The Retreat on Seabourn Encore – the Ultimate Luxury

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Highlights

 

  • 15 luxurious private cabanas

  • Specially designed Retreat food & beverage menu

  • Premium champagne & complimentary wine selections

  • Full service bar with exclusive mixology cocktails, smoothies and more

  • Caviar service

  • Spa treatment cabana

     

    Delight your senses while enjoying the ultimate luxury experience on the 600-guest Seabourn Encore. The Retreat is a tranquil setting on Deck 12 offering guests the pinnacle of  pampering.

     

    Exclusive features offered at The Retreat include a central whirlpool with convenient step-up access and ultra-comfy sun loungers.  Tables and bar stools await you as Seabourn’s mixologists create special champagne and cocktail drinks.  While there, savor delicious fare from a healthy spa menu. Caviar service is also available and quite popular. This is the perfect blend of your luxury lifestyle with a luxury cruise vacation. 

     

    Experience pure relaxation in this sublime “rooftop getaway” – a secluded, for-charge sanctuary. Cabanas at The Retreat are available daily and may be reserved for a full day via the onboard Guest Services Desk.

     

    A gorgeous flower-shaped canopy shades this area which is circled by 15 private cabanas. Each was beautifully designed to provide a serene and luxurious ambiance. Inside you’ll discover a refrigerator stocked with your favorite beverages, an L-shaped sofa, coffee table, a cabinet with a large HD screen television, table with two chairs and chaise lounges. Ceiling fans and mesh privacy curtains are also featured.  The centerpiece for this very special area is a delightfully temperate whirlpool.

     

    Additional amenities include everything from high-end sun lotions, to fresh fruit baskets, a refreshing Evian mist spray and more, plus, a Retreat Concierge will always be available.

     

    If you desire additional indulgences, retreat to a special Spa Treatment Cabana and choose from  a selection of relaxing services. Picture yourself receiving a massage in a private cabana while enjoying the fresh sea breeze.   

     

    Experience all this and more on the ultra-luxury all-suite Seabourn Encore, which made her debut in December 2016. She offers the highest level of personalized service with nearly one staff member for each guest.  Her sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, is scheduled to arrive in 2018 and will also feature The Retreat.

     

     

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Scenic Luxury River Cruises for Foodies

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Highlights

  • Scenic Culinaire onboard cooking school
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships just upgraded
  • All-Inclusive Luxury Cruise
  • New Royal Owner’s Suites

 

France is synonymous with exceptional cuisine and what better way to savor its legendary culinary delights than on a luxury Scenic river cruise. Upgrade your vacation with the “Scenic Culinaire” program on the luxury line’s beautiful Space-Ships — Scenic Diamond (in Bordeaux), Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Emerald (sailing on the Rhône in the south of France). Sure to become a foodie favorite, the onboard cooking school offers immersive courses in the world-famous gastronomic wonders of this region.

The ships were redesigned to accommodate the space, including reducing the number of guests to 155 (78 cabins) which also means even greater sce0037_panorama_suite_scenic_day_010528attentive and personalized service. Two new spectacular 506-square-feet Royal Owner’s Suites are among the largest on any ships plying the storied rivers of Europe.

Scenic transformed one of the dining venues into this private area where guests participate in hands-on cookery classes showcasing regional fare. The dedicated space features cooking stations, while a cheese and wine cellar are also offered. Delicious meals will be created from locally-sourced products and a real-time camera and screen allows attendees to follow each step in detail.

5-Star All-Inclusive Luxury

Sophisticated travelers will appreciate Scenic’s all-inclusive luxury on its 5-star Space-Ships. First-class will be your immediate impression from the moment you board and continue throughout your journey as you enjoy a comfortable relaxed ambiance. Several dining options include the tradition of dégustation at Table La Rive, fine dining at Portobellos and more casual fare at the River Cafe. Scenic FreeChoice activity options enable you to personalize your vacation and exclusive Scenic Enrich events will further enrich your river cruise.

You will enjoy an all-inclusive luxury cruise onboard Scenic‘s beautiful ships– complete with private butler service, complimentary gratuities, unlimited complimentary beverages and spirits, including a mini-bar which is re-stocked daily, full-size private balcony staterooms. Select a suite with the Sun Lounge and with the touch of a button, your walk-out balcony converts to an all-weather indoor lounge, expanding the living area of the stateroom while preserving your breathtaking panoramic views.

