In 2016, Seabourn Cruise surprised the maritime community with a new cruise ship called the Seabourn Encore. Its special appeal is in its individual design. The liner will be the ideal choice for demanding passengers who like long journeys to the most exotic destinations in the world.
The vessel boasts the following characteristics:
Length - 210 m
Width - 28 m
Displacement - 40 350 t
Speed - 19 knots (35 km / h)
Number of decks - 12
Number of cabins - 266
Passenger capacity - 532 - 638 people
Crew - 330 people
In summer, the ship sails in the Mediterranean, while in winter, tourists can choose to cruise to more distant routes towards Australia and Oceania.
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The Encore has 300 cabins in eight categories, all designated as suites. Even the most basic rooms have a decent-sized balcony, marble bathroom and walk-in closet. All suites are equipped with a minibar, stationery, umbrellas, bathrobes and slippers.
Eight suites of different categories are accessible for people with disabilities. There are also thirty-four family suites on board.
Veranda Suite: The Encore has six categories of Veranda Suites that make up the majority of the onboard cabins. They are all the same size - from 23 to 28 sq. m. with a balcony from 6 to 8 sq. m. Each suite is divided by a partition in the form of curtains that separate the living room from the bedroom. The entrance to the balcony is carried out both from the living room and from the bedroom. Both have large glass doors from floor to ceiling.
Features include a glass dining table for two, a sofa, a wardrobe with a full-length mirror, shelves and a safe. Behind the closet is a small dressing table with a drawer for a hairdryer and a magnifying mirror. Sockets - 110 V (American) and 220 V (European).
A minibar stocked with drinks and beer is located in one of the cupboards. A welcome bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne awaits passengers in each room. The cabins have a large interactive TV with a wide range of channels, a decent playlist with music and a selection of films so good it's hard to take your eyes off. The balconies have two lounges with footrest and a small table.
Bathrooms are finished in soothing gray and white marble. They all have a double washbasin and a spacious shower and bath. (V1 suites on decks 7 and 9 have shower only). Molton Brown bathroom amenities are a refreshing fragrance designed specifically for Seabourn.
Penthouse Suite: There are 16 Penthouse Suites on Decks 10 and 11, measuring 42 sq. m each with a balcony from 8.5 to 10 sq. m. These suites have everything that is in the "Veranda Suite", plus a little more living area, an L-shaped sofa, two TVs, a sleeping area separated from the living room by a glass partition. The balakan has sun loungers as well as chairs.
Penthouse Spa suite: five luxurious suites ranging from 59 to 63 sq. m. are the only living cabins located aft, directly above the spa and accessible by stairs and two lifts. Large and deep balconies range from 24 to 27 sq. m. The cabins have two TVs and a dining table with four chairs. The most important privilege of this room is free access to the spa. In addition, all passengers are offered a spa concierge service who will recommend and then book spa treatments.
Owner's Suite: There are seven Owner's Suites on board, 4 of which are located on Decks 7 and 8, two on Deck 9 and one for disabled people on Deck 10. These suites range from 54 to 57 sq. m. come with a balcony from 13 to 84 sq. They are all slightly different from each other, but include a dining table for four, a wet bar, a guest bathroom and two TVs. Unlimited Internet access can be noted as additional privileges.
Signature / Grand Signature Suites: There are two luxurious Signature Suites on Deck 8 that can be combined with the Veranda Suites to create even larger rooms (named after the Grand Signature Suite) for guests who want two bedrooms and two separate bathrooms. Without being combined with the Veranda Suite, the Signature Suite has an area of 86 sq. m. with a balcony of 89 sq. m. Each of them has a table for six people, as well as a jacuzzi, wet bar, pantry and guest toilet.
Wintergarden / Grand Wintergarden Suites: The most elite rooms on the ship are the two Wintergarden Suites measuring 92 sq. M. m., as well as a veranda of 18 sq. m. Up to six people can dine in the spacious living room, which includes a wet bar, bookshelves, sofas and armchairs, and a large glass table. The bathroom has a round jacuzzi. The balcony comes with a dining table for six people. Each Wintergarden suite is adjacent to the Veranda Suite, which can be combined to increase living space. The interconnected rooms are called "Grand Wintergarden".
Seabourn offers a selection of shore excursions, all at an additional cost. Excursions can be both half-day and several days. You can book shore excursions in advance through the online form on the official website, through the ship's shore excursion bureau or through interactive television in the cabin. Transportation and guide services can be booked either in advance (online) or through the shore excursion bureaus.
