My wife and I are experienced travelers with limited cruising experience and we had an extraordinary time on this cruise. The facilities, atmosphere, cuisine, and staff were outstanding. We were pleased with the gentle manner in which people are encouraged to mingle. Invitations to hosted dinners are offered as are invitations to join others in the dining room as you enter. Either of these invitations is easily declined if you're not in the mood. The food was excellent, varied, and available in well thought out portions. The staff at all levels are extremely service oriented and a pleasure to deal with. We were surprised to see how many addressed us by name after only a few days. We encountered many people on this cruise who had far more cruising experience than we did and had settled on Seabourn as their line of choice which we could easily understand.
There was only one glitch in the cruise and that dealt with disembarkation in Buenos Aires. Our passports were not stamped as entering Argentina which caused a problem as we tried to leave and required intervention of the Argentina immigration officials. We have notified Seabourn of this issue and are waiting for a response from them.