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Seabourn Legend Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 77

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
12 Night Baltic Capitals & Russia (Stockholm To Copenhagen)
Sail Date: June 10, 2014
Ship: Seabourn Legend
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 225
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Having sailed on the larger cruise ships of Celebrity, RCI and Cunard we are able to compare the large verus smaller ship.

Seabourn is initimate, it has all the usual facilities of the larger ships but on a smaller scale except for the cabins which appeared much bigger than the average cabin on the larger ships. The nice thing about Seabourn Legend having only 200 passengers is that you probably get to meet or at least ackowledge all your other fellow passengers and most of the staff address you by name after day two. There is no queuing dockside to get on or off the ship. The club lounge where the shows are held seat all 200 passenegrs so need to finish dinner early to secure a seat. Dinner is served between 19.00-21.00 so you can dine anytime not having to hurry for an early seating dinner as on the larger ships and you can sit all night at your table without rushing to let other passengers dine after you. As everything is inclusive drinks and food there is no handing over your cabin suite access card to be swiped for payment.

The ships can also go further into the centre of each destination where as the larger ships are often docked along way out of town in commerial ports.

Alot more destinations can accomodate smaller ships so you are able to travel to destinations that can not simply faciliate the larger ship. Often we were the only ship in port which makes sightseeing and using public transport a pleasure.

The market that Seabourn attracts are down to earth people who do over dress for dinner. In general we felt more relaxed on this smaller and intimate ship than the usual ships that cater for the mass.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

N/a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Men will require a jacket every evening if they eat in the main dinning room.

5 out of 5
Stay alittle out of main city to avoid high accomodation costs.
3 out of 5
Visit the Pommern Musuem ship and Aland Maritime musuem 10 euro one entry fee. Free wifi in tourist information.
5 out of 5
Walk around this small medievil city on your own. Free wifi at Macdonalds at city gate entrance.
5 out of 5
On an overnight stay treat yourself to a wonderful night at the ballet .
5 out of 5
Picturesque. Tourist info free 30 minute wifi and toilets available
3 out of 5
Wander around small town with market stalls in centre. Huge modern shopping mall Akroplis between old town and port. Macdonalds free wifi.
5 out of 5
Get there early to avoid the crowds. Amber on sale everywhere. Euro accepted in market stalls and restaurants.
5 out of 5
Seaside town worth wandering around. Take a train to Rostock 15 minute. Get ticket from ticket machine uses 5 or 10 euro notes only.
5 out of 5
Visit the Marzipan ship in centre of town for quaint gifts and delicous cakes. Wonderful views take the lift at St Peter church tower for a few euro.
5 out of 5
Beautiful city to wander around. Little Mermaid statue at dockside.
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