Examples of shore excursions include Venturesby Seabourn, which can include kayaking (on the ship's own kayaks), scuba diving (again, equipment provided), hiking or simply exploring the coastline.
The Grand Salon on Deck 6 serves as a theater, concert hall and lecture hall on board.
Deck 5 houses a small casino with three gaming tables with roulette, blackjack and poker, as well as 16 slot machines. The minimum bet is $ 1 for roulette and $ 10 for blackjack or poker.
A large pool with two jacuzzi sun loungers around is located on deck 9. The pool is slightly smaller, but with two jacuzzis, sun loungers, chairs and tables located on deck 5.
Deck 7 has a large seating area with sun loungers, chairs and tables.
Seabourn Square is considered to be the heart of the ship, which serves as a kind of living room with tables and sofas. There are bookshelves, magazine racks and a variety of puzzles. There are also three internet terminals
Shops are located along Seabourn Square and stocks branded apparel, designer cruise clothing, perfumes, cosmetics and everyday essentials.
There is a medical center on deck 4.
The spa and fitness complex is located aft on Deck 10. The spa has six treatment rooms. The gym is equipped with treadmills, bicycles and exercise machines.
PREPARING FOR A CRUISE
Each Seabourn guest must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of the cruise. Usually, passports on board are handed over and stored at the Reception in a safe to resolve all visa problems at ports of call without the participation of passengers (if possible). We advise you to have a copy of your passport (photo page) with you and keep it with you in case the original is lost or damaged.
Citizens of Ukraine need to obtain an entry permit (visa) in advance, if required, to stay in those countries that are planned for your cruise. The passenger is directly responsible for the availability of documents for the cruise. Guests who do not have the necessary documents with them may be denied boarding.
PASSENGERS UNDER 21 YEARS OLD
All passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Young people under the age of 21 are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages. A parent or guardian is responsible for their behavior on board.
Casual resort style attire including jeans and shorts is available in all lounges and restaurants until 6:00 pm. Swimwear, cropped shorts, baseball caps, and sportswear are for use only at the pool, spa and fitness center, and deck walks.
Every evening after 6 pm, you will be advised to dress in one of the clothing styles described below to suit the activities on board.
Elegantly casual style (ElegantlyCasual):
Men: trousers with a shirt or jumper, a jacket at the discretion of the guest
Ladies: pants / skirt, blouse, pantsuit or dress
Jeans are allowed in restaurants during the daytime, jeans are not allowed in restaurants after 18:00
Evening wear, formal style (FormalOptional):
Men: Tuxedo, Suit, or Pants & Blazer - are required (no tie required)
Ladies: Evening dress or other formal dress. Elegant casual dress in other evening establishments. Jeans are allowed in restaurants during the daytime, jeans are not allowed in restaurants after 18:00.
Before the cruise, you will receive a package of documents indicating the number of formal evenings on your cruise.
• Cruises up to 13 days: one formal evening
• Cruises from 14 to 20 days: two formal evenings
• Cruises of 21 days or more: three formal evenings
(Please note that official events for Long-Term Cruises, Exploration Expeditions, and Ocean Crossing Cruises may vary)
You need to carefully consider the choice of clothing that you plan to take with you. Clothing should be optimally suited to the climate, the route you have chosen, and the season.
Layered clothing is the best option in cruise planning for almost any climate. For cruises in the tropics, light, light clothing with a light jacket or sweater is preferable. For cruises to countries with cool climates, warm clothing in several layers is recommended: a light coat and a sweater.
Going for a walk ashore, you need to get acquainted with the local traditions of the countries you visit. In some ports, guests should not wear shorts, and women are advised to wear dresses or skirts when visiting temples, churches, mosques and churches.
All cabins are equipped with 110 and 220 V electrical outlets. Hairdryers are also provided. For safety reasons, it is forbidden to use heating devices in the cabin, including an iron.
Seabourn ships do not have the specialized supplies required for fertility, prenatal and early childhood care. In this regard, Seabourn cannot accept pregnant women on board its ships for a period of 24 months or more at the end of the cruise. All pregnant women are required to provide a letter from the doctor (in English) stating that the mother and baby are healthy and able to travel and that the pregnancy is not at any risk. The letter must include the estimated date of birth.
