Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore, December 2016

Seabourn has spent the past two years selling off its three oldest ships. The upside has been consistency among its remaining vessels, as well as a clear plan of expansion, which begins with Seabourn Encore. The 604-passenger ship will be the largest in the fleet of luxury ships. Much of the excitement around Seabourn Encore centers on dining — specifically on a new partnership with world-famous Chef Thomas Keller, known for his three Michelin-starred land-based restaurants: The French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon. With Keller, Seabourn creates a signature restaurant onboard Encore that features high-quality ingredients and innovative dishes. Among other highlights on Encore are a marina deck, from which passengers can windsurf, kayak and pedal boat; Sky Bar, an alfresco spot for drinks; and the Grand Salon, the ship’s primary show lounge, which hosts, among other things, talks from a range of experts, including explorers, chefs, scholars and performers and renowned specialists from areas such as arts, sciences, politics and the humanities. All cruise fares on Encore include dining, drinks and gratuities. Deployment: Mediterranean, Middle East, Asia,www.cruiseadvisor.club