At Seabourn, we are passionate about travel. Traveling for pleasure has a redemptive power that enriches people’s lives. Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike other forms of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed -elegant, yet casual -sumptuous, yet understated. Our intimate ships visit desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to landmark cities & hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow. Our ships attract people who seek to share experiences beyond the ordinary. Our acclaimed staff offers a style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful & personal as guests sail on the World's Finest Ultra-Luxury Resort at Sea.

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Seabourn Encore is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has debuted. She represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched for all of our small ship cruises.

Seabourn Odyssey was designed by the same architectural team, Petr Yran and Bjorn Storbraaten, who designed the original Seabourn ships. On the occasion of her maiden voyage, all the guests were honored as the ship's godparents, and a plaque with their names was permanently mounted on a wall inside the ship.

Seabourn Ovation represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. She will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world's most discerning travelers.

Construction for Seabourn Pursuit began in fall 2020 during a ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy, and the build process is well underway. Seabourn Pursuit is the second Seabourn expedition ship slated to launch in 2023.

Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called "a game changer for the luxury segment." Seabourn Quest offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste and every mood, with never an extra charge.

Seabourn Sojourn enchants her guests with an array of public areas scaled to encourage a relaxed sociability. One of the most unusual features of Seabourn Sojourn and her sisters is the Seabourn Square, an ingenious "living room" that replaces the traditional cruise ship lobby.

Seabourn Venture launched July 2022. Purpose built and designed for diverse environments to PC6 Polar Class standards. A new and exciting offering will be two custom-built submarines carried onboard, providing an unforgettable view of the world beneath the ocean’s surface.

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Great hostess

By: Betbet10

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2016

All aspects of trip went smoothly. Dee was always on top of details😘
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer

Best of the Best

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2016

Our trip was the best of the best top of the line all the way. The airline flights, transfers from the airports to the hotels, excellent hotel accommodations, transfers from hotels to and from the ship where top of the line. Ship accommodations excellent as well. One of our City Attorney's who we work with wants Julie's contact information after we discussed out trip with him. He is Lonnie Groot City Attorney for the City of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Powers

Nothing Like What We Expected

By: Jazbo

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2017

We've sailed on all the Seabourn ships, from Pride to (now) Encore, with the Odyssey class Sisters in between. We expected to not like the larger Encore, but, honestly, it felt less crowded than the Odyssey-class ships. Very deluxe, much more sophisticated in every regard, with vastly improved food and restaurant venues. The new Thomas Keller Grill is world class, as is the new Sushi Restaurant. Colonnade and Patio Grill offerings are even better. The Retreat with its private cabana set up is very very nice, with even more attentive service - a hard thing to imagine-- than you get by the pool. Shore Excursions continue to slightly disappoint. Really don't like the lack of discipline re. tour departures. If people can manage to show up 15 minutes past the scheduled departure time, they should be left behind. Many of the excursions still aren't terms of content/execution, they could be Carnival excursions. The spa has been reborn: now first rate.


By: marzipan

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

Very good, as usual.
Travel Advisor:  Coleen Noble

good cruise

By: vos

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2017

very comfortable. the rooms were a little smaller. the food was very good, especially breakfast and lunch. It was easy getting on and off the ship. All the crew and officers were very personable. smaller- to narrow
Travel Advisor:  Lynda Johnson


By: Betbet

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2017

Maiden Voyage Fantastic ship Excellent food @ all venues Great gym/spa Handicap stateroom worked wonderfully well
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer

Australian Cruise Review

By: Ellie

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

Ship was fabulous. Stateroom was outstanding and were general areas. The entertainment was outstanding too--night after night. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was good but not really outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Kay Jones

Seabourne encore

By: Jorja

Reviewed on: 27 May 2017

The best ship-----service, food, beautiful decoration, they improved much more than the rest of the seabourne ships.
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

Great Ship

By: Dr Dick

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2017

The best ship we were ever on. Best trained staff. Outstanding food.

Elegant ship

By: wandering willy

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2017

It was fine, somewhat compromised by my health issues, which obliged me to leave the cruise two days early, but ship's personnel were extremely helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

outstanding new ship

By: Bill & Janet

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

The staff go out of their way to ensure you have a great time. I don't think "no" is in their vocabulary. The food is great at each of their restaurants, the accommodations are very nice, and the ship itself provides a smooth sail.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

We have sailed many times but never with Seabourn but the Encore was the finest ship we have ever sailed on--the service with Silver Seas is always exceptional and Seabourn was on a par with Silver Seas in regard to service.

ship report

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

A wonderful ship and cruise line. The service and amenities are the best ever.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Strickland


By: craig

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2017

excellent! great food, service, and wonderful amenities-
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill
Not Recommended



Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2017

This was our 4th sailing with Seabourn, although the first in 10 years. We were excited to be travelling on the new Encore. It seems that the line hasn't made the transition to the larger ship as well as it might have. Fortunately the new self-service laundry was operational just before we boarded, it's always a necessity. The set up of staff at the "help desks" in the Square is unsatisfactory. The food was excellent and the staff were good. Our Penthouse cabin was generous in size but stupidly had 7 internal doors which was weird. The dressing room hanging was generous, but the drawer situation was all over the cabin.After spending 18 days in the western Mediterranean we decided that Seabourn won't be on our agenda again.

Tale of two cities

By: Vegan

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Cruise was good, excursions were hit or miss. Seabourn was not very responsive to multiple problems with tours
Travel Advisor:  Beth Flowers

Summer Vacation

By: Dena Diorio

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

It was outstanding
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

It's all in the details...

