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Seabourn Sojourn Cruise Review by Happy days 296: Seabourn takes some beating


Happy days 296
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.5
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 5.5
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.5

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Seabourn takes some beating

Sail Date: July 2014
Destination: Mediterranean
Embarkation: Monaco

This was our fourth Seabourn cruise, Monte Carlo to Barcelona in July. We chose to fly out on the day and booked a 'resorthoppa' transfer which was trouble free as previously when used. Seabourn has excellent dining venues and with it being quiet we enjoyed Restaurant 2 on the first night overlooking the sunset ( and again later in the cruise). Indeed we were saddened to hear how many book for this special venue and pull out late or 'no show'. There is also the choice of the main restaurant, the Collonade with outside seating, and the patio grill.

Suites are good and spacious with an adequate veranda (deck 7 for us as it's on the same level as Seabourn Square). Room service is impeccable whether breakfast, dinner, or a pot of tea in the night ( and on request we were provided with a teapot for use when bringing tea to us). All the staff as always excellent, courteous and efficient. The cruise director and officers were perhaps lower profile than previously, but all events More were superb with a lot of effort put into deck events, special dining evenings, and sea days. The star to us was Neal Breen the Executive Chef who was high profile, humerous and appeared all over the place. His visit to the market in Valencia was a highlight.

Shore trips are not cheap but in the Mediterranean we prefer to go ashore and see the town locally. A trip inland at Le Lavendou to Bormes les Mimosas was well worth it.

The band and entertainment was ideal for us being about 45 mins or so after dinner but with piano, guitar alternatives, or the band accompaniment to other deck events.

Some things Seabourn do need to address. The noisy constant air conditioning is on constantly and cannot be turned off 'in cabin'. Yes an engineer will turn it off from outside the cabin but we would like to control it ourselves! Also, as Uk residents, unless you fly from London you have to make your own way to and from the ship, and we are from the North. Wifi is lamentable and costly so use shore wifi as well. And note, Seabourn is not for children.

We have been on Regent and Silversea, and items like suite layout , the observation bars and lounges, and shore excursions, all have their pros and cons, but somehow Seabourn have still got that tiny edge on service. Less


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Cabin review: Seabourn Sojourn 708

Good size, plenty of walk in wardrobe space and a good size bathroom. See my comments in the review re the air conditioning which you cannot control yourself to turn off so it blows permanently and consequently is a bit noisy.

Port and Shore Excursions


(5.5)

We were pleasantly surprised. A beautiful old town well preserved and lots of buzzing cafés and restaurants

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Tendered here due to a port strike so taken into the Old Port direct. Very pleasant and a lovely town to walk round and a good buzz

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