Seabourn Encore’s Heavenly Havens

Fancy your own solarium and soaking tub – then Seabourn Encore’s two new Grand Wintergarden Suites are perfect for you.

The ultra-luxury line’s newest vessel which is launching late 2016 is heading down under for its first summer the following year.

The two suites will offer a variety of in-suite amenities and features from a private glassed-in Solarium with a soaking tub and day bed to a generous veranda offering nearly 23sqm of private space outfitted with an all-weather table and chairs making it an ideal setting for al fresco dining.

Located on deck eight, each of the Grand Wintergarden suites will provide nearly 144sqm of indoor and outdoor space. The suites will feature large windows for picture-perfect ocean and shore views, two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, two private verandas, dining for six, convertible sofa-bed, pantry with wet bar and espresso machine, and three flat-screen televisions. The suite bathrooms radiate elegance, with a separate whirlpool tub and shower, polished stone, gleaming hardware and mirrors, as well as exclusive bath products from Molton Brown.

Guests residing in the Grand Wintergarden suites, as well as other premium suites, will receive an array of added amenities, including personalised service by the Guest Service Manager, private car transfers on embarkation and disembarkation, complimentary Internet service, daily newspaper delivered to the suite, plush bathrobes, large tropical fruit basket, beautiful fresh flowers, an extended in-suite reference library, and more.

Seabourn Encore is being fashioned by hospitality designer Adam D Tihany, with contemporary interiors and modern design elements and innovations consistent with the line’s reputation for understated elegance.

The ship 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 by close to one staff member for each guest on board. The 40,350-GRT ship will be configured with one additional deck and new expanded public areas, and is expected to carry just 600 guests, based on double occupancy. In addition, every suite will feature a private veranda.

It will  make nine maiden calls to Australian ports from Darwin to Geelong between January 22 and March 17, 2017 a following its gala naming ceremony in Singapore in early January.