Inside the Newest, Up-Market Cruise Liner in the World

It’s the latest up-market cruise liner in the world — and the Seabourn Encore has certainly succeeded in its goal “to feel more like a luxury yacht.”

It has a designer price tag starting at $2,995 per person for a 7-night cruise in a Verandah Suite to more than $40,000 per person for the Owner’s Suite on a 34-day cruise.

So what makes Seabourn Encore worth the hefty price tag?

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One of its biggest draws is its intimate 600-guest capacity among the 300 luxury suites each complete with a private verandah.

It’s much like a private club, where members share expansive open decks, inviting social spaces, and the personalized attention of an exceptional crew.

A hallmark of Seabourn’s reputation for luxury has been the concept of its spacious, well-designed suites. Each is rich in thoughtful details such as roomy closets, comfortable seating and sleeping areas, elegant bathrooms, a well-stocked in-suite bar and personal entertainment options.

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Enhanced by the vision of Adam D. Tihany, the sophisticated color palette, choice of fine fabrics, rich materials and lustrous finishes found in guest accommodations reflect Tihany’s master touch.

All Veranda Suites on Seabourn Encore feature a comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, and spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.

There are two types of Penthouse Suites (the more expensive type includes a spa) that all feature a separate bedroom, glass door to veranda, two flat-screen TVs, fully stocked bar, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity.

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Its Owner’s Suites feature full-length window and glass door to private veranda, dining for four, separate bedroom, guest bath, two flat-screen TVs, pantry with wet bar, convertible sofa for one and whirlpool bath.

Let’s get back to the life onboard Seabourn Encore when you aren’t in your suite.

The Retreat is a new sanctuary for Seabourn, which is located on Deck 12.

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A tranquil setting housed in a distinctive flower-shaped canopy that shields guests from sun and the wind, The Retreat is ringed with 15 private cabanas designed as individual luxury living rooms that each feature a large HD flat screen television and a refrigerator stocked with a personalized selection of beverages.

The Retreat is located around a central whirlpool with step-up access to water maintained at an inviting temperature. Up to 30 people can stretch out on comfortable sun loungers; pull up a bar stool or take a table seat for champagne and cocktails custom created by Seabourn mixologists; or enjoy a selection of bites from a specially designed menu.

A selection of amenities includes fresh fruit baskets, premium sun lotions, Evian mist spray, plush towels and bathrobes, while a dedicated Retreat Concierge will be available to satisfy guest requests.

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The Shops at Seabourn Encore feature exclusive, shield-emblazoned logo wear ranging from hats, coats and casual wear. It’s a great place to pick up a fashionable memento of your voyage or a gift for someone back home.

The Boutique offers exceptional values in imported fashions, top quality cosmetics, luxury goods and scents from the world’s leading designers. You will also find a curated selection of fine watches and dazzling jewelry that includes a private showroom for sales of diamonds and other precious gemstones.

The Seabourn Encore Fitness Center features high-performance Technogym equipment for cardio and strength training. We also offer a series of complimentary classes including yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. If personal attention is preferred, its personal trainers can design a nutrition and exercise plan to help you maintain your regime or achieve enhanced results.

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Seabourn’s new Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil enrichment program is the first of its kind at sea: a fleet-wide mindful living program offering guests holistic spa and wellness experiences integrating physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being.

Certified Wellness Guides conduct complimentary sessions in Mindful Meditation and yoga during Seabourn voyages, based on the groundbreaking insights gained from Dr. Weil’s extensive research and best-selling books.

An ocean-view gym with state of the art equipment and expert guidance from personal trainers invites you to exercise in style. A thermal area with steam and sauna rooms, plus a heavenly Serene Area offer the perfect start or finish to your spa experience.

Spend a memorable afternoon playing in the sea with fellow guests as the ship is transformed into a private beach resort.

Seabourn deploys a watersports Marina at the stern of the ship with a variety of complimentary lightly colored kayaks, pedal boats and windsurfers. Enjoy an exclusive Seabourn Marina Day by playing in the sea without ever having to leave the ship.

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