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25 Aug - 7 nights
  • 25 Aug - 7 nights

    $4,404.00 Regular Price
    $2,422.20Sale Price

    FastDeal # 26992

    7 nights departing August 25, 2024

    Seabourn ❘ Seabourn Encore

    Brochure Balcony Suite $4,404

    Our Balcony Suite $2,424

    You Save 45%

    Vibe

    Elegant but unpretentious atmosphere

     

    Key Signatures of the Brand:

    Extreme Luxury – all-suite – small ships

    Almost 1:1 guest ratio

    Separate lounge and bedroom area

    Walk in robes

    Marble bathroom double sink/shower/bath

    Balconies large enough for deck loungers

    Signature aft water sports marina on no expedition ships

    Signature submarines on the Expedition ships

    Signature events

    Sail away parties, Caviar in the Surf, Galley Market Day.

     

    What’s Included:

    All meals, including specialty dining

    All tips paid

    Unlimited caviar

    Free Flow French

    Full open bar

    Full mini bar

    Signature deck parties

    Aft Water Sports Marina

     

    What’s Not Included:

    Taxes vary by region and port.

    Shore Excursions

     

    Demographic Best Suited To:

    Almost exclusively for adults only as reduced prices are not offered for children.

    Sophisticated travelers who appreciate the very best in personalized service and stylish contemporary design.

    The Seabourn dress code is the most relaxed of the high-end cruise lines. Most guests still choose to dress up for dinner, but a collar shirt and jacket will suffice, whereas other brands, such as Silversea, require a tie and Jacket.

     

    Closest Competition and How They Differ:

     

    The closest competition is Silversea (with individual butlers) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, both of which are more formal in dress codes and staid in design, except their brand-new ships

    Silversea and Regent have a higher level of inclusions, such as Taxes and Standard shore excursions, and as such, they tend to be more expensive.

    If your budget is tight, Windstar is one to consider. They purchased the original Seabourn fleet and have done them up beautifully. Their ships are smaller, at about 250-300 passengers, and still feature many identical signatures found on the Seabourn fleet today. Their traditional all-suite cruise ships (distinct from their sailing fleet) feature almost the same layout, such as separate lounge areas, walk-in robes, and marble bathrooms.

    Azamara is another one, like Windstar, that sits at about 5.5 stars, below Seabourn. Azamara has ships no bigger than 700 passengers, and both have price points below the 6-star brands.

     

    The Seabourn Fleet

     

    Click through to be taken to the Seabourn website for each ship, with full details of cabins, public spaces, restaurants, and deck plans.

     

    Newer - slightly larger at 600 pax – all-balcony ships

    Seabourn Ovation 2018

    Seabourn Encore 2016

     

    Original fleet – slightly smaller at 450 pax – 95% balcony - 5% ocean view

    NB The ocean view suites feature a huge picture window and are the same size

    Seabourn Quest 2011

    Seabourn Sojourn 2010

    Seabourn Odyssey 2009

     

    Expedition Fleet – 240 pax - all-balcony ships

    Seabourn Pursuit 2023

    Seabourn Venture 2022

     

    VIDEO and REELS

     

    Barcelona to Rome

    Standard Suite: The decor differs, but the layout resembles the rest of the fleet.

    Seabourn Expedition: Antarctica

     

    PHOTOS:

    Singapore to Bali

    Facebook photos

     

    REVIEW:

     

    Below is a review I wrote while onboard my first Seabourn cruise.

     

    The first impressions recorded below still hold many years later after having sailed with them many times since. What follows sums up much of why they remain, to this day, after having sailed on all the high-end brands, my favorite, 6-star cruise line.

     

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    Sometimes in life, you stumble across things of beauty, grace, and perfection that tears well in your eyes.

     

    It might be a sublime piece of music performed by a consummate artist, or a work of art, or the cuteness of a new puppy, or at times it can be a connection with a stranger involving a shared joy that touches a humanity that lives deep inside us all.

     

    I’ve cried the odd tear this week because of the sheer beauty of our shared experience. These amazing people who are all true artists in what they do, have welcomed us into their home, and that is what this ship is, and although we are paying guests it has been a journey we have shared equally with them together.

     

    I know this is not a unique or uncommon feeling at the end of many cruises. But none has ever come close to the sheer joy, the sheer magic of the Seabourn experience.

     

    It is something far beyond the capacity of words to describe. But perhaps the smiles in some of the photos give the best insight into why the tears have been so apt, so appropriate.

     

    This has been one of the most life-changing, life-affirming weeks of my life.

    • Video

       Watch this video - Barcelona to Rome

       

       

    • Reels

    • A note about pricing.

      Our prices, like most online retailers, including VTG, are not live, only indicative.

       

      We do everything possible to ensure pricing is accurate when they are uploaded every Sunday.

       

      However, pricing in the cruise industry is no different from airfares. Prices can go up and down based on availability and can change, or indeed sell out, in the time it takes you to refresh your screen.

       

      When you request a quote we have to get into the reservation system of the cruise line and verify current-day pricing, which can be different from prices on our website. Pricing in the industry is all communicated electronically and this can lead to corrupted data and errors which we may not pick up until we ask for a specific quote.

       

      Until we place a firm hold on a cabin, prices can never be guaranteed. Failure to pay deposits by the set deadlines will void any quoted prices.

       

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