A rendering of the new Japanese restaurant, Sushi, on Seabourn Encore.

Described as featuring decor resembling “off-white, almost like a very delicate Japanese eggshell”, luxury small ship brand Seabourn has released a look inside Sushi, its new oriental dining offering which will make its debut on Seabourn Encore and become the first dedicated sushi restaurant to be offered across the line’s fleet.

The 600-guest ship is itself due to be handed over from its construction yard to its new owners in a matter of days before an inaugural shakedown voyage from Athens. Heading immediately to Singapore for its christening ceremony, the new vessel will then continue south to Australia for its maiden home port season, where it will make nine maiden calls up and down the length of the country from 22 January 2017 until 17 March 2017.

Encore‘s chief designer Adam D. Tihany said the ship’s new Japanese restaurant and his new work of floating art was “intimate” and “beautifully appointed”, despite the rather uninspired name of Sushi.

The design of the 600-guest Seabourn Encore has been based on the popular fellow members of the Seabourn fleet.
The design of the 600-guest Seabourn Encore has been based on the popular fellow members of the Seabourn fleet.

Highlights of the new restaurant include a sushi bar with Venetian glass fixtures designed to create a watery, shimmering effect. Groups seeking a more private dining experience can choose to reserve a separate table off from the main part of the restaurant, while the main dining area features an expansive view of the ocean.

The menu will feature authentic Japanese items such as hamachi, tuna, prawns and other fish-based items, all of which will be flown in to be served at dinner. The rationale behind this preparation method is to ensure a blend in authenticity as well as offering guests Japanese cuisine prepared in its homeland by expert chefs.

Three varieties of bento box – meat, seafood and vegetarian – will also be available to pick-up from the restaurant to enjoy for lunch if so desired.

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