We have cruised many times(12-15) but this was our first experience with Seabourn or a small ship. We will not be back on Seabourn although there are several nice things to be said about this ship. However, it does not live up to its reputation or price and we were sorely disappointed.
We had one of the Owners Suites (were told they were the best) and if they are the best they have to offer...no thanks. We always get one of the best suites on our cruises and this was the least special suite we have ever stayed in on virtually every count. The outside deck was only big enough for two lounge chairs but was unusable because of the salt water spray put off by the front of the boat. I have thrown away better televisions than they had in the suite and we ran out of toilet paper and shampoo and had to ask for it to be replenished. We had the least attentive service we have ever experienced on any suite and in any ship and it was the roughest and noisiest accommodations we have ever experienced.
Our biggest disappointment was the food - it was why we chose this line. Not to say it wasn't good, it was - but not any better than several other cruises we have been on but with much more limited food choices and places to eat. You basically ate in The Restaurant or the Veranda or in your site - 3 meals a day for seven days. And many of the items were the same in both restaurants. The food service and quality for breakfast in our suite was virtually perfect and was one of the highlights of the trip. The wine and drinks were excellent and not having to pay for each drink was very nice. Overall the food was fine but not what you would expect from their advertising and reputation.