Seabourn Encore had its maiden voyage in January 2017 and is the most luxurious cruise ship to visit Australia. Seabourn is famous for uncrowded six-star ships with exceptional service.
Seabourn Encore has just 300 beautiful suites, all with elegant bathrooms, private verandas and luxury amenities, including personalised stationery and a fully stocked in-suite bar. The ship has five restaurants, including The Grill by celebrity chef Thomas Keller. All restaurants have open seating and there are no surcharges for fine dining. Premium wines and spirits are included with all meals and at the ship’s lounges and bars.
Our itinerary takes us from Sydney to Phillip Island, with its rugged beauty and wildlife. After a day in Melbourne we will enjoy a few days at sea before arriving at World-Heritage-listed Milford Sound. We will stop at the tiny port of Oban on beautiful Stewart Island, famous for its birdlife, before cruising up New Zealand’s scenic east coast, visiting Dunedin, Timaru, Akaroa, Wellington, Picton and Tauranga.
This holiday also features a comprehensive program of bridge sessions and lessons designed to complement the tour program offered by Seabourn Encore.
Cruise prices *
* Book by 13 June 2017 to enjoy Seabourn’s Extraordinary Opportunity Event discounted prices including reduced deposit, air credit and US$400 shipboard credit. Please note that prices are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice. All bookings are subject to availability. Bridge Away office will be open for bookings on Saturday 10 June, Monday 12 June and Tuesday 13 June.
♠ Sixteen nights on the all-suite, all-veranda Seabourn Encore. Cruise fares include all meals, fine wines and spirits throughout the ship and all shipboard gratuities.
♥ A comprehensive bridge program with bridge sessions most days and five fascinating bridge lessons.
♦ US$400 per suite shipboard credit.
♣ Ship to airport transfers in Auckland.
♠ Airfares from Auckland to Sydney on 20 December are not included. We have a group booking with Air New Zealand. Economy Class fares are $293, Premium Economy fares are $414 and Business Class fares are $751.
♥ Shore excursions will be an extra cost. Besides the shore excursions offered by Seabourn, there will be a few special tours just for our group.
♠ Phillip Island with its wild beauty and sunset penguin parade.
♥Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park with towering mountain peaks and misty waterfalls.
♦ Dunedin with its Scottish heritage, Victorian and Edwardian buildings, wildlife and birdlife.
♣ Scenic Picton, the gateway to the Marlborough wineries, on beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound.
To make a booking please phone Bridge Away on (02) 9979 9099. Bookings made by 13 June 2017 can take advantage of Seabourn’s Extraordinary Opportunity Event discounted prices. A non-refundable credit card payment of 12% of the cruise cost is required when booking. Seabourn has no extra fees for credit card payments.
The cruise costs shown on this brochure were valid at the time of printing; however, Seabourn’s prices are capacity controlled and are subject to change as fewer suites become available. After Seabourn’s Extraordinary Opportunity Event promotion finishes on 13 June 2017 the cruise costs shown on this brochure will no longer be valid.
Bookings made by 13 June 2017 can also take advantage of discounted air travel on selected flights from Auckland to Sydney on 20 December 2017.
Final cruise payments are due by 4 September 2017.
Bridge Away has a group booking on Air New Zealand flight NZ107 on 20 December 2017 departing Auckland at 11.30 am and arriving in Sydney at 12.35 pm. The Bridge Away booking includes limited Economy Class, Premium Economy Class and Business Class seats.
All cancellations are subject to cancellation fees. Seabourn cancellation fees are:
12% of the cruise cost for cancellations made up to 4 September 2017;
50% of the cruise cost for cancellations made between 5 September and 18 October 2017;
75% of the cruise cost for cancellations between 19 October and 3 November 2017; and
100% of the cruise cost for cancellations from 4 November 2017.
Cancellations after 4 September 2017 will also be subject to a $300 Bridge Away administration fee.