Northern European Seabourn Cruise

Seabourn Quest Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 49

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Seabourn Quest

19 Night European Capitals And Baltic (Dover To Stockholm)

Sail date: May 01, 2017

Ship: Seabourn Quest

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 819

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The best part of the cruise was how accommodating Seabourn was for my many dietary needs.  I was disappointed that we arrived late into Edinburgh and therefore had a very limited amount of time in port especially since we were docked in Leith and had to take a shuttle bus to Edinburgh.  The shuttle bus did not start immediately and ran every 30 minutes. In other ports we also had to use shuttle buses because the docking place was not near the city.  Unlike tenders that run more frequently, the use of shuttles decreased the time we had in the city.  The excursions from most of the ports were good although the excursion from Antwerp to Ghent didn't account for the amount of time it would take in traffic to get back to the ship and we arrived after the dining room had closed for lunch.  The in excursion in Oslo didn't take into account the time at which the shop and snack bar at the Lillehammer ski jump opened and we had to wait.  It was a waste of time and we weren't supposed to stop there.  The guide on this excursion wasted time trying to decide whether to proceed with the stop in the sculpture park because it was raining.  She ultimately decided to proceed and it was fine but the time that was wasted in both of the first two stops resulted in less time at the Viking Museum than ideal.

Our cabin was very nice, just as we requested.  I like the fact that you are not nickel and dimed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The lectures for the most part were excellent. There just weren't enough of them. Sea days did not have enough activities.


3 out of 5
The entertainment was okay; some nights very enjoyable; one night horrible.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Alexander in the dining room was excellent as was Scott. Juan who served the scones during tea was also excellent. The majority of the staff was nice but didn't rise to the level of excellence.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

One reason to book Seabourn Quest is that the staff tries to know your needs and accomodate you.

Ports of call

Dover (London), England

3 out of 5
Not much to do but the Maritime Museum was interesting.

Antwerp (Brussels), Belgium

3 out of 5
Excursion to Ghent was fun especially the visit to the chocolate factory. However, the two hour bus ride back to the ship was not fun.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

3 out of 5
Docking site is a distance from Edinburgh requiring a shuttle bus. Edinburgh is a fantastic city but due to a late arrival we didn't have enough time there.

Peterhead, Scotland

5 out of 5

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Oslo, Norway

5 out of 5

Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden

5 out of 5

Helsingborg, Sweden

5 out of 5
Very friendly easily walkable city.
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