Seabourn Pride offers an unsurpassed sailing experience. The food is outstanding and the service is even better. The crew to customer ratio is better than any. The main dining room is a consistent 4-5 star dining experience with incredible menu diversity for just 200 guests. The upstairs dining facility is ideal for breakfast and lunch. No drink cards and other nonsense which should be the case at these prices. Nice afternoon tea. Room was stocked with liquor of our selection at no additional charge. Room attendants are terrific and attentive. No request is asking too much of this staff. Service is delivered quickly and with a smile. After a few days, the crew knows your name and your desires. They have been especially well trained. Of particular note, the easy and friendly report among the crew certainly enhances the atmosphere on board and extends to the guests as well. Also on a positive note, single passengers received special attention and companionship from the crew.
The staterooms have good space and excellent amenities. Nice to be able to catch up with the world with satellite television service. Internet service passable but better than most cruises albeit high rates. Shower is a bit tight and not very easy to use. Rest of bath is adequate and bathroom amenities are all provided including your selection of soap. Our twin beds, pushed together to make a queen, sagged a bit. We had no problems but we heard a few complaints. Sitting room couch was clearly just worn out. It sagged forward was simply uncomfortable. Chairs were adequate but also a bit worn. Overall, the room size was good and service excellent but the furniture is in need of replacement. But, again, service and food outweigh any issues with dated cabin furniture.
Embarkation seemed a little more time consuming than expected for only 200 guests but generally disembarkation at ports was quick and easy.