By: MK

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2017

and Seabourn know and appreciates this. It is evident in everything they do; the focus is on "yes" and the willingness to please their guests. Great experience from check-in to bag pickup on departure.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Seabourn travel

By: cwhzog

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

A luxurious ride with all amenities included. Stateroom was very roomy and bedding was fabulous. The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable and able to manage any request. Food and dining choices were outstanding. Passenger comfort and safety were obvious high points of our experience.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

We love Seabourn

By: Bill and Irene

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Fabulous service, great ship after 150 days aboard everything is still great


By: john macaniff

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

very nice ship, great crew, food excellent, suites very small, casino a joke, overall a positive reaction
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Another Great Seabourn Cruise, But A Few Areas of Improvement Needed

By: DWAR8816

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

We very much enjoyed our recent cruise on the Encore and as much as our former cruise on Seabourn's Quest. Encore is newer with an updated design and there have been some personal convenience changes (i.e. multiple dual US & European outlets, 40" TV with better in-suite entertainment selection, a larger modern passenger laundry, etc.) which are positive additions. However, we would rate there overall level of service we received on Encore to be not at the same superior level we previously experienced on Quest. For example, breakfast service in the Colonade Dining Room was regularly slow and follow-up inconsistent. Many staff members spent more attention chatting with peers rather than looking for opportunities to better serve passengers. Seabourn level service was always present in The Thomas Keller, Restaurant and Poolside dining areas. Aside from the Cruise Director, we also found the Officers, while polite, not particularly outgoing or welcoming.
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley

Always the best

By: Bob R

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Seabourn was at their best as always. The food and service were, if anything, better than ever. Itinerary was the very best.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster

Seabourn Encore

By: mayy

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

It was an amazing experience. This cruise was the first with Seabourn and will definitely will not be the last.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Nice new ship

By: Travelgirl

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2017

Overall the ship is fine with a few minor exceptions. The main problem is service in the dining room and Grill. Others who like spending 2 1/2-3 hours at dinner every night will have no problems. Being solo, sitting and staring at people for hours is not fun. Sorry, but it does not take 25 minutes to dish up a bowl of soup. So, I ate at the Patio and Sushi Restaurants where the service and food were excellent. Food items at the Grill are terrible and very limited. Finally found a steak that was repeatedly good. I do not like, do not want, and am unwilling to pay for verandah staterooms especially at 175%

A bit bigger than I like but not really a problem

By: Lynnie

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2017

I love sailing with Seabourn but prefer the smaller ships. The Encore has lots of facilities but so has the smaller ships but without quite so many people and with a bit more personal service. My room was beautiful though and I really enjoyed the new Thomas Keller restaurant for a bit of a change.

cruise ship

By: Bunny

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2017

lovely and relaxing
Travel Advisor:  Judith Stang

John and Bunny

By: John

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017

It was outstanding. The ship and staff and food and drink were all top shelf!!
Travel Advisor:  Judith Stang

Luxury cruising

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2017

Pros: Very luxurious. Excellent service and food. Good wine and spirits selection. People so friendly. Very interesting speakers. Shore excursions mostly good. Cons: Subpar internet.
Travel Advisor:  Cara Goldsbury

Absolutely Fantastic Shipboard Experience

By: Australia / New Zealand

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

What a great ship! The Encore is easy to navigate, with a wonderful and helpful crew, the best Cruise Director on the Planet (Handre), great food and drink, AND a lovely itinerary. I can't wait to return! Also, this ship navigates bumpy seas with ease! Lovely passage across the Tasman Sea in some rough weather.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Luttenberger


By: Jim

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Wonderful ship. Second trip, planning third.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo


By: Curtiss

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman

South Pacific Islands

By: Bobby

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2018

We have done about 10 cruises with Seabourn and feel the standard in most areas has dropped over the last couple of years. Other passengers we spoke to feel the same. The cost structure has not dropped. We are unable to compare them with other lines. We may or may not recommend them to others, undecided.

Seabourn Encore - New Zealand & Australia

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Excellent ship. Enjoyed the layout and amenities. Crew were outstanding. Especially enjoyed the cruise director, Handrei - very talented and caring man. The 16 day cruise - New Zealand & Australia was great. Seas were a little rough crossing from New Zealand to Australia but the captain did a great job! The Milford Sound was a highlight!
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane
Not Recommended

A month in NZ/Australia

By: Talhoiston

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Booked the Wintergarten Suite and disppointed in room and service. Last trip on Seabourn.

Encore review

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

Very responsive crew. Cruise director was excellent. Food maintained it's excellent rating, although the wine continues to be less than exceptional - there was no New Zealand Pinot Noir even though we spent the majority of time cruising around New Zealand.
Travel Advisor:  Lois Moran

On Board Encore

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

We had very rough seas, but that didn't bother many people - they at and read or did jigsaw puzzles. No complaints.
Travel Advisor:  Lois Moran

Seabourne Encore

By: Cos

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

Wonderful, excellent accommodations, food, service, and entertainment.
Travel Advisor:  Jeanine Grande

Australia and New Zealand trip

By: SC Traveler

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2018

Excellent. Our 5th cruise on Seaborne. They take care of the details and crew is always very personal.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre
Not Recommended

Missed expectations

By: Maureen

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

When embarked to my room, I sat in a chair and one leg came off. I was not hurt, gave the leg to a staff member and waited for the fix. I was told all it needed was some glue. There was no glue in the cabin or I could have fixed it myself. Ship did not meet my expectations. Compared to other cruises, this one was less value for money. They did not include any onshore tours. Other lines offer at least one tour per stop as well as optional tours. As a customer , I like having that choice. Restaurant meals were not better than RSSC or Viking. The Keller restaurant (reservations and dress code) served food family style. I enjoyed their cafe/deli style counter offering. Having smaller options for evening meals is very nice. Cabin was comparable to other lines. Staff are excellent! Accommodating, agreeable, pleasant and dedicated to making my stay happy. The first four days of the trip, from Sydney through Tasman Sea to NZ we’re rocking and rolling. Gale 8 to 11 was rough


By: Beck

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

I have mixed reviews on Seabourn. For some people, it probably works very well. For us, it was too formal although we absolutely loved the size and the Encore staterooms. I have never had such a nice stateroom on any other line - the bathroom and the storage were amazing! The food, except in the "Grill" (which was amazing) was very average to pretty good in the other restaurants. There were process issues in the kitchens relative to getting gluten free food and even tea which were worked out by the staff after about a week. The regular excursions were a little more expensive than other lines like Oceania and Azamara for about the same experience although they had some really high priced and more private options that I'm sure worked well for many passengers. All and all, a little pricey for what you get.