Before going on a trip, check that you have all the necessary documents: passport with the necessary visas, air ticket, medical insurance, cruise voucher; vouchers for hotels, transfers and excursions. For the convenience of disembarking in some ports, we advise you to bring your driver's license with you on the cruise ..
Carry-on baggage: Keep your documents, medicines, jewelry, camera, films, cash and other valuables in your carry-on baggage, which must be with you at all times.
REGISTRATION AT PORT
Check-in and boarding times are indicated on your cruise ticket. It depends on the route and its schedule. For your convenience and comfort, boarding the ship is allowed only after the cabins are ready for accommodation (check-in).
SERVICES ON BOARD
Your ship is small, but it has basic modern medical equipment and medical staff represented by a doctor and a nurse. The equipment is designed to provide medical attention in case of accidents and to treat simple illnesses that may occur during the cruise, but it is not intended for long-term treatment. We advise you to bring with you a sufficient number of medicines and / or their prescriptions, on which your health will depend, since during the cruise you are at sea or in ports where the availability of medical facilities and pharmaceuticals is limited.
Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services are at your service. Your steward will take care of the delivery and collection of your linen. The service is paid additionally for urgency, if you prepare an order by 9 am. A launderette with washers, dryers, soap and ironing equipment is located on Deck 5, middle of the SeabournOdyssey, SeabournSojournandSeabournQuest.
Multi-award winning SeabournSMcruiseline ship spa is available wherever Seabourn ships are sailing. Try thermal wraps surrounded by Antarctic icebergs. Relax in the sauna, steam room or visit the salon for a full range of services. On board the ships SeabournOdyssey, SeabournSojourn and SeabournQuest, a spacious spa center with a total area of up to 800 m2 will open its doors to guests.
ENTERTAINMENT ON BOARD
Sample activities on board the Seabourncruiseline ships:
• An Evening Under the Stars®, where guests will be served delicious barbecues for dinner, and the evening will continue with gala parties with live music and dancing on the deck;
• A pier with a swimming pool in the sea and free water sports activities;
• Caviar treatment at the Surf® establishment as part of a barbecue party on the beach;
• SeabournDestinationsSM - free excursion planning service on the shore;
• Free massage on deck according to the Moments® program;
• Cinema under the stars with fresh popcorn;
• Shopping program in local markets with the chef.
SHORE EXCURSIONS IN ENGLISH
The daily programs will indicate the time of lectures on ports of call (in English) and the start time of excursions. Please note that all excursions are paid additionally. You can book excursions in advance on the cruise company's website. Please note that cancellations of booked excursions later than 4 days before the start of the cruise are subject to penalties that can be up to 100%.
A FITNESS CENTER
The gyms on the Seabourncruiseline ships are equipped with the latest technology to keep guests in good shape throughout the cruise.
Sports equipment includes:
• Various exercise equipment, including: abdominal trainer, vertical block, leg curl and extension trainer, biceps, triceps trainers, leg press, hyperextension;
• Adjustable benches and dumbbells from 5 to 50 kg;
• Recumbent exercise bike for cardio training;
• Upright exercise bike for cardio workouts;
• Free classes in yoga, pilates and kibo;
• Professional trainers and nutritionists.
SeabournOdyssey and SeabournSojourn also offer gyms with Kinesis for the musculoskeletal system, personal and group training, and fitness classes. Kinesis simulators will provide guests with workouts of any difficulty level and will triple the effectiveness of each movement, which will help to improve the balance, flexibility and endurance of the body in sufficiently comfortable conditions.
Most of the SeabournCruiseline restaurants offer a relaxing outdoor seating experience with gourmet breakfasts, lunches and dinners. During lunch and dinner, guests will be offered free selection of selected wines from California, France, Chile and Italy, which diversify the menu. The sommelier will kindly provide guests with a menu with the best vintage wines at an additional cost.
Table reservations are not required at the Main Restaurant, Colonnade and PatioGrill restaurants. However, in order to avoid unforeseen circumstances, it is recommended to book tables in advance for large companies of 6 people or more.
At the Second Restaurant, guests will be able to book one dinner during the cruise. Re-booking at the Second Restaurant is subject to the availability of free tables on the waiting list.
You can book a table at TheGrillbyThomasKeller on the SeabournQuest online on the Seabourncruiseline website.
