5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
I know the caribbean was hit by hurricanes last year.. our stops in San Juan and Martinique were a joke.. The entire towns were both closed .. Nothing and I mean nothing was open .. The small town(Ille De Trois) on Martinique was supposed ... Read More
I know the caribbean was hit by hurricanes last year.. our stops in San Juan and Martinique were a joke.. The entire towns were both closed .. Nothing and I mean nothing was open .. The small town(Ille De Trois) on Martinique was supposed to be really nice and get us away from Fort De France where the regular ships dock.. But there was nothing to do on shore. Now for the food.. unremarkable for a "6 Star" line.. menu was NOTHING special.. The Grill was good but the menu in there never changed for 14 days.. Definitely not what we would consider good food.. had better selections on RCCL and Celebrity.. Seabourn isn't even close to Regent or Oceania which we have traveled on many times.. Service was good around the ship but the beverage selections in the bars needs to be more upscale.. Primary reason for the Two star rating is NO INTERNET included... and the pricing was high.. 4 hours for $39.95 for unlimited it was well over $350 If you are calling your self and all inclusive then include the internet too.. Will be traveling on Regent or Oceania in the future.. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
Each ship has its own personality. Having said that as much as we loved this cruise, and we did, the cruise wasn’t as great as sailing on the Quest. This was our 6th cruise on Seabourn and the second ship in its fleet we have ... Read More
Each ship has its own personality. Having said that as much as we loved this cruise, and we did, the cruise wasn’t as great as sailing on the Quest. This was our 6th cruise on Seabourn and the second ship in its fleet we have sailed on. A bit of background. We seldom take cruises under 30 days. We broke with our tradition in that this was 14 day and a holiday cruise to boot. This trip served as the first leg of a 134 day adventure we had planned. The Sojourn is virtually identical to the Quest which we have sailed on prior. That being said we found a difference in our overall experience. We have two theories for this belief. First it is a shorter cruise and the ship’s company doesn’t really have the time to shine. Secondly being a holiday cruise there are most likely more groups sailing together making mingling more difficult. A corollary to these theories is that ship’s company reflects the guests attitudes. Having said that our overall experience was excellent. We met some wonderful people and had great conversations. We prefered the colinaid to the restaurant. The wait staff,wine stewards and matredee were not only attentive, but friendly as well. We always felt welcome which frankly was not as true in the Restaurant. As the cruise progressed thing improved Would we sail Seabourn again, absolutely. We love the cruise line. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
We normally sail on Crystal, however we were told how nice Seabourn is so we decided to give it a try. It is so underwhelming and disappointing. Stateroom- Suite is very nice. Large and luxurious with lots of storage. I would have ... Read More
We normally sail on Crystal, however we were told how nice Seabourn is so we decided to give it a try. It is so underwhelming and disappointing. Stateroom- Suite is very nice. Large and luxurious with lots of storage. I would have given it 5 stars except for the antiquated small tv. Food- Nothing special and definitely lacking creativity. Menu is the same in everyday in all dining venues. Wine- The wine that is inclusive is absolutely dreadful. They are serving Woodbridge which a very low end wine that can be purchased a Walgreens or any other discount retailer. I don’t think we have drank that since college. So we are having to purchase a bottle of wine each night to even have something drinkable. Spa/gym- Spa shower was back up with water and hair around shower. It was disgusting. Also the treadmills were full of dust and dried up sweat marks. Totally disgusting and I did complain immediately as that is a sanitation issue in my opinion. Entertainment- not too much offered, but that we understood that because it is a small ship. The casino is a joke. The most antiquated slot machines ever. Ship- There are several spiral staircases on the ship. The sides of these staircases are covered with dirt, spilled food etc. so dirty and unsanitary. In general the cleanliness of the ship is very very poor. OK now the positives- There are many areas to lounge around the ship. Very well laid out considering size of vessel. Lots of chairs and lounge chairs with different views. There is a hot tub on bow that’s nice. Putting green is great. Pool area nice. Overall this cruise line needs some serious revamping. Seabourne should be embarrassed calling themselves 6 Star. We will go back to Crystal on our future cruising as they are hands down superior to Seabourne. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
Although there were boarding delays, it was not really the fault of Seabourn.The ship experienced unforseen issues from its dry-dock just before this cruise, and we all received an onboard credit to help ease this annoyance. Professional ... Read More