Seabourn New Zealand and Australia cruise

By: Christine Reynolds

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018

We had to cancel the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Open Seas

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

Comfortable Felt like a princess
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton

Auckland to Sydney Cruise

By: Jane

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

This was our fist cruise on the larger Seabourn ship. We didn't feel like we were surrounded by an additional 200 people, and truly enjoyed the spacious public areas. The Restaurant (main dining room) is more beautiful than on the older ships, and The Grill was fabulous. The itinerary was excellent, and there was lots to do and see wherever we went. One caveat would be the rough seas on the crossing of the Tasman Sea, between New Zealand and Australia. Two of the three days were under heavy weather precautions, and quite a few people (even some crew) were not feeling well. We were fine, but did have to bounce from side to side as we walked along the corridors! We really noticed excellent service on the Encore, but they did run out of some of the better wines only a few days into the cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Rob Clabbers

Wonderful excursion

By: Hal

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2018

Definitely a luxury experience
Not Recommended

Cruise Ship.

By: virgil

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

Food was below average. Crew was very nice and helpful.

Always a first rate experience


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018

Seabourn is first rate in all aspects of cruising, including suites, cuisine, on-board activities, and port tours. The lectures are especially good, making sea days even more enjoyable and educational. Equally important, every effort is made to correct any problems arising along the way.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Passananti

Best Cruise Experience Yet!

By: Californiajack

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

We have tried 8 different cruise lines, and several times we thought we had found the best. but Seabourn blew them all away with their accommodations surpassing our 5 star hotel rooms and the staff at all levels was motivated, warm and friendly. They never hesitated to assist with any request or question. The guest speakers were outstanding, as were the entertainers. Always something to do whether tit was a game, casino tournament, boat building contest or ??? And then there was the food! We had a choice of three menus: The Thomas Keller specialty, and Inspirations menu and the Classic. sometimes it was tough to decide, but you couldn't go wrong - all fantastic! And, of course, they would even honor special requests that were not on the menu! All in all, the best cruies experience, ever!
Travel Advisor:  Ileana Weingart

Seabourn Encore

By: diddy

Reviewed on: 31 May 2018

Very good, excellent cuisine, wonderful speakers, good bridge sessions.......Staff really cared and were lovely people. Loved it!!

Review of Seabourn

By: Satisfied Traveller

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018

Outstanding cruise experience.

A beautiful ship; great customer service.

By: Betsy

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

Seabourn lives up to its reputation as a beautiful ship, with well-trained staff focused on customer service. The choice of restaurants adds to the overall quality, with the opportunity for a range of offerings, all excellent. We also prefer Seabourn's small, but high quality entertainment over the large mega-shows of the big ships.



Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

We had an amazing trip!
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Betts


By: Suki

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

Ship was beautiful. Great amenities, food. The best cabin I have ever seen. Service as not as good as expected as I heard there were a number of new employees. The Retreat was great. Pool was very crowded and I didn’t love that chaises were reserved with no one using them. Casino was lacking. Entertainment was mediocre. He ports were good except for Crotone.
Travel Advisor:  Wayne Muhlstein

First Timer

By: plp

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Being our first cruise, we have nothing with which to compare Seabourn, but there was almost nothing about it that we did not like. The people were phenomenal, the food was fantastic, and the suites were much larger and nicer than we had anticipated.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Betts

Seabourn Encore

By: Ronna K

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Our experience traveling o the Seabourn Encore was very enjoyable. From the many dining options, to the exciting excursions offered, to the fantastic spa, to the magnificent entertainment, we couldn't be more pleased. Outstanding Experience.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett


By: Ozie

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2018

Seabourn Encore, Rome to Barcelona - the highlight was without doubt the few day's in Valletta, there is so much history and culture to take in that two full days was too short we will return. All the ports of call were of interest and we also enjoyed the shore excursion to Aix in Province with a wonderful guide. On board we were treated as royalty and the various restaurants were exceptional both in quality and service.

Smooth Sailing on The Encore

By: RnR4Ever

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

Our second trip on the Seabourn Encore, and a memorable Mediterranean cruise. Seabourn's accommodations and excellent cuisine are still distinctive. A wonderful itinerary with interesting ports, enjoyable entertainment, and comfortable suites. Having cruised with Seabourn in the past, it was nice to be recognized by many crew members who were attentive to special meal requests and other details of our sailing. Some service inconsistencies, but overall still one of our favorites.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Alesia

with caveats

By: watsuew

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

The Encore wasn't the right ship for us but I can see where many people would enjoy it. The entertainment was a lot of fun but the ship had so many people, it was overwhelming. The pool was always full, outdoor dining was full, food & wine were good but not great, certainly not "luxury". Even the Thomas Keller Grill fell short IMO (granted, I'm used to eating at his finer restaurants like Per Se & French Laundry). "Premium" wines included grocery store regulars such as Santa Margherita & unbelievably, Sutter Home White Zinfandal (do ANY adults drink that?). The staff was generally good but their knowledge of food and wine was lacking.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Marlowe

Excellent all around

By: craballey

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

The hightlights: excellent food, excellent and friendly service, roomy accommodations. The stops were well chosen. Complaints: excursions are not included and several aren't worth the money. Choose wisely.
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Patton


By: Abby

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

Lovely! Would definitely go on the Encore again. Rooms were great & bathrooms great. Food was excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer


By: James

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

enjoyable 10 days would have been perfect

Encore shines, even without the sports deck

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

What else do you expect from Seabourn. It was perfection. Great food, beautiful ship and friendly staff. Sure you can nit pick here and there , but the rooms, food and people were outstanding. Only complaint, 2nd Seabourn cruise in 4 months where they didn’t open the sports deck. They shouldn’t advertise something they can’t deliver.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Mediterranean Cruise

By: Rhombus

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

The ship and its components were very good, the food was better than good and the service was excellent. The downside for my wife and I was the demographic of the passengers, it was pretty much the retirement crowd, stuffy and formal. Didn't find much in the offering of excursions, but the good ports of call were more important.


By: Butch

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

We love sailing on Seabourn and this ship is the best we’ve been on. Wonderfull food, attentive crew and sparkling clean. Seabourn is always our first choice.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

A few bumps along the way...

