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EDITOR’S PICK


EDITOR’S PICK


Having been Travel Weekly’s cruise aficionado


for three years, editor Hollie-Rae Brader couldn’t resist a trip to Singapore for the launch of luxury line Seabourn’s new baby, Seabourn Encore


You’d be forgiven for thinking that Seabourn Encore was a carbon copy of the rest of the luxury line’s fleet. It certainly feels the same, with a wonderful consistency that is bound to comfort the


brand’s loyal customers. The suite categories remain the same, the


favourite dining and lounge areas have returned and there will even be familiar faces among the staff, who have been drafted in from other ships for the launch. But there are slight differences throughout


the 12-deck ship, and repeat guests will notice these, regardless of how subtle they are. Let’s be honest, a luxury line that almost always sails full doesn’t need to change much. It’s already a winning formula and perhaps that’s why designer Adam Tihany was instructed to be “evolutionary, rather than revolutionary”.


The ship looks and feels like a luxury yacht,


and the “sexy Italian yacht feel” is something Tihany deemed critical when designing it. Seabourn Encore was Tihany’s first cruise ship design project, having built his reputation designing luxury hotels, but he says he enjoyed introducing Seabourn to a more “Italian look and feel with sexy round curves and no sharp edges”. The biggest, and most obvious difference is


the size of the ship. Seabourn Encore carries 150 more guests than Seabourn Odyssey, Soujourn and Quest, with 604 passengers. An extra deck has been added to the ship to allow for more suites and dining options. Those extra venues include The Grill, by


US chef Thomas Keller, and Sushi, the first Japanese restaurant in the fleet. Another new feature is The Retreat –


a top deck area with a whirlpool, cabanas and loungers. Seabourn guests aren’t used


16 — aspire march 2017


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