We cruise more for the ports than any other factor. We have cruised many times on many lines. Last year we did an 18 day cruise on the seabourn Sojourn from Dubai to Singapore. A very good cruise with good staff and service. This year we did a 21 day cruise on the Seabourn Odyssey from Monaco to Lisbon. The main purpose was to go to Morocco for our first time. Unfortunately the weather generally throughout was poor. A fair bit of rain and quite cool. Interestingly Seabourn has this cruise one month earlier this year (2017). That should make all the difference.
What made the cruise were the staff and food. Even better than last year and I wouldn't have thought that possible. Every single member of staff was friendly and helpful. We ate in all venues but often at night at the pool grill. They had heaters there and offered blankets. We preferred the more informal setting and the food suited us. We definirtely will sail Seabourn again.