By: RnR4ever

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

While Seabourn remains our cruise line of choice, the amount of time it took to repair the internal communications system when the server went down was inexcusable, especially as we were docked in several major ports where technical assistance could have been brought in. This impacted TV, movies, internet, telephone service, room service orders, overnight safety, contacting Seabourn Square, and many other functions. We could not communicate with relatives at home to check on health needs. There was no financial market info available during a highly volatile market week. Docking location was not convenient in some venues. Need to schedule more on-board activities during the day on rainy days. On the bright side, Seabourn's suites and dining venues are still wonderful and overall service is strong. It was nice to have Virtuoso hosts on board this cruise as a resource if needed.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Alesia
Not Recommended

Disappointed With Seabourn

By: Debra

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

The service was not at all up to the standards we were expecting. It felt like we were on a ship full of trainees from the room stewards, the dinning service, food preparation and presentation, activity director and the bar service. There were frequent cruisers of Seabourn that even told us that they didn’t know what was going on because this 14 day cruise was not what they were accustom too. I did provide specific details of our dissatisfaction in a survey directly from the cruise line.

Seabourn cruising


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Excellent. Hope to go on another in the future
Travel Advisor:  Red Letter Travel

One of Seabourn’s new larger ships

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

We have travelled with both Seabourn and Silversea before because we enjoy small ship cruising. The Encore has 600 guests and so it is approximately 50% larger then our prior vessels. We still had a great time and visited some very interesting interesting ports from Dubai to Singapore, though I would say that we will look for smaller ships in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Voelker

Wonderful Voyage

By: Nomad

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2018

Great ship, fantastic crew always smiling and helpful in every way possible, excellent entertainment, top notch shore excursions

Cruising Down Under

By: Crusing Down Under!

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2019

The Encore was traffic! Our first time on this Seabourn ship our third cruise with Seabourn. The ship, crew and cruise were a great experience. Even purchased a credit towards our next cruise!
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

A nice cruise

By: Dewey

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2019

We really enjoyed our cruise but it is our 5th Seabourn and we can see where they are cutting corners. It’s still a great product so I don’t want to discourage people. We’ll probably do another one sometime but there a number of changes that are noticed
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knopf
Not Recommended

Disappointing service, shaky captain

By: The Cape

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2019

We raised several issues directly to the customer service function. Not only were they never resolved, we never heard back from them. We spent five consecutive days at sea driven b the lack of contingency planning for weather. Also, before we even left for Norfolk Island, it was apparent in the captain’s message that he had reservations due to rough seas. This stop was aborted along with the stop in Milford Sound. We were approximately two hours late leaving one location due to unknown issues ... but it was obvious the tugs were having serious issues getting the Encore to move from what appeared to be a shallow area. On our last stop, we were asked to be back on the ship by 4pm so the ship could leave at 4:30-5:00. The captain comes on to the speaker system and says that we would need to wait until 7:15 because of the tide timing ... who new that tide charts changed?

A fabulous ship

By: lynnkfried

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2019

The Seabourn Encore was a comfortable and well furnished ship. The cabins were well laid out and spacious. The cabin attendants did their jobs perfectly and promptly. The food was very good and for the most part the service in the restaurants was also good. The fitness center was nice and well equipped. The spa and the nail professional was also very good. The entertainers were very good and we enjoyed the shows. The only problem we had was the location of our cabin. We were next to the service elevator and it was quite noisy early in the morning and sometimes late at night. Our travel agent was told after checking twice that there would only be noise during the day when the rooms were being serviced. The rooms next to the service areas should be flagged as there will have extra noise in the same way an obstructed view cabin is noted.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor

Recent cruise

By: Mike G

Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2019

Overall satisfied with Seabourn but for first time in four cruises had some disappointments. Felt like the service in all eating venues was not up to service on previous cruises. Several others that we met on the cruise felt the same way. We thought that there was not enough waiters in all of the venues. In addition feel like it is time for Seabourn to include free WiFi included in their fares.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor

Seabourn is always wonderful

By: Annie

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

I just like to relax, read and go on tours on a cruise. The suites are very roomy, especially for a solo traveler. The library is very nice, but I brought a lot of books on my kindle. Because I was traveling alone, I received an invitation to dinner each evening to dine with an officer or one of the entertainers. Although I didn't accept all of these, I really enjoyed the ones I did go to.
Not Recommended

not Ship Shape

By: Barb

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019

We found our Stewardess unhelpful and un informed. We didn't get our luggage promptly so went to dinner at 7pm to the casual restaurant and were insulted by the host that we were not dressed appropriately for dinner. The next night We went to the Restaurant and had the worst service of the trip. It took 2 hours to get our dinner. Excited about Thomas Keller it was fabulous! ...but the other two options had almost the same menu choices were uninspired and boring after 16 days of the same food. The Patio was fabulous but so cold outside we ate with wool blankets covering us. Also I think the cuisine and wine should reflect the countries in which you are traveling.


By: Pluto

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2019

We enjoyed the trip but there was just something missing from what we expected
Travel Advisor:  Henya Lish-Gebeloff

Seabourn Encore AU/NZ cruise

By: Nan

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2019

It was excellent. We could not have asked for more. They attended to our every need and all of the food, drinks, lectures, entertainment, and activities were top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Jamal Guiden

Fantastic ship, crew, food, and service

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2019

We had a great time sailing around New Zealand and Australia. Beautiful ship, great crew, and the food and drinks set my waistline and liver back a bit.
Travel Advisor:  Misty Jones


By: jack

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2019

outstanding service

Australia cruise

By: Greg

Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2019

We cruised on the Seabourn Encore for 16 days. The suite was very nice. We were impressed by the layout of our room. The walk-in closet was great. The bathroom was great with two sinks and the balcony was a very nice size. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and efficient. The food was excellent. This was our first cruise with Seabourn and we were very impressed. We will definitely cruise with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Seabourn to Bali

By: Steve&Kay

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

Booked our Seabourn cruise from Sydney to Bali at short notice. We had a really nice cabin on deck 11 and met some very friendly people. We had a few hiccups with two of our shore excursions, change of menu could have been more frequent, but overall a great cruise.

Seabourn Encore Cruise

By: Butterfly

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

Everything about the Seabourn is good. Our Stateroom. The girl who looked after us. The food and choice of Restaurants, The Spa, The Library, The girls in The Square. Everyone most helpful. Also I should mention the Lectures about places we are going to. All very interesting.

