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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 21 nights
  • Departs 04 Sep 2022
  • Sails from Athens (from Piraeus), Greece
  • Ship Seabourn Encore
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1778878‍
  • Voyage code ‍7256B‍

Your Itinerary

Athens, Greece

Athens (from Piraeus), Greece Sun 04 Sep 2022

Athens, Greece

Magnificent Athens combines the fascinations of the ancient world with unique modern architecture.

mykonos

Mykonos, Greece Mon 05 Sep 2022

mykonos

Once a glamorous hang-out, embrace the elegant allure of this perfect Greek paradise and revel in its history, culture and scenic wonders

Symi, Greece

Symi, Greece Tue 06 Sep 2022

Symi, Greece

Symi belongs to the Dodecanese islands and lies across the Asia Minor coast and just a few nautical miles NW of Rhodes. Aristocratic and far off the model of mass tourism, Symi pleasantly surprises its visitors with its plain, aristocratic yet wild beauty. As you glimpse the perfectly formed harbor of Symi, Gialos, you are confronted with a beautiful picture-postcard Venetian village. Wonderfully well-preserved two and three story mansions with their facades painted in bright and vivid colors reflect the island's rich past since Symi was once one of the richest islands with a tradition in sponge diving, ship building and wood carving. The history of Symi goes back to ancient times. Aigli, Metapontis and Kariki are some of Symi's ancient names where according to mythology the Graces were born. Symi got its current name from the nymph Symi, who according to the myth mated with Poseidon, God of the Seas, and brought to life Hthonios who became the leader of the island's first inhabitants.

Kusadasi Castle

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Wed 07 Sep 2022

Kusadasi Castle

On Turkey's western Aegean coast is Kuşadasi, a beach town named after the nearby Güvercinada Island, which resembles a bird's head.

Seabourn Encore, Seabourn

At Sea Thu 08 Sep 2022

Seabourn Encore, Seabourn
Antalya

Antalya, Turkey Fri 09 Sep 2022

Antalya

Surrounded on three sides by snow-capped mountains, Antalya is situated on a vast fertile plain that was known in antiquity as Pamphylia. Here the Toros Mountains, blanketed by green forests, sweep down the rocky headlands to isolated coves of clear turquoise water. The stunning scenery and mild climate have made Antalya a principal resort on the "Turquoise Coast" of Turkey sometimes referred to as the "Turkish Riviera." Full of ancient sites, the area was once part of empires controlled by the Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, Seljuks, Cypriots and Ottomans. Many of the Mediterranean world's best-preserved ancient ruins are east of Antalya, the most spectacular of which are Perge and Aspendos. The city itself has much to offer the visitor who wishes not to venture far afield. The Kaleici, the historic quarter, protected from modern development and closed to cars, is a perfect place to discover the city's historic past. The old Roman Harbor is now a yacht marina and the winding streets of the picturesque Old Quarter leads you past quaint wooden houses, cafes, shops and the ruins and monuments of bygone eras.

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol, Cyprus Sat 10 Sep 2022

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol on Cyprus' south coast is the island's largest seaside resort. It meanders for ten miles along the coast with the Troodos Mountains providing a magnificent backdrop. Sunshine, blue sky and beaches are the criteria that attract scores of vacationers each year. The more adventurous traveler, too, finds worthwhile attractions, such as medieval castles, remote mountain villages, archaeological sites dating back to 7,000 B.C., and inviting cedar forests, orange groves and vineyards. Although the easternmost island of the Mediterranean, eastern culture is augmented by a large dose of European. Rome and Byzantium, the Crusaders and the Venetians, the Turks and the British have all left their traces. Since the Middle Ages, when the Crusaders held Cyprus under Richard the Lionhearted, Limassol has been known to traders for its wine and sugar cane. Today, the island's second largest city is the hub of its wine-making industry and an important commercial center.

Haifa, Israel Sun 11 Sep 2022

Situated on the slopes of Mount Carmel, along one of the most beautiful bays on the Mediterranean coast, Haifa is Israel's primary port. It also serves as an important gateway to the biblical and historical sites of this sacred land. Although the origin of Haifa is obscure, its name appears for the first time in the 3rd century A.D. in Talmudic literature. Over the years, Crusaders, Arabs, Turks and the British occupied the city. Today, this bustling city possesses the nation's largest industries, several important museums and the respected Haifa Technical Institute. It is also the world center of the Baha'i faith, symbolized by a beautiful gold-domed shrine.

Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Ashdod (for Jerusalem) Israel Mon 12 Sep 2022

Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Ashdod is Israel's most important port surpassing Haifa in commerce and serving as a major immigration entry point. It is on the site of an ancient Philistine harbor and fort. It is said to be the site of the world's longest siege. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the city held out for twenty-nine years in the 7th century B.C. before surrendering to Egyptian invaders.

