International Recording Artist Sarah Brightman Named Godmother of The New 600-Guest Ship
Seabourn, a luxury cruise line, formally introduced Seabourn Encore to the world at a festive evening ceremony pier side in Singapore. International recording artist Sarah Brightman presided over the naming ceremony as godmother of the new 600-guest ship. To mark the launch, she sent a bottle of champagne smashing against the bow of the ship – a time-honoured ship christening tradition.
“We are honoured that Singapore hosted the christening of Seabourn’s crown jewel. This event marks another milestone in our partnership with Seabourn Cruise Line and the Carnival Corporation,” added Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board. “It is also testament to the growing appeal of Southeast Asia as the destination of choice for discerning travellers. We are confident that Seabourn’s guests will enjoy experiencing the rich and diverse offerings of the region, and look forward to welcoming more of Carnival Corporation’s ships to Singapore.”
Following the naming ceremony, Seabourn Encore departed on its Inaugural Voyage – a 10-day Gems of the Java Sea cruise – bound for Indonesia.
Seabourn Encore is the fourth ultra-luxury vessel to join the Seabourn fleet and the first of two ships to be designed by hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany. The second, Seabourn Ovation, is currently under construction and is scheduled to launch in spring 2018.
With the inaugural voyage, Seabourn Encore is also marking the formal debut of new onboard partnerships with The Onboard Spa by Steiner, a new production show, ‘An Evening with Tim Rice’ by Belinda King Creative Productions and The Grill by Thomas Keller, a restaurant inspired by the classic American chophouse that first opened on Seabourn Quest last year. All three partner programmes will be rolled out across the entire Seabourn fleet by 2018.