After a 23-month operational hiatus, the Seabourn Encore welcomes passengers back today.
As the third Seabourn ship to return to commercial service, the luxury vessel is launching a series of ten- and 11-night cruises to the Canaries and the Mediterranean.
Round-trip from Lisbon, Portugal, the first cruise includes visits to five ports in Spain’s Canary Islands, such as La Palma, Tenerife and Arrecife.
The itinerary also includes a stopover in Funchal, the Portuguese island of Madeira.
Continuing its first post-pandemic season, the Encore is set to offer additional crossings to the Atlantic islands until early April. The ship then repositions itself in the Mediterranean in time for a summer program in the region.
Designed to offer an ultra-luxury product, the 40,350 ton cruise ship entered service in 2016.
As an expanded version of Seabourn’s previous series of newbuilds, the Seabourn Encore carries 604 guests and features expanded public areas.
According to the Seabourn, the vessel was designed with inspiration from the brand’s rich history and yachting heritage and offers modern design elements and innovations in keeping with its reputation for understated elegance.
The all-suite ship has several restaurants, in addition to a showroom, a spa, several lounges and bars, a casino and the popular Seabourn Square, the onboard social center with an ambience. of clubs.
Seabourn has resumed guest operations for the first time in Europe with the Seabourn Ovation. In July 2021, the 2018-built ship launched a series of cruises to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Seabourn Odyssey followed later that same month, sailing on Eastern Caribbean cruises from Barbados.
At the end of her summer schedule in Europe, Ovation joined Odyssey in the Caribbean, offering her first-ever departures from a US port.
The rest of the company’s fleet is expected to return to service before the second half of 2022.