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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 14 guests have reviewed Seabourn Encore, giving it a rating of 4.2 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.2 out of 5(14 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples78.6%
Singles/Friends14.3%
Families w/older children7.1%
Families w/young children0%
Groups0%

Most Recent Reviews

Seabourn overshadows its competitors again!

Oct 31st, 2019

We chose Seabourn again, because we had tried other lines - Silversea and Regent. On those other lines the excursions were great, we were not impressed with the food or service. Seabourn had recently hired a new chef for the pool deck evening dining venue - called Earth and Sea. Phenomenal food. Better than any restaurant we have in Seattle or anywhere else. After trying the other dining choices, all of which were good, we ended up eating at Earth and Sea every night. By the end of the cruise word had spread, and it was hard to get a table there. We weren’t impressed with the Thomas Keller dining room…oddly pretentious and mediocre food. They do offer exceptional wine by the glass and wine pairings at Keller, which is a nice addition. We had a much better steak at Earth and Sea. The cruise director was very entertaining and engaging. The staff was warm and attentive. The ship is beautiful - with staterooms larger than the ones on their former smaller ships. Most, but not all, of the land excursions were very good. Seabourn didn't offer an opportunity to rate the land excursions that the other cruise lines do. I think that's a missed opportunity to get valuable feedback, particularly where passenger safety is concerned. In addition to a pool and hot tubs, there are many activities offered throughout the day. The spa management seemed a bit disorganized, but the services were good. We have already decided to a Seabourn cruise for 2020 and 2021. Highly recommend.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Seabourn Indonesia and Australia

Jan 31st, 2019

I have been on cruises with unhappy people who are complaining all the time. That was never the case. Seabourn cruisers are all happy and planning their next Seabourn cruise. We appreciate efficient srvice and the quality that Seabourn delivers.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Great Seabourn Cruise

Jan 11th, 2019

Already booked next Seabourn cruise with still another in the planning stage

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great South Pacific Cruise

Jan 4th, 2019

This Cruise in the Seabourn Encore has been one the best in my Cruising experience with my wife and two other couples. As a group we were very satisfied with the service, food, activities. For us what make it possible is the personal Of Seabourn.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Great cruise.

Dec 31st, 2018

Very fun but not enough time in some ports. Entertainment was excellent!! Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

2-3 cruises

Standard cruise

Dec 29th, 2018

Wonderful ship shame about the food well below expectations considering the cost of the cruise.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Seabourn’s “ENCORE” Disappoints…..

Oct 26th, 2018

My wife and I decided to sail on Seabourn’;s new ship, at the time, the Encore on June 24th, 2017 starting in Venice and ending in Piraeus, Greece on July 1st. We were very excited as we had previously cruised with Seabourn which had been excellent. We arrived, all the way from Vancouver, Canada and boarded the Encore. The cabin was as described and we settled in. Early the following morning we were awakened by a rumbling sound which steadily got worse becoming unbearable, we were docking at our first destination. Then in the afternoon as we were resting in our cabin, and due to leave port, the rumbling started again rising to an unbearable level. I have a hearing disability which accentuates the noise, resulting in my having to leave the cabin as soon as the rumbling starts albeit at some unearthly hour in the morning. We reported the situation to the guest relations on board who informed us that it was anchor noised and that our cabin was directly over the anchor. They could not move us to another cabin because the cruise was fully booked. On our return to Vancouver we have been in protracted correspondence with Seabourn whose response has been to credit us less than one fifth of the cruise cost, which is totally unacceptable for the experience that they put us through. Now, Seabourn has put a notice out to travel agents that the cabin is subject to anchor noise. Had we been informed ahead of time, we would never have booked the cruise. Seabourn needs to understand that when customers make a booking with them, we place a lot of trust in their reputation. Obviously they don’t feel the same way. So disappointing Seabourn….

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Just when you think it can't get any better, it does.

Sep 25th, 2018

This was our first cruise with Seabourn and it exceeded our expectations. We are spoiled and cannot take any cruise line with less service/luxury in the future, which is the very same sentiment we heard from several other passengers. (first Seabourn/can't do anything else). We booked 11 months out with a 'guarantee' at a great rate (and had sailed on Cunard before) and got a major upgrade. Just do it. It is worth the slightly additional premium.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Fantastic Cruise Experience

Jul 18th, 2018

Everything was a class act. All the crew were wonderful and always ready to help. The food was plentiful and of great quality and presentation. All the restaurants were superb. The entertainment was a high quality from dancers, singers, comedians, lecturers, cruise director and assistant director. Seabourn is top of the line.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Sedate atmosphere on a beautiful cruise ship

Jun 25th, 2018

Excursion choices at ports of call were pretty boring because ports of call except for amalfi and corfu were disappointing.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

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