The Luxury Yachts of Seabourn
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The magnificent 40,350-GRT (Gross Registered
Ton) Encore Class of ships are the latest ships in
the fleet, these being the Seabourn Encore, which commenced her
first world cruise from
The Encore Class of Ships are
There is no doubt that on these highly rated ships, you will enjoy a sophisticated and luxurious voyage and you will somehow feel as though you have been invited to sail on a private luxury super yacht.
The Seabourn Encore and Ovation offers new elements and innovations that is consistent with Seabourn's reputation for understated elegance. These ships are configured with an additional deck thus there will be new and expanded Guest areas, and the all Suite accommodations is for just 600 Guests and this is based on double occupancy. In addition, every suite will feature a private veranda, which is a first!
The Seabourn Encore and Ovation are as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn ship will have ever debuted. The newest, the Seabourn Ovation will Crown the fleet which is already the newest, the most modern and acclaimed in the luxury segment. Both ships are an improve version of the award-winning trio of ships that commenced with the Seabourn Odyssey in 2009. However the Seabourn Encore and Ovation represents another and a new stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising that Seabourn has consistently expanded and enriched.
These two sisters will deliver a wealth of new and exciting concepts, delivering a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the worlds most discerning travellers.
Seabourn Ovation is seen at anchor at one of the Mediterranean islands
I am sure that if you have read other pages of the Seabourn feature, you will know of the amazing luxury and the superb dining that is to be had on a Seabourn voyage, thus I will not write anything further here. Instead, I will deliver a preliminary album that Seabourn has prepared and this will provide us with a very good idea of the new ships interiors!
The ship's main showroom can accommodate all guests, though it seldom does because of the variety available. Lectures, cooking demonstrations, movies and other gatherings are held here in the daytime. In the evenings, live music for dancing before dinner gives way to vocal production shows, cabaret performances, comedy, and classical recitals, as well as more dancing later.
There is fine entertainment, as well as lectures and other events in the Grand Saloon
Our airy, welcoming space combines a gracious library and sitting room, a handsomely furnished computer center, a discreet enclave manned by efficient concierges, and a European Konditorei-style coffee bar with a gleaming espresso machine and a glass-enclosed case filled with tempting sandwiches, scrumptious pastries and colourful gelato.
This is the popular Café serving the best coffee and an array of delicious pastries and sandwiches!
Conveniently located adjacent to the Shops at Seabourn, Seabourn's innovative "living room" even boasts its own comfortable open deck terrace located aft of the Square.
Seabourn Square Living Room is like being the heart of the ship, although there are so many other fine venues on board!
From pre-dinner drinks to live music and
dancing, The Club Lounge, or just The Club will be a
sophisticated and inviting lounge as envisioned by design icon
Above & below: Here we see the Club Lounge which will be a elegant venue, perfect as a dance venue, but also for relaxation
and having a drink from the beautiful bar where of course there will no additional charge for standard drinks
The Seabourn casino offers a handsome, well-appointed enclave for those wishing to indulge in games of chance and skill. Relax and test the odds on various mechanical games or pit your skills against personable, professional dealers at blackjack or poker tables.
This is not my favourite, but there are those who enjoy some time here and it will be a luxurious venue, typical of a Casino!
This is sublimely beautiful semi-circular lounge that has a square-bar with panoramic views all around. Early Risers Coffee and Tea is served here each morning and piano music makes this venue the perfect choice for drinks and conversation before and after dinner.
The Observation Lounge sits high on the ship and far forward of the superstructure, thus allowing excellent views all around!
It is beautifully furnished, with a Bar and drinks can be had there or sitting by the window enjoying the sights
The Restaurant is a beautiful fine dining venue. Its menus feature a wide variety of delectable choices prepared to your order by our talented chefs. The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on an open-seating basis, inviting guests to dine when, where and with whom they wish.
Above & below: The Restaurant is a stunning venue, with high light ceilings with a dome centred and there
Are stunning modern golden chandeliers in the main Dome and smaller ones elsewhere? In addition the
Restaurant is beautifully furnished and this combined with the grand pillars and windows allowing light will
Ensure that each meal will be an event! Also, the wine cellar is very extensive and is included in your fare
Six seared Scallops. You can almost taste them, just by looking at them!
The atrium commences just aft of the Main Restaurant on Deck 4 and it is eight decks high
being topped by a round sloped glass ceiling, located just forward section of the ships funnel as can be seen on the image below
However, just aft of the beautifully sculptured circular stairwell is the Main Lobby with its four of the ships six Lifts!
Seabourn Encore is seen passing the Sydney Opera House during her maiden arrival on February 1, 2017
Our slightly more casual alternative offers appealing indoor and outdoor tables for breakfasts and lunches featuring beautiful, bountiful Colonnade buffet, which also offers a selection of à la carte items and daily specials from the kitchen. In the evening find the Colonnade becomes a pleasantly lively place serving regionally themed dinners with full table service.
