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Seabourn is a company that provides ultra-luxury cruises on small ships to the most desirable destinations in the world. In the 25 years that Seabourn has served its guests, it has consistently been rated not only among the top cruise lines, but also among the world's premier holiday choices.
The key features that set Seabourn apart from other cruise lines are:
A superior level of personalized service made possible by our smaller ships.
Elegant, spacious all-suite accommodations.
Superb cuisine served in a style matching the finest restaurants ashore.
Exceptional delivery of a wide variety of intriguing destinations.
The new ship is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. It will crown a fleet that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey in 2009, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. An additional sister-ship, Seabourn Ovation, is scheduled for delivery in 2018. Both sisters will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world’s most discerning travelers.
Seabourn acquired its third intimate ship in 1996. Seabourn Legend, like its sisters, was built in Bremerhaven, Germany at the Schichau Seebeckwerft shipyard. Originally launched as Royal Viking Queen for the prestigious Royal Viking Line, Seabourn Legend was re-christened by Linn Brynestad, Seabourn founder Atle Brynestad’s wife.
Seabourn Odyssey is the first in a new-class of ships for Seabourn that will accommodating just 450 guests in 225 luxury suites. Although, at 32,000 GRT, Seabourn Odyssey is more than triple the size of Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend, she was the smallest new ship being built by any major cruise line, and her guest capacity is just twice that of the smaller sisters, creating the highest space-per-guest ratio in the industry.
Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called “a game-changer for the luxury segment.” Built at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, she was named in Barcelona on June 20, 2011. True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. The Restaurant is the main dining venue on board, serving multi-course breakfasts, luncheons and dinners in an open-seating style amid a refined setting of gleaming white linens, polished alabaster walls, flowing sheer draperies and glittering crystal chandeliers.
The second of Seabourn’s new class of ships, Seabourn Sojourn, was also built at T. Mariotti yard in Genoa. Her debut was on June 6, 2010 in the middle of the River Thames in London. Seabourn Sojourn’s godmother was the English fashion icon and actress Twiggy. Like her sisters, 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 Seabourn Square, an ingenious “living room” that replaces the traditional cruise ship lobby with a welcoming lounge filled with easy chairs, sofas and cocktail tables. An enclave in its center houses knowledgeable concierges discreetly seated at individual desks, ready to handle all sorts of business or give advice and information.
The second of Seabourn’s intimate, all-suite vessels was launched in November, 1989. Built at the Schichau Seebeckwerft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, Seabourn Spirit was christened by Aagot Brynestad, the mother of Seabourn founder Atle Brynestad. Seabourn Spirit’s 104 ocean-view suites quickly filled with eager travelers, attracted by the unique combination of features that had garnered praises for its sister-ship Seabourn Pride. A variety of lounges and bars, scaled for relaxed sociability, invite guests to get to know each other.
Amenities and facilities
Though intimate in size and style, the wealth of amenities and facilities on The Yachts of Seabourn may surprise you. Options abound.
*The Show Lounge is the place to enjoy Dress Circle presentations, the evening’s variety show, first-run films and dancing to the four-piece band.
*With its commanding 300-degree view, the Observation Lounge is a wonderful setting to enjoy soft-after dinner music or simply daydream.
*The Club features a variety of night time entertainment and game shows. The four-piece band invites dancing before and after dinner.
*Bar service, complimentary of course, is available in all three lounges.
FOUR DINING VENUES
*The Restaurant offers open-seating dining during restaurant hours.
*The Veranda Cafe provides a more casual indoor/outdoor setting for breakfast and lunch, plus dinner-with reservations required.
*The Sky Grill serves a tantalizing selection of grilled foods, weather permitting, on select cruises.
*In-suite dining is available, course, during The Restaurant’s hours.
THE SPA AT SEABOURN
The Spa is home to three different facilities:
*The Spa whose professional therapists provide such specialised treatments as facials, massages, aromatherapy and fitness programmes.
*The Salon offers complete hairstyling and related services, including manicures and pedicures for both men and women.
*The Gym, complete with male and female saunas and team rooms, offers personal training and an impressive array of LifeFitness equipment, including treadmills, recumbent and upright stationary bicycles, Schwinn Windrigger rower, bicep curl chest press, pectoral fly, seated rower, lat pull down, back extension, seated leg extension, seated leg press, hip adductor, abdominal crunch and free weights.
+CASINO-Tempt Lady Luck with a game or roulette, black jack or slots.
+WATER SPORTS MARINA
During select cruises, dive into water sports from the unique Marina-
Complete with a soft drink ice cream station. Complimentary activities
include snorkelling, wind surfing, kayaking, banana boat rides and water
skiing from the ship’s motor boat.
Browse the Internet or send and receive e-mail this 24-hour facility.
Open 24 hours a day, the Library boasts a large selection of books ranging from classics to best-seller, as well as a variety of videos including action blockbuster hits and timeless classics.
Amuse yourself with a variety of board games or play cards (decks and score are provided).
A Fine Selection of clothing and souvenir items as well as fragrances, giftware and fine jewellery are among the tempting items for sale here.
+SWIMMING POOL & WHIRLPOOLS (3)
Do laps in the outdoor pool. Then relax in the two adjacent whirlpools. A third whirlpool in the forward bow area offers a stupendous view.
Have special arrangements made for you-from a private drive to dinner reservations while in port.
Attire for the evening
Attire for the Evening One of the great pleasures of cruising aboard The Yachts of Seabourn is the glamour of evenings at sea. Guests appreciate the contrast between the special atmosphere of more formal evenings, which occur two nights during a one-week cruise and three to four nights, depending on the itinerary, on a two-week cruise, and the elegant yet more casual ambiance that prevails on other evenings. Each day in the ship’s programme, a dress advisory designates appropriate attire after 6:00 pm for:
The Restaurant. It will be specified as one of the following:
Elegant Casual: Slacks with a jacket over a sweater or shirt for men; sundress, skirt or trousers a sweater or blouse for women.
Black Tie (optional): Tuxedo (alternatively a dark suit) for men; evening gown or other formal attire for women.
The Veranda Cafe. Always offering guests a more casual dining experience, it will be specified as one of the following:
Casual: Slacks and a sweater or shirt for men; skirt or trousers with a sweater or blouse for women.
Attire for Daytime On all Seabourn cruises the general shipboard atmosphere is elegant but relaxed, and you will enjoy dressing comfortably while indulging in a variety of moods.
Elegant casual wear is preferred for The Restaurant. Shorts and other more casual attire are welcomed in the Veranda Cafe during breakfast and lunch. Swimsuits, brief shorts, exercise clothing and cover-ups should be reserved for poolside lounging, deck activities and the fitness centre or The Spa.
Attire on Shore When planning your cruise wardrobe for any climate, layering your clothes will work best. For tropical cruises, bring light, loose-fitting garments that can be paired with a lightweight jacket or sweater. For cooler seasons or climates, pack extra layers or warmer garments such as a light topcoat and some sweaters.
When dressing to go ashore, it is helpful to be aware of the customs of the countries you are visiting. In some ports men and women should not wear shorts. May cultures prefer that women wear dresses or skirts when visiting shrines, Churches and temples. If your cruise takes you to Monte Carlo, casino dress codes require a jacket and tie for men. Once you are on board, Seabourn’s well versed staff members offer informative talks on local customs. Additional hints can be found in the Shore Excursion Information Booklet that you will receive with your cruise documentation.
Celebrity chef & dining
Applaud the flavour of Seabourn yachting life a la celebrity chef Charlie Palmer
Honoured with a first place Diamond Award for food service for the 10th time at the 2004 On board Service Awards, the star-quality of our cuisine is legendary. Fresh seasonal ingredients and distinctive a la minute preparation play the leading roles, supported by playfully aesthetic presentations of classic and eclectic offerings inspired by the regions of the world we visit.
