Sojourn has two pools onboard and six whirlpools. The main pool on Deck 8 is saltwater and features a ledge for people to dip their feet without fully submerging. There's a round water feature and several showers for rinsing. Twin whirlpools separate the pool from the Patio Grill and Patio Bar, which leaves privacy for people in the pool. Wicker-style chaises and loveseats are spread throughout the area and up to Deck 9. Even on a busy sea day, we saw plenty of spots available. One touch we loved: Attendants circulate during sea days with sunblock, sunglasses cleaner and cocktails. Although Seabourn brochures claim that mini-massages are also available, we never witnessed any.
In addition to the Patio Bar on Deck 8, there's the Sky Bar on Deck 9 overlooking the main pool. Part of this area is reserved for smokers, and that's largely where they congregate.
There's another small pool on the stern, just off The Club, along with two whirlpools. We found that while this pool was much quieter than the main one, the area could get windy. A third spot worth checking out is a large whirlpool on Deck 6, all the way forward. This whirlpool seemed rarely used, although it is visible from decks above (so it's not as private as you might think it is).
Sun decks abound on Sojourn. On Deck 11, all the way forward, is a lovely sun deck with 36 stacked loungers, although there's no pool. When our ship approached Ho Chi Minh City on the Saigon River, bloody marys and mimosas were served so passengers could enjoy the view. This area, plus the Deck 6 whirlpool, has a drink cart for passengers to serve themselves.
Also on Deck 11 you'll find The Retreat, with shuffleboard and table tennis, both sheltered from the wind. There's also an area for golf enthusiasts, with mini-putting and a golf cage for driving. Runners and walkers will be slightly disappointed by the small path available to them around the pool's upper deck, as it gets repetitive. That being said, we appreciated the cool towels and bottled water set up at the Sky Bar for those who did want an outdoor workout.
Still need a place to sit outside? Seabourn Square has cushioned sofas and tables. Deck 10 has a hidden spot where there are chairs and loungers, sheltered from the sun. The Observation Lounge also has an outdoor area where you can go out for photos (there's no seating here).
The Spa at Seabourn covers two decks and is one of the largest on a luxury ship this size. On Deck 9, you'll find a small but efficient fitness club, with treadmills, stair climbers, recumbent bikes and free weights. There is a separate room for Kinesis wall training and classes in yoga and Pilates. You'll pay extra for private lessons and sessions with a trainer.
The spa also has a thermal suite, with passes available by the day ($25) or the week ($181); passengers who purchase spa treatments also gain access for an hour before and after their service. The area includes heated ceramic loungers; cocooned meditation chairs; a Kneipp pool, with its varying hot- and cold-water temperatures; aromatherapy sauna and steam room; and a private sun deck.
The spa itself has a range of treatments available, including massages, facials and treatments. Prices are on the high side; we saved a little getting a "Tip to Toe" massage/facial combo while our ship was in port ($159 for 75 minutes). We appreciated the fact that we didn't receive a hard sell after the treatment, even though the spa is operated by Steiner (the company that runs the spas on bigger cruise ships). A 50-minute Swedish massage is $133; a 50-minute facial starts at $130 and a 50-minute salt glow is $172. For couples, there is a special Couples Suite that has a bath; prices start at $654 for a package that includes a stone massage, a drawn bath and an hour to relax.
The locker rooms offer showers and a sauna, and there's a small relaxation room with flavored water and fruit for those who don't take advantage of the thermal suite. The relaxation room seems like an afterthought, as do the locker rooms, which are surprisingly basic for a cruise line obsessed with the small details.
Sojourn no longer has a private spa villa. The space has been taken over by the Penthouse Spa Suites.
In addition to the spa, Sojourn has a salon that offers hair styling and coloring, barber services, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Book ahead on formal nights; women on Sojourn definitely like to get their hair done. Hair styles start at $40; manicures are $34 and a pedicure is $53. Waxing begins at $17.