Its the fourth new ship of Seabourn in seven years, touted to set a new benchmark in small ships luxury cruising. The launch of Seabourn Encore in December 2016 promises to be bigger than its sister ships Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Quest and Seabourn Sojourn.

Weighing 40,350-tonne, Seabourn Encore will begin its inaugural voyage with a cruise from Athens to Dubai, followed by sailing to India, Southeast Asia and Singapore.

The Grand Wintergarden Suites

They are on deck 8 and the most largest and luxurious suites on Seabourn Encore with nearly 1,550 square feet of space. These suites are pretty much like an upscale apartment with ocean views, two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, two private verandas, dinning facilities for six and more. The biggest attraction for guests will be a glass enclosed solarium with a soaking tub and daybed.

Seabourn Encore’s Grand Wintergarden Suites will be two of the most beautiful and striking suites in ultra-luxury travel,” said Christopher Prelog, Seabourn Vice President of Hotel Operations. “Like a spacious vacation home, guests will enjoy the superb amenities, especially the private glassed-in Solarium with a soaking tub and lounging bed.”

The guests staying in premium suites can expect a concierge service, private car transfers, complimentary internet service, plush bathrobes, a library and more. Read about it here

Designed by renowned hospitality designer Adam D Tihany, Seabourn Encore with its elegant interiors and modern decor elements is expected to accommodate only 604 guests based on double occupancy, and every suite has a private veranda.

Australian Debut

Seabourn Encore will be Down Under in January 2017 with cruises  from Bali to Sydney and Sydney to Auckland. Bookings are available for Encore’s inaugural season with a Veranda Suite starting from AU$14,299* per person. Check Seabourn website