Welcome to winter! Just back from a 10 day RT on the Sojourn FLL to FLL, eastern Caribbean. (Deck 8, V6). It was good to get back aboard the larger Seabourn ships again after a couple years gap and several runs on the smaller Legend, Spirit, and one of the very last on the Pride this year (heading to Windstar soon). All the Seabourn touches come in the larger ships, but so so so much extra, and all of it modern and high tech facilities the old ships just can't deliver. This run was especially well orchestrated for its relentless attempts to really bring back the FUN in warm weather cruising, albeit, Seabourn style! 4 (yes 4) well attended deck parties made the cruise extra special. Caviar, cocktails, starlight dancing, and all with enjoyed with one of the most well travelled groups of cruisers you'll ever meet. On this particular voyage, 5 couples had logged over 350 sailed days with Seabourn, - some of the lines royalty to say the least!
My only CON (and I'm a very picky one for details) is that Seabourn needs to invest in some high end deck chairs and furniture. For a line that demands its tariff, you would expect Oceania, Crystal, St Regis, Four Seasons style deck chairs, (you know, the ones with comfy cushions, and dressed with terrycloth covers and head pillows).... but instead, Seabourn leaves you with the EXACT same lounge chairs as you find on the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam.... Ugh. Not exactly the most comfortable chair when you just need that extra hour snooze before cocktail hour. Everything else is wonderful, and good enough that we've already booked the Sojourn again for its 2nd world cruise segment (Sydney to Hong Kong 34 days FEB 8 2014)