Seabourn unveils ‘The Retreat’

The Retreat on Seabourn Encore

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Seabourn has unveiled design details and imagery of The Retreat, the ultimate serene space that will make its debut on the ultra-luxury cruise line’s newest vessel, Seabourn Encore, this December.

Located on Deck 12, The Retreat will be a tranquil setting housed in a distinctive flower-shaped canopy that will shield guests from the elements. It will be ringed with 15 private cabanas designed as individual luxury living rooms that will each feature a large HD flat screen television and a refrigerator stocked with a personalised selection of beverages. An additional Spa Treatment Cabana will also be available for guests to enjoy bespoke spa services.

“The Retreat is the perfect environment for guests to experience pure relaxation and rejuvenation, from your own private cabana or shared spaces,” Seabourn Vice President of Marine Hotel Operations Chris Prelog said.

“As a perfect rooftop getaway, The Retreat is sure to be among the most popular destinations onboard our vessels.”

The Retreat will be located around a central whirlpool with step-up access to water maintained at an inviting temperature. Up to 28 guests will be able to stretch out on comfortable sun loungers; pull up a bar stool or take a table seat for champagne and cocktails custom created by Seabourn mixologists; or enjoy a selection of bites from a healthy spa menu. Amenities will include fresh fruit baskets, premium sun lotions, Evian mist spray, plush towels and personalised bathrobes, while a dedicated Retreat Concierge will be available to satisfy guest requests.

Cabanas at The Retreat will be available daily and may be reserved for a full day via the Guest Service Specialists at Seabourn Square. Rates for cabanas will begin at $350 per couple per day.

Seabourn Encore will expand and build on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionised ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011. Seabourn Encore will maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly personalised service. A sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will join the fleet in 2018.

Designed by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany, Seabourn Encore will feature modern design elements and innovations consistent with the line’s reputation for understated elegance. The 40,350-GRT ship will be configured with one additional deck and new expanded public areas, and is expected to carry just 600 guests, based on double occupancy. In addition, every suite will feature a private veranda.

Seabourn Encore will cruise Australian waters during its first season, making nine maiden calls to Australian ports from Darwin to Geelong between 22 January, 2017 and 17 March, 2017 following its gala naming ceremony in Singapore in early January. Fares start from $14,299 per person double occupancy for a 16-day cruise departing Bali on 17 January, 2017, and cruising to Sydney via the Great Barrier Reef.

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