Soon you will be singing the praises of Charlie Palmer, two-time James Beard Award winner and the creative force behind this consistently stellar cuisine. His culinary virtuosity is showcased in a wide variety of specially-created signature dishes, including lighter fare worthy of the finest spas.
Renowned for their mastery in the kitchen, our chefs also delight in chatting with guests. If by chance you mention a fondness for souffle, do not be surprised at being treated to a different flavour every night. Our selection of complimentary red and white wines exquisitely complements lunch and dinner daily. Avid oenophiles will appreciate our discretionary boutique wine list.
Every excels at making you feel special , whether you are a single guest invited to dine at staff-hosted table or the flattered recipient of an unexpected special dessert made in your honour.
Choice defines Seabourn yachting life
Embrace the mood of the moment in a variety of dining venues.
Be seated when and where you want in the stylish open-seating Restaurant, where tables glisten with Porsgrund china and Schott Zwiesel crystal. Some evenings are candlelit black-tie (optional) affairs, often with dancing. Most, however, are simply ‘jacket required.”
The Veranda Cafe presents delicious fare inside or out on the deck. There are fresh breakfast and lunch buffets, with waiters to assist you. Nightly, the cafe features different culinary themes and more casual by-reservation-only alternative to The Restaurant.
Opt for a barbecue lunch al fresco at the Sky Grill on sea days. Treat yourself to daily afternoon tea. Around the clock, selections such as crudités and gourmet pizza are available from the Suite Service Menu.
Privately, enjoy course-by-course service from The Restaurant menu in your suite. Or invite friends to join you for an intimate dinner party.
Complimentary Amenities Your Seabourn cruise includes many amenities such amenities such as soft drinks, wine, fine champagne and spirits. You will also enjoy Message Moments on deck and Exclusively Seabourn Complimentary Shore Experience where itineraries allow.
In-suite amenities include fine champagne upon arrival; stocked bar with selected spirits, wine and soft drinks; fresh fruit and flowers; personalized stationery; Pure Papering aromatherapy bath selections by Molton Brown of London; shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion and a choice of designer soaps. All suites are equipped with a refrigerator, television, VCR, Bose Wave Radio/CD stereo system and direct-dial telephone. Cotton bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers are provided for your use on board. Suite service is available 24 hours a day, and course-by-course dining is available in your suite during The Restaurant dining hours.
Complimentary Water Sports Mariana Depending on the itinerary climate and local regulations, the ships offer complimentary water skiing, kayaking, banana boat rides, pedal boats, board sailing, sunfish sailing and swimming from a unique Marina at the stern.
Cocktail Parties at Sea The onboard staff can provide reservations, arrangements and invitations for parties in public rooms or in your suite. Please give us 24 hours notice.
Flight of fancy
For your convenience, international Economy Class flights from and to London are available; supplements for First Class or Business Class upgrades are also available. When the sailing departure time permits, your fights will be arranged for the day of embarkation/disembarkation. Should you wish to extend your holiday. Our Air Department will be pleased to arrange your personal flight preferences (for which an additional fee may apply).
When you book you air transportation through Seabourn, transfers are included from the airport to your Seabourn hotel or ship and from the ship to your Seabourn hotel or the airport on disembarkation. Guests choosing to deviate their pre-or post-cruise travel schedule from Seabourn’s air hotel or cruise transfer programme will lose the transfer for that portion of the trip.
International travel documents
It is guest’s obligation to obtain a valid passport, visas and public health documents for all applicable ports of call and overland tour destinations. Consult your ABTA travel agent for advice on such requirements.
Vaccination/immunization requirements vary considerably depending on the area of the world visited, and are subject to change at any time. We suggest that guests travelling outside of their country of residence consider immunization against Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio, Diphtheria and Tetanus. An international certificate, approved by the World Health Organisation, is the best medium for verification that inoculations and vaccinations have been satisfactorily performed, and is accepted by health officials at all ports of call. In view of the widespread destinations visited by Seabourn and the frequent changes with respect to health requirements, guests are strongly advised to contact their physician a minimum of two months in advance of travel for expert medical immunization recommendations for their intended itinerary and travel plans. Guest may also check Department of Health requirements online at www.doh.gov.uk.
