Seabourn Cruises

Seabourn are an operator who took luxury cruising and decided they could improve upon it. And with a fleet of five fantastic all-suites small ships, which have a very favourable crew to guest ratio, they have definitely achieved their goal. The size of these vessels means that everybody has enough space to feel relaxed and enjoy themselves, but that each individual also gets to feel special and unique.

The unimposing service leaves you wanting for nothing and the finer details have definitely received a lot of attention. And with unfamiliar destinations such as Antarctica and Patagonia on the list of places they visit, you can even experience superior comfort and service in the more extreme and isolated world regions.

Seabourn’s brand of all-inclusive cruises is definitely another plus. Wines flow at dinner, bars and restaurants are open and invite you to drink and dine whenever and wherever you wish, and the award-winning staff are driven by a passion for excellent service and not the size of their tip.

All of this can be summed up by the Seabourn microcosm that is their signature event of ‘Caviar in the Surf’; a beach barbecue during which champagne and caviar are served to guests from a surfboard in the ocean.

Latest News from Seabourn

Seabourn Encore - Latest News

Seabourn Encore Swimming Pool at Sunset

Seabourn presents a pinnacle of luxury on the seas of the world and new ship, Encore, is set to join the fleet in summer 2016. The fleet has gained a reputation for providing a six-star experience on the seas and Encore will reflect 25 years of innovation. It comes as no surprise that Seabourn was rated the Best Small Cruise Line of 2014 by the Telegraph and it is hoped that Encore will follow this tradition of luxury cruising.

The new ship will carry 604 guests in 229 suites, 90% of which will also feature a balcony, all of which will provide superb ambience and comfort. Interior designer, Adam Tihany, who has become a pioneer restaurant design and hospitality, is the genius behind the interior design on board.

One of the most appealing factors of the Seabourn fleet is the 1:1 crew to passenger ratio, and this personalised service will be carried through onto Encore.

Many popular Seabourn features will also be present on board, including Seabourn Square (which replaces the traditional front desk), complimentary in-suite bar, 24 hour room service, award-winning complimentary dining, personal suite stewards/stewardesses, and the highest rated spa at sea.

In addition to six-star luxury, Seabourn passengers will be able to enjoy unique and enriching experiences that reflect each itinerary. A new partnership with UNESCO will allow passengers to enjoy deeper insights into iconic sites and ports of call, whilst you relax in blissful luxury. It is also worth noting that Seabourn are the only fleet to provide a six-star experience on board all Antarctica itineraries.

Encore will be joined by new sister ship, Ovation, in Spring 2018.

Seabourn Foreseeing An Encore And Ovation

Seabourn Swimming Pool at Sunset

And the crowd goes wild as Seabourn announces the names of its two new ships. Set to debut in 2016 and 2018 respectively, Seabourn Ovation and Seabourn Encore have been dubbed in honour of the success and praise that the current vessels in the fleet have earned. It is Encore that will be introduced first and the creation of a new microsite will allow excited cruisers to keep up to date with how things are coming along.

These all-suite ships will carry around 640 passengers each and will continue to showcase all the things that make a Seabourn cruise great. There will be plenty of space with the inclusion of an additional deck, whilst popular areas such as The Spa at Seabourn and The Seabourn Square will again be present. The luxury of almost having one crew member per guest is also something that was high on the list of things to recreate when expanding the fleet with these two new additions.

So whilst Seabourn’s audience will have to wait a few more years before they can receive their Ovation, you can now head over to to count down the sunsets until a well-deserved Encore arrives.

Seabourn Now Expecting Twins

Seabourn Swimming Pool at Sunset

After announcing at the start of 2014 that they would be adding another ship to their fleet in 2016, many people may have expected few more breaking stories from Seabourn this year. However, less than twelve months after confirming one new ship is being built, they have exercised an option to bring a second on board.

This latest vessel will not be brought into service until 2018 but shows the rate at which the luxury operator is growing and that customers are firmly behind the high-quality style of cruising that they offer. Both of these ships will be modelled on three of the current fleet (Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest), but feature an extra passenger deck, larger public areas and a higher capacity of 604. They will however have a similar layout to those mentioned above and some of the popular facilities are sure to make an appearance. Nonetheless, the fleet will not be exceeding five ships as Seabourn Legend and Seabourn Spirit get ready to depart in 2015.

Both of these new ships are being built in the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and there is growing excitement to see what the two new-bourns can add to an already outstanding fleet.