Incense & Orchids Holiday

14 November 2018 - 5 January 2019


52 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


27 Ports

14 November

Setting sail from Athens (Piraeus)

Athens is a city awash with historical and cultural significance. Towering over the city are the gleaming columns of the Parthenon, surely one of the most iconic sights in the whole of Europe. And yet Athens is much more than an open air museum; this is a dynamic, bustling metropolis, and a place where history is still very much unfolding. For all its faults, the Greek capital possesses an energy and an optimism that are manifest in everything from the burgeoning art scene to the restaurants and bars that continue to pop up on a regular basis.

Don't miss

Obviously don’t miss the Acropolis, nor the new adjacent museum, where space has pointedly been left for the frieze we call the Elgin Marbles – it is really excellent. Then take time to stroll on the hills and slopes around the outcrop.

15 November

Greece: Nafplion

16 November

Greece: Agios Nikolaos

17 November

At sea

18 November

Israel: Haifa (Jerusalem)

19 November

Israel: Ashdod

20-21 November

At sea

22 November

Israel: Eilat

23-27 November

At sea

28 November

Oman: Salalah

29 November

At sea

30 November

Oman: Muscat

1 December

At sea

2 December

Qatar: Doha

3 December

United Arab Emirates: Sir Bani Yas Island

4 December

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

5 December

United Arab Emirates: Sir Bani Yas Island

6 December

At sea

7 December

Oman: Muscat

8-9 December

At sea

10-11 December

India: Mumbai

12 December

At sea

13 December

India: Mangalore

14 December

India: Kochi

15-17 December

At sea

18 December

Indonesia: Weh Island

19 December

Thailand: Phuket

20 December

Malaysia: Penang

21 December

At sea

22 December

Singapore: Singapore

23-24 December

At sea

25 December

Thailand: Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

26 December

Thailand: Ko Kood

27 December

Cambodia: Sihanoukville

28 December

At sea

29-30 December

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

31 December

At sea

1 January

Vietnam: Da Nang

2 January

At sea

3 January

Vietnam: Ha Long Bay

4 January

At sea

5 January

Arriving in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a fantastic place to begin or end a cruise, a striking mix of ancient and modern, Chinese and British, and there is a lot more to the city than just skyscrapers and high finance. On Hong Kong Island itself you'll find the bustling financial centre of Central district, the more traditionally Chinese Western district and the shops of Causeway Bay, while on the mainland Kowloon Peninsula the district of Tsim Sha Tsui is where most of Hong Kong's best hotels are located, and the atmospheric markets of Mong Kok are just to the north.

Our tip

Take the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central. They have been carrying passengers since 1888, and these charming ferry boats offer an up-close look at Hong Kong’s much photographed skyline.

The Ship

Your home from home

Seabourn Encore - Pool deck
Seabourn Encore - The Colonnade
Seabourn Encore - Penthouse Suite

Once again Seabourn leaps ahead, expanding the most modern luxury fleet with the innovative Seabourn Encore and Ovation.

What we love

When Seabourn introduced the three sisters, they changed the face of luxury cruising. Seabourn Encore (and her sister Seabourn Ovation, due to be completed in 2018), with 604 guests on board, will take things a step further, with lots of new thinking and special additions, continuing Seabourn's magical ability to surprise and delight.

Capacity 604 Guests


The contemporary décor appeals to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan crowd. With lots of outside space, you can enjoy an al fresco experience if you choose.

  • All meals in all restaurants including room service
  • Open bar policy throughout the ship
  • Onboard entertainment and lecture programme
  • Extensive spa and fitness facilities
  • Programme of daytime activities
  • Gratuities
Year launched 2016 (Seabourn Encore) / 2018 (Seabourn Ovation)
Tonnage 40,350 grt
More about Seabourn Ovation

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Electra Palace Hotel, Athens

Extend your stay in Athens

At Mundy, we have long been hunting for the perfect Athenian hotel - our favourite so far is the Electra Palace in Plaka.

Amphitheatre at Delphi, Greece

Excursions from Athens

Delphi is an absolute must – you’ll need a full day though, it’s quite a drive.

Deluxe Harbourview Room at The Peninsula Hong Kong

Our favourite hotel in Hong Kong

The iconic Peninsula Hong Kong is, in our opinion, the city’s finest, and the Harbour View rooms offer picture postcard views of Victoria Harbour.

Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Explore Hong Kong

There’s more to Hong Kong than just the city, so explore Lantau Island, home to the Po Lin Monastery and its 34 metre high bronze Tian Tan Budda statue.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP