Meet Seabourn Encore’s Designer, Adam D. Tihany

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To gain some insights into Seabourn’s newest ship, I traveled to one of the world’s most international cities: New York’s arts district, home of Tihany Design and its acclaimed designer Adam D. Tihany. Tihany is an icon in hospitality design. From his New York studios, he sketches interiors that have come to represent the pinnacle of… [Read More]

Scenic Jasper, Day 5, Excursions From Linz & A Dinner To Remember

Prosciutto, Buffalo Mozzarella, Marinated Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes at Portobello restaurant. © 2015 Ralph Grizzle

What a gorgeous day in Linz, Austria. Again, as was the case yesterday, Scenic Jasper offered several complimentary tours. Some of the guests headed off for a full-day excursion to the Czech Republic, where they would explore the 13th-century town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Others headed to Salzburg, the setting for “The Sound of… [Read More]

Scenic Jasper, Day 3, A Comprehensive Look At Suites & Staterooms


Scenic Jasper features a mix of staterooms and suites, ranging from 160 square feet (15 square meters) to 475 square feet (44 square meters). The major distinguishing factor of a Scenic stateroom is the “Sun Lounge,” a mix of open-air balcony/solarium in all but the baker’s dozen of standard staterooms. Uniworld’s S.S. Catherine and the newer S.S. Maria… [Read More]