Being past Seabourn clients, we wanted to test drive this new ship and with a great price on offer for the first leg of its inaugural run, couldn't resist signing up even though the itinerary was not super enticing.
Took the Flight Ease program as well for convenience as finding our own flights out of Dubai was a bit of a challenge - and we were well rewarded for it. The very competitive price included an overnight at Athens at the Grande Bretagne and overnight in Dubai at the Intercontinental Festival City.
The ship was beautiful, without a doubt. Wide corridors, standard veranda suites were spacious compared to the older ones in this fleet. Public areas also well designed. Usual layout for Seabourn Square with the Baristas working away from 5:30am to late in the evening offering all kinds of coffees including alcoholic ones!
In addition, we were pleased to see lots of outlets for 110v North American plugs
Bed and pillows very comfortable.
Bath was configured somewhat strangely. Separate shower good.
Cabin sitting area very spacious
We were surprised that a new ship still used paper "make up suite" signs when even the older ships of Crystal had electronic door signs. Door bell quite quiet and you may not hear it if the TV was on.
Climbed up to the top of the Baha'i Gardens
Tiring but well worth it. Glad it wasn't during summer