About Seabourn Cruise Line

Seabourn has been founded in Norway in 1986 with the “Seabourn Pride” entering service in 1988. Today, the cruise line is part of the Carnival Corporation and is – without a doubt – their most luxurious and prestigous brand. Seabourn stands for absolute perfection in service, great individuality due to the very small ships and modern, casual luxury.

 

The Ship

The Encore will be Seabourn’s new flag-ship when entering service in January 2017. With a maximum capacity of 604 passengers and a length of 210 meters she is very small compared to other modern cruise liners, but she will be the largest vessel in Seabourn’s fleet.

 

Staterooms

All staterooms on board the Encore are suites with private balcony. Room sizes start at spacious 28m² plus 6m² for the balcony. Every suite is equipped with a comfortable living area with writing desk, a personal refrigerator and bar stocked daily with your preferred spirits and sodas, sofa, entertainment center, interactive flat-screen satellite television with music and movie access and wireless internet access.

 

Atmosphere on Board

Travellers on Seabourn ships enjoy perfect luxury combined with modern casualty. A smoking or dark suite with tie is not required, but formal nights are optionally offered for those who enjoy festive evenings. Nevertheless a pair of jeans is not welcome in the main restaurants. A good command of the English language is strongly recommended due to the international guests and English being official onboard language.

 

Food and Beverages

Enjoy world-class cuisine in one of the restaurants or served course-by-course in your suite. Guests can choose between traditional fine dining in the open-seating Restaurant or an eclectic and adventurous menu in Restaurant 2, themed dining in “The Colonnade” and more casual fare in the Patio Grill. Except for some ultra-fine spirits and wines all beverages are already included in the cruise price.

 

Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation

If you expect fancy broadway shows or the latest spectacular on-board activities then Seabourn is not the right choice for you! Of course you will enjoy some fine live music and the fitness area will satisfy all those with the urge to exercise. But the calm and cultivated atmosphere on Seabourns ships are perfect to relax and in combination with the very interesting routings and long stays in the various harbours make it a perfect way of seeing the world’s most beautiful places.

 

Our Summary

Seabourn is surely one of the finest cruising options on earth. The small ships with the perfectly trained and very dedicated crew are wonderful holiday escapes for those who love luxury without stiff upper lip traditions. Considering what you get, the cruise prices are highly attractive – especially when keeping in mind that all dining options, fine beverages and even tips are already included.