The new Seabourn Encore will arrive in Australia in late January 2017, weeks after her christening.

Fresh from the handover from its construction yard to owners Seabourn Cruise Line, the brand new luxury ship Seabourn Encore has released the first images of the facilities from onboard the 600-guest vessel.

Hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany has led the creation of the interior features passengers will enjoy on the all-suite craft, utilising expertise gained from his work designing several other cruise ships around the world, including upcoming work for Costa Cruises and recently having worked with Holland America Line on its newest ship MS Koningsdam.

The pool deck on the brand new Seabourn Encore.From above, the Lido deck looks like many others in the Seabourn fleet, with plenty of sun loungers dotted around the deck, an expansive swimming pool with multiple access points and assistance for the less ambulatory and a variety of dining options at either end.

The new look Seabourn Square on Seabourn Encore.The first thing you’ll notice about the revamped Seabourn Square is that the ‘square’ has been removed in favour of a more circular and rounded approach. The curved bar features seating directly at its side along with a number of other small tables and chairs.

The Colonnade restaurant is like an international food marketplace on Seabourn Encore.Some may refer to it as a buffet, but The Colonnade is more of an open marketplace of different cuisines and styles and is definitely one of the more casual dining outlets featuring on Seabourn Encore. It will allow diners to enjoy their meals either inside an air-conditioned dining room or on the rear deck to overlook the ship’s wake.

The Retreat on Seabourn Encore will be a haven of tranquility and relaxation.The Retreat sits at the top of the ship, towards the rear and is one of the spaces guests can enjoy within the spa treatment complex. Access to the space itself is complimentary, however a number of services can be enjoyed at varying prices, whether those be indulging in a spa treatment, ordering food or drinks or even renting out one of the exclusive cabanas for a day.

These cabanas are more like a self-contained living room, with a television and fridge full of your favourite beverages, plus a stack more including spa services, a special bites menu, fruit baskets and even mist spray, tanning lotions, towels and bathrobes and more.

Each of the 300 suites on Seabourn Encore offers a balcony, with plenty of staff on hand to cater to every whim on the luxury ship.

The ship will be formally christened in Singapore in early January before heading to Australia. It will enter local waters later that month and cruise into Sydney Harbour in February.