Although there were boarding delays, it was not really the fault of Seabourn.The ship experienced unforseen issues from its dry-dock just before this cruise, and we all received an onboard credit to help ease this annoyance. Professional service and excellent food have always been our past experience with Seabourn, and similary, was once again. Entertainment, lectures and on-board activites were either excellent or more than adequate. The Carambola Beach barbeque with grilled lobster, a fabulous food spread, exotic cocktails, wine, beer, Champagne and "Caviar-in-the Surf" was a highlight of the cruise. I'd go again just for this! Our other high point was the newly introduced "Grill by Thomas Keller". We had heard from several guests who went the first two nights the restaurant first opened, about mid-cruise, that there were some problems. However, we were able to book a table on the last night of the cruise, and everything seemed to have been resolved by then. The outstanding service, food quality and presentation, not to mention the excellent craft cocktails, wine selection (both by bottle and by-the-glass) were truly memorable. If you go, don't miss their fabulous unique version of Caesar Salad, done table-side. As usual, probably because this is a relatively small ship, it is easy to meet and make friends with others on-board. My wife and I have sailed on some 25 plus cruises on a variety of premium and luxury cruise lines over the last 20 years, and believe that Seabourn is definately our "top-notch" choice. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
It has been a little over 2 months since we disembarked from a perfect Seabourn Sojourn cruise. From Opera Night, complete with extraordinary Mardi Gras masks provided at dinner, daily trivia competitions, and to a spectacular Halloween ... Read More
It has been a little over 2 months since we disembarked from a perfect Seabourn Sojourn cruise. From Opera Night, complete with extraordinary Mardi Gras masks provided at dinner, daily trivia competitions, and to a spectacular Halloween party (just to mention a few highlights) the memories just keep flooding in. But aside from those special events, there was one that will never be forgotten. Our Captain announced that the night was to be a clear one and because of that, he was turning all lights off on the top deck at 11PM. Those of us who found our way into the dark were welcomed to fully flat lounge chairs with blankets and hot drinks. We all rested back and enjoyed the most spectacular view on earth. The sky, as promised by the Captain, was blessed with dozens of shooting stars. There are no words that can express that once-in-a-lifetime experience. THANK YOU, SEABOURN! We look forward to coming home to you again. Hopefully, in the very near future. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2017
We chose this cruise (west coast repositioning, Vancouver to LA) for the price and itinerary. We were very pleased, Seabourn delivered what they promised. The itinerary was Vancouver, Seattle (1 1/2 days), Portland (1 1/2 days), San ... Read More
We chose this cruise (west coast repositioning, Vancouver to LA) for the price and itinerary. We were very pleased, Seabourn delivered what they promised. The itinerary was Vancouver, Seattle (1 1/2 days), Portland (1 1/2 days), San Francisco (2 days), Monterey (1 day), Santa Barbara (1 day) San Pedro (debarkation port for LA). 11 days for $4,495 per person, tips and beverages included. Embarkation was smooth but a little slow due to a behemoth ship also embarking at Canada Place. Other than that, no problems. Pre-clearing US Customs prior to boarding was great because we didn't have to be delayed once we reached the first port of call in Seattle. Our cabin was ready when we boarded about 1 PM. Lunch in the Collonade was relaxed and well prepared. Plenty of champagne available to celebrate. Cabin. #725. Veranda suite was about average and comparable to other cruise lines, except that there was a huge walk in closet. Bathroom had a separate tub and shower and two sinks. The only problem was the toilet not working on two occasions. The problem was resolved fairly quickly on both occasions. Our stewardess Vanessa was great and was always available for ice or any other request. Dining. First rate at all of the venues: The Restaurant, Restaurant 2, Collonade and Patio. The caviar was always available. It was not ossetra or other top notch caviar, but it was decent. I do not recall a bad meal. Dining room service was almost flawless, one or two hiccups not worth mentioning in detail. My wife did think that the menus sometimes had too many fish options and not enough meat, but she is a very finicky eater. Entertainment/Activities. Not a whole lot. We went to one ventriloquist show and a cooking demonstration. I did not get a chance to go to any of the lectures which is my fault. If you need a lot going on all the time this would not be the cruise for you. On the plus side there were no children, so poolside was relaxing without kids screaming and doing cannon balls in the pool. Excursions. Can't rate them as we do DIY excursions 99% of the time. All ports were good except for Portland OR. If you are a hipster who likes to smoke weed you would enjoy it. Otherwise it is a haven for wastrels, indigents, stoners and weirdos. The Japanese gardens and the rose test garden were nice. Downtown has zero to offer in my opinion. All the other ports were great, especially San Francisco. The extra time in the first three ports was great and expanded the possibilities for sight seeing. Service. A very high staff to customer ratio, and the very pleasant crew made service impeccable. Ship Maintenance/Cleanliness. Spotless. The Sojourn is seven years old but everything is in good shape and not run down. The decor is understated but very pleasant and relaxing. For this itinerary, price and what you get for your dollar I would consider this a very good value. We were very satisfied. Fellow cruisers. On the geriatric side. I think we were one of the youngest at 55 years old. Some very elderly and infirm. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
Seabourn is fabulous. It is worth every penny paid. When Seabourn says, "All inclusive" they mean all. They never say no to any request no matter how small or large. They attend to every detail and if it is not right, they ... Read More