The ship’s basic medical facilities are equipped to provide care for illness and accidents. These facilities are not intended or designed to provide ongoing treatment of pre-existing conditions. If you anticipate a need for medical services aboard ship, your special requirement must be cleared in writing with Seabourn Cruise Line before your booking can be finalised. Since medical facilities are limited and shoreside medical care is not readily available, women who will be 28 weeks or more into their pregnancy at any time during the cruise cannot be accommodated. Medical fees will be applied to your shipboard account.
Money Matters Aboard ship the Purser’s Office is the financial centre. You can exchange cash and travellers cheques for most currencies at this location. Prices and currency aboard ship are in U.S. dollars. At embarkation, you will be asked to present one of your major credit cards and sign a charge slip to open a shipboard account. Guests may use Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club, American Express, JCB or Discover. Once this account is opened for you, all purchases made on board will be charged to this account. We encourage you to carry your personal funds in the form of travellers cheques, both for your convenience and safety. These can be cashed on board. Personal cheques or letters of credit cannot be honoured. Cash advances are not permitted against your onboard account or any form of credit care.
Non-Smoking Policies For the comfort and convenience of all guests, lifts and portions of public rooms have been designated as non-smoking areas.
Religious Services Non-denominational services are conducted at sea aboard Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend. During cruises coinciding with a major religious holiday, ecumenical clergy will be aboard to conduct services.
Shore Excursions Enhance your cruise experience with Seabourns custom-designed shore excursions, fully outlined in the brochure included an Exclusively Seabourn Complimentary Shore Experience, Seabourns unique Signature Series tours as well as the Adventure collection featuring fishing, kayaking and more. Most excursions can be purchased on board up to 48 hours before arrival in the port where the tour is offered. Select Overland Adventures may be reserved in advance. The tour desk will also assist in creating private tours for guests with special interests. Throughout your cruise there will be informative briefings, announced in the ship’s programme, that will include tour information, shopping advice and other suggestions for the ports you will visit. (Please note that the Exclusively Seabourn Complimentary Shore Experience cannot be exchanged nor redeemed for cash or credit)
Travel Insurance. Do not worry about the unexpected when you travel with Seabourn. Take advantage of our insurance programme, designed to give you peace of mind from the moment your reserve your cruise. The cost for this protection will be included in your cruise invoice unless declined at the time of booking or initial deposit payment.
Wait List Programme When a cruise is in great demand and reservations request are unable to be confirmed, a £350 per booking deposit holds a place on our wait list. This deposit is fully refundable upon request or once the wait list expires. The deposit will be credited to payment if the reservation is eventually confirmed.
A word About Environmental Responsibly Seabourn’s vision as a company is to be the best-of-the-best in ultra luxury travel. Taking responsibility for maintaining a healthy oceanic and atmospheric environment is a natural part of that vision. Our daily decisions both at sea and ashore are keenly focused on safeguarding the natural environment in which our ships operate, for today and for the future.
Off shore excursions
Face-to-face encounters. Colourful local customs. Elegant private venues. Going ashore with Seabourn is like having a backstage pass to some of the world’s most fascinating places. On virtually all cruises, you will be delighted by exclusively Seabourn complimentary Shore Experience. Each unique behind-the-scenes event is custom-designed for Seabourn guests to reveal an ultimate, insider’s perspective.
Have the torchlit ancient ruins of Ephesus all to yourself. Enjoy privileged access to an exclusive Great Barrier Reef island. Experience gaucho life at a premier cattle ranch outside Montevideo. Be our guest at private performances. Like an enthralling belly dance at a Bedouin campsite. Classical music at Treatro Tasso, a former monastery in Sorrento. Or a rare opportunity to see the Amazon’s Caboclos in Parintins as they recreate the Boi Bumba, one of Brazil’s most colourful folk festivals.
