Seabourn's newest cruise ship, Seabourn Encore, has reached an important maritime milestone with the completion of its final round of sea trials off the coast of Italy in the Adriatic Sea.
Seabourn Encore departed the Fincantieri shipyard on November 4 for three days at sea, where a team of officers and engineers tested the ship's technical and mechanical systems. Seabourn Encore returned to the shipyard in Marghera, and staff and workers are putting on the final touches before the ship is delivered on November 30.
Seabourn Encore's first set of sea trials conducted in August
Seabourn Encore will expand and build on the line's Odyssey-class ships, which were introduced between 2009 and 2011. Seabourn Encore will maintain a high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly personalized service. A sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will join the fleet in 2018.
Designed by Adam D. Tihany, Seabourn Encore will be configured with one additional deck and new expanded public areas, and will carry 600 guests, based on double occupancy. In addition, every suite will have a private veranda.