24-hour cabin service is provided free of charge. Restaurant menu delivery is available in each suite during extended dinner hours.
(The GrillbyThomasKeller is slated to open on all Seabourn ships. Please check this when booking.)
CRUISE COMPANY RULES
For safety reasons, visitors are not allowed on board the ship. SeabournCr Company uiseLine regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
For the comfort and convenience of passengers, smoking is prohibited in most public areas as well as in all suites.
Allowed smoking areas on all Seabourn ships:
E-cigarette smoking is allowed in the suite. Pipes, hookahs and other smoking devices are not permitted on board. Smoking is prohibited on the open decks of the ship when refueling the liner.
Smoking on open decks is allowed at SeabournOdyssey, SojournandQuest:
On the right side of the SkyBar on Deck 9 (EncoreDeck10) including smoking on bar stools.
On the right side of the open terrace at TheClub on deck 5.
Smoking of cigarettes, cigars and cigarettes is allowed on the right side of the Seabourn Square outdoor terrace on deck 7. Smoking of cigarettes, cigars and cigarettes is prohibited in all other places on board.
Animals are not allowed on board the ships, with the exception of specially trained guide dogs. You need to notify Seabourn in advance and take medical documents confirming that the animal is healthy if you plan to bring a guide dog with you.
CALCULATIONS ON BOARD
For your convenience, there is a cashless payment system on board. To activate your onboard account on the day of boarding, you need to register a valid credit card and sign a purchase registration form. You will receive a detailed statement from your onboard card on the last day of the cruise, the evening before disembarkation. Any additional or later purchases will be automatically charged to your credit card. You can get the final invoice or clarify any questions regarding the onboard one at the Reception before disembarking from the ship.
The currency on board is US dollars. To activate your onboard account, you can use Visa, MasterCard, DinersClub, AmericanExpress or Discover. Cash withdrawals from your in-flight account or credit card on board are limited and an additional 3% surcharge applies. For your convenience, currency exchange between US dollars, euros and British pounds is possible at the Reception.
Tipping on board is not required or expected.
Telephone. You have the option to call the ship directly from your cabin. Note: All phone calls are charged at satellite rates.
Mobile phone. Seabourn invites guests to use GSM mobile communications through the WirelessMaritimeService operator while the ship is in international waters. When a ship is in port or passing near the coast, the ship's mobile network is not working. You can use your mobile phone at your carrier's international roaming rates. For questions about the cost of roaming services, including at sea through the Wireless Maritime Service, contact your operator.
The Internet. On board you can access the Internet both wireless WiFi and computers in SeabournSquare. We kindly ask you not to download files from the Internet, play Internet games or watch videos, but only use e-mail. all this can lead to a decrease in the speed of the Internet for other users.
Internet access is available for a nominal fee. Just register at the terminal in SeabournSquare to create an account, the fee for its use will be deducted from the onboard account. The basic cost of the Internet is 40 cents per minute. Various internet packages can be purchased on board at lower prices. Internet tariffs can be used both on stationary terminals and via wireless Internet.
LANDING FROM THE SHIP
The estimated time of arrival of the ship at the port of disembarkation is indicated on your cruise schedule. Usually, after arriving at the port, the ship must go through certain procedures. Upon completion of these procedures, passengers will be allowed to disembark. Disembarkation usually takes place within two to four hours after arriving at the port.
Although the Encore is primarily a luxury ship for adults, couples will also find something to keep their children busy on the ship. If 15 to 20 children are registered on board, then a children's program is offered for them. Children are divided into two age groups - from 5 to 12 years old and from 13 to 17 years old.
The minimum age to sail on a cruise is 6 months for classic routes and 1 year for transatlantic cruises.
Restaurant is the main restaurant on the ship and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It accommodates 400 people. It has four large tables for ten people and a couple of tables for eight people. Standard tables for two, four and six people are also available.
Sushi Restaurant is the second main restaurant.
Patio Grill - a restaurant that offers grilled dishes and salads. Fresh pizza slices are available throughout the day.
The Colonnade is a restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chef prepares meals in the open kitchen, and guests can enjoy their meals. The dinner menu changes every day. The restaurant has a terrace and outdoor seating area.
The GrillbyThomas Keller (3-star Michelin restaurant) - The restaurant offers a menu of a classic American steakhouse.
Club (deck 5): club bar.
Sky Bar (Deck 10): A bar where you can not only drink but also smoke.
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