Just off the Pride...which just completed dry dock refitting.
Service, attention, food was as good as it gets ANYWHERE and was a lot better than you’ll ever find on nearly all other premium cruise lines. This cruise was perhaps the finest service and best food we’ve ever had and not just on Seabourn.
If you read nothing else here: TAKE THE PRIDE NOW…YOU MAY NEVER GET A BETTER CRUISE OR SERVICE THAN THIS.
Pride is in Pristine condition for her age. Every system, piece of equipment and amenity was flawless.
There were 195 cruisers aboard. Most were Seabourn vets accustomed to a very high level of service. Whilst we don’t speak for anyone else, the discussions of how excellent this cruise had been going, was topic of frequent chats at cocktail hours, at group tables and anywhere groups congregated.
We chose the Pride as our swan song farewell to these small ships which we've enjoyed for so many years. Seabourn and her capable crew brought it and left us awed at how good it can still be on these aging but still very attractive small ships.
There have been a lot of questionable Pride reviews of late herein CC message boards. We speak for ourselves. This past Pride cruise was perhaps the best service we've ever had on a cruise line...including past SB and other premium itineraries.
We did here of some harsh crew dismissals prior to our cruise...but those were due to non-service issues (a few crew we were told got caught stuffing the customer comment/suggestion box to earn crew 'points'). So now, the end of cruise comment card is sent via e-mail and is no longer hard copy.
Perhaps pre-dry dock in November, Pride had issues as others have posted about. What ever happened was completely opposite what we were treated to. What ever poor service or equipment issues that may have occurred in the past have been corrected.
If we had the time, we'd book the Pride in a heartbeat to get another chance to have a cruise with a level of excellence for service, food and amenities that we've rarely seen in the past.
Bravo Pride crew.