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Seabourn Sojourn Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Ashley Kosciolek

A cruise on Seabourn Sojourn, particularly a longer sailing, resembles short-term membership at an upscale country club or boutique hotel. Bridge and trivia teams stay the same throughout the voyage, allowing friendships to form, dinners to be planned and cards to be exchanged.

Because Sojourn is all-inclusive, there are few chits to sign, and all cabins seem to be treated equally. Once you're onboard, you'll feel like you're with the "in crowd," and it's easy to slip into the caviar and Champagne lifestyle. (Both are dispensed liberally.)

Beyond the service, which was decent, we appreciated the aura of thoughtfulness that permeated the ship. Cultural performances were tied to the destination, restaurants often reflected local food and the enrichment lectures, led by members of the line's Ventures by Seabourn excursion staff, were on point.

The ship itself also has much to recommend it. We loved Seabourn Square, a clever and spacious area on Deck 7 that manages to combine a coffee bar, library, shops, internet cafe and a discreet guest services area. (Plus, the recliners are perfect for a read or a rest.) Sun-lovers are also spoiled for choice: Beyond the convivial main pool area, loungers abound at a smaller pool tucked away on Deck 5, a whirlpool at the front of the ship and other alcoves.

Dining, too, maintains a high standard, no matter where on the ship you might be. Whether it's The Colonnade -- a buffet during the day that turns into a waiter-served dining area at night -- or The Restaurant, the ship's main dining room, meals are sophisticated and tasty, with plenty of choices for those with food allergies and preferences.

We loved the fact that there are no set dining times; that wine is described in varietals, not colors; and that a meal from The Restaurant could be delivered to your stateroom, course by course, complete with a formal table setting. Plus, a fleetwide partnership with celebrity chef Thomas Keller adds further culinary techniques and styles to the mix.

Where Sojourn needs the most improvement is in its entertainment. Besides enrichment lectures and trivia, there aren't many organized activities during the day, and apart from one or two memorable performances, the nighttime entertainment leaned toward mediocre.

Still, these are minor quibbles for a cruise line that seems to be successfully navigating the demographic changes within luxury cruising as it begins to skew younger. We're looking forward to seeing how Seabourn adapts its Ventures by Seabourn shore excursion and enrichment programs as it expands its more active, adventurous offerings.


Spacious cabins; ship's smaller size and friendly passenger base foster mingling


Entertainment is limited during the day and a bit of a snooze at night

Bottom Line

Long, exotic itineraries, great service, unusual shore excursions in unpretentious luxury


Passengers: 462
Crew: 354
Passenger to Crew: 1.31:1
Launched: 2010
Shore Excursions: 1279

Fellow Passengers

Seabourn Sojourn most often attracts affluent couples in their 50s and 60s, who are more active and hail from English-speaking countries like Canada, the United States, Australia and the U.K. On our voyage in Alaska, we saw an unexpected number of passengers in their 30s and 40s, several of them traveling as part of family groups. Passengers on the ship's longer, more exotic sailings skew older, but regardless of age, everyone we encountered was friendly and welcoming.

Seabourn Sojourn Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in the ship's main dining room, buffet and Pool Grill

  • Room service

  • Caviar on request, anywhere on the ship

  • Most daily activities

  • All enrichment lectures, live music and nighttime theater performances

  • All beverages, including soft drinks, specialty coffees and alcohol (except top-shelf spirits)

  • Gratuities

  • In-cabin on-demand movies

  • Self-service laundry

  • Access to fitness center, steam room and yoga studio

  • Some fitness classes

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Shore excursions

  • Wi-Fi

  • Dry cleaning

  • Spa treatments and access to the thermal suite

  • Some fitness classes

Seabourn Sojourn Dress Code

Daytime: During the day, it's OK to wear jeans in the ship's public areas. At the pool, you'll see few T-shirts and casual cover-ups; collared shirts and resort wear are more the norm. However, on our Alaska sailing, we saw plenty of wind pants and leggings with layered shirts and hiking boots, especially on port days.

Evening: The dress code is elegant casual on most nights after 6 p.m. in all restaurants and public areas. This means collared dress shirts and slacks for men, jacket optional, and slacks or skirts with blouses or dresses for women. Elegant jeans are now permitted in all dining venues. Cruises of fewer than 13 days will have one formal night, 14-night cruises will have two and 21-night voyages will have three. On formal nights, the dress code in The Restaurant calls for tuxedos, suits or jackets for men and evening gowns or cocktail attire for women.

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Seabourn.

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Where does Seabourn Sojourn sail from?

Seabourn Sojourn departs from Lisbon, Sydney, Shanghai, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Singapore, Miami, Dover, Dover, Reykjavik, Auckland, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Piraeus, Piraeus, Laviron, Las Palmas, Taipei (Keelung), and Cape Town

Where does Seabourn Sojourn sail to?

Seabourn Sojourn cruises to Lisbon, Madeira (Funchal), Miami, Sydney (Australia), Moreton Island, Townsville, Cairns, Cooktown, Darwin, Manila, Taipei (Keelung), Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Sihanoukville, Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Singapore, Monaco (Monte Carlo), Elba, Positano (Amalfi), Taormina (Messina), Malta (Valletta), Saint-Tropez, Palamos, Barcelona, Ibiza, Cartagena (Colombia), Marbella, Tangier, Porto (Leixoes), Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Phuket, Colombo, Salalah, Safaga, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Aqaba (Petra), Jerusalem (Ashdod), Haifa (Tel Aviv), Mykonos, Kusadasi, Athens (Piraeus), San Juan, St. Martin, Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Kitts (Port Zante), Agadir, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Casablanca, Curacao, Aruba, Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Puerto Quetzal (Antigua), Huatulco, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles, Malaga, La Palma, La Coruna, Akaroa, Bordeaux, La Rochelle-La Pallice, Saint-Malo, Plymouth, Brugge (Bruges), Dover, Tobermory, Reykjavik, Isafjord, Akureyri, Kirkwall, Invergordon (Inverness), Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Southampton, St. Peter Port (Guernsey), Rouen, Cherbourg, Vigo, Sete, Cannes, Portofino, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Picton, Palma de Mallorca (Majorca), Gibraltar, Valencia, Toulon, Corsica (Ajaccio), Trondheim, Tromso, Olden, Bergen, Amsterdam, Catalina Island (California), Hilo, Maui, Honolulu, Kauai, Fanning Island, Pago Pago, Apia, Samoa (formerly Western Samoa), Cobh (Cork), Belfast, Newcastle (England), Kagoshima, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Kona (Kailua Bay), Ensenada, Tunis (La Goulette), Alexandria, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, and Walvis Bay

How much does it cost to go on Seabourn Sojourn?

Cruises on Seabourn Sojourn start from $2,519 per person.

Is Seabourn Sojourn a good ship to cruise on?

Seabourn Sojourn won 8 awards over the years.
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I would have no hesitation at all recommending a cruise on the Sojourn to friends, and we have already booked a significantly longer trip next year.Read More

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Very disappointed

We will not be booking another cruise with seabourn because there are too many issues to comment on this site.Read More
Mrs W.

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20 Days on the Sojourn

We would never go on another Seabourn cruise again, we will stick with Crystal, Regent or Silversea.Read More

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Definitely Not the Seabourn as we know it

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