Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, formally introduced Seabourn Encore to the world at a festive evening ceremony on the weekend.
International recording artist and world’s best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman presided over the naming ceremony as Godmother of the new 600-guest ship, sending a bottle of champagne smashing against the bow in a time-honoured ship christening tradition.
Guests and VIPs joined Seabourn staff at the launch festivities, with local musicians and cultural acts, including lion dancers and stilt walkers, helping to send the ship off in style.
“The launch of Seabourn Encore marks the start of a new era of ultra-luxury cruising,” Seabourn President, Richard Meadows said.
“Seabourn Encore marks a major step forward in terms of growth for our company. This ship is stunningly beautiful and I know guests are going to be absolutely captivated as they step aboard and see it firsthand.”