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Seabourn Encore Review

5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
119 reviews
8 Awards

Brand New Ship on First Voyage

Review for Seabourn Encore to the Middle East
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Veranda Suite
The Retreat Deck 11
Out side area of Colonnade, covered except for the tables at the sides
Restaurant with wine racks

Being past Seabourn clients, we wanted to test drive this new ship and with a great price on offer for the first leg of its inaugural run, couldn't resist signing up even though the itinerary was not super enticing.

Took the Flight Ease program as well for convenience as finding our own flights out of Dubai was a bit of a challenge - and we were well rewarded for it. The very competitive price included an overnight at Athens at the Grande Bretagne and overnight in Dubai at the Intercontinental Festival City.

The ship was beautiful, without a doubt. Wide corridors, standard veranda suites were spacious compared to the older ones in this fleet. Public areas also well designed. Usual layout for Seabourn Square with the Baristas working away from 5:30am to late in the evening offering all kinds of coffees including alcoholic ones!

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Cabin V4

In addition, we were pleased to see lots of outlets for 110v North American plugs

Bed and pillows very comfortable.

Bath was configured somewhat strangely. Separate shower good.

Cabin sitting area very spacious

We were surprised that a new ship still used paper "make up suite" signs when even the older ships of Crystal had electronic door signs. Door bell quite quiet and you may not hear it if the TV was on.

Port Reviews

Haifa (Tel Aviv)

Climbed up to the top of the Baha'i Gardens

Aqaba (Petra)

Tiring but well worth it. Glad it wasn't during summer

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