Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury vessel, Seabourn Encore, has reached an important maritime milestone with the completion of its final round of sea trials off the coast of Italy in the Adriatic Sea.
Seabourn Encore departed the Fincantieri shipyard on earlier this month November for three days at sea, where a team of officers and engineers tested the ship’s technical and mechanical systems.
Seabourn Encore returned to the shipyard in Marghera yesterday, and staff and workers are putting on the final touches before the ship is delivered on November 30th.
Seabourn Encore will expand and build on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionised 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 personalised service.
A sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will join the fleet in 2018.
Designed by hospitality design icon Adam Tihany, Seabourn Encore will feature modern design elements and innovations consistent with the line’s reputation for understated elegance.
The 40,350-GRT ship will be configured with one additional deck and new expanded public areas, and will carry just 600 guests, based on double occupancy.
In addition, every suite will feature a private veranda.