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Seabourn Quest Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Circumnavigation of Ireland

Review for Seabourn Quest to the British Isles & Western Europe
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davidh68
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2018
Cabin: Veranda Suite

Have sailed on Cunard, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America. This was our 4th Seabourn cruise. We like the beauty of the ships, the great food and service.

This was a port intensive cruise and gave us, we think, a good tasting of Ireland, as well as stops in the Scilly Isles, The Isles of Mull and Iona in Scotand, and Holyhead, Wales. We took only 3 excursions - one to Tresco and it's gardens in the Isles of Scilly led by a very good birder/naturalist, one across Mull to Iona, and one around the tiny island of Staffa.

Could have skipped the Staffa excursion - we went out on zodiacs, were not able to land on the island and just about everything we saw (save a multitude of puffins - wonderful) we could see from the ship. The time the ship spent waiting at Staffa so we could do that excursion took a good 2 hours away from our time in Obermory and Iona, where I would have loved to have had more time.

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Cabin V4

The cabins on every Seabourn ship I have been on are lovely. Lots of storage, great bathroom and unobtrusive cabin service. We like to be on 5 near the laundrettes :-)

Port Reviews

Belfast

We went on our own by train to Newgrange (fasinating) and arranged to go on a walking tour led by a very knowledgeable and articulate Irishman focusing on "the troubles". These were 2 highlights of our trip.

Dublin

Dublin did not catch my fancy for some reason. Big cities are not my thing.

Holyhead

The village of Holyhead is rather homely, but there is a great cliff walk out of town to the head itself. A wonderful day.

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