We had our first "Seabourn Experience" December 06, our cruise was 14 days from Caldera, Costa Rica to Ft Lauderdale, Fl. This site has been of a lot of help for me in the past when planning my cruise vacations so I decided to write a review, I hope it helps others in their planning.
Our vacation started in San Jose, Costa Rica, after a short fly from Miami. We booked the Seabourn precruise tour of 2 nights in San Jose and 2 nights in Playa Herradura. Upon arrival we were transfer by a Seabourn representative to our hotel, a Marriott, transfer and check in process were prompt and very professional. The tour included an excursion each day what allowed us to experience some of San Jose's areas. I must add Costa Rica is a beautiful country it was great we expended some extra time there, I specially loved a visit to a Waterfall Garden. In Playa Herradura we stayed in a Marriott as well, where you can expect all the amenities you will find in any Marriott at home. Food in both Marriotts was excellent. In Playa Herradura we had a Canoe Tour included, though we did not go and a Sunset dinner at a beautiful small hotel with an amazing sunset. The transfer from San Jose to Playa Herradura was an interesting ride among the mountains and rain forest of Costa Rica, we stopped on the way to see Cocodriles.
Embarkation: Was prompt as we were only about 200 passengers, it was windy outside so we did not have the Seabourn welcome I had read about in this site, since a table outside will not hold to the winds, we were meeting as we came in with a welcome drink and sat in the lounge area for about 20 minutes, until we were called for picture, credit card process, etc. The lounge at that time did feel crowded as this is a small ship and we were all in that room with some hand luggage.