Wonderful, one-of-a-kind experiences impart the special flavour of every locale. Sip cocktails at a chateau in St. Tropez, while viewing a fashion show. Savour afternoon tea at an antebellum mansion, opened especially for our guests in Charleston. As denizens of Seabourn yachting life can attest, once in a while we arrive at a setting so exquisite you do not need to explore any further. In that case, we simply treat you to our fabled Caviar in the surf, accompanied by a china-and-silver-service beach barbecue.
Seabourn club membership has its rewards
When you sail with us, you will feel as if you have joined a private club. And you have-because once you complete your first Seabourn cruise, we automatically enroll you in the Seabourn Club with your own personal club number. Reserved exclusively for previous Seabourn guests, the Club features special rewards and incentives designed to make your future Seabourn crises an even better value.
Pop the private-label of Music of Seabourn collection into the Bose stereo-CD player. Uncork the bottle of chilled champagne waiting on the table beside the beautiful fresh flowers and overflowing bowl of fruit. Congratulate yourself on having discovered Seabourn yachting life. Life anywhere else would be a compromise.
Once you have met your suite stewardess, your definition of personal service will be changed forever. Whether she draws the warm, scented aromatherapy bath of your choice from our Pure Pampering menu or surprises you at night with a sprinkling of rose petals on your bed, she has a myriad of ways to let you know that no detail is too small when it comes to assuring you comfort.
In addition to our anything-but-standard Seabourn Suites, measuring a generous 26 square metres or more, enjoy a choice of other lavish accommodations. Balcony Suites inspired by the resorts of the Riviera open up to ocean breezes. Double Suites easily host family or friends travelling together, with two picture windows in the spacious living room plus a dining room that converts to a second bedroom with fold out queen-size bed.
Grandest of all, the six Owners and Classic Suites boast up to 54 square metres of spacious luxury. Most face forward for unrivalled ever-changing views. All six are outfitted to the highest standards with private veranda, living room and dining room.
* Fine champagne upon arrival
* In-suite bar and refrigerator, stocked daily with complimentary spirits, wines, soft drinks and mineral water of your choice
* 24-hour suite service
* Bose® Wave® Radio/CD stereo, remote-control TV/VCR offering music channels, satellite TV and movie channels
* Writing desk with personalised stationery
* Flowers; fruit basket replenished daily
* Sitting area with a cocktail table that converts to a table for in-suite dining
* Dressing table with hair dryer
* Direct dial telephone
* Walk-in closet with private electronic safe
* Fine Frette linens and fluffy duvet
* Plush cotton robes, towels and slippers
* Marble-clad bathroom with full-length mirror and designer soaps and toiletries
* Nightly turndown service with pillow sweet
* World Atlas
* 110/220 volt outlets
Succumb to a whole new concept in service
The exceptional is the norm on The Yachts of Seabourn. A glance at our signature Delights reveals how much we endeavour to exceed your expectations. We begin with staff-selected from renowned training academies and the world’s leading hotels and resorts. And adhere to the right attitude hoping you will challenge us to overindulge you.
Allow us to spoil you on tropical cruises with Caviar in the Surf, the first course of our silver-service beach barbecue with a lobster on the grill. Say “yes” when the massage therapist on the deck offers to soothe your back and neck. We call this a Massage Moment, complimentary of course.
Feel free to accept a chilled towel, sunscreen, refreshing aquamist or fresh fruit sorbet while you lounge poolside. Or warm towels and hot chocolate while gazing on deck at glacial scenery in Norway or Chile.
Get accustomed to surprises. Starting with the bartender who personally delights you with your favourite drink. Causing you to wonder how in the world he could have known it.
Aboard our intimate ships, tipping in neither required nor expected. Requests that would raise eyebrows on other ships are fulfilled with pleasure. Our staff is renowned for doing the seemingly “impossible.” Like the concierge, who cheerfully arranges everything you ask-from reservations at a sought-after restaurant to tee-times at a championship golf course. And the waiter who greets you by name the very first day.(Sorry, we can’t divulge how he does that.)