Seabourn is fabulous. It is worth every penny paid. When Seabourn says, "All inclusive" they mean all. They never say no to any request no matter how small or large. They attend to every detail and if it is not right, they will correct it - down to every personal need in staterooms or the restaurants. Our stateroom was large compared to many other ships. We booked a wheel chair accessible room, which was big enough so that I could go everywhere easily - including the veranda. The veranda was a wonderful place for morning coffee and just relaxing. The suite had a couch and two chairs as well as a table - we had people in our room for cocktails and they sent cheese, ice, extra drinks and fruit. It came within five minutes after ordering. We arranged to have coffee delivered at the same time every day in the morning and it was never late. Service is fabulous. Within a day or two of starting the trip, the staff knew us and greeted us by name. They knew that I like Diet Coke or iced tea and, without my asking, asked me at every meal which I would prefer. I am in a wheel chair and they offered to get my food at buffets. (Incidentally, the buffets are constantly being refreshed so that the food is always freshly made.) Even hamburgers come as ordered! We had frequent caviar with dinner and there was no extra charge. Wine is freely poured at all meals - and the house selection is excellent - there is no need to get expensive premium wines. The bars offer premium brand drink, also at no charge. The restaurant selection is ample and menus are published every evening for the next day. The Sojourn is about 400 people, which is a great size. The main restaurant holds every single guest so there is no need to select a seating time. The alternative restaurants are excellent and all the food ranges from good to great. Shore excursions are excellent. I loved the helicopter ride over the Taku Glacier in Junea (it is a wheel chair accessible trip) and whale watching on a catamaran. In Sitka the Raptor Center was wonderful, as was the Fortress of the Bears. The Glacier at Tracy Arm is jaw dropping. They have getting on and off the ship down to a science. We never felt crowded or rushed. There were never lines. Embarking and debarking were a breeze at the start and end of the trip. In fact, when debarking in Vancouver, the carried our hand-held luggage and wheeled my wife (bad hip) out of the terminal and across the street to the Fairmont Hotel and tried to refuse a gratuity. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
Chose this cruise at the last minute to see Alaska before it all melts. The cruise was thoroughly enjoyable, food and wine fabulous, cabin roomy and staff helpful and friendly. My cabin attendant was fabulous, leaving little things like ... Read More
Chose this cruise at the last minute to see Alaska before it all melts. The cruise was thoroughly enjoyable, food and wine fabulous, cabin roomy and staff helpful and friendly. My cabin attendant was fabulous, leaving little things like roses and hand cut butterflies behind. I would have liked a little more time in certain places like Juneau and Sitka in order to have time to take more shore excursions; alternatively, they should look for more all-day excursions that cover most things people would want to see (whales/bears/raptors/sea otters, etc.). I missed a few places I wanted to see because the AM/PM excursion times overlapped. Although as a single traveler, I appreciated the dinner invites with staff and other passengers, the one I enjoyed most was a small table for 4 at the Colonnade, rather than the larger tables of 8 or 10 at the Restaurant, where you can't really talk to someone at the other end of the table. I'm not someone that enjoys large crowds, so would always opt for the more intimate setting. Onboard WiFi was expensive and mediocre. I spent days trying to upload photos to cloud backups and download a single Word document from my work e-mail to review. I was never able to do either via the $400 WiFi until we got to a big city and used mobile carrier data. Their onboard intranet and app could also use some improvement to reduce the volume of paper they hand out to passengers each day. I'd have preferred to have it all on my mobile phone or iPad (including maps from excursions). I ended up taking pictures of the things they handed out (didn't want to carry all that paper home either, but wanted to keep a record for future reference). Entertainment was mostly low key and enjoyable, rather than the over-the-top glitz you might find on a larger ship. Shore excursions were mostly provided by the same people that provide them to most cruise ships in Alaska. Was very disappointed that zodiac rides were cancelled at the last minute (based on rumours, due to visa/employment law issues with non-US persons that would have been operating them). One of the replacement catamaran rides was scheduled for an unacceptably late hour. All in all, I would do this again. But wish they offered more trips with competitively priced single supplements. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
I booked this cruise because of the excursions on a zodiac. unfortunately after the ship started the cruise, we were told the zodiacs can't be used. someone at seabourn didn't have them inspected. i tried to contact someone in the ... Read More
