nancygossett

nancygossett
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Seabourn Sojourn

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  Then when you get to sites, they won't work because Windows is so out of date.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. 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - Good trip out to the gaucho farm, but not much to do out there. Quick horse show, we sat around on benches for about an hour, ( I later saw some people getting wagon rides), then we ate barbeque.
Porto Belo, Brazil - Horrible trip to Florinopolis. All we did was sit in traffic on the expressway all day. Everyone complained.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - The jeep tour through Tijuca forest was amazing. Terrible tour: Rio Sights and Sounds. We just drove around in traffic. Hardly hit any of the Rio highlights. And the tour guide just griped about everything that was wrong with Brazil.
Sao Paulo De Olivenca, Brazil - Sao Paulo fascinating, except that it really was NOT on the itinerary. WE HAD TO PAY EXTRA FOR THE TRIP INTO SAO PAULO. Dishonest to list this as a port. The port (and the included tours) were Santos.
Seven Seas Mariner Seven Seas Mariner - For that amount of money, find another ship with more happening on board and better tours offered. Not a big party animal, but better quality of entertainment, food and service would have been nice.
Singapore - We loved it. But the hop on / hop off bus system was not well organized.
Muara, Brunei - Brunei is so unique. Clean, wealthy and mellow.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines - The river cave was amazing, and part of why we signed up for the trip. And the city was so clean and organzized copared to Manilla
Hong Kong - We love Hong Kong, always interesting and busy. Hop on/hop off busses are great value
Seabourn Sojourn Seabourn Sojourn - The food was incredible. Do order caviar often. Kind of a secret that it's complimentary and abundant. But the home made ice creams every day were my personal treat.

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