Seabourn Encore Greece& Malta

By: S&J

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019

The Seabourn Encore is a very beautiful ship. Our stateroom was very spacious, the attendant very efficient. Had en suite dining for some meals. Service was punctual; menu very good. Enjoyed the spa acupuncture service. What was difficult was that from a pre cruise accident I was on crutches & wearing a walking boot. Access to the bathroom was a ‘step up’ which was hard & there was no grab bar(s) in the shower. The latter of which one would think be mandatory just in terms of safety for anybody. A bitter disappointment was our last night’s reservations at the Thomas Keller Grill. A group of 7 of us were seated & immediately told of 6 items which were no longer on the menu that evening. It was explained that because the ship was going into dry dock the next day, availability to supplies was limited. We were offered additional sides & desserts but it was like the ‘larder’ being cleaned out. Thomas Keller would not have been pleased for the mediocrity of that meal.
Travel Advisor:  Charles Wolfe

Tip top ship

By: Hoppers

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

One of the best experiences traveling I have ever had. The organization, service, and attention to detail was impeccable.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Gauthier

Seabourn Encore? Yes please!

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

Large enough to provide options for dining destinations and dining companions yet small enough to still provide a level of intimacy. Typically, the cabins are extremely comfortable and appointments practical. And, the staff throughout the ship are wonderful.

Seaborn Encore - Athens to Rome

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2019

Beautiful ship, amazing crew, and outstanding service. This was my first Seabourn cruise, but it will not be my last. The ship is beautiful! I felt pampered from time I boarded until the second I left the ship. I can't wait for my next cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Gina Morovati
Not Recommended

Doesn't live up to expectations

By: Drew L

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2019

From checking in to the cabin and finding a pair of women's underwear on the floor, to the limited dining hours with limited selections, to bad meals in the Restaurant, bad service in the Observation Bar and having to find an officer to police the saving of chaise lounges by the pool for hours on end with the pool staff doing nothing it was a great disappointment.
Not Recommended

Seabourne encore

By: Carly

Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2019

Cabins were large and lovely. Service was average. Too many passengers . Will cruise on smaller ships going forward.

Seabourn is the best

By: B

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019

Having sailed on a Seabourn ship before, I had high expectations and as expected, Seabourn delivered. They are excellent at customer service and service delivery. I love their personal service and professionalism. They put the customers first.


By: Two

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

Very enjoyable. Wonderful food, wine and service
Travel Advisor:  Jane Berk

First time on Seabourn

By: Sande

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

This was our first time on Seabourn. The ship was beautiful and the service was great. The shore excursion options were a bit more limited than on other ships, though,.

Lovely accommodations

By: Cheryl

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2019

Our stateroom was absolutely lovely. We even played games opening doors up on each other.

good job

By: TurboS

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2019

Loved it, loved the ship, the employees were friendly and hard working. It was a new shipline for us and we enjoyed the excursions, locations we stopped at, the food onboard...sorry we didn't attend the entertainment but had heard it was very good.


By: DV

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2019

The staff and ship were amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Carolyn Kremer


By: Pat

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

Enjoyed all ports even though it rained twice..
Travel Advisor:  Judy Ruttenberg


By: Eddie

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

Fabulous! The stateroom was magical. Thank you for the upgrade
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce



Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

From our check in at the ship terminal to our debarkation our trip was smooth as could be. No negative issues whatsoever.
Travel Advisor:  Phyllis Polaner

Beautiful Rivieras Cruise

By: MargoK

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2019

I was skeptical of Seabourn after having such an amazing experience on Regent the year before, but our travel advisor highly recommended them to me. I have to say, she was right. The ship was very, very nice. Very friendly staff, good food (especially the Thomas Keller restaurant), and informative presentations before each port. The excursions we did were good, but we've had more choices on other cruise lines. We had some bad weather on our trip which made us depart earlier than scheduled in a couple of ports, but there's no controlling that. Even with some gale force winds at night, we weren't sick one time. The ship was very steady. We liked Seabourn so much that we've already booked another cruise for next year with them.
Travel Advisor:  Misty Jones

On board experience

By: wkg

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2019

I had previously travelled with Seabourn through the Adriatic from Athens to Venice and I must say that cruise was far superior to my recent experience. I never had to wait for anything on the first and seemed to be waiting constantly for service on the latter. I am not sure if it was because the second time I was travelling with a girlfriend and on the former with my husband.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer


By: kifi

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2019

Although the Seabourn Encore carries 600 passengers, you would not know it. With so many areas to dine, relax, and be entertained we never felt crowded or unattended. The crew always makes us feel special.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Burns Lamphier

It's a Really Great Cruise Line

By: Diana

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2019

Our cruise on the Encore was our 8th cruise but our first with Seabourn. We were very impressed by the positive attitude of all staff members. They were welcoming and friendly and very service oriented. We found the itinerary to be interesting with many well planned excursions in each port. Back on ship the restaurants were excellent with good food and wines matched with great service. The entertainment was professional and truly superb. Every night there were shows before and after dinner. Comedians made us laugh out loud. Other evenings, we stood up and cheered for great singers and dancers. It was a wonderful vacation! Thanks to the crew.

October Med Cruise

By: Jomac

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2019

Beautiful ship, outstanding service staff, great food venues, perfect weather, mostly great ports. Seabourn is definitely my go-to cruise-line going forward.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Battista

Seabourn Encore

By: Boca

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2019

Excellent. This was our 4th cruise on Seabourn
Travel Advisor:  Helen Varri

Dry pleasant med cruise

By: Sunsfanatic

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

Weather was perfect! Ship was in good shape. Food actually better than expected in all restaurants. Staff and crew were great, especially girls in “Sushi”. Ships tours,private and group, also better than expected. Prizes at trivia greatly exceed other lines. Nice boutique. Only disappointment was that our owner’s suite was a letdown. Closet was tiny and hard to get into and poorly lit. When you opened the closet door, it blocked shelves and drawers as well as one of the two week light bulbs. Shower was small as was the .area for the toilet. Toilet paper holder grossly misplaced and dug into one’s leg when seated. Should have been on the wall Across. Sofas and dining table should be switched in placement so you could see out sliding glass doors when on the sofa and so that you could see the tv when someone was sitting at the table. With all due respect to Adam Tihany, the room was form over function.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Italy & Greece

By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

Wonderful and easy. Everything went according to the plan. I was truly impressed with her attention to details. Seabourn is a great way to see Europe.
Travel Advisor:  Renee Weiss

Seabourn cruise Athens to Dubai

By: Sandra

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2019

It was a great cruise. All the staff go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need or want. The entertainment was excellent. They also have a variety of conversationalists on board which are very interesting. They also had some special events such as champagne and caviar at the beach with a buffet lunch all brought from the ship to the island by tender. There were also other events that made the cruise special.


