Just two days after Seabourn Cruise Line announced open bookings for the 2016 maiden season of its newest ship, Seabourn Encore, the 10-day inaugural voyage was sold out and is now waitlist only.
Reservations for the maiden voyage went on sale March 3.
John Delaney, Seabourn's senior vice president, marketing and sales, said the cruise line is thrilled with the overwhelming response it received.
Seabourn Encore’s maiden season will launch from Athens in December 2016, offering two pre-inaugural cruises along the coasts of Israel, Arabia, India and Southeast Asia, giving travelers a preview of the ship before its inaugural voyage.
A gala naming ceremony in Singapore on January 7, 2017, will mark the vessel’s official debut. Guests will then embark on a 10-day cruise to Bali, including stops in Surabaya, Java; Celukan Bawang, Bali; and Slawi Bay, Komodo, Indonesia. Seabourn Encore will go on to spend the remainder of its maiden season cruising throughout the Pacific Rim in Australia and New Zealand.
Although the inaugural sailing is now unavailable, opportunities still exist to book other voyages.