As passengers and the cruise industry eagerly await the debut of Seabourn Cruises ultra-chic Encore, the company is amping up the excitement by unveiling the addition of a salubrious Retreat– that will be perched around a central whirlpool that can accommodate 28 peace-seekers on Deck 12. A special spot for passengers to well retreat to, the sanctuary will offer a tranquil setting housed in a distinctive flower-shaped canopy shaded from sun and wind underneath a distinctive flower-shaped canopy. Fifteen private cabanas, designed as individual luxury living rooms, will each be equipped with a large HD flat screen television and refrigerator stocked with a personalized selection of beverages.
An additional Spa Treatment Cabana is also available for guests to enjoy personalized spa services. The Retreat will also offer a bar and tables where passengers can sip the free champagne (all drinks are free on Seabourn ships along with tips) and cocktails custom created by Seabourn mixologists; or enjoy a selection of bites from a healthy spa menu. To further enhance the experience the sanctuary will offer additional treats such as resh fruit baskets, premium sun lotions, Evian mist spray, plush towels and personalized bathrobes. A dedicated concierge will also be on hand to serve and pamper. Of course chic comforts come with a price and the rates for cabanas on the Encore will range from $350 a day and up. “The Retreat is the perfect environment for guests to experience pure relaxation and rejuvenation, from your own private cabana or shared ares,” said Chris Prelog, Seabourn’s vice president of marine hotel operations. “As a perfect rooftop getaway, The Retreat is sure to be among the most popular destinations onboard our vessels.”
The 600-passenger Adam D. Tihany smartly-designed Seabourn Encore will expand and build on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionized ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011. Seabourn Encore will maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly personalized service. A sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will join the fleet in 2018.
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The mostly inclusive Seabourn experience features:
- Intimate ships with no more than 300 suites
- Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
- Intuitive, seamless service
- Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with verandas
- Some of the finest cuisine afloat
- Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner
- Gratuities included in the fare
Seabourn attracts a sophisticated, glob-setting clientele many of whom remain loyal to the company booking one of its ships after the other or in come cases sticking with favorites such as some of the passengers who were on a recent Seabourn Quest Amazon cruise who won’t sail on any other ship except maybe the Encore when it debuts.