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Seabourn, Carnival Corporation’s luxury cruise line, has officially taken delivery of its newest vessel Seabourn Encore. The official handover ceremony took place today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.
Guests aboard the ship will be treated to extraordinary levels of service, with a high staff to guest ratio. Encore will be able to carry 600 guests, who will all stay in elegant suites featuring a private verandah.
Encore Design & Details
The ship expands and builds on the line’s Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionized luxury cruising with enhanced staterooms and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011. New features include The Retreat, a sanctuary with private cabanas and a Spa Treatment Cabana for personalized pampering.
Guests aboard the vessel will enjoy upscale cuisine, including The Grill by Thomas Keller, the new signature restaurant that was introduced on Seabourn Quest earlier this year, and will be expanded fleet wide. A new restaurant for the line, Sushi, will make its debut as a destination for foodies, with a unique feel and high-quality dishes served throughout the day.
Following the inaugural cruise, Encore will move onto a 16-day Great Barrier Reef & Gold Coast and back-t0-back 16-day Australia & New Zealand voyages. Then, it will reverse the Gems of the Java Sea cruise to Singapore, proceed on a 16-day Jewels of India & Arabia cruise to Dubai, and finish her first season with a 19-day Arabian Gems & Holy Land voyage before ending the winter season in Athens on May 5. If you find yourself on this sailing and need information about the area, be sure to check out Cruise Arabia’s website.
Summer 2017 will bring a new exciting home for Encore, as she will operate along the Mediterranean with numerous itineraries, including a 7, 14, or 21-day Mediterranean cruise from Athens on May 6, the 22-day Adriatic & Mediterranean Isles cruise departing June 24, and the 20-day Mediterranean Encore cruise from Barcelona on August 5.
Featured photo: Seabourn