As a first-time cruiser I had little expectation of a cruise on the Seabourn Encore.
Firstly the embarkation was extremely efficient and we were quickly ushered to our lovely cabin complete with a welcoming bottle of French champagne and a warm welcome from all crew members encountered along the way.
The cabin was beautiful with a large walk-in wardrobe and double sinks in the marble bathroom.
Every aspect of this ship was stunning from the restaurants to the Club Lounge with its excellent Club Quartet to the pool and outside restaurants and bars. Food in all of the restaurants was outstanding - we particularly enjoyed the Japanese Restaurant where the service and food were exceptional.
The best entertainment was the comedienne Jo Little who, along with being very funny, had a magnificent singing voice.
Enjoyed a shore excursion to Canne and it was excellent and well-organised.
Service in every area of the ship was magnificent on every occasion and crew members clearly worked hard to ensure the guest experience was above expectation.