When Seabourn made its debut with three boutique ships in 1988, the cruise world was taken by storm by these chic little vessels with their all-inclusive cruises. It took 15 years for a new class of larger ships from Seabourn to grace the world's oceans. When this trio of 450-passenger ships entered service, they were met with international acclaim by critics and connoisseurs alike who hailed them as 'game-changers'. Now, the next generation has been announced: two 604-passenger ships, Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation, making their debuts in 2016 and 2018 respectively and continuing the style of chic, small-ship cruising in an all-inclusive environment.
Seabourn's mantra is simple: to be the best of the best, the absolute ultimate in service, offering a yacht-like atmosphere and quality surroundings. Another facet that sets Seabourn ships apart is the highly personalised service from the highly trained crew who tread a perfect line between attentive and deferential.
A cruise on these delightful ships is to revel in personal space and time. The all-suite accommodation on Seabourn's ships maxes out the concept of private luxury with a butler on hand to mix a cocktail or serve meals on your private veranda. A sensational innovation are Penthouse Spa Suites which offer unlimited access to the Serene Area of the Spa, the services of a spa concierge, and spa amenities in these lavish suites. Outstanding cuisine and attentive service wait your pleasure in the Restaurant; alternatively the intimate Restaurant 2 offers a tasting menu and wine-pairing extravaganza. The all-inclusive Seabourn ships have dispelled the myth that modernity and youth are incompatible with opulence and class.