Baltic Cruise.July 28 - August 6, 2018 on the Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn Ovation Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Seabourn Ovation

21 Night Capitals Of Northern Europe (Stockholm To Copenhagen)

Sail date: July 28, 2018

Ship: Seabourn Ovation

Cabin number: 741

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Loved the cruise, I think the best of the three we've taken with Seabourn in the last seven years.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Loved the Restaurant, the Sushi restaurant, and the Observation Bar (nice nod to Vlady and Rachel, who we ran into in Copenhagen). Had a hiccup in The Grill, Caesar salad was prepared at the table, we did not get the additional garlic we requested several times added to the salad, were told it was coming on the side. We also requested anchovies on the side as well, it took about 15 minutes for both sides to come, by which time two at our table at finished their salads.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Everything on the ship was top notch and things appeared to be clean; however, the morning after we disembarked we found what look like bed bug bites. We can't say for sure that's what they are, but based on internet research and photos we took that seems to be the case. Also, such bites, again per our research, typically do not appear when you wake up in the morning, so we don't think it was our hotel in Copenhagen, We want you to be aware of that, we were in Cabin No. 741. We're taking measures to fumigate our clothing, luggage, etc., now, and the bites, while a bit unsightly, have not progressed in severity.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Take the excursion to Moscow if you are on the Baltic cruise. Also, the Restaurant was great, staff and crew also deserve our praise.

Ports of call

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5

Tallinn, Estonia

4 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
We took the one-day excursion to Moscow and stopped at the Hotel Metropol for a break. Those who have read A Gentleman in Moscow were in heaven, and seeing Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the Kremlin was an unforgettable experience. Also loved the Hermitage.

Helsinki, Finland

4 out of 5
We probably didn't give Helsinki much of a chance, as the excursion was only a half-day, and I suspect, based on the positive comments I've heard, this city has a lot to offer.

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
We did a half-day private tour ( not through Seabourn), which was very helpful in getting to learn more about this wonderful city.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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