By: scott

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2020

Excellent . We had not taken a cruise of more than 6 days and are now going on longer cruises again . Scott


By: Nat

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2020

We enjoyed our time on Seabourn ,staff , activities were all great , the only slight criticism was that the food wasn't always the best , very inconsistent even in Thomas Keller and the main restaurant .


By: Aussie

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2020

This was our fourth cruise with Seabourn snd each one reinforces the reason we choose to stay with them. The crew are fantastic and the itinerary is exciting and interesting.

New Zealand

By: LoRee

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2020

Everything we had hoped for & more.
Travel Advisor:  Renee D'Avirro

Seabourn New Zealand Cruise

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2020

It was a great cruise overall. The Staff was simply fabulous - friendly and helpful. The ship is beautiful, our cabin was great and the food was wonderful. It was a 14 day cruise with 5 days at sea. In retrospect, we would have done better with a shorter cruise and fewer days at sea. The mix of passengers on this voyager was older than we are, which made it a bit less fun for us. But the ship, the service and the food was all fabulous.
Travel Advisor:  Charles Wolfe

NZ / Aussie Review

By: Gold Level Seabourn Fan

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2020

This was our 8th cruise on Seabourn. First of our trips on the larger 600 passenger ship. We did see the difference . The Service & Personal Touch is always impeccable ! Food service was as always excellent with kudos to Thomas Keller Grill & The Sushi new experience was terrific ! I would not go on a cruise with Seabourn if you are looking for 5 star entertainment into the night nor a party crowd . Very well heeled, genteel diverse crowd from around the world !
Travel Advisor:  Vicky McGlynn

Would recommend with caveats

By: mgsrcs

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2020

This was our 4 th Seabourn cruise and some aspects were excellent and some not as much as other Seabourn cruises we have taken. Pros- 1)Communal areas of the ship- decor and comfort were excellent. Very high quality with well thought out aspects such as plentiful shaded areas to enjoy the outdoors.2) Itinerary- each port had something unique to offer. Good choices of shore excursions. 3) Crew were friendly, waitstaff was professional, but friendly- remembered our names, what we drank, etc., our cabin stewardess did a great job. 4) The Restaurant for dinner, Colonnade for breakfast and lunch were excellent. 5) Cruise director , Chris, and Asst, Jo, were excellent. Cons- 1) Small cabins for upgraded room. 2) Thomas Keller was a disappointment- menu and service need upgrade, 3) lunch by pool was not good, 4) need to provide smaller water bottles for excursions. Not Seabourn’s fault- guests were snooty and seemed to compete for richest and most successful in every conversation.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

Down Under Awakening

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2020

Seabourn is superb. The service is excellent. Accommodations are perfect and the food abundant and outstanding. Excellent itineraries with dozens of excursions. Seabourn Encore is a fun cruise wherever it sails.
Travel Advisor:  Jean Pickard

Seabourn Encore

By: Lisa H.

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2020

Seabourn Encore is pure luxury, although it doesn't offer much to do during days at sea.

Love Seabourn

By: lin

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2020

This is our fourth Seabourn cruise and it never disappoints with its great crew and delicious food. The only little disappointment was that our cabin was a little worn, but it was clean. This was our first time on the Encore and though it was a nice ship, my husband and I prefer their smaller ships. We will use Seabourn again for our next cruise.


By: reuty

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2020

It was an outstanding experience and would definitely book this cruise line in the future.

New Zealand Cruise

By: Sid

Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2020

Beautiful ship, great food and service was fantastic!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Hughes

Sold on Seabourn

By: Butch

Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2020

This was our second trip on the Encore and it is a wonderful trip. We are sold on the Seabourn experience and will sail with them far into the future. Everything was perfect, except the weather, over which they had no control.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

New Zealand Cruise

By: Boyd Russell

Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2020

Best cruise ever and we’ve been on a dozen. Service, food, and facilities were top notch. Liked it so much tat we booked a Seaborn cruise to Antarctica. Everyone was super friendly and attentive. Love the size of the ship. Will never go back to large ships.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer


By: Ed

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2020

The cruise was excellent. The condition of the ship, quality of the staff, excursion options, entertainment were all excellent.

Seabourn Encore

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2020

The Seabourn Encore is a new ship that is well designed for passenger comfort and enjoyment.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Harvell

An excellent cruise

By: The Rodiers

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2020

We were pampered in our suite and served the finest food and wines. By the second day many of the service staff knew our name and always used it. Our experience was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Jeff Mutnick


By: Fanzango

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2020

Nothing was too much trouble

Trip to New Zealand and Australia 2020

By: Ain’t Diane

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2020

Trip to New Zealand and Australia 2020 I had a wonderful time discovering the beauty and wildlife of New Zealand and Australia I highly recommend it👍💖🙏 Kate Johnson and Kristina Adams worked very hard to make sure that I had very special and private tours that made the trip so much more enjoyable and easy‼️ I was very impressed with Melbourne and Sydney Australia I hope to go back again someday when things return to normal💕💓💖🥂🍾 Champagne wishes and caviar dreams we will be traveling again very soon in the safe and clean environment‼️❤️💓💖🙏
Travel Advisor:  Kate Johnson

First timer

By: Marie

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2020

First time on Seabourn ship. I will always choose Seabourn from now on.
Travel Advisor:  Renee Weiss

Australia, New Zealand

By: Belle

Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2020

This was an incredible experience. The ship is beautiful, the food wonderful, and the shore excursions exceptional. I did not think the service was up to our experience on the Ovation a couple of years ago. I like the small size of the ship so you get to know many of your fellow travelers. The numbers on each excursion vehicle are limited so you never feel like you are being herded around in a crowd. We have already paid a future cruise credit to take another Seabourn cruise in the future!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

recovering from Covid

By: honey

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2022

The title sums up what I think of the cruise. Seabourn was not up to the quality that I have been accustomed to for many years but I could see that there was alot of new staff that still needed training and seasoning. The food was still delicious and the friendliness and helpfulness of staff was still there. I would certainly go on another Seabourn cruise in the future as I think they will get over this hump
Travel Advisor:  Gae Kravit

