Boarded ship in Piraeus, boarding was nice and quick, and soon we were seating in Restaurant2 having a nice lunch with some wine, after being told our bags had arrived in our suite, we then headed to check out our room, which I must say was even better the we expected. Our lovely stewardess Tia arrived to introduce herself and show us around the suite and present our complimentary bottle of champagne. Soon we were sampling the delights of the Patio Bar and pool.
Most nights we ate in the Restaurant, most mornings breakfasts were taken in the Colonade, and lunch was generally taken at the Patio Grill, on two occasions we ate at the Tasting Restaurant2, which was very good, but a couple of items were served almost raw, and were not appreciated.
The food in all locations was delicious, however we ate twice in the Restaurant for breakfast and on both occasions the service was pretty slow, in particular the last day, when we were disembarking early.
On the two at sea days we had room service for breakfast, and enjoyed that very much.
The service we received in the main Restaurant was very good, and enjoyed every meal, along with the delicious wines.
All staff were very attentive and worked very hard, keeping the ship pristine throughout. The Captain was very much hands on, and kept us up to date with news of events off and on the ship, he was prominent at certain times of the day and at events in the Grand Salon.. All the officers on the ship were very polite.
We visited Ephesus during the day for our one excursion on the trip, and hoped to return at night for the complimentary concert, however due to the weather it was cancelled. We went ashore at all ports, although Valetta and Monte Carlo were the highlights, we enjoyed Cesme (Turkey), as was Mykonos and Rethymon (Crete).
This was our first cruise with Seabourn and hopefully will not be our last.
The suite for us was ideal with very little noise, and absolutely no smell of any smoking being done on any other Verandas, Was in the perfect location for easy access to Patio Bar and Grill and also the Colonnade.