Renew your senses by indulging in a massage at the wellness area, which includes a gym and hair salon. Onboard entertainment, WiFi and e-bikes are also featured. Retire to luxuriously appointed suites with elegant touches.

Whether it’s the palaces and museums over the Seine in Paris or the trellised hillsides in Bordeaux along the Rhône River, experience the real France on a luxury Scenic river cruise. Savor spectacular world-famous gourmet fare and learn how to prepare some of them yourself on a memorable voyage.

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Luxury Windstar Cruises

 

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Highlights

  • Intimate yacht-like experience on masted sailing ships
  • Visit destinations inaccessible to larger ships
  • Attentive service, with a passenger/crew ratio of 1.5 to 1
  • Fine dining in a casual ambiance

Step aboard a ship of Windstar Cruises and enter a world of casual elegance such as you would find on a private luxury yacht, with fewer than 300 guests for ultimate pampering. Anchor in secluded coves and sail into the heart of iconic cities that are not accessible by larger ships. Surround yourself in the tranquility of unregimented relaxed cruising in a sophisticated atmosphere, with no crowds. This is what a vacation should be.

Along with the classic masted sailing yachts — Wind Star, Wind Spirit and Wind Surf – Windstar Cruises added three elegant all-suite motor yachts to its fleet — the Star Pride, Star Breeze and Star Legend. Privileged guests may travel in a carefree ambiance to exciting worldwide destinations, with such inclusive features as “Destination Discovery Events” to introduce them to local culture and cuisine, all meals in all restaurants at all times, py_marina_005_ccincluding room service; non-alcoholic beverages, welcome cocktails at reception, entertainment, unlimited use of the Fitness Center and water sports equipment, plus fascinating nightly port talks.

Yachting in Style

Windstar Cruises has thought of everything down to the smallest detail providing an exceptional travel experience. A Watersports Platform allows you to easily participate in such water sports as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boarding and more. Enjoy a complimentary and beautiful Sail Away party from each port as well as an incredible onboard deck barbecue gala. Indulge in delightful treatments at the spa and take classes at the fitness center.

Savor a world-class culinary experience with cuisine prepared by premier chefs using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Open seating in all dining venues affords you the luxury of sharing meals when and with whom you choose.

Beautifully appointed ocean-view, balcony and suite accommodations will welcome you in luxury with high-end amenities, such as plush bedding, and marble-finished baths in the luxurious ships, along with TVs, plush bathrobes, slippers and much more.

New Exotic Itineraries

Fascinating new itineraries will be offered to Arabia, Southeast Asia and East Asia beginning in winter/spring 2017-18. Enjoy these exciting voyages and others to worldwide destinations such as the Caribbean, Transatlantic/Repositioning sailings, Panama Canal and Central America, Tahiti, the British Isles, Europe, Scandinavia and Fjords the Mediterranean and others as you journey on Windstar Cruises’ peaceful signature ships. Immerse yourself in local cultures as you experience the intimacy of luxury small ship cruising with this award-winning line.

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Luxury Paul Gauguin Cruises– Including Tahiti Iti

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Highlights

  • All-inclusive luxury cruising
  • Gourmet dining
  • Intimate sailing experience
  • Luxurious onboard spa
  • Onboard marina

Discerning travelers will have the unique opportunity to visit Vairao, Tahiti Iti — one of the breathtaking islands of French Polynesia. In 2018, Paul Gauguin Cruises will be the first line to call on this unspoiled port city. Vairao in Tahiti Iti is the smaller of two landmasses that make up the island of Tahiti and is famous for its breathtaking rugged coastline, surfing, temples called “marae” and ancient petroglyph images. Enter this magical part of the world for an extraordinary experience.

Discover breathtaking natural beauty in v_couple_7889-medTahiti Iti (Little Tahiti) including glittering waterfalls, rugged cliffs and pristine beaches with sapphire-hued crystal-clear water. This romantic gem of a destination was once home to author Robert Louis Stevenson, who penned The Master of Ballantrae during his stay here.

Cruise on the m/s Paul Gauguin, accommodating just 332 privileged guests, and you will be pampered throughout your journey. The luxury ship was specially designed to sail in this region and to offer an authentic South Seas experience. Well traveled guests will enjoy casual yet elegant atmosphere. Gourmet dining, sure to please palates that have savored the very finest cuisine is always on the menu. Retreat to spacious accommodations and delight in renowned Polynesian hospitality. Best of all, Paul Gauguin Cruises offers an exceptional all-inclusive value.

