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Seabourn Encore Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Outstanding ship, crew, food, service all inclusive with the desire to please

Seabourn Encore Cruise Review by miamiblonde

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: the Middle East
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

We just returned from an amazing voyage to Arabia. 19 days voyage. what can I say. spectacular. suites are super large, big tvs with lots of entertainment choices.

we booked suite 1014 category V6 and loved the location. everyday when we went for dinner we would see the pool lit up and just made us smile. it was truly magical.

my husband described the feeling of being in the ship, like being in your country club. in our case, they knew our names, and greeted us all the time by our names. they knew our food preferences and always made sure we were accommodated.

Thomas Keller Grill was superb. We found the dining room to be a little slow for our taste. if we wanted to leave by a certain time we would tell the maitre d ahead of time. we like to eat by 7PM and go to the show at 8:45PM. most of the time it worked perfectly.

we ate once in the evening at the patio grill and it was great. I know of plenty of people that never got dressed up for dinner and just ate dinner at the patio and the colonnade. colonnade had a sit down area instead of buffet and also an outside patio. we chose to have cappuccinos in the morning in our suite but go for breakfast at the patio of the colonnade every day . truly delightful. we ate lunch most days either at the sushi restaurant or the patio.


excursions were great. we did 4 of them with the cruise.

there was caviar on the surf at an island of Abu Dhabi . super fun.

temperatures for this cruise is for people that like warm weather like I do. some days temps were 100 such in muscat.

cannot wait to return. we did put a deposit for a future cruise , and this deposit will give us 5% in a future cruise that we book and we have 4 years to book or we get our money back.

we know and saw lots of people playing trivia, and that a big thing. they had many teams, and it was competitive. also, bridge was big. art classes were busy, which I never went, and lots of guests went to the lectures . they were super interesting and you could watch them live in your suite, or later in your tv with on demand.

we met Wonderfull people and there quite a diverse array of passengers from every country. met some nice single people and first time cruisers and they were all having a fabulous time.

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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin V6 1014

cabin was perfect. loved the walk in closet, loved the 2 skins and the size of the bathroom, the bathtub and the hanging line to dry clothes.

amenities were great.

moltton brown and loccitane.

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