Seabourn Encore, Seabourn

At Sea Tue 13 Sep 2022

Seabourn Encore, Seabourn
Greece, Mandraki Harbour Rhodes

Rhodes, Greece Wed 14 Sep 2022

Greece, Mandraki Harbour Rhodes

Ancient relics, fascinating culture, mouth-watering cuisine, soft sandy beaches and contemporary delights abound in delightful Rhodes.

Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum, Turkey Thu 15 Sep 2022

Bodrum, Turkey

Today Bodrum is a picturesque yacht harbor filled with traditional wood-varnished sailboats, charming outdoor cafes and streets bursting with small shops selling carpets, leatherwear, jewelry and local artwork. In antiquity, it was the site of ancient Halicarnassus. Under King Mausolus, the city prospered, and in death, the king left the city its most enduring legacy, his majestic tomb, from which we derive the term "mausoleum." Only its massive foundations remain today but it was the largest tomb ever built by the Greeks and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Models on the site recreate its form for visitors. Alexander the Great attacked the city in 334 BC, leveling all but the Mausoleum, which was later destroyed by an earthquake. When the Knights of St. John lost their castle in Smyrna in 1402, they came here. Finding the mausoleum in ruins, they used the stone to construct the Castle of St. Peter, which proudly stood sentinel to the city. Together with their fortifications on Kos and Rhodes, the Knights dominated the southeastern Aegean, running a hospital for passing pilgrims and ruling the seas as privateers in swift vessels. They remained until 1523, when Ottoman ruler, Suleyman the Magnificent, conquered Rhodes and the Knights' position became untenable. The castle still dominates the harbor and houses an archeological museum.

Cesme, Turkey

Cesme Fri 16 Sep 2022

Cesme, Turkey

A popular holiday and resort destination, Cesme is located on a promontory on the tip of a peninsula that carries the same name. The town itself is dominated by the medieval Cesme Castle, while the back streets invite a casual stroll with their old Ottoman and Greek houses that charm passers-by. South of the castle there is an Ottoman caravanserai built in 1528 that has since been transformed into a lovely boutique hotel, and check the Greek Orthodox church of Ayios Haralambos to see the current art exhibition. Along with the historical attractions, visitors will enjoy local pleasures, such as a dip in the thermal baths followed by the culinary delights of native fruits, artisan cheeses and local wines.

Patmos, Greece

Patmos, Greece Sat 17 Sep 2022

Patmos, Greece

Deserted for centuries because of constant raids by pirates and the Turks, this tiny arid island was first settled in 1088 when the Emperor of Constantinople made it a gift to the monk Christodoulos Latrnos so that he could establish a monastery in honor of St. John the Divine on the site. Patmos has been a place of scholarship and religious enlightenment ever since. Today this modern pilgrimage site is a quiet respite from the tourist havens many other Greek isles have become.

Athens, Greece

Athens (from Piraeus), Greece Sun 18 Sep 2022

Athens, Greece

Magnificent Athens combines the fascinations of the ancient world with unique modern architecture.

Patmos, Greece

Patmos, Greece Mon 19 Sep 2022

Patmos, Greece

Deserted for centuries because of constant raids by pirates and the Turks, this tiny arid island was first settled in 1088 when the Emperor of Constantinople made it a gift to the monk Christodoulos Latrnos so that he could establish a monastery in honor of St. John the Divine on the site. Patmos has been a place of scholarship and religious enlightenment ever since. Today this modern pilgrimage site is a quiet respite from the tourist havens many other Greek isles have become.

Cruises around Greece

Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece Tue 20 Sep 2022

Cruises around Greece

This charming village of white houses climbing up the slopes is beautifully situated on the sparkling Gulf of Mirabello. The attractive Venetian harbor is surrounded by restaurants, outdoor cafes and clusters of shops selling everything from necessities to souvenirs. The ship docks in the center of town, and you are able to wander at will and enjoy the atmosphere of Crete's foremost resort.

Kusadasi Castle

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Wed 21 Sep 2022

Kusadasi Castle

On Turkey's western Aegean coast is Kuşadasi, a beach town named after the nearby Güvercinada Island, which resembles a bird's head.

mykonos

Mykonos, Greece Thu 22 Sep 2022

mykonos

Once a glamorous hang-out, embrace the elegant allure of this perfect Greek paradise and revel in its history, culture and scenic wonders

Visit Skiathos on a cruise to Greece or the Mediterranean

Skiathos, Greece Fri 23 Sep 2022

Visit Skiathos on a cruise to Greece or the Mediterranean

The lively island of Skiathos, one of the Sporades, boasts no less than 60 inviting beaches around its perimeter. Many of these have been developed and are easily reached by taxi or bus, while others remain more isolated and require transport by boat. The island's medieval Kastro, high atop a hillside, once protected 30 churches and 300 houses from various invaders. No organized excursions are available. Please check on board for suggestions.

