Luxury lovers, are you ready for the new upscale launch in 2016? Seabourn has revealed design renderings of the luxurious all-suite, all-veranda accommodations on Seabourn Encore, the line’s newest, ultra-luxuryship. Seabourn Encore will feature modern design elements and innovations consistent with the line’s reputation for understated elegance. The ship will be configured with one additional deck and expanded public areas, and will accommodate just 600 guests, based on double occupancy.
Like everything on board the Seabourn Encore, the suites are envisioned by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany, who blended modern design elements and innovations consistent with understated elegance. In 2014, Seabourn began phasing out the three original ships that started it all, more than two decades before. Their departure, and the arrival of Seabourn Encore in 2016 and Seabourn Ovation in 2018, prepares a new era.
Drawing inspiration from the line’s yachting heritage, suites will evoke a residential atmosphere with high-level finishes and furniture, and mahogany wood. Subtle nautical references in blue and white-detailed carpet and tailored white stitched upholstered headboards adorn each suite. Modern bathrooms will be all marble, and in the Penthouse Suite in particular, guests will have the option of closing off a patterned glass wall to the living room to create a distinctive and private bedroom space.
In-suite features and amenities will include a separate living room area for enjoying ocean views or in-suite dining; ample storage with personal safe, and a walk-in closet, which is especially valuable when used as a dressing room in such close quarters. A complimentary mini-bar stocked and refilled daily with guests’ preferences and choice of wine and spirits is a convenient way to nosh whenever, without having to leave the suite. Personal Suite Stewardess’ service will include welcome champagne and canapés and drawing something evocatively called “a Pure Pampering bath.”
In each bathroom, polished stone, gleaming hardware and sparkling mirrors will highlight a full tub, shower, double sinks, and bespoke bath products from Molton Brown. Entertainment options include an interactive flat-screen TV system featuring hundreds of movies, music, and shipboard programming featuring lectures and live views from the bridge, as well as a selection of broadcast network television and radio channels.