We wanted to sail around Cape Horn - and the only decent options were Seabourn or Holland America. We chose Seabourn as we preferred a smaller ship and the dates suited us.
From the moment we embarked we were delighted! Not only was our cabin glorious, but our stewardess immediately made us at home with a glass of champagne and canapes. And the experience never dropped an inch from that moment on!
The food was excellent, and particularly enjoyed the formal dining room, where we were able to have 4 or even 5 courses of small elegant portions, with a good choice of wines. All the staff we encountered on the ship were not only professional, but very friendly.
We visited some interesting ports and were lucky enough to sail around Cape Horn on a clear day... with photos we will treasure!
The all-inclusive approach is a winner - great to have a cuppucino in the square or G & T on the observation deck or simply an ice cold beer on the deck, without the endless hassle of signing and keeping an eye on your account.
Other great things on this ship. The library/ coffee shop; the in-room breakfast, the diy laundry, the champange and caviar on the observation deck; the music in the nightclub.
But at the end of the day what made this cruise so spectacular, was the standard of service ... professional, yet very interactive & personable.