We chose this cruise for the itinerary and dates. Also, we had never been on luxury cruise. The food was excellent. There was much variety. We never had to stand in line and never had trouble finding a place to sit. Sometimes, we had to wait to be served drinks or flag down a server. In the main dining room, the staff was not familiar with the seating arrangements. They carried tiny seating charts and sometimes went the wrong direction. Several times, the orders were mixed up or courses were missed. Getting on and off the boat for shore excursions was easy and organized. We booked our shore excursions from Seabourn and found them to be good, except for Halifax. The AC on the bus was broken and the windows were fogged up. It was raining inside the bus from the humidity. I would say to skip the tour to Lunenburg. Even though it is a UNESCO site, it was disappointing. There is also not much to do Gaspe. All the others ports, we enjoyed. The entertainment was quite good. The theater was never full. I would guess that the average age of passengers was 75-80. I would have preferred more diverse age groups as we are in early 60s. Also, with the size of the Quest, I felt the pitching and rolling much more than on a larger ship.
The cabin was 300 sq ft with a veranda. We did not spend much time on the veranda. The bathroom was functional. The shower was tiny. I would prefer to have a larger shower with no tub. Bathroom storage could have been better. Storage and closet space overall in the suite were good. We did not fill all the cabinets. Walking by the foot of the bed was tight. There should be more outlets. The bathroom outlet is only for shavers. Cabin stewardess, Victoria, was great. She kept the room clean, kept the refrigerator stocked and made sure we had ice. Next cruise on Seabourn we would upgrade to a larger suite.
Took a one hour bus ride to the park. Had a great guide but could have skipped this tour