Seabourn Encore Maiden Season Detailed

New Seabourn Encore will begin sailing in 2016, expanding and building on a solid foundation of award-winning excellence set by Seabourn’s existing Odyssey-class fleet.  Seabourn Encore along with Seabourn Ovation set to debut in 2018, will be larger ships but still maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest.  In the process, Seabourn will claim their place as the youngest and most modern ultra-luxury fleet in the cruise industry.  It’s an upcoming event that has luxury cruise fans excited to book and now: the wait is over.

“Seabourn Encore will set a new standard of ultra-luxury cruising that can only be found on Seabourn, and we can’t wait to share her with our guests.”- Seabourn President Richard Meadows

Seabourn now has open for sale, maiden season itineraries for Seabourn Encore the newest addition to join the ultra-luxury cruise line. To begin, Seabourn Encore will sail a variety of voyages exploring the exotic coasts of Arabia and India between December 2016 and April 2017. Appropriately, the new ship will visit the gilded temples and tropical isles of Southeast Asia, along with the natural splendors and vibrant, friendly cities of Australia and New Zealand.

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“We’re excited to offer a diverse range of itineraries for the maiden season of Seabourn Encore and provide our guests with the opportunities to visit some of the most charming and sought-after destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand on the world’s newest and most beautiful ultra-luxury ship,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows.


Pre-Inaugural Sailings
Following the ship’s delivery in December 2016, Seabourn Encore will offer two pre-inaugural cruises, providing travelers with a preview of the vessel before its official maiden voyage.

  • On December 4, 2016, Seabourn Encore will sail on a 16-day pre-inaugural cruise from Athens bound for Dubai, visiting various exotic ports including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel; Petra, Jordan; and Muscat, Oman.
  • On December 20, 2016, an 18-day pre-inaugural holiday voyage departing Dubai will sail to Arabia, India and Southeast Asia before arriving at Singapore.

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Gala Naming Ceremony
On January 7, 2017, Seabourn Encore will make its official debut with a gala naming ceremony in the vibrant Asian city-state of Singapore.

Inaugural Voyage
Following the naming, the vessel will embark on its official 10-day inaugural voyage to Bali, including stops in Surabaya, Java; Celukan Bawang, Bali; and Slawi Bay, Komodo, Indonesia.

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Maiden Season
Seabourn Encore will go on to spend its maiden season operating a series of 16-day voyages cruising the Pacific Rim in Australia and New Zealand, calling at the metropolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne and exploring both islands of New Zealand.  The ship will visit popular ports, such as Auckland and Wellington, while exploring other picturesque towns, including New Zealand’s southernmost city, Oban on Stewart Island, and the charming port of Picton, the gateway to the stunning scenery of Marlborough Sound.

In April 2017, Seabourn Encore will return to Europe with two 16- and 18-day Arabia and India voyages, then spend the summer in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean with a series of seven-day voyages.

Not familiar with the Seabourn Experience?  This video will give you a good idea of what they are all about:

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