Let’s just say there is an element of magic in Seabourn yachting life. As you are about to discover, it’s simply impossible to resist.
Variety of activities
Bask in Seabourn yachting life, rich in freedom and surprises.
The sheer variety of activities available makes every day unique. Chat with a foreign correspondent or celebrity, courtesy of our celebrated Dress Circle onboard enrichment. Explore the art culinaire with a cooking demonstration. Perfect your palette at a wine seminar by our sommelier.
Join the golf-putting competition at the Sky Bar. Unwind at The Spa at Seabourn. Visit the Computer Centre for e-mail and Internet browsing. Or simply laze by the pool while unexpected treats appear unbidden.
On tropical and select Mediterranean cruises, experience water sports, Seabourn style on special Marina Days. On longer cruises, there might be tango lessons or ACBL-sanctioned Bridge competition and lectures.
From Broadway show tunes to cabaret and comedy, enjoy an ever-changing line-up of sophisticated evening entertainment. Some nights set the stage for magical affairs. Like our signature Evening Under the Stars – following a sumptuous barbecue, dance to a live rock and roll band on deck. Or Movies Under the Stars, with fresh popcorn.
The casino’s roulette wheel spins. The orchestra serenades you. And guests laugh together over an impromptu game of Liar’s Club or Team Trivia. Look forward, two, to intimate spontaneity. The Captain has been known, for instance, to stop the ship and turn off lights or a rare stargazing experience.
With so many choices, virtually all complimentary, you never have to do the same thing twice. Unless, of course, that is what you prefer to do.
Swing on the greens golf is an exciting option of Seabourn yachting life.
Challenge your handicap on some of the world’s legendary courses-from St. Andrews to Wentworth. Designed for the utmost flexibility, Seabourn’s Worldwide golf Programme makes pursuing your passion for golf as easy as teeing off at your favourite country club.
Test your skill on the venerated Biarritz le Phare, host to 17 international championships. Play a round at Morocco’s Royal Dar Es Salaam, acclaimed by champions and punctuated by Roman ruins. Or be among the select few who have experience Ushuaia Golf Club, and receive a certificate for having played the southernmost gold course in the world. Whether you are a novice or a master of the game, golf outings are a natural addition to the one-of-a-kind experiences available on virtually every Seabourn cruise.
While the onboard travel manager would be pleased to make your in-port golf arrangements, to better ensure your preferred tee times, we suggest you pre-book you golf by visiting Seabourn.com.golf. Our website will provide you with further information about costs and our wide selection of courses.
Whatever your destination, a local golf pro will be there to assist you and familiarise you with the course. Everything can be arranged, from greens fees and club rentals to cart or caddie fees to transfers between the ship and golf course, leaving you free to play your best game.
The Spa - Think of it as nirvana afloat. An ultra-indulgent paradise imbued with all the essential elements of health and beauty. Balancing yin and yang, The Spa at Seabourn incorporates everything for both women and men. Revitalising facials and body wraps. Yoga classes and Cardio Ki-Bo. Personal training consultations and body composition analysis. And for couples, a romantic private massage seminar.
Certified massage therapists combine the touches of ten exotic cultures, an a la carte menu of tension-melting experiences. Discover the power of aromatherapy to soothe your senses. Or the Chinese art of reflexology to renew your energy. Explore the properties of warm stones, seaweed wraps and Japanese shiatsu. Salon services cover the entire spectrum. Be it hair styling and highlights, a simple manicure or exotic therapies for hands and feet. Follow your own pathways to beauty and well-being.
For fitness mavens and novices alike, the Spa at Seabourn offers a variety of daily classes and the option of individual attention. The sea-view gymnasium is professionally outfitted with strength-training equipment, including free-weights and machines ranging from the chest press to seated leg. Cardio-vascular equipment includes treadmills with individual televisions, upright and recumbent stationary bicycles and a rower. Swim a few laps in the outdoor pool. Relax in the sauna and steam rooms.