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Seabourn Ovation Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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The good, the bad and the ugly

Seabourn Ovation Cruise Review by glenngodden

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

The good

A very nice new vessel with a very good navigation crew. Our room care (stewardess) was exceptional.

The bad

The food on board was boring, repetitive, bland, of high-salt content, and medioce in preparation. The Japanese cuisine was notably poor, e.g. old proteins. The vessels hotel staff was often overwhelmed during high service intervals, e.g. luncheon. The ratio of hotel staff to guest seems too low for proper service. We were disappointed with Seabourn’s handling of their booking credit and AMEX credit, Seabourn only allowed the higher value.

The ugly

Seabourn shore tours are expensive, the vessel was often ported far away from salient activities (long commutes) and in the case of the Vietnam north unsafe junk tours, e.g. our junk was literally lost in the fog without proper safety procedures. The Cambodia shore excursion was terrible. Seabourn and Silver Sea could have coordinated debark at Singapore much better, both simultaneously. The pool was small and poorly maintained, e.g. corrosion and detritus.


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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin V6 929

The cabin was well appointed, modern and very well maintained. One issue was the frequent loud “bang” (sound) of other cabins closing their veranda doors.


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