We have sailed on the Pride 5 times and find it still one of our favorite ships. It doesn't have a real balcony or much of a swimming pool, but the intimacy of a small ship and an outstanding staff more than make up for those deficiencies. It has been redecorated since we last sailed on it and I like the new carpeting and furniture.
EMBARKATION - Very smooth - we were escorted to our cabin and our cabin attendent came almost immediately and was lovely throughout the cruise.
DINING - The food was excellent, if very slightly below it was last year.
SERVICE - This is an area that no other cruise line matches. The staff quickly learns your name and preferences.
SHORE EXCURSIONS - Excellent except for 2 in Bordeaux. When several people mentioned that these were not up to Seabourn standards, Seabourn refunded half the price.
ENTERTAINMENT - Best we have had on a small ship. Great concert pianist, very amusing magician,an excellent jazz trio and the regular Seabourn entertainers. Only weak spot was the lecturer, which is usually a Seabourn strength.
ITINERARY - Because of the small size of the ship, we were able to go up the Seine to Rouen and have an easy one hour train ride into Paris. WE were also able to go right into the heart of St. Malo. A lovely cruise in all ways.