Luxury Cruising's New Ships: Seabourn Encore versus Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Two Distinctly Different Concepts of Luxury. Which is Yours" - Travels Blogs

Luxury Cruising's New Ships: Seabourn Encore versus Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Two Distinctly Different Concepts of Luxury. Which is Yours"



Regent Seven Seas Cruises came out with its bold, brash, statement that its new Seven Seas Explorer being the most luxurious cruise ship ever built.  And then...

Seabourn Cruises came out with its announcement that its new Seabourn Encore will be an improvement on an already excellent luxury cruising product with out much fanfare or hype.

Seabourn Encore
Simply put:  Seabourn and Regent Seven Seas have two diametrically opposed approaches to the question, "What is Luxury""  And that is where Goldring Travel comes in, cutting through the marketing, and analyzing the ships, service, cuisine and philosophies so that that its new and potential clients (that would be you!) can be sure to book the right cruise for you; not the cruise lines.

Regent Seven Seas ExplorerBefore I get into the specifics, the way I explain the differences between Regent Seven Seas and Seabourn is this:  If you want a huge steak or crab legs falling over the sides of your plate you will probably be a Regent Seven Seas guest.  If you prefer a perfectly prepared filet mignon or a delicate crab cake you are probably a Seabourn guest.  It is an oversimplification, but you quickly get the idea.

As is now common with cruise lines, rather than explaining all about the ship at one time, they slowly release information so as to keep your interest (and, hopefully, get your bookings) during the entire ship building process.  Regent Seven Seas has taken a more "hyped" approach while Seabourn has taken a somewhat painfully reserved one, so full comparisons are not yet available, but let's work with what we've got!
So with that, it is time to get down to the "nitty gritty"!

Seabourn's approach has been far more holistic.  It is not merely building two new ships (and it has the youngest fleet in the luxury cruise market...by a huge - not just large - market).  It is updating and innovating across its fleet.  Seabourn believes there should be a consistency of product while also evolving the product at the same time.  So there are going to be some really innovative design elements on the Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation...and retrofitting of the present fleet with iterations of those design elements.

I have always said that Seabourn is more about the software (the people) than the hardware (the ship). In a simplistic way that was, and remains, true.  But with the synergy between form and function being critical on luxury cruise ships, Seabourn has teamed upon with Adam D. Tihany, the world famous designer to create the interiors on the Seabourn Encore and Ovation.

His vision is to create a more yacht-like experience (sound familiar") and re-imagining already hugely successful spaces like the Seabourn Square...which will retain its name, but will literally be turned inside out and made circular!  Everything is being looked at...and even though Seabourn had previously said the s...
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