With only a few days until the launch of Seabourn’s newest ultra-luxury vessel, Seabourn Encore, the award-winning cruise line has revealed that its latest ship will feature its first dedicated sushi restaurant.
To be named Sushi, the new restaurant will feature a menu that is a perfect blend of authenticity, to maintain the root of the cuisine, and a twist of Seabourn’s culinary expertise.
Hamachi, tuna, prawns and other fresh fish products will be shipped from Japan and served a la carte for dinner while at lunchtime the restaurant will feature three varieties of bento boxes: meat, seafood and vegetarian.
Seabourn Encore designer Adam D. Tihany said Sushi’s dining space was intimate and beautifully appointed, with views overlooking the ocean.
“The décor is all off-white, almost like a very delicate Japanese eggshell. The sushi bar is bespoke with Venetian glass fixtures to create a shimmering effect,” Mr Tihany said.
Sushi will also feature a private dining table secluded from the rest of the restaurant offering small groups of guests a more intimate experience.
The 600-guest Seabourn Encore will cruise Australian waters during its first season, making nine maiden calls to Australian ports from Darwin to Geelong between January 22, 2017 and March 17, 2017 following its gala naming ceremony in Singapore in early January. The ship will embark on its first sailing from Athens on December 4.
The ship expands and builds on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionised ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011. Seabourn Encore will maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly personalised service. A sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will join the fleet in 2018.