Above & below: Cruise ships have buffets; the Yachts of Seabourn have the Colonnade
where you will discover the finest dinning anywhere as these images will clearly show!
You will not find these delicious mussels o a regular cruise ship at a buffet lunch
Our slightly more casual alternative offers appealing indoor and outdoor tables for breakfasts and lunches featuring beautiful, bountiful buffets, plus a selection of à la carte items and daily specials from the kitchen. Evenings find these pleasantly lively spots serving regionally themed dinners with full table service.
Even outdoor dining is elegant with full service
For a refreshing change of pace, dine on deck. Lunches in this casual poolside venue feature an array of salads, pastas, soups and freshly made pizzas, plus hot dogs, specialty hamburgers, chicken and seafood on the grill. Each day, a different themed menu is offered as well. When it is just too nice to go indoors for dinner, settle in for a full menu of salads, soups, sides and grilled steaks, chops, seafood or poultry. Seabourn offers a very high quality cuisine as well as service in a wonderful fully impromptu alfresco setting.
This poolside retreat serves the sun-worshiping guests who gather around the swimming pool and bubbling whirlpool spas. Enjoy full beverage, cocktail and wine service, fruit smoothies and gelato on the pool deck. There is also chilled mineral water spritzes and iced towels offered by the deck crew to refresh guests on warm days.
An alfresco oasis for drinks and socializing overlooking the Pool Patio. With a skilled, friendly bartender preparing everything from fresh fruit smoothies to elaborate mixologists masterpieces, its stools and tables are occupied from morning until dinnertime with guests who enjoy good company, open air and a breathtaking view of the horizon.
Above & below: A deck above the pool is the Sky Bar that serves drinks around the upper decks
Around-the-clock menu offers tempting selections anytime. During extended dinner service hours, you can enjoy a complete meal ordered right from that evenings The Restaurant menu, served for you in your suite or on your veranda.
Dining in your suite can be had any day and it will be a full meal that will be fully served course by course by a steward
Spend a memorable time playing in the sea with
fellow guests as the ship is transformed into a private beach
resort. Seabourn deploys their water sports
On the lower deck, suddenly a marina opens up and you can head off on any of the facilities available
Explore some of the world's most remote and
beautiful beaches whilst the Seabourn crew will stand in warm
turquoise waters to serve you caviar and
there is time on a pristine beach the crew will have buckets of
fine caviar and bottles of
Seabourn to a Tea
Seabourn to a Tea
Afternoon tea is a tradition steeped in history and, one that has admirably stood the test of time. This inviting, social occasion, is perfect for catching up with friends on the days adventures or getting to know someone new. Our version, with white-glove service and live piano music features a range of quality teas and tisanes, all freshly brewed to your order, and a bountiful buffet of both sweet and savoury delicacies to tempt and satisfy every appetite.
These daily specialty teas are yet another unique feature on board a Seabourn Yacht
English breakfast Organic: A rich
dawn to dusk blend of the finest black tea leaves
Bleu Peacock: This exotic blend of Chinese and fancy Formosa Oolong is a premium tea, offering hints of almond, vanilla and a touch of citrus with a smooth memorable finish.
Classic and Scented Greens.
Jasmine Mist: Layers of jasmine buds naturally scent Chinese green tea leaves for a gently piquant, yet rounded, aromatic cup. During jasmine season, freshly picked blossoms are blended with the downy leaf buds to produce an intoxicating fragrance and delicate elixir.
Green Tea Passion: This fragrant
blend of delicate green teas from
Tisanes: Herbal and Fruit Blends.
Chamomile CitronTM: A unique mélange of Egyptian chamomile, citrus slices, lemongrass, rose hips, hibiscus and mint that brings calm and balance, aids digestion, and is an excellent source of Vitamins B and C.
Organic Mint Mélange: Peppermint and spearmint create a soothing herbal infusion. A balanced and well-rounded cup, this tea captures the cool and pure essence of mint, aiding digestion while it refreshes.
Page Fivecontains not only the MV Seabourn Encores Deck Plan, but also details and images of most of her spacious and luxurious suites! The link is listed below in this features Index.
A fine view of the Seabourn Ovations shapely bow
Introducing the joys of cruising on a luxurious Seabourn Yacht, and meeting the fleet.
Looking at the Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn & the Quest.
Here are the Deck Plans of the above three ships!
Looking at the amazing 41,865-ton Seabourn Encore & Ovation.
The Deck Plan covering the two latest new ships as per above.
Seabourn Venture the exciting new Expedition ship due in due 2021.
The Author of Cruise-Australia has given Seabourn a 5.5 STAR Rating!
The Seabourn Ships as being Totally Refined
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