My wife and I were on the Venice to Athens portion of the cruise, our first on Seabourn. It was a magnificent experience in most facets (attentive, prompt and anticipatory service, innovative cuisine, and wonderful suite). The only downsides were a horribly long check-in process at the terminal, notwithstanding having done expedited check in on line weeks before, and a computer software issue with electronic keys to the suites that had numerous passengers lined up in the hallway leading to the business office to obtain new keys to gain entry to their suites prior to embarkation, which delayed Seabourn should have handled this for the guests, rather than placing the burden on the guest, delaying unpacking, and causing us to rush before sailaway. These events were not a good start to the cruise, and my wife and I looked at each other, both silently wondering if we had made a mistake booking Seabourn. But thereafter, all went exceedingly well throughout the cruise and during disembarkation.
We are sold on Seabourn , cannot wait for our next cruise with them, and highly recommend cruising with Seabourn for a sophisticated and caring cruising experience. We have only one suggestion. A formal night (black tie) on a seven day cruise is a packing burden for clothes and accessories that will be worn only once. While black tie is not mandatory, it is suggested, and we complied. But we would prefer that it be limited to one night on cruises of ten days or more.