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Once again redefining small-ship ultra-luxury, the strikingly beautiful and excitingly innovative Seabourn Encore will join the fleet in late 2016. Carrying only 604 lucky guests, this all-suite, all-veranda vessel is certain to surprise and delight. Featuring spacious, thoughtfully designed suites and inviting public areas, award-winning gourmet dining at four different restaurants, complimentary open bars and fine wines, a world-class spa that will leave you feeling aglow, and attentive staff known for their intuitive gracious service, a cruise aboard Seabourn Encore will provide an an unmatched experience while exploring exceptional destinations.

Sails from:

Auckland, New Zealand , Barcelona, Spain , Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

Cruises to:

Europe , Europe - Mediterranean , Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East) , Europe - Western Mediterranean , South Pacific , South Pacific - Australia

Cruises on Seabourn Encore

13 Reviews

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4.5 out of 5

Great cruise. by merrittrr

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Very fun but not enough time in some ports. Entertainment was excellent!! Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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4.9 out of 5

Great Seabourn Cruise by MandR

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Already booked next Seabourn cruise with still another in the planning stage

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4.8 out of 5

Just when you think it can't get any better, it does. by gkelley949

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This was our first cruise with Seabourn and it exceeded our expectations. We are spoiled and cannot take any cruise line with less service/luxury in the future, which is the very same sentiment we heard from several other passengers. (first Seabourn/can't do anything else). We booked 11 months out with a 'guarantee' at a great rate (and had sailed on Cunard before) and got a major upgrade. Just do it. It is worth the slightly additional premium.

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3.9 out of 5

Sedate atmosphere on a beautiful cruise ship by Cruiser22773588

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Excursion choices at ports of call were pretty boring because ports of call except for amalfi and corfu were disappointing.

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4 out of 5

Good, but not up to Seabourn standards by tayloroger

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This was a very nice cruise all in all.  The ports were fabulous.  A mix of quiet relaxing places and more energetic places.  Just could not have been a better mix.  The ship is new, and I believe larger than Seabourn has fielded in the past.  It showed on occasion.  At times it felt crowded, especially at dinner time.  The ship does not have enough tables in its restaurants to seat the number of people aboard if the ship is full.  I suppose that makes sense as some have room service, some skip a meal, etc.  But nevertheless, it was annoying to have to wait an hour or so for dinner, and on one occasion not be seated at all.  The dining venues close at 845 pm or so, which was before dark, and that seemed early.  After spending a day ashore, who wants to rush around to try to have dinner at 630 or 700?  We finally just gave up on the dining schedule and ordered room service each evening at 9 or 930 and dined on our balcony or in our room.  That was fine and the food was good.

 

The staff was, in general, very good.  There were a few who could use some training in customer service.  But I suspect that is true for any cruise line. 

 

All in all it was a very nice cruise, and I am glad we had the experience.  But Seabourn needs to polish up its service and ship schedule if it wishes to continue to be considered a luxe operation.

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tayloroger
Jun 16, 2017

If you try to fit their schedule it's annoying. If you just realize the ship's schedule for meals is rigid and not very accommodating, then you will be fine.

rwhous1
Apr 22, 2017

Great breakfasts and service, but since there's no sundries shop, be sure to pack all those you need.

Cruiser22773588
Jun 25, 2018

Above perfect cleanliness and professional staff. No lines. No crowding. All positive but very subdued atmosphere.

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