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Seabourn Legend Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Legend January 26th., 2013. Western Caribbean

Review for Seabourn Legend to the Eastern Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2013
Cabin: Suite

Legend cruise had a less than perfect start but all ended well.

My wife and I realize that there is no broadly accepted "6 star" standard but we do think it implies a better than average "5 star" experience and that is what we expect when paying "6 star" prices.

Last October we experienced 10 wonderful days aboard the Seabourn Spirit out of Venice and we posted a glowing review on this forum. The Spirit mostly met or exceeded our "6 Star" expectations and we soon booked our second cruise, this time with the Seabourn Legend out of St. Thomas on January 26th. During the initial part of our cruise the Legend easily met "4 star" standards but, in my opinion, numerous minor deficiencies resulted in a failure to meet average "5 star" standards.

Cabin Review

Suite

Cabin A1

Spacious, clean, moderately luxurious and cleverly designed. Large walk-in closet, full size bathtub with shower over. Very quiet and effective air-conditioning. Great soundproofing, no noise from neighbours. Short private hallway is shared by two suites and minimizes sounds from passers by.

Unfortunately our bathtub had recently been refinished and it seems they had not prepared the surface properly before respraying it, as a result the paint was peeling in large areas. This was purely a cosmetic issue but it did detract from an otherwise immaculate suite.

The 4:3 flat screen TV is more like an old computer monitor, a bit surprising given the otherwise high standards. Also, they boast about their Bose clock radios but ours didn't work.

Robes and slippers are supplied and the complimentary mini bar is stocked with your choice of beer, juices, etc., plus a large bottle of each of your two requested liquors. Upon arrival, a bottle of decent quality champagne graces the ice bucket alongside a plate with two tiny canapes.

Port Reviews

St. Thomas

Slightly run down, third world tourist trap. Local hotels seemed wildly overpriced for their standards.

Some shopping bargains available but you need to know your prices.

They do have some scenically beautiful spots but some areas feel quite unsafe, particularly at night.

St. Barts

Easily the best island we visited. Very clean, safe and scenically beautiful.

Good shopping but keep in mind that this is a retreat favoured by the super wealthy and many goods and services are priced accordingly. Think "South of France", if you like Cannes you'll probably like St Barth's.

Big plus: we were told that no huge cruise ships are allowed to visit, what a pleasant relief!

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