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We are experienced cruisers, but had never tried Seabourn due to their smoking policy on verandas, but we liked the Montreal to Boston itinerary and decided we would take a chance. We arrived at the ship around 11:30 am and waited 30 minutes or so before they started check-in. By that time there were a number of passengers there, so there was a line for check-in, but it went relatively well. We were told that the cabins were not ready, so we had to carry around our carry-on bags for a couple hours. We later learned that there was a place to check bags, but Seaborn did not provide information on this. Overall the food, service and cabin were exceptional, the best of any ship we had ever been on. We mostly ate dinner in The Restaurant, where we had outstanding service from Guillermo. We also enjoyed Restaurant 2 very much, but could not eat there but once as they quickly booked up for the entire cruise. We ate one night at the Colonnade, which is the buffet area but provides "sit down" table cloth service most nights. Food there was good and although the service was good, it was not nearly as good as the other two dining venues. Loved our cabin size with seating area, walk in closet and beautiful bathroom. Lyndiane did an excellent job taking care of the cabin. Downsides were the lack of activities during the sea day and that the shows did not start until around 10 pm which, given the port intensive nature of the itinerary, often was just too late for us. One of us is prone to motion sickness so the smaller size of the ship does provide more sea motion. Also, while we did not run into a smoking issue, the Seabourn policy is out of date from a safety and health perspective, so why should we take a risk with a smoker ruining our vacation...... We enjoyed the itinerary and overall the ship, but given the issues and costs we will be highly selective in sailing with Seabourn again.

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Seabourn Quest Cruise Review by funcruzer1

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We are experienced cruisers, but had never tried Seabourn due to their smoking policy on verandas, but we liked the Montreal to Boston itinerary and decided we would take a chance.
We arrived at the ship around 11:30 am and waited 30 minutes or so before they started check-in. By that time there were a number of passengers there, so there was a line for check-in, but it went relatively well. We were told that the cabins were not ready, so we had to carry around our carry-on bags for a couple hours. We later learned that there was a place to check bags, but Seaborn did not provide information on this.
Overall the food, service and cabin were exceptional, the best of any ship we had ever been on. We mostly ate dinner in The Restaurant, where we had outstanding service from Guillermo. We also enjoyed Restaurant 2 very much, but could not eat there but once as they quickly booked up for the entire cruise. We ate one night at the Colonnade, which is the buffet area but provides "sit down" table cloth service most nights. Food there was good and although the service was good, it was not nearly as good as the other two dining venues.
Loved our cabin size with seating area, walk in closet and beautiful bathroom. Lyndiane did an excellent job taking care of the cabin.
Downsides were the lack of activities during the sea day and that the shows did not start until around 10 pm which, given the port intensive nature of the itinerary, often was just too late for us. One of us is prone to motion sickness so the smaller size of the ship does provide more sea motion. Also, while we did not run into a smoking issue, the Seabourn policy is out of date from a safety and health perspective, so why should we take a risk with a smoker ruining our vacation......
We enjoyed the itinerary and overall the ship, but given the issues and costs we will be highly selective in sailing with Seabourn again.
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