I booked this cruise because of the excursions on a zodiac. unfortunately after the ship started the cruise, we were told the zodiacs can't be used. someone at seabourn didn't have them inspected. i tried to contact someone in the corporate office. no one would talk to me. then after the cruise i emailed merete brown, special advisor, office of the president with no results from her. the zodiacs are the only reason i booked this cruise line. they corporate people don't care, they already got my money. the bathroom in the cabins always smelled. we think it was because of the toilet water. the shower was so small, i never felt clean. next cruise won't be with seabourn. every time the captain made an announcement if you were in your cabin you couldn't hear what he had to say. there should be an on/off switch for people that want to hear what he has to say. Read Less
85 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2017
I had always heard that Seaborne was the top of the heap. Let me break down my experience The ship The bedroom furniture was chipped and worn. This may be expected and really didn't effect anything The staff is wonderful and ... Read More
I had always heard that Seaborne was the top of the heap. Let me break down my experience The ship The bedroom furniture was chipped and worn. This may be expected and really didn't effect anything The staff is wonderful and helpful The food was less than we expected for we always heard how great their food was. Very little deviation from Resturant to Resturant . The wine that is offered is very low quality. The alcohol is high quality offering many top brands The internet. They charge you by the minute for internet usage. Now this cruise line is the most expensive cruise line out there and then they want to charge you outraging prices to connect to the internet. The internet is slower than the old dial up. Really? The modern tech allows for high speed connections so this is pure and simple a way to drag more revenue from its passengers. The pool had the normal trolls who come out at daylight and put their stuff on chairs around pool leave and the pool staff did nothing. When I pointed out that the daily program told of the ships policy that chairs could only be left for no more than 30 minutes unattended they demurred and did nothing. The off shore excursions were absolutely terrible. For instance in Bangkok the ship ported 2.5 hours from Bangkok. 2.5 hour. There is a port closer to the city but they chose this one. Semi reap. This is for the 3 day 2 night trip to Angkor Wat. The first day was comprised of a day in Sinnaokville. This included a tour of a private residence , a school and a market. Total waste of time. Everybody's was disappointed Then we boarded a plane for Seim Reap. We were housed in a fine hotel. We were told that dinner was in a buffet and we were allowed 1 beer of 2 sodas. This is after we left a ship, which we paid for unlimited drinking privileges no credit given for those privileges. So we paid for drinks rooms and food on a ship and were given no such credit many of us ran our own hotel bar and Resturant tabs .The second day was great followed by a dinner program which was fun. We flew back to Saigon the next morning Next we took a day trip in haLong bay. This was a kayak excursion. Well we were put in a boat for the 1.5 hour ride to the kayak base. For the entire ride over we were subjected to,non stop soliciting by the boat operators to buy their stuff. We were captive. Then when we arrived at the kayak base we were offered equipment that was not safe. The life jackets were moldy the kayaks were trash paddles junk.They has holes in the hulls and loading was very difficult. There is a speed boat base very near the kayak base. Every minute there would be a speed boat with 24 happy asians flying by the kayaks. The waves were plentyful and large.It is a wonder that nobody flipped. In addition the guide was the last person so there was no leader. One of our party had the paddle break in mid trip and the guild had no substitute. The paddles were taped up with rusty nails exposed. There was no seaborn rep with our tour. We were served lunch on the boat which was cooked in the back of this boat. Again we were offered 1 beer. If we wanted more than one we to purchase for $4.00. Was it too much to ask for seaborn to throw on a case of beer? I guess so.we then went to visit the caves. Pretty awesome. It should be noted that this excursion requires a 250 step uphill climb to the cave entrance. While we had no problem others could not make it and had to remain on the junk. They said the program was not clear on the details required and they certainly would not have signed up if they had known of the climb The return to the ship. Again 1.5 hours of nonstop badgering by the staff to buy their junk. We went to complain about the whole mess to the tour director and she sat there stonefaced ,she did take ones The on board entertainment was very good and a joy to watch. Very professional After hoping for a great experience we walked away feeeling slightly fleeced but happy we safe after the treacherous kayaking mess. We were anticipating a first class adventure and ended up feeling like this was a budget job taking our money for slow speed internet and poor off ship excursions.which were not cheap. We were ready ,prior to the cruise , to sign up for an Antarctic cruise but there is no way we would trust Seaborne to deliver. They would more than likely charge up by the minute for jackets but offer the ice for free! We asked for a Seaborne rep to call but we exp Ct that will not happen l we have heard that since they sold out to whomever the service has declined. We talked with more than one other on the cruise that also was disappointed. One of those had Ben on 9 Seaborne cruises and said that this was their last. Too bad Read Less
Seabourn Sojourn Ratings
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Cabins 5.0 4.7
Dining 5.0 4.2
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.7
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.1
Family 2.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.6
Enrichment 5.0 3.8
Service 5.0 4.5
Value For Money 5.0 3.8
Rates 5.0 4.0

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