Comfortable ship and itinerary

By: GoodTimer

Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2022

This is our second time aboard a Seabourn ship and we found the layout, size and service to fit our expectations. My wife and a friend tested positive for covid on the last day of the cruise. I can't say it was contracted aboard the ship, although I don't think the buffet lines are a good idea in these times. However, Seabourn was very responsive and helpful in getting them quarantined in a good hotel and appointing a representative to help with issues during their quarantine in Lisbon. Minor complaint: the wine aboard the ship is old and often far over-the-hill. I suspect it has been stored since the pandemic started but there is no excuse for serving 7-year-old rose.
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Patton

26 day cruise of the Canaries and Mediterranean

By: Cruising46

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2022

What can I say. The ship, crew, venues, service, beverages, entertainment etc. etc. were above and beyond expectations. The crew are exceptional and always make you feel welcome and have a memorable cruise. Love Seabourn.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Ship review

By: Jude

Reviewed on: 09 May 2022

Let me begin by saying the ship was divine and lovely. There were some exceptional crew who left lasting impressions with me. Nolly and Denuda were wonderful. Corne, Jose, and Butch were fantastic! Thelma was amazing. Igor was the utmost professional. Their exceptional service will keep me wanting to return to Seabourn. There were a few unfortunate issues during the trip. Our second night (dinner) formal night in the main dining room we waited 30 minutes before anyone took our drink orders or tended to us. The Ad-hoc night was very much the same. I must say however it was immediately corrected once we addressed the issue. This is my third time sailing with Seabourn & the first time for my 3 acquaintances. I had boasted so much about the impeccable service & was a bit embarrassed on these two occasions.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Turkey and Greece

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 16 May 2022

I had said after my last cruise that it was my last cruise. My Seabourn experience has made me rethink that. So much that I put a deposit down for another. All members of the crew were very attentive. The food and on board entertainment was fantastic. The shore excursion offerings were fun and informative.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Med Time

By: Ellen

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2022

Beautiful ship and a beautiful part of the world
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

5 Star

By: Ellie

Reviewed on: 15 May 2022

The ship is beautiful, the room is spacious, excellent itinerary, delighted to have a full day in Port at every stop, the crew is incredibly attentive, food delicious, the only downside is poor Wi-Fi.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

More than perfect!

By: Annie

Reviewed on: 29 May 2022

Our SEABOURN cruise on Encore was nothing less than marvellous. The cruise from Athens to Athens for 2 weeks was exhilarating but the ship was our “destination” more than any other places. We loved every minute. CD and CDA where absolutely wonderful and crew very exceptional too. SEABOURN Encore was quite of an experience, would do it again anytime.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Goldberg-Glazer

Luxury + and destinations ++

By: D and S

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2022

Seamless luxury, incredible staff and facilities. What’s not to love!

Best Cruise Ever

By: Deanna

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2022

Seabourn was amazing. From checkin to the moment we stepped back off the ship to go home was perfection. Their staff are so pleasant and helpful. No request is too much on board a Seabourn cruise. The food was absolutely delicious. We didn't have one meal that we didn't love. Cannot wait to sail with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Whitworth

Seabourn Encore - Cruise to Greek Islands and Turkey

By: fmillermd

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2022

Excellent experience. Staff welcoming, friendly and helpful. Ship clean. Food delicious. The bedrooms were spacious and offered plenty of drawer and closet space. The bathrooms roomy and well lit.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole Salas

Bucket List Trip

By: LouC

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2022

Everything was just amazing on this ship! Staff, food, excursions, entertainment. If I have one complaint I wish we had done three weeks instead of two on this ship!
Travel Advisor:  Jeffrey Ward

Mick Buffier review

By: Mick Buffier

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2022

Very enjoyable The quality of accommodation, food and overall service was high, the staff are friendly and get to know your names so very personal. We had one issue in the man dining room early on however the Maitre De Dusan went out his way many times to ensure rectified. We weren't such great fans if the Source App and have provided that feedback, we like to read printed news materials & updates even if we have to pick up from the guest centre. What distinguishes Seabourn from key competitors is the on board vibe and the on deck sail-aways and music by the pool with champagne and caviar.

Cruise and Land

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2022

We enjoyed everything about this cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Fred Robbins

Seabourne Encore

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2022

Excellent in every category!
Travel Advisor:  Russell Glasheen

Seabourn is one of the best

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2022

Overall, the Seabourn Encore is one of the best luxury cruise ships. While there were some issues that had to be addressed they listened and made efforts to improve. Our experience in general is very good and we are booking another cruise for 2023
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Seabourn Dubai

By: Kathy Malloch

Reviewed on: 02 May 2023

Great experience on this trip. Lots of activities and excursions. Staff were great, especially Martin in the Restaurant, Goerte in the Salon, and Fatima, my room attendant. Food was good.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Greek Islands were beautiful

By: Jolie

Reviewed on: 08 May 2023

The service aboard the Seabourn Encore is incredible! Kudos to Flor in the Canaletto for remembering our names every day and to our Suite Hosts, Dragana (and sorry, can't remember the other's name). They were the best! Would suggest more time in Crete and Skiathos, and just skip Bozcaada, Turkey altogether.
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Lipkowitz


By: Anon

Reviewed on: 17 May 2023

Excellent in all respects

A Dream Come True

By: S

Reviewed on: 28 May 2023

I could not have imagined how fabulous the cruise would be. It was perfect. Whoever trains their staff should get a medal. EVERYONE was very friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Enden

Istanbul-Athens Cruise

By: Willie

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2023

Service was the best I have experienced in last three Seabourn Cruises (Odyssey/Ovation/Encore). Food was good but never reached the "Wow" factor in any of the restaurant's.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Moore

Amazing Ship and Crew

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2023

This was our 2nd Seabourn cruise, 1st time on Encore (1st was on the Odyssey). We were a family of 6 (3 teens plus grandma) and absolutely loved it again. It's so comfortable, the food was fantastic--we ate in the restaurant most nights when not on land and enjoyed every mean--only one sea day so rarely had lunch and usually a very quick breakfast to hit the tours. The ports were great--some of the usual hits plus some off the beaten path like Kavala, Milos, Izmir and Skiathos which we all enjoyed exploring. We had the best guides in our our locations. Looking forward to the next one.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass


