This promises to be most exciting Seabourn launch in years. Seabourn has revealed design renderings of the luxurious all-suite, all-veranda accommodations on Seabourn Encore, the line’s newest, ultra-luxury ship set to launch late 2016. The suites are envisioned by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany, who blended modern design elements and innovations consistent with Seabourn’s reputation for understated elegance.
Seabourn Encore will feature modern design consistent with the line’s reputation for understated elegance. The 40,350-GRT ship is being configured with one additional deck and expanded public areas, and will accommodate just 600 guests in 300 spacious suites, each with a private veranda. The majority of the ship’s suites range from just under 300 square feet for the standard veranda suite, plus a private veranda that is up to 74 square feet, to nearly 1,300 square feet for the luxurious Wintergarden suites with verandas of nearly 200 square feet.
“As on every one of our ships, guests will feel right at home when they enter their suite aboard Seabourn Encore,” said Richard Meadows, Seabourn’s President. “The suites will offer many thoughtful amenities and personal touches that we are known for, and will be designed with the style and elegance our guests have come to love and expect from Seabourn.”
Suites will feature striking design, tasteful décor, and generous light. Drawing inspiration from the line’s rich history and yachting heritage, the suites will evoke a residential atmosphere with high-level finishes and furniture and rich mahogany wood. Subtle nautical references in blue and white detailed carpet and tailored white stitched upholstered headboards adorn each suite. Luxuriously modern bathrooms will be 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.
The Personal Suite Stewardess’ thoughtful, unobtrusive service will include: welcome champagne and canapés; selection of designer soaps; drawing a Pure Pampering bath; replenishing ice and bar set-up; managing laundry service needs; assisting with special requests; and personalized nightly turndown service.
In-suite features and amenities will include a living area; queen-size bed or two twin beds; a separate living room area for enjoying ocean views or in-suite dining; ample storage and walk-in closet with personal safe; a choice of pillows, and a complimentary mini-bar stocked and refilled daily with guests’ preferences and choice of wine and spirits. Entertainment options include an interactive flat-screen TV system featuring hundreds of movies, music, shipboard programming featuring lectures and live views from the bridge, as well as a selection of broadcast network television and radio channels. In each bathroom, polished stone, hardware and mirrors will highlight a full tub, shower, double sinks, and bath products by Molton Brown.
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