Bozcaada

Bozcaada, Bozcaada (Tenedos), Turkey Sat 24 Sep 2022

Bozcaada

This tiny island 12 miles off the Turkish coast embodies the ideal of the “hidden gem.” Its harbor is dominated by a sprawling crenelated fortress with Byzantine, Venetian, Genoese and Ottoman provenance. Its compact town invites visitors to explore winding cobblestone streets with no other objective than to immerse themselves in the antique atmosphere. There is no compelling attraction here other than the picturesque, but unpretentious charm of a quiet, unspoiled haven. Its small museum is the creation of a loving amateur, Hakan Guruney, who often personally leads visitors through his collection of objects and memorabilia recollecting his island’s, and in many ways his nation’s history. Much of the island’s fifteen square miles is dedicated to vineyards producing both red and white varietals. Ayazma beach offers clear water, although freshwater springs keep the water chilly even in the summer heat. At the peninsular Polente Feneri, a white lighthouse is guarded by a picket of modern, three-bladed windmills. Local flavors worth tasting are red poppy syrup and a luscious tomato jam you won’t find anywhere else.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey Sun 25 Sep 2022

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul unveils its rich history at every turn, while its vibrant present is just as much of a draw for visitors.

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  • 6 star Luxury on Seabourn’s intimate ships
  • Spacious, all-suite accommodation with sweeping ocean views, many with verandas
  • Tipping is neither required nor expected
  • Complimentary fine wines, spirits, champagnes, ales and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Menus created by skilled chefs in a choice of exquisite dining venues, all of which are complimentary
  • World Class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with chef Thomas Keller
  • Personal greeting from your suite hostess with ice cold champagne and canapés
  • Impeccable personalised service tailored to each and every guest’s requirements
  • On board enrichments including lectures and cooking demonstrations
  • Complimentary room service and in-suite bar stocked with your personal favourites - without charge
  • Ventures by Seabourn, Optional excursions that enhance and extend your experience in selected destinations
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Veranda Suite

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Total inside space of between 246 and 302 square feet (23 and 28 square meters) plus one veranda of between 68 and 83 square feet (6 and 7 square meters) Guaranteed Suite: For this option we select the location and specific suite for you, and notify you prior to departure. Guests are guaranteed to be assigned a suite in the category selected or higher. All Veranda Suites feature A full-length window Glass door to private veranda Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower *Wheelchair accessible suites are roll-in shower only.

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Located on Deck 7, 8, 9 and 10; total inside space of between 576 and 597 square feet (54 and 55 square meters) plus veranda of between 142 and 778 square feet (13 and 72 square meters). Owner's Suites feature: Expansive ocean views Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service. *Wheelchair accessible suites are roll-in shower only.

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Penthouse Suite

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Located on Deck 10 and 11; total inside space of between 449 and 450 square feet (42 square meters) plus one veranda of between 93 and 103 square feet (9 and 10 square meters) All Penthouse Suites feature: Dining table for two to four Separate bedroom Glass door to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity

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Penthouse Spa Suite

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Penthouse Spa Suite Located on Deck 11; total inside space of between 639 and 677 square feet (59 and 63 square meters) plus veranda of between 254 and 288 square feet (24 and 27 square meters) All Penthouse Spa Suites feature Dining table for two to four Separate bedroom Glass door to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity

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Signature Suite

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Located on Deck 8; forward suites 800 and 801 inside space of approximately 977 square feet of inside space (90 square meters), plus one veranda of 960 square feet (89 square meters). Signature Suites feature Expansive ocean views Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service

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Wintergarden Suite

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Located on Deck 8; mid-ship suites 846 and 849 inside space of 989 square feet (92 square meters) plus one veranda of 197 square feet (18 square meters) Wintergarden Suites feature: Large windows Dining for six Whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Convertible sofa bed for one Pantry with wet bar Glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed Two closets Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service.

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Grand Wintergarden Suite

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Located on Deck 8; Combine mid-ship suites 849 and 851 for suite 8491 or suites 846 and 848 for suite 8468 for a total inside space of 1,292 square feet (120 square meters) plus two verandas totaling 244 square feet (23 square meters) Grand Wintergarden Suites feature Large windows Dining for six Glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed Two bedrooms Two bathrooms (one whirlpool) Convertible sofa bed for one Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service

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Owners Suite

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Located on Deck 7, 8, 9 and 10; total inside space of between 576 and 597 square feet (54 and 55 square meters) plus veranda of between 142 and 778 square feet (13 and 72 square meters). Owner's Suites feature: Expansive ocean views Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service.

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The Ship - Seabourn Encore

  • Occupancy600
  • Tonnage40,350 tons
  • Length690 ft (210.31 m)
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Seabourn Encore is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. She crowns a fleet of luxury cruise ships that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched for all of our small ship cruises.

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
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Yes, Seabourn does have a flexible cancellation policy. Seabourn are allowing guests who book by 31st May 2021 the option to cancel 30 days prior to departing. This is for sailings departing prior to 31st December 2021 and the monies will be returned in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use towards an alternative Seabourn sailing.  

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Last updated: 15.01.2021

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