Ultra-Luxury cruise line, Seabourn has christened its new 600-guest ship. The Seabourn Encore was formally introduced in Singapore, at a naming ceremony presided over by British Soprano and West End star – Sarah Brightman, the godmother of the cruise ship.
Guests and VIPs joined in the entertainment-filled celebrations and witnessed how the ‘godmother’ sent a bottle of champagne smashing against the bow of the ship, flagged-off the launch. A host of local musicians and acts, including lion dancers and stilt walkers, sent the ship and its guests off in great style.
The 40,350-tonne Seabourn Encore is the first of two new all-suite vessels for the company, with the other being the Seabourn Ovation, currently under construction in Italy and scheduled to launch in the spring of 2018. Both ships are designed by Adam D. Tihany.
The cruise ship retains most of the features of its existing sister ships but adds an additional deck and new expanded public areas. New features include The Retreat, a sanctuary designed for guests to relax in private cabanas, with a Spa Treatment Cabana for personalized spa services.
Guest can enjoy line’s signature lounge area – the Seabourn Square, and dine at either the first Japanese restaurant to feature on a Seabourn ship – Sushi or The Grill, an evening-only restaurant created by US chef Thomas Keller, which serves hearty steaks and seafood. The Spa & Wellness with Andrew Weil has also joined the The Onboard Spa by Steiner, for a total wellness experience and spiritual well-being.
Folowing the ceremony, the Seabourn Encore embarked on a 10-day maiden voyage to Indonesia. It’ll spend the coming months visiting ports in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, India and Dubai, before heading to the Mediterranean for the summer.