Three Cruise Launches to Watch
Setting sail next month, the 604-passenger Seabourn Encore will be the line’s largest vessel to date. Highlights include interiors by Adam Tihany, the designer behind Per Se and the Beverly Hills Hotel, and a specialty restaurant from Thomas Keller. A sister ship, the Seabourn Ovation, is scheduled to follow in its wake in 2018.
Crystal River Cruises
Crystal Cruises is taking to Europe’s rivers. The Crystal Mozart relaunched after an overhaul this summer, but we’re most excited for the 2017 debut of two purpose-built river vessels: Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler. The cabins—most of which are more than 230 square feet—will be among the largest in the market, and all come with butler service.
Silversea Silver Muse
The 596-passenger Silver Muse, debuting in April, will be Italian line Silversea’s new flagship. Of the ship’s 298 rooms, an impressive 62 connecting suites will accommodate groups, and guests will have no fewer than eight restaurants to choose from, including Kabuki, for sushi and teppanyaki, and Regina Margherita, for poolside pizza.