We have done more than 40 other cruises including two world cruises, but this was our first time on Seabourn. We had high expectations for this cruise and overall they were either met or exceeded.
I waited to do this review until after we completed our cruise on Oceania Regatta, which we just completed. That was our first cruise on Oceania and I thought it would make for an interesting comparison. In the end, there was no comparison. Seabourn clearly exceeded Oceania in every category, including cuisine. Oceania talks about having the best cuisine at sea, but that's clearly not the case. Seabourn far exceeded Oceania in virtually every category, including cuisine.
The service onboard is excellent. I wondered how so many people knew our names, since we were first time on Seabourn and there are no set table seatings. The answer is the staff actually studies the guest listings. I saw several of them doing this one of the sea days in a remote part of the dining room during a galley tour. Very impressive.
The Veranda "Suite" is not truly a two-room suite configuration, but is larger than most minisuite configurations on other ships. The bathroom in particular is notably larger and better designed than other similar cabins on other ships. Large balcony, we used it each morning for breakfast.