An exceptional cruise!!

Seabourn Pride Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Seabourn Pride

12 Night Thailand & Vietnam (Bangkok To Hong Kong)

Sail date: March 07, 2011

Ship: Seabourn Pride

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise and it appears that we started at the top. The service on the Seaborn Pride was exceptional; the food was fantastic. The ports of call for this voyage were interesting and the staff made the entire voyage memorable.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Whether it was a traditional breakfast or breakfast buffet, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, or even room service, the food is terrific.


5 out of 5
Whether it was the classical pianist (from China), the lectures, the special dance troup from Vietnam, the Magician, or the nightly musicians, the entertainment was great. The trivial pursuit and duplicate bridge was a nice touch for us as well.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I cannot say enough about the cabin staff. Seaborn actually tests their staff on identifying passengers by sight and their attention to your particular habits (drink, with/without ice, berries with your pancakes, etc) is amazing.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This was our first cruise, but we really liked the smaller boat and the personalized service.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Cai Lan (Hanoi), Vietnam

5 out of 5
Hanoi is nearly 4 hours by car from the port of Cai Lan where the ship docked. While historically interesting, there is not much worth the nearly 7 hours of driving involved. On the other hand, a cruise around Halong Bay, which requires only about a 15 minute drive from the port of Cai Lan, was fantastic. We took a cruise to some caves across the Bay from the village of Halong, and had lunch aboard the boat.
Don't Miss: Cruise of Halong Bay (a World Heritage site).

Bangkok, Thailand

5 out of 5
I have visited Bangkok many times over the past 10 years. The Grand Palace and the Jade and Reclining Buddhas are definitely on the must see list. If you are in town on the weekend, the Chattatuck Market is the largest in Asia. The floating flower markets and the Royal Barge Museum are also great stops.
Don't Miss: Grand Palace

Ko Kut (Ko Kood), Thailand

5 out of 5
This is Seaborn's private stop and it is a great day. The caviar in the surf, barbeque on the sand, and the music, bar, water, and/or Thai massage make it a great day.

Da Nang, Vietnam

5 out of 5
Danang was not our interest, so we had arranged a private tour of the old city of Hue. While it took couple of hours to get there, it was worth it to see the Imperial City.
Don't Miss: The Imperial City.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

5 out of 5
While Saigon is an interesting Asian city, you really should get out of the city to see the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Temple of Cal Dai.

Pros: The service

Cons: Nothing!!

Recommends Seabourn Pride? Yes!

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