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Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore Review and Specifications

Specifications of Seabourn Encore

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
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 / position of Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore current cruise is 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore. Prices start from USD 4999 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 09 Nov, 2019 and ends on 27 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
09 Nov 18:30    Departing from Dubai, Port Rashid, UAE hotels
10 Nov 08:00 - 17:00    Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE
11 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Doha, Qatar
13 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Muscat, Oman
16 Nov 08:00    Mumbai, Bombay, India
19 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Cochin, Kochi, India
23 Nov 07:00 - 15:00    Pulau Weh Island, Sabang, Indonesia
24 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand
25 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
27 Nov 07:00    Arriving in Singapore hotels

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, ranging from the 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 a major player on the premium-cruising market, competing for 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.

Seabourn Encore cruise ship construction

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.

Seabourn Encore cruise ship

Cabins

Seabourn Encore has a total of 302 cabins (all of which are Suite staterooms) in 13 grades. Like all Seabourn ships, Encore is an all-suite vessel, but every suite aboard this Seabourn's 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 the 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 sheer activities’ variety. Most sailings feature the Seabourn line’s Caviar in Surf Beach Barbecue or Marina Days when you can go kayaking or sail right from the ship. Seabourn cruise line’s service is ranked the best on the luxury cruising market – highly personalized and attentive. Tipping is not expected.

Additional amenities include 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).

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 an 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)
  • Promenade; Outdoor relaxation areas (The Retreat, Sun Terrace, Spa Terrace)
  • 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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Seabourn Encore cruise ship is the line's newest vessel providing all-inclusive "big yacht cruising" vacation experiences. Her sister as the 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 was 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 a 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. Seabourn ship's namesake is the 2019-launched Norwegian Encore (NCL).

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 (the 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.

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
2019 Oct 21 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai Piraeus
2019 Nov 09 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore Dubai $4999
2019 Nov 27 7 days, one-way from Singapore to Benoa Singapore $2199
2019 Dec 04 16 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney Benoa $3499
2019 Dec 21 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $5999
2020 Jan 06 14 days, round-trip New Zealand Splendours Auckland $4499
2020 Jan 20 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $4299
2020 Feb 05 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $4499
2020 Feb 21 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $4499
2020 Feb 21 30 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $9499
2020 Mar 08 14 days, round-trip An Australian Autumn Sydney $4999
2020 Mar 08 40 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney $11999
2020 Mar 08 30 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney $8999
2020 Mar 22 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney $3999
2020 Mar 22 26 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney $7299
2020 Apr 07 10 days, one-way from Benoa to Singapore Benoa $2499
2020 Apr 07 28 days, one-way from Benoa to Dubai Benoa $6999
2020 Apr 17 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore $4499
2020 Apr 17 36 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus Singapore $8999
2020 May 05 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus Dubai $4499
2020 May 05 25 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai $7799
2020 May 23 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Valletta Piraeus $3699
2020 May 23 15 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $6499
2020 May 30 8 days, one-way from Valletta to Civitavecchia Valletta $3699
2020 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3499
2020 Jul 06 12 days, round-trip Iberian Summer Barcelona $6499
2020 Jul 06 19 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $8499
2020 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3699
2020 Jul 18 14 days, round-trip Spain & Romantic Rivieras Barcelona $6499
2020 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3699
2020 Jul 25 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia $7999
2020 Aug 01 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona $5499
2020 Aug 01 21 days, round-trip Mediterranean Magic & Malta Barcelona $10999
2020 Aug 12 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo $6999
2020 Aug 12 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo $8999
2020 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3799
2020 Aug 22 14 days, round-trip Spain & Romantic Rivieras Barcelona $6499
2020 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3799
2020 Aug 29 18 days, round-trip Spain & Italian Gems Civitavecchia $8499
2020 Sep 05 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $5999
2020 Sep 05 21 days, round-trip Mediterranean Magic Barcelona $10499
2020 Sep 16 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $5499
2020 Sep 16 17 days, round-trip Mediterranean Hideaways Civitavecchia $7999
2020 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3999
2020 Sep 26 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Valletta Barcelona $6499
2020 Oct 03 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Valletta Civitavecchia $3499
2020 Oct 03 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $7499
2020 Oct 10 10 days, one-way from Valletta to Piraeus Valletta $4999
2020 Oct 10 28 days, one-way from Valletta to Dubai Valletta $12999
2020 Oct 20 18 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubai Piraeus $8499
2021 Feb 07 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $10499
2021 Feb 23 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $10499
2021 Mar 11 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $10499
2021 Mar 11 33 days, one-way from Auckland to Benoa Auckland $18499
2021 Mar 27 17 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney $9999
2021 Mar 27 27 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney $13499
2021 Apr 13 10 days, one-way from Benoa to Singapore Benoa $5999
2021 Apr 13 28 days, one-way from Benoa to Dubai Benoa $12499
2021 Apr 23 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore $8499
2021 Apr 23 36 days, one-way from Singapore to Piraeus Singapore $14499
2021 May 11 18 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus Dubai $8499

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