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Seabourn Encore Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
116 Reviews

Outstanding Staterooms and Service

Seabourn Encore Cruise Review by Californiajack

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: Africa
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

The itinerary was the reason I chose this cruise, but the on-board experience was the best of any of my 12 cruises, including Crystal, Azamara and 4 other cruise lines.

The price was also very reasonable since there was basically no need to add any “extras.”

Dining venues were excellent! Besides specialty restaurants, there was a sushi bar, grill at the pool, great buffet, and comfortable dining in the main dining room. Food was excellent, and all special requests were honored - off-menu items were picked up at the next port if not already onboard! Places to get snacks like in the spacious fest relations area were great!

Enrichment talks were a favorite. The history of each area was explained with first hand stories and pictures by very knowledgeable and entertaining speakers.

Entertainment shows were first class with a nice variety of comedy, dance, magic, etc.

Hard to imagine a better experience!


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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin V6 638

Better than most hotels! Walk-in closet with drawers, bathroom had separate tub and shower and double sinks, plenty of storage everywhere, separate living area with couch, TV, fully stocked fridge with drinks, etc. Nice balcony and quiet.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Not as much to see as Muscat, but still good!

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Easy to walk and shop. Take a taxi to Oia bot breathtaking views!

Jerusalem (Ashdod)

Visited Jerusalem and Bethlehem and all the major holy sites.

Haifa (Tel Aviv)

Visited Sea of Galilee and followed the footsteps of Jesus.


Wadi bashing, BBQ, belly dancing, riding a camel, holding a falcon, henna tattoos, water pipe, etc. Amazing!

Athens (Piraeus)

Just shopped and did the hop-on-hop off bus. The museum of the Acropolis was excellent!

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