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Seabourn Ovation Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Seabourn Ovation and Shoreside Guest Relations

Review for Seabourn Ovation to the Baltic Sea
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019

The experience onboard Seabourn Ovation was overall great. However, the spa needs to workout their booking procedures and accounting. I'll begin with the challenging first, we booked The Retreat for sea day and it was a beautiful and private area. We noticed the massage/treatment cabana setup and was excited about getting a massage while there. Unfortunately, the massage/treatment area was for show only. There were no available treatments for anyone in The Retreat, except for maybe a manicure at 7:30pm. Perhaps it is our fault for not booking everything in advance; however, when you're actually in The Retreat it puts you in a different mindset. I believe the spa should have a dedicated masseur/masseuse available at some point for guests of The Retreat