By: mitch

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2023

well spent plenty to keepme busy
Travel Advisor:  Liz Nixon

A Nice Cruise but Average Cruise Line

By: Becky

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2023

We have traveled on Seabourn in the past but on this particular trip we felt that Seabourn is losing it's "luxury" standing. The staff are always friendly and helpful but the amenities and overall service didn't meet luxury standards on this cruise. First of all, if you have paid to be in a larger suite, they should provide a higher level of amenities; we had to ask them to refill our fruit bowl as it sat with 1 apple in it for 3 days. Also, on other cruise lines you get a private butler and special services such as priority seating at restaurants, free laundry etc. There was only 1 laudry room on this ship and 2-3 of the 5 washing machines were always out of order. With so many people wanting to do their laundry and only 2 available machines there was a lot of tension and anger among the guests. The food was average but not great. We did do a chef's tasting dinner that actually was very good.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Seabourn Encore

By: Shondrsray

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2023

The Seabourn Encore ship our suite was immaculate and large. Whatever we asked for we received

Seabourn cruise

By: Girlfriend

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2023

Our time on Seabourn Encore was enjoyable. The ship was beautiful and our room with a balcony was spacious and had more than enough storage. The room stewards did an excellent job at keeping our room refreshed. The tenders were large making it very easy to transfer to shore and back without long wait times. The food was good and the entertainment was enjoyable, especially the Encore singers and dancers. The excursions were informative and enjoyable, except for twice being on busses with very inadequate air conditioning, and it was hot! Communication from Encore could be improved regarding where and when to meet for excursions, as well as when a planned event is cancelled, such as a wine pairing dinner. Overall we enjoyed our time aboard Seabourn Encore.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Bauer

Great ship experience

By: Dreemer

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2023

Amazing week aboard the Encore. Service, food, and rooms were impeccable. The excursions did not always match the descriptions, but the onboard coordinator worked with us.
Travel Advisor:  Pam Hegner

Seabourn Encore, Adriatic & Dalmatia

By: Josh

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2023

We really enjoyed the smaller ship experience. There was never a crowd. To the point that if elevator doors opened and there was someone already inside, you would be surprised. The bar service on the pool deck and in the restaurants could have been faster, but the staff was always great and eager to help. The Ports of call were well chosen, varied, and amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Carol McKee

Dream Vacation!


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2023

Amira was incredible to work with! Her extensive knowledge, organization, and guidance were immeasurable! All future get-aways will certainly be planned through Amira!
Travel Advisor:  Amira Bixby

Aegean Allure Cruise

By: Lee

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2023

This was our first cruise and it did not disappoint. There were 600 passengers on our ship but it never felt crowded. The 2 staff that took care of us (Ritcka and Muhama...I am sure I just butchered their names - so sorry) were so wonderful. Taking a cruise was a perfectr way to island hop in the aegean.
Travel Advisor:  Megan Winslett

greece cruise

By: susieaction

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2023

Welll taken care of. we were traveling with 8 friends which made dining a bit challenging. we have travelled 3 other cruises with Seabourne and love the line.
Travel Advisor:  Megan Winslett

Wonderful Seabourne Encore cruise!


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2023

This was our first Seabourn cruise and we were consistently pleased and delighted - from our spacious suite with tons of storage - a walk in closet! - to the wonderful service everywhere, attention to every comfort and need, and amazing organization on the various tours. Our ONLY disappointment was our dinner at the Thomas Keller grill. The food was disappointing and the service was sub par compared to the service elsewhere on the ship. Our most enjoyable dinner was the Somelier dinner in the restaurant.
Travel Advisor:  Lorenzo Surianello


By: Debbie

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2023

The Seabourn ships are always beautiful. They are comfortable and luxurious. The staff is excellent. We always are happy with the food. The staff works very diligently to ensure all the passengers are satisfied.
Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

Seabourn Cruise

By: Travelgirl

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2023

This was our fourth cruise with Seabourn. We love everything about this cruise line. Wonderful ship, excellent service , and exceptional staff. Highly recommend. Looking forward to our next cruise!
Travel Advisor:  Erica Doose

cruise ship Seabourn Encore


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2023

Time aboard Seabourn Encore was relaxing, not crazy crowded and plenty of areas to relax in. Rooms were nicely decorated and used space efficiently Food was 5 star: prepared deliciously consistently Only issue I had was with the excursions. Not enough choices and sometimes the tour guides were not the best. Also, as this is also vacation I would prefer excursions to start a bit later. As most were 1/2 day tours no reason to start before 9-9:30
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale


By: Karen

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2023

We have enjoyed each of our Seabourn cruises and recommend them to anyone looking at a new trip.
Travel Advisor:  Christina Schlegel


By: Jan

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2023

Very good- well organized, high quality,great service
Travel Advisor:  Sidsel - Siss Moller

Wonderful ship and crew

By: Toby

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2023

The Encore crew went above and beyond with warmth, enthusiasm and efficiency to ensure each passenger felt like a valued guest. The suites are well designed, comfortable and quiet with lots of storage space. Seabourn would be our first choice for future cruises.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward Forbes

Excellent service and crew. Beautiful ship

By: Ellen Rosenberg

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2023

We had a wonderful time. Great service and beautiful cabin.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward Forbes

Service was wonderful. Great room. Food was outstanding!

By: Sid

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2024

Service was great. Room was wonderful. Food was outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Jane Hughes

No ship of fools

By: momstehr

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2024

Seabourn is a top of the line cruise company. It's geared to an adult passenger who expects the best in shore excursions, service, food, and plus plus amenities. We have sailed on Odyssey several times, and this time we sailed on Encore. We will continue to sail with them in the future. For passengers who prefer smaller vessels, Seabourn is the right choice.
Travel Advisor:  Naomi Sucha


By: Alexi

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2024

It was great. Lot of interesting places to visit. Ship was great with good service and cabins
Travel Advisor:  Clare Isquith

Cruise ship

By: Lela

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2024

5th time on seabourn Love it !!!
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

South East Asia Trip

By: Murray

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2024

We have travelled with Seabourn for many years. The ships are a great size being 450-650 passengers. The staff are excellent, and the food is high quality.

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