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Seabourn Odyssey Review

4.5 / 5.0
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193 reviews
17 Awards

Are Seabourn standards slipping?

Review for Seabourn Odyssey to the Panama Canal & Central America
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Berrybal
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2012
Cabin: Veranda Suite

Until about 6 weeks ago when we were shown round and given lunch on a Radisson 7 Seas ship that docked in Cairns, we had nothing to compare with Seabourn.

There is no doubt that the Seabourn architecture is the best afloat. One can see this on a profile view where the accommodation stops approx 2/3 from the bow with the final 1/3 aft as public space. No other line is so generous with public space. There are great little areas aft on decks 5, 6, & 7 where one can find privacy. Other lines put suites here.

There is also no doubt that standards in some areas are slipping. By adding the 3 larger ships to the fleet they effectively grew the brand by 200%. Few, if any, organisations can grow that fast and maintain standards. For me, this was especially noticeable in the quality of the food. ( I totally exclude the patissier from this beef.)

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Cabin V6

Excellent location closest to the Square and coffe bar for ad hoc pastries.

Port Reviews

Cartagena (Colombia)

Arrived on a Sunday morning - town closed

Cabo San Lucas

Time share city. Taking the tender not worth the trouble

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Very good debarkation because we were the only ship there. If you need the FLL airport, take a cab - it's the cheapest option.

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