Seabourn Pride Cabins
All cabins are suites and offer ocean views, mostly through picture windows. French balconies on 36 suites have glass doors that open, so you can let in the fresh air (you can also step out about a foot and a half).
Standard suites are a generous 277 square ft. and have small walk-in closets, large marble bathrooms with double sinks and a tub/shower, hair dryers, lighted vanities, terry robes and slippers, personalized stationary, a bottle of champagne on arrival, a complimentary bar setup, fresh fruit (replenished daily), a small sofa, a coffee table, which can be raised for in-suite dining, and beds, which convert from twin to queen and are covered with light fluffy down duvets and pillows.
There are also six larger classic suites and owners' suites with small private verandahs (the owners' suites also come with dining rooms and powder rooms). And there are four suites that can be combined to make two doubles.
The decor is simple; some might say boring. Blues and tans dominate, and there are lots of mirrors and lots of lights (which can be annoying if you can't find the right switch). Little surprises make the experience special, though, in our case chocolates left at turndown along with roses, rose petals, towels shaped like animals (did Seabourn learn this from Carnival?) and other surprises.
Toiletries are the very exquisite, British-based Molton Brown, but if that's not good enough passengers can choose from a selection of additional designer soaps. You can also choose from a menu of aromatherapy bath salts and bubble baths, and have your room steward draw you a bath (it will make you feel like a millionaire).
All suites now have flat screen televisions and DVD players. On television, channels include a couple of in-house movie channels (the schedule is printed in your daily bulletin), a channel replaying shipboard lectures, CNN, and whatever can be picked up locally.
You can listen to CD's on your cabin's Bose Wave sound system (although don't trust the clocks on the Bose units, as due to fluctuation's in the ship's electrical current the time is almost always off; there are printed notes in the cabin warning of this).
Some people like to entertain in their cabins (you already have the bar set up, after all), and room service is happy to provide canapes and/or caviar.
Warning: Seabourn has a bit of a soundproofing problem. The cabin, closet and bathroom doors tend to slam and you may hear your neighbor open and close his or her drawers too. Annoying to some, we've heard reports of fistfights breaking out over slammed doors. That's why several times during your cruise you may receive a note reminding you to slowly and quietly open doors and drawers.
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