Itineraries for Seabourn Encore and Oceania’s Sirena have both been released on sale.
Between December 2016 and April 2017, the 604-passenger Seabourn Encore will sail on a variety of voyages exploring Arabia, India, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Following the ship’s delivery in December 2016, Seabourn Encore will offer two pre-inaugural cruises. On 4 December, Seabourn Encore will sail on a 16-day pre-inaugural cruise from Athens bound for Dubai, calling at ports including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (Israel); Petra (Jordan); and Muscat (Oman). The voyage will be followed by an 18-day pre-inaugural holiday voyage departing Dubai on 20 December, sailing to Arabia, India and South-east Asia before arriving at Singapore. On 7 January 2017, Seabourn Encore will make its official début with a gala naming ceremony in the Asian city-state of Singapore. Following the naming, the vessel will embark on its 10-day official inaugural voyage to Bali, including calls in Surabaya (Java); Celukan Bawang (Bali); and Slawi Bay, Komodo (Indonesia).
In April 2017, Seabourn Encore will return to Europe with two 16- and 18-day Arabia and India voyages. The ship will then spend the summer season sailing seven-night itineraries in the eastern Mediterranean.
Meanwhile Oceania Cruises has unveiled its summer and autumn 2016 schedule including the maiden voyage for the 684-guest Sirena, a former Princess Cruises’ vessel which will sail under the Oceania Cruises brand as of 27 April 2016 following extensive refurbishment.
Sirena’s maiden voyage will be a 14-night cruise from Barcelona to Venice departing on 27 April 2016. The inaugural season features a line-up of 10- to 14-night voyages with a mix of classic and new destinations throughout the Mediterranean.
Further details of Seabourn Encore can be found here and details of Oceania’s Sirena can be found here.
(Photo credit to Oceania Cruises)