Exclusive Retreats

Also in 2018, guests will have the added benefit of receiving complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ retreats – exclusive just to them. The islet of Motu Mahana, off the coast cg-a_huahine_jetski_4003-medof Taha’s, provides the incomparable good fortune to escape to a world of its own. Participate in authentic Polynesian activities, watersports, a festive barbeque or simply lounge in the sun. Bask in the fragrant tropical breezes as you sip on a cocktail from a floating bar. Legendary Bora Bora beckons you to relax in a tropical paradise on a private white-sand beach. Play volleyball, go snorkeling in crystal-clear waters or lie back and enjoy the incredible views.

Onboard immerse yourself in learning about the amazing sea life of these beautiful islands and atolls. Enhancing your Paul Gauguin luxury cruise will be the “Gauguines” who serve as both crew and entertainers. These locals provide great insight into the region and their stories are sure to keep you enraptured.

Itineraries

The m/s Paul Gauguin will also be showcasing its most sought-after itineraries in 2018: the 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands; 7-night Tahiti, the Society Islands & Tuamotus10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; and 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands.

Paul Gauguin Cruises continues its partnership in 2018 with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), featuring two interactive, educational programs to greatly enrich your onboard experience. During the summer months and holiday season, Stewards of Nature is offered, inviting children ages seven to 17, as well as their families, to discover and value nature through hands-on interactive learning. The Wildlife Discovery Series is a fascinating onboard lecture program about the environment and wildlife of our planet presented by some of the world’s most notable conservationists, scientists and oceanographers.

Experience famed Polynesian hospitality and much more with luxury Paul Gauguin Cruises in 2018, highlighted by a visit to magical Tahiti Iti.

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Scenic Eclipse Preview

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Highlights

  • Spa Sanctuary
  • 240-seat Theater
  • Outdoor/Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Gym, Yoga & Pilates Studio
  • Two Helicopters
  • Seven-Seater Submarine
  • 12 Zodiac E-Bikes
  • Kayaks, Snorkeling & Scuba Equipment
  • Remote Underwater Vehicle with Camera

Scenic Eclipse will raise luxury cruising to a new level of elegance when she debuts in 2018 as the first ocean ship for upscale Scenic. Explore the world in high-style as you enjoy a plethora of delightful amenities on the 228-guest all-suite luxury super yacht purposefully designed to provide a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

Over-the-top features including two seven-seat helicopters and a submarine will enhance your cruise as you traverse the world’s oceans in 6-star luxury. The custom-built submarine will provide optimal sightseeing to the magical world beneath the waves.

eclipse_discovery_1Guests will be thrilled with the ease of Scenic’s highly acclaimed all-inclusive luxury cruise experience.  Enjoy no surcharge at any on-board restaurant, entertainment and lectures as well as complimentary top-shelf beverages. You will be pampered with butler service and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio. Additionally, all tips and gratuities are included, in addition to Wi-Fi, several Scenic Enriching special events and a selection of Scenic Freechoice activities.

Relax as your cares drift away in the Jacuzzis. Indulge your senses at the immense 5,000-square-foot spa, where you can enjoy treat your senses to a host of luxurious treatments. Take a dip in the refreshing plunge pools and treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage. Enjoy your favorite libations with new-found friends at one of the many comfortable chic bars and lounges.

Delight your palate with a fabulous selection of six restaurants, from contemporary fine dining serving such dishes as French cuisine, Pan Asian, Italian and steak, to casual al fresco venues on the Pool Deck and at the Ocean Café Lounge. Mouthwatering dishes will include regional specialties of the destinations visited.

Scenic Eclipse will boast 114 beautiful and sophisticated suites, all with private verandas and separate living rooms. They will range from a 344-square-foot Verandah Suite to the exquisite 2,500-square-foot two bedroom Owner’s Penthouse Suite. Best of all, each suite will feature butler service.eclipse_submarine

Go exploring, activities will include kayaking, scuba, snorkeling and Zodiac adventures, as well as fascinating shore excursions then come back to the ship, have a cocktail, visit the spa and enjoy an elegant dinner. The joys will be endless on Scenic Eclipse.

Cruise with her in sumptuous surroundings to breathtaking destinations including Antarctica, British Isles and Coastal, Caribbean (including Cuba), Central America and Panama Canal, US and Canada, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Scandinavia and Fjords, and South America.

Come back to this blog for updates on the luxurious and unique Scenic Eclipse.

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