(From left) Brightman with Seabourn captain Mark Dexter and president Richard Meadows
Seabourn Encore, the fourth cruise ship in the Seabourn fleet, was named at a ceremony in Singapore last weekend by renowned soprano Sarah Brightman, who is also godmother of the luxury 600-guest ship.
After the christening, the ship departed on its inaugural voyage, a 10-day sail to Indonesia. Itineraries for the rest of its first season include sails to Australia, New Zealand, India and Dubai. Seabourn Encore will then offer Europe itineraries in its summer season beginning in May.
Seabourn Encore is the first of two new all-suite vessels for the cruise line, with the second, Seabourn Ovation, is currently under construction and is scheduled to launch in spring 2018.