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Brand new cruise ship to debut Down Under

Australia is on the itinerary for Seabourn Cruises' forth coming ultra-luxury cruise vessel, Seabourn Encore.

Australia is on the itinerary for Seabourn Cruises’ forth coming ultra-luxury cruise vessel, Seabourn Encore.

 

The 40,350-tonne ship will cruise to Australian waters during her inaugural season, which commences on 7 January 2017 with a 10-day sailing from Singapore to Bali.

Following the first cruise, the ship will make nine maidens calls in Australia between 22 January to 17 March 2017 and conduct three sailings to and from the country.

A rendering of the restaurant on Seabourn Encore

A rendering of the restaurant on Seabourn Encore.

The first cruise, a 16-day Bali to Sydney trip will depart on 17 January 2017 and visit Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Hamilton Island and Mooloolaba.

The 16-day Sydney to Auckland cruise will depart on 2 February and stop at Phillip Island in Victoria and Melbourne before crossing the Tasman.

Encore will then return from Auckland to Sydney on 18 February, stopping at Geelong on 4 March on the way.

The ship will then depart Sydney on 6 March to cruise back to Singapore via Mooloolaba, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Cairns and Darwin.

A rendering of the Seabourn Square onboard Seabourn Encore

A rendering of the Seabourn Square where guests can pick up a book with a snack.

President Richard Meadows said the cruise line is excited to offer the Australasian market the chance to cruise on the world’s newest and ‘most beautiful’ ultra-luxury ship.

Seabourn Encore will set a new standard of ultra-luxury cruising that can only be found on Seabourn, and we can’t wait to share her with our guests.”

Richard Meadows, Seabourn Cruises President

Seabourn Encore will officially be delivered to Seabourn Cruises in December next year.

She will offer two pre-inaugural cruises including a 16-day voyage from Athens to Dubai and then an 18-day pre-inaugural voyage departing Dubai to Singapore on 20 December 2016.

She is one of two new Odyssey-class vessels – the other is Seabourn Ovation, which will join the fleet early 2018.

A rendering of the colonnade on Seabourn Encore

Both ships will expand on the existing features onboard existing Odyssey-class ships – such as Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn.

They will maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly personalised service by close to one staff member for each guest on board.

Designed by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany, the vessels will feature modern design elements and innovations consistent with the line’s reputation for understated elegance.

The ship will be configured with one additional deck and new expanded public areas, and is expected to carry just 604 guests, based on double occupancy. In addition, every suite will feature a private veranda.

Will your clients will be keen to try Seabourn Encore when she arrives?