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Seabourn Encore is a ship, carrying 604 passengers and crew, and sails from Piraeus (Athens), Greece and Barcelona, Spain.

Sails from:

Monte Carlo, Monaco , Auckland, New Zealand , Barcelona, Spain

Cruises to:

Europe - Western Mediterranean , Europe - Mediterranean , South Pacific - Australia

Cruises on Seabourn Encore

3.9 out of 5

Sedate atmosphere on a beautiful cruise ship by Cruiser22773588

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

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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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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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4 out of 5

16 Night Auckland to Sydney by masoucie

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Had a great time on the Seabourn Encore.  The ship was only a few months old and very well laid out.  The food was terrific although we found ourselves in a food coma by the end.  All meals were very heavy making it difficult to snack.  The entertainment was exceptional for a ship of this size.  Part of the expectations of the entertainers was to get to know the passengers so you saw them everywhere, taking passengers to dinner, etc.  Given the cost of the cruise and time of the year, the passengers were heavily weighted toward US retirees so activities shut down pretty early.  We were very fortunate to have great weather, which was especially rare in the Fjords.  The Seabourn excursions need some work...

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4 out of 5

Initial cruise of Encore off to a good startD by joytosa

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We weren't sure what to expect with this new ship but for the most part it was great.  Of course there were a few glitches but nothing to ruin a good trip.  As always it is the staff that make all the difference.  We were spoiled as usual & felt we made new friends with the crew that we hope to see on our next voyage.  

 

Of all the places we visited we enjoyed Muscat the best.  That was a huge surprise.  

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Cruise Experience by danaue

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Everything was a class act. All the crew were wonderful and always ready to help. The food was plentiful and of great quality and presentation. All the restaurants were superb. The entertainment was a high quality from dancers, singers, comedians, lecturers, cruise director and assistant director. Seabourn is top of the line.

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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.

danaue
Jul 17, 2018

Everything was delightful. Just go and enjoy the experience.

Cruiser22773588
Jun 25, 2018

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

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