourn line’s Caviar in Surf Beach Barbecue or Marina Days, when you can go kayaking or sailing right from ship. Seabourn cruise line’s service is ranked the best on the luxury cruising market – highly personalized and attentive. Tipping is not expected.

Follows the complete list of Seabourn Encore lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Living room (open-floor area serving as a lounge with a small seating area)
  • The Casino (with 1 roulette table, 3 gaming tables for blackjack and poker, 15 slot machines)
  • The Club lounge (disco & nightclub)
  • The Club Pool area (with one plunge pool flanked by two Whirlpools, served by The Club’s bar)
  • Whirlpool (with open-deck area with loungers)
  • Grand Salon (main show lounge for grand productions, featuring a 6-piece band; hosts guest lectures and presentations during the day)
  • Card Room (cards playing and bard games room)
  • 3 duty-free shops (The Boutique for fashion clothes, perfumes and luxury cosmetics; The Seabourn Shop for Seabourn-logo merchandise; The Collection for brand watches and jewelry)
  • The Coffee Bar (patisserie & specialty coffee bar, serving Seabourn Square lounge area, which has a corner serving as the Library/Computer Centre)
  • Patio Pool (swimming pool, two Whirlpools, sunbathing area with loungers, private cabanas; served with drinks by Patio Bar; the pool deck also hosts barbecue parties)
  • Sky Bar (serves the Patio Pool’s balcony level)
  • The “Spa at Seabourn” (11,400 ft2 wellness area spanning on two decks, with outdoor relaxation deck area, Massage-Treatment Rooms, Steam Room, Saunas, Thermal Suite, glass-roofed Spa pool, Beauty Salon)
  • Fitness Center (panoramic-view modern gym)
  • Motion Studio (separate Aerobics Room)
  • Observation Bar (round-shaped observation lounge with grand piano)
  • The Retreat (multi-use, open-air relaxation area with a 9-hole Golf putting green and courts for deck games - Giant Chess, Shuffleboard).
  • On Seabourn Encore, the cruise company debuted a new production show (titled "An Evening with Tim Rice") and a new Wellness program (by Dr Andrew Weil). The show was created exclusively for Seabourn Cruises by "Belinda King Creative Productions". Tim Rice and Dr Weil were both guests on the ship's maiden voyage.

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  • Cabin grades number: 13
  • Total number of cabins: 302 (all of which are Suite staterooms).
  • Restaurants and food bars: The Restaurant (main dining room, open-seating), The Colonnade (indoor/outdoor buffet), Patio Grill & Pizza (poolside bars), Seabourn Square (library/computer center, with a European Konditorei-style coffee bar, serving sandwiches, pastries and gelato).
  • Lounges & Bars: Grand Salon (theater), The Club (disco nightclub), Observation Lounge (panoramic bar, serving Early Risers' tea and coffee), Sky Bar (al fresco), Patio Bar (poolside drinks), Casino, Promenade, Gym (complimentary classes including Pilates, Tai Chi and yoga), Spa at Seabourn, pools (Patio /main, Club /aft, Spa), jacuzzis, outdoor relaxation areas (The Retreat, Sun Terrace, Spa Terrace), 9-hole golf putting course, shops.
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry, Self-Serve Laundromats. Tipping/gratuities - tips are not expected or calculated in the price. Wedding parties on Seabourn ship Encore are held in any of the public spaces (no dedicated chapel on board).
  • Seabourn Encore cruise ship is the line's newest vessel providing all-inclusive "big yacht cruising" vacation experiences. Her sister as design is Seabourn Ovation (2017). The other fleet members are named OdysseyQuest and Sojourn. All Seabourn ships, as a sea vacation travel concept, continue to be widely acknowledged as the "game-changer" for the luxury ship travel industry.
  • Compared to the line's three Odyssey-class vessels, the Encore ship is about 1/5th larger in size (26%), 1/3rd bigger as passenger capacity (34%, based on double occupancy), with 1 additional deck, re-designed venues, expanded public spaces, and features 6% less space per passenger. Traditionally for the ships in the Seabourn fleet, all passenger cabins (all are suites) have private verandas.
  • On September 15, 2015, with the keel laying ceremony officially started the vessel's construction. The ceremony wasa attended by Antonio Quintano (Marghera shipyard's manager) and Keith Taylor (Holland America Group's Executive VP).
  • On March 4, 2016, was the vessel's launch at Marghera shipyard. The special event was attended by Marnie Tihany (wife of Adam D Tihany, the ship's interior designer).
  • The godmother's name was revealed in Nov 2016 - Mrs Sarah Brightman (born 1960). She is an UK classical soprano, also actress, musician, songwriter. Her 1996 duet with Andrea Bocelli (the single "Time to Say Goodbye") became one of the world's best-selling singles.
  • On November 30, 2016, the vessel was officially delivered with a ceremony held at the Marghera shipyard. The event was attended by Seabourn's President Richard Meadows, and Fincantieri's CEO Giuseppe Bono.
  • On January 7, 2017, was the vessel's christening ceremony held at Port Singapore. The naming ceremony was led by the godmother Sarah Brightman. Cruise passengers and many VIP guests joined the ship's staff for a show launch. Followed performances by local musicians and actors, including lion dancers and stilt walkers.
  • The Inaugural Cruise (maiden voyage themed "Gems of the Java Sea") was a 10-day itinerary to ports in Indonesia (Singapore to Benoa, Bali). Followed Asian and Australian voyages and repositioning via Suez Canal to Europe (Mediterranean.
  • During its Inaugural cruise season in 2016, Seabourn Encore offered mostly one-way itineraries to ports in Europe (Mediterranean), Asia (Dubai, India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore), Australia and New Zealand.
  • Seabourn Encore spent the summer 2017 season in Europe / Mediterranean on itineraries 7-, 10-, and 14-day in length.

