We loved the size of our cruise and the quality. The food was exceptional and the service was consistent. Amazing how many of them learned our names prior to even meeting!
This was my 1st Seabourn Cruise and even though there were some $ issues at 1st (which Jeremy solved) it was a lovely cruise. The highlight was the Canal passage and the best onboard part was the great people with whom we traveled. Met wonderful people at our 1st dinner and then at the 1st day of Trivia. This developed into great friendships which we will truly miss. Suffice it to say these "folks" were from Canada, Dallas, Great Britain and Idaho among other places. Our rooms were spacious and masterly attended to by Tanya. Many of our fellow travelers have been on numerous Seabourn cruises and always come back for more. The ship was just the right size and the journey smooth. My only concern was the excursions which I took. The Villages of the Sierra Madre was fun but the road to get to there was barely passable and some of the other trips encountered long drives and significant traffic .I realize there were limitations faced by Seabourn due to the ports where we stopped. On the other hand both the Gatun lock trip with Victor as an excellent guide and Whale Watching in Cabo were great. Decorations for Christmas and NYE were beautiful which helped pass the time waiting for the internet to function. Lectures, entertainers and food were all terrific too. Will we go Seaborning again ?? Our $ 500 deposits are already down !
Overall a wonderful experience. A few things could be improved upon-gym totally inadequate, loss of satellite for 2 days was very disappointing, and bridge director was not very good. Maybe they should give a few lectures on the ports of call before each stop.
Panama Canal Excursion and then passing through the canal the next day were the highlights of the cruise.We met some great people and made good friends ( if we keep in touch.)The staff and us became good friends too and we were well taken care of. We frequented the Colonnade and the deck grill.They loved me because I had a word or a joke for everyone of them and generally kept them in good spirits and in turn they did the same. They looked forward to us eating with them and knew when we went to some other restaurant. The square staff was very good too, sweet and welcoming (always) providing us a quiet coffee or tea with a fantastic assortment of cakes and pies whenever we showed up. The office staff was great and took care of everything that we needed. I was able to complete two significant chapters in my book with their help and encouragement. The entertainment staff and guest speakers were very good too and we became good friends and hope to stay in touch.
Seabourn Odyssey is great, the ship, crew, food, wine, etc. Best staff of any cruise line and continue to amaze at the friendliness and efficiency. Tangiers/Casablanca should be avoided; not much to see, and somewhat dirty cities, You are harassed in Casablanca even if you are sitting on bus.
Beautiful ship and exceptional service but strictly for couples. As a solo traveler I felt excluded from social activities. I expressed my disappointment to the customer relations department on the 7th day and then received dinner invitations for the remaining 3 nights. No follow up communication from the customer relations department was received.
Seabourne is the way to go. Very organized. Courteous staff and excellent service. Got to enter ports big ships could not go. Little extra touches like a tablecloth on your veranda table with room service. People knowing your name. Remembering our preferences. Excellent food. Birthday surprise! Can't compare to the big cruise lines. I will not go any other way now that I've had the Seabourne experience.
Cheryl, our travel agent, was fabulous and helped us with our upgrade to the penthouse - she was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Cruising on Seabourn is akin to a floating Four Seasons - excellent service, terrific restaurants and just a 5 star experience overall.
everything was perfect, especially the suite, dining, shore excursions and especially the very attentive staff. We couldn't be more impressed or pleased with our cruise vacation.
WOW! Loved the cruise. The cabin was spacious and the stewardess responsible for maintaining our room was excellent. Service at the restaurants was prompt and the wait staff was very attentive. Food was well prepared and the menu was extensive. Entertainment was superb. Very enjoyable and relaxing. Loved every minute of the cruise and would do it again in a heart beat.
Interesting destinations, good lectures on middle east. Probably more days at sea then we needed but excellent price for the number of days for the cruise.
Lovely ship, very comfortable suite, good food, great service from staff (except for one tour guide in Mykonos), but not sure Seabourn is worth the thousands of dollars more it charges compared to other cruise lines. The high cost does attract a different type of passenger as we noticed we did not encounter as many drunks, profanity, or inappropriate cleavage. Instead of obnoxious and rowdy, you get slightly snooty. Only two complaints: the beds were miserably hard and prevented good sleep. And all excursions departed early each morning, so we had to set alarms and it felt like having to get up for school or work each day. We were very, very tired the entire trip.
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