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Seabourn Sojourn Review

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Disappointing Cruise with Seabourn

Review for Seabourn Sojourn to the Mediterranean
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Paul Jenks
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2016
Cabin: Veranda Suite

We went on a Seabourn cruise because we had been on the Seabourn Legend several years ago which we thoroughly enjoyed and were impressed with the accommodation, food and customer service. However, our recent Seabourn cruise on the Sojourn was a huge disappointment for the following reasons

* Smoking allowed on balconies which means that if you don't smoke but your neighbour does then their smoke can drift onto your balcony which is very unpleasant.

* Breakfast cereals in boxes rather than silos where you can take a small amount of several cereals. Did not have any (Branston) pickle and could not get any during the 17 day cruise. Did not have any peanut butter at breakfast they had to go to room service to get some and I had finished breakfast when it arrived

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

* Suite generally good but cheap Ikea type furniture and fittings. On the bed there was no lighter weight alternative available to rather heavy duvet. Very small tv screen and very poor choice of tv channels. Suite sound insulation very poor. We could hear guests in the next door suite clearly. Had to phone reception to complain at 12.00 midnight when they were making a noise. Noise from suites above us also intrusive. Guest slamming doors above woke us during night.

* Very noisy docking with unpleasant juddering when ship had to back in to dock. Extremely loud noise when anchor dropped at each port, usually very early in morning, making it impossible to sleep.

Positive Points

* Twin sinks with central mixer taps that can be rotated through 180 degrees to allow comfortable rinsing of face during washing. Large good quality soft feather pillows.

Good shower cubicle with rotatable shower head. Good firm king-sized bed.

Walk-in wardrobe.

Port Reviews

Portofino

We went to Portoferraio not Portofino

Barcelona

Had great tapas meal in restaurant called Felice

Corsica (Ajaccio)

We actually went to Bonifacio in Corsica not Ajaccio

Valencia

Enjoyed walk around town and hop on hop off bus tour

Elba

We walked around town which was rather run down

Saint-Tropez

Enjoyed walk around town and marina

Marseille

walked around town which was run down and very busy with traffic fumes

Sanary-Sur-Mer

Enjoyed walk around town

Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Enjoyed walk around town and hop on hop off bus tour. Visited casino and classic car museum.

Sete

Enjoyed walk around town and seafront.

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