Seabourn reviews

About Seabourn

Seabourn ships can dock in smaller ports, like the mouth of a fjord or Kotor, Montenegro. But you’ll remember the onboard experience as much as the destinations: Seabourn’s spa suites offer direct access to the thermal area, which is considered the finest at sea. Best of all, most itineraries offer a Marina Day, when the crew unfurls a marina complete with a saltwater pool.

Top 5 Seabourn Destinations:

Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

(92 cruises)

Europe - Western Mediterranean

(77 cruises)


(44 cruises)


(29 cruises)

Europe - Northern Europe

(28 cruises)

Top 5 Seabourn Departure Ports:

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

(54 cruises)

Barcelona, Spain

(53 cruises)

Bridgetown, Barbados

(31 cruises)

Venice, Italy

(25 cruises)

Lisbon, Portugal

(24 cruises)

Expert review of Seabourn

Best For

Couples or friends traveling in pairs who like customized service, such as personalized stationery and private shore excursions. If you prefer ports where few ships go, Seabourn is for you.

Not For

Families, since children are not encouraged to sail. Formal travelers who love black-tie events should look elsewhere — Seabourn's take on luxury is a casual one.

We Love

  • In addition to three all-suite ships, Seabourn recently added the larger Sojourn (with 450-passenger capacity) and the new expedition ship, Quest.
  • The new spa suites offer direct access to the spa, which is considered the best at sea. Yoga and Pilates are free of charge here, and the treatments are worth the fees.
  • Most of Seabourn's itineraries offer a Marina Day, in which the crew unfurls a marina complete with a cage that’s plunked into the sea to create a saltwater pool and water toys, including kayaks and pedal boats.
  • Fine wine and Champagne are included, as is dinner in any venue, including the fine dining Restaurant 2.
  • On some sailings, the captain and stewards wade in and serve caviar and Champagne on surfboards in their whites.
  • Complimentary mini-massages are offered on deck.
  • The use of outdoor space is genius, from movies on deck to dancing under the stars and outdoor wine tastings.
  • These ships can dock in smaller ports, like the mouth of a fjord or Kotor, Montenegro.
  • Seabourn’s private excursions program offers special access, like a private tour of Peggy Guggenheim’s museum in Venice or a czar’s palace in St. Petersburg.

We Could Live Without

  • Internet access is not free.
  • The best shore excursions book up before passengers even board the ship — which means you have to pick tours months in advance.

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What cruisers say

  • NicoleL says ...

    LOVED IT!!! You get a walking closet and a vanity desk!!! Tub and shower! Read full review
  • David226859890 says ...

    This was our first cruise, but we really liked the smaller boat and the personalized service. Read full review
  • JudyB10 says ...

    As always, efficiency is the byword. I broke my glasses, & the staff sent a carpenter to our suite with his toolbox! Problems are resolved before you've even asked the question. By the 2nd day, all staff members addressed us by name. Read full review

9 Seabourn ships

Seabourn Encore

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Ship size: S

Once again redefining small-ship ultra-luxury, the strikingly beautiful and excitingly innovative Se...

Sails to:

Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Western Mediterranean Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Sails from:

Dubai, U.A.E. Haifa, Israel Hong Kong Istanbul, Turkey Lisbon, Portugal Piraeus (Athens), Greece Singapore Tel Aviv Venice, Italy

Seabourn Legend

Price: $$$$
Ship size: S

The yachts of Seabourn are proof positive that good things do indeed come in small packages. The int...

Seabourn Odyssey

Price: $$$$
Ship size: S

Discover the next generation of Seabourn yachts aboard the Seabourn Odyssey. The newest vessel will...

Sails to:

Alaska Alaska - Inside Passage Caribbean Coastal - West Coast Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Sails from:

Auckland, New Zealand Benoa, Bali, Indonesia Bridgetown, Barbados Hong Kong Juneau, Alaska Kobe (Kyoto), Japan Los Angeles, California Miami, Florida Oranjestad, Aruba Papeete, Tahiti Philipsburg, St. Maarten Seattle, Washington Sydney, Australia Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan More

Ship size:

  • XL: 4,000 + passengers
  • L: 2,000 to 4,000 passengers
  • M: 500 to 2,000 passengers
  • S: Less than 500 passengers


  • $$$$: $1500 and up
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