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Seabourn Ovation Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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First time on Seabourn
"Our prior cruise experience has been on Princess so we don't have another small ship experience to compare this one to but we definitely enjoyed the overall small ship experience.We ate one dinner at the Colonnade and my wife felt it was the best dinner of the cruise (Spanish Market night) with a great variety of Spanish dishes...."Read More
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First time on Seabourn

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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CV Travelers
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

For our anniversary cruise, my wife and I chose Seabourn Ovation and a 7 day Mediterranean trip. The ship is very well appointed and while upscale it felt comfortable and welcoming to us. The embarkation process in Civitavecchia (Rome) was very easy and quick. We were in our cabin within a few minutes of arriving at the dock. Our suite host and cabin attendant welcomed us and provided helpful ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


From smilie face to sad face

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Mediterranean

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waingart
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First time with Seabourn, we were celebrating our 30th anniversary. Maybe our expectations were high based on the cost of this cruise. The embarkation and disembarkation procedures were very smooth. This is a small ship, (about 500 passengers). Our room, #747 had a very spacious bathroom with a shower bigger than normal, double sinks and a bathtub! It has a comfortable king-size bed and ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Not ready for prime time

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Transatlantic

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Len2006
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it was transatlantic and had few ports (2) before arrival in Portugal. Due to Covid we were craving a get away but safely considering infection control etc.. We have a long history with the incredible staff and ships of Seabourn. But in today's environment you must be cautious. We purchased, as we usually do, one of the most expensive suites aboard this ship and ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse Spa Suite


Rules changed after day 1 on the transatlantic crossing, despite being informed it would not.

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Transatlantic

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Drydocs
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We, along with others, checked on the website, various places, all pages said the same, and on the telephone (often more than once for many guests) before booking and sailing, that masks would not be mandatory. We also asked 'under what circumstances might this change' on the telephone and we gave various examples, every time we were informed 'it will not change'. We are medical doctors and like ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


My husband tested positive

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Caribbean - Southern

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Philly4030H
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise on the recommendation of our travel agent. It was nice enough but I must say the food was a terrible disappointment. Thomas Keller's Bistro is a joke. My husband's veal chop was tough and stringy and what was billed on the menu as "Lobster Thermador" was something that never saw a lobster. Someone ought to buy Keller a cookbook. I was served some soupy sauce covering what ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


horrific experience

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Caribbean - All

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SQ77
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

ship was changed from Sojourn to Ovation (slightly larger) and it was impressed on me that I must read the T & Cs - which I did. Seabourn, unknown to me when I went on board, already had Covid cases on board and which spread rapidly round crew, staff and guests. Isolation seemed chaotic and safety measures were lax - I was passed in corridors by staff exiting Covid cabins in full PPE and not ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


absolutely amazing time!! 7 night greek isles to rome

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Mediterranean

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kandylandmo
10+ Cruises

we have been avid silver seas fans. unfortunately on our last cruise, they dropped the ball in so many ways. we had been on seabourn exactly twelve years ago to the week, that was on the odyssey. we decided to give seabourn another try. we were thrilled with the experience. cruising in the time of covid requires a tremendous amount of nerve and patience. we had to have pcr's test, then a nasal ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Covid outbreak on Seanourn Ovation

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Mediterranean

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Seabourn Covid
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Currently on Seabourn Ovation and covid outbreak. My husband - double jabbed -pcr and lat flow negative before boarding is positive - along with many others. I’m confined to my cabin. First thing we were told to do was we did not need masks despite the ship having previously visited Mykonos and there reportedly being at least one case of covid on board. Funnily enough the Captain has a new ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


A Greek Revival

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Mediterranean

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leaj
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We booked this cruise by default. My DH and I were supposed to sail to the Amazon March 2020 but Covid stopped that. Then we rebooked for Australia - cancelled, rebooked for Bbaltic- cancelled, etc. Finally Greece opened and we jumped. This trip would have been iconic if the weather was bit cooler, but we were so thankful to sail again and on this amazing ship. There were six in our party. We ...
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Sail Date: August 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


South China Sea 28 day Feb 1-28 gone BAD!!!!

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Asia

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MargjazO
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are avid cruisers (7 lines) and this is our 4th with Seabourn. This was suppose to be our 'celebratory' 40th wedding anniversary dream vacation! The corona virus situation was a fast paced, evolving situation which we were acutely aware of. We landed in Hong Kong, our start point on Jan 31/20. The WHO had declared the Corona Virus a "global health emergency" the day before. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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