Launched in January of this year, the Seabourn Encore is Seabourn’s first new ship within the last five years. Based on the same platform as the three previous vessels were, the Encore has features similar to its predecessors’ but it also comes with an additional deck that adds about 26 percent more space. What new inclusions can Seabourn fans expect? A sushi eatery, a piano bar, and a deck-top sanctuary.
The vessel combines a lounge, a library, and a café in one space called the Seabourn Square. In this multi-functional area, guests can check their e-mails at the computer stations or read from the selection of books. There is also a European-style coffee bar that offers handcrafted drinks and pastries. If you are in the mood for a cold treat, there is also a homemade gelato station.
The main highlight of the cruise is Thomas Keller’s cuisine. The American chef, who holds multiple three-star ratings from the Michelin Guide, has partnered with Seabourn to feed passengers through the ship’s three restaurants. The Restaurant is the main dining space that offers open seating. The Colonnade, meanwhile, offers a more casual dining experience with the option of indoor or outdoor seating. It features an open kitchen that can be used for buffets or table service lunches. Lastly, The Grill is a nod to the classic American chophouse, with menu offerings like New York Strip Steak and Lobster Thermidor.