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Seabourn Encore Review

5.0 / 5.0
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116 reviews
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4th time Seabourne /last time Encore

Review for Seabourn Encore to the Baltic Sea
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Veranda Suite

We were looking forward to 20 days in the Med on the Encore after our previous experiences on Seabourn's 200 and 400 ships -unfortunately the reviews we read prior to leaving home were true. There seems to have been a fundamental shift in Seabourn's strategy, target market and service - saving money where ever possible - time in ports, tendering and fewer staff ( advertised as 465 staff in actual fact 416).

We were told by one crew member we we're on a "family " cruise -haven't seen that in the brochures!

Ship design is great as a hotel but not as a supposed single class ship.The pool area a total joke the pool is tiny and quite insufficient for 600 passengers. Really only good for standing still and dare not make any ripples in case you disturb the standing readers. Pool chairs booked early with towels like a cheap European beach -staff wont do anything about it despite there being clear guidelines. After 2 days we didn't even go to the pool.

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

OK design Cabin nice design seemed a bit smaller than other Seabourn ships

Shower leaked -was told it couldn't be fixed - so flooded bath room each time we used it Cabin creaked when underway

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