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Seabourn Encore Itineraries

The below listed Seabourn Encore cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Seabourn fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 11 22 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2018 May 22 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona
2018 Jun 09 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus
2018 Jun 16 21 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia
2018 Jun 16 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia
2018 Jul 14 14 days, round-trip Spain & Romantic Rivieras Barcelona
2018 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona
2018 Jul 28 21 days, round-trip Mediterranean Magic & Malta Barcelona
2018 Aug 08 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo
2018 Aug 08 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo
2018 Aug 18 14 days, round-trip Spain & Romantic Rivieras Barcelona
2018 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona
2018 Aug 25 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia
2018 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$3799
2018 Sep 01 21 days, round-trip Mediterranean Magic & Malta Barcelona
2018 Sep 01 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona
2018 Sep 12 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo
2018 Sep 12 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo$8999
2018 Sep 22 14 days, round-trip Spain & Romantic Rivieras Barcelona
2018 Sep 22 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$12499
2018 Sep 29 14 days, round-trip Riviera & Italian Allure Civitavecchia
2018 Sep 29 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$4199
2018 Oct 06 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona
2018 Oct 06 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$3799
2018 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia$8499
2018 Oct 20 37 days, one-way from Piraeus to Singapore Piraeus
2018 Oct 20 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai Piraeus$4699
2018 Nov 08 25 days, one-way from Dubai to Benoa Dubai
2018 Nov 08 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai$6499
2018 Nov 26 24 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore$5999
2018 Nov 26 7 days, one-way from Singapore to Benoa Singapore$2699
2018 Dec 03 34 days, one-way from Benoa to Auckland Benoa$9499
2018 Dec 03 17 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney Benoa$3999
2018 Dec 21 32 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$10499
2018 Dec 21 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$5999
2019 Jan 06 32 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$11499
2019 Jan 06 16 days, round-trip New Zealand's Splendors Auckland$4999
2019 Jan 22 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$5999
2019 Feb 07 32 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$10999
2019 Feb 07 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$6499
2019 Feb 23 32 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$9999
2019 Feb 23 16 days, round-trip New Zealand's Splendors Auckland$5299
2019 Mar 11 32 days, one-way from Auckland to Benoa Auckland$10499
2019 Mar 11 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$5499
2019 Mar 27 26 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney$8499
2019 Mar 27 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney$5499
2019 Apr 12 26 days, one-way from Benoa to Dubai Benoa$7999
2019 Apr 12 10 days, one-way from Benoa to Singapore Benoa$3499
2019 Apr 22 34 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus Singapore$9499
2019 Apr 22 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore$4999
2019 May 08 25 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai$10499
2019 May 08 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus Dubai$5699
2019 May 26 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Valletta Piraeus$4499
2019 Jun 12 11 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus Valletta$6999
2019 Jul 11 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus$7999
2019 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus$4499
2019 Jul 18 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia$10499
2019 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$4499
2019 Jul 25 21 days, round-trip Mediterranean Magic & Malta Barcelona$11999
2019 Jul 25 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona$6999
2019 Aug 05 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo$9999
2019 Aug 05 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo$6499
2019 Aug 15 14 days, round-trip Spain & Romantic Rivieras Barcelona$7999
2019 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$4499
2019 Aug 22 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia$10499
2019 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$4499
2019 Aug 29 21 days, round-trip Mediterranean Magic & Malta Barcelona$11999
2019 Aug 29 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona$6999
2019 Sep 09 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo$9999
2019 Sep 09 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo$6499
2019 Sep 19 14 days, round-trip Spain & Romantic Rivieras Barcelona$7999
2019 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$4499
2019 Sep 26 18 days, round-trip Riviera & Iberian Discoveries Civitavecchia$10499
2019 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$4499
2019 Oct 03 18 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona$10499
2019 Oct 03 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$6999
2019 Oct 14 26 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Dubai Civitavecchia$11299
2019 Oct 14 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia$4499
2019 Oct 21 37 days, one-way from Piraeus to Singapore Piraeus$13999
2019 Oct 21 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai Piraeus$7999
2019 Nov 09 25 days, one-way from Dubai to Benoa Dubai$11099
2019 Nov 09 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai$7699
2019 Nov 27 23 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore$11999
2019 Nov 27 7 days, one-way from Singapore to Benoa Singapore$3999
2019 Dec 04 33 days, one-way from Benoa to Auckland Benoa$18499
2019 Dec 04 16 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney Benoa$9499
2019 Dec 21 30 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$17099
2019 Dec 21 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$10999
2020 Jan 06 30 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$16099
2020 Jan 06 14 days, round-trip South Pacific Isles Auckland$7999
2020 Jan 20 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$9999
2020 Feb 05 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney$9999
2020 Feb 21 30 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$16999
2020 Feb 21 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland$9999
2020 Mar 08 40 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney$20999
2020 Mar 08 30 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney$15999
2020 Mar 08 14 days, round-trip An Australian Autumn Sydney$8999
2020 Mar 22 26 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney$12999
2020 Mar 22 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney$8999
2020 Apr 07 28 days, one-way from Benoa to Dubai Benoa$12499
2020 Apr 07 10 days, one-way from Benoa to Singapore Benoa$5499
2020 Apr 17 36 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus Singapore$14999
2020 Apr 17 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore$8499
2020 May 05 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus Dubai$7999