March 2015 - 14 Night Pearls Of The Philippines & Borneo (Hong Kong To Singapore) Cruise on Seabourn Sojourn
Fantastic, Except Connectivity was a non-starter, can't do another cruise like that.
This was our first Seabourn cruise, and there were so many great things about it. What a shame they have 15 year old internet service. Its a non-starter for the class of people on a 6-star cruise that they should be using Windows 2001 (they do this so you can't be working in multiple windows at the same time, optimizing the use of the overpriced service @ $0.4 per minute), waiting while the dial spins and spins. Then when you get to sites, they won't work because Windows is so out of date. Everybody was mad, and even the staff said they can't defend it and Carnival won't do anything about it. Why should they, it's a profit center for them? The worse the service, the more time they sell. Some people had been on that ship since November (it was a March cruise). Some people were trying to make a living while on the ship. People were mad, and employees were having to credit time when people complained. Absolutely no way to manage pictures, upload to Facebook, etc.
That said, the ship was glam, the food was unbelievable, the staff incredible. The destinations were exotic and uncharted for a cruise ship. What a shame about the internet. Special kudos to the entertainers. They ate dinner with us, socialized, and were so accessible - as well as amazingly talented. Especially Chris Chatman - he will go places.