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Seabourn Ovation Cruise Reviews

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Average experience on luxury line

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Baltic Sea

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Focused1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We haven’t sailed on Seabourn since 2012 as we were put off by their liberal smoking policies. We decided to try them again especially since the itinerary for the British Isles was unique having a good number of stops in Scotland. Embarkation was quick and our suite was ready at noon time which was a great plus for us. We stayed in a spa penthouse suite which was quite nice but not sure it is ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Spa Suite


I so wanted to like Seabourn but....

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Baltic Sea

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Mark Guilbert

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We joined the ship in Copenhagen on the 17th August and left in Stockholm calling at Tallinn and Helsinki. As way of a little background, I am in my 50s, my wife early 60s and have cruised extensively mostly with Azamara but also with Cunard, Holland America and in our early days NCL. Firstly the ship is beautiful, well presented and lots of room. Cabins are more generously sized than other ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


First and Likely Last time On Seabourn

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Baltic Sea

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Cruisekween22

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

My husband and I sailed on the 8/3/19 cruise on the Ovation out of Copenhagen. This was our first time on Seabourn but I have been on over 30 cruises at the ripe age of 31, with the last 15 on the Oceania line. I am an avid traveler and feel I have a critical but fair eye. I had high expectations of this line and particular ship from word of mouth recommendations and other favorable reviews. I was ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Very disappointing

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Baltic Sea

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Roisinann

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first trip with Seabourn and will be our last. Our previous cruises have all been with Cunard in its Grills Suites. Cunard has bigger ships so more people but has immeasurably better staff and food. The food on the Ovation was boring and bland. The dress code is not policed and many evenings gentlemen turned up to dinner in polo shirts. The shore excursions were expensive and ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Socialist Cruising

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Baltic Sea

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PM1225

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We are frequent Seabourn cruisers but are slowly pulling back after over 150 nights. We too this European cruise with friends as we have cruised with them before. Our friends opted for a Penthouse Spa suite and we had a regular penthouse. As I have opined before, passengers in penthouses receive only extra space in the room. No preferential treatment for restaurant bookings, no butler etc. ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Not the Same

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Asia

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sassyw

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are Platinum members and our last Seabourn Cruise was 2 years ago. We wanted to try their new larger ship and booked Hong Kong to Hong Kong, a BTB 28 day cruise. The ship is beautifully decorated. Our cabin was the same size as on the Sojourn and Odyssey. One problem was that the drawers in the furniture across from the bed were very hard to access and the space there has only enough room ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Another disappointing cruise on a Seabourn ship

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Asia

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greatcats

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We sailed in 2017 on the Sojourn to Alaska and it couldn't have been better - even with departing chefs in the middle of the cruise. Last year we sailed on the Encore to the Med and there was a huge difference in the experience, for the worse. Now in Asia, the Ovation is a bit better than the Encore but sorely lacking for an ultra luxury cruise line. The ship is beautiful and the cabins and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Service lacking

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Mediterranean

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Arthur J.

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose the Ovation for the itinerary. Leaving from Lisbon and on to Portomao, Huelva (Seville), Malaga (the Alhambra), Cartagena, Monte Carlo, Cinque Terra, Toulon (Provence), Mahon (Minorca) and disembarking in Barcelona. All in all, the itinerary lived up to its expectations, although we had to miss Portomao because of Tropical Storm Leslie so we remained in Lisbon for the second day. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


1st time on Seabourn

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Travl1n

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise because the itinerary was all new to us and it hit some spots on our bucket list, including Giverny, D-Day beaches, Bayeux Tapestries, and Lisbon. Embarkation was quick and easy. Had an early private excursion in Lisbon and getting off the ship was very fast. For the first 24 hours, service in the Restaurant and Colonnade was slow and we got the impression that the servers ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


North Sea on Ovation

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Baltic Sea

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Tanuki45

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

New ship is lovely but larger size is a mistake. Addition of Thomas Keller restaurant and 150 additional passengers was a major error. Added square footage was in the wrong place and they could not seat everyone in the main dining room! The Thomas Keller was one of the worst restaurants at sea i have experienced. Decor was lovely but the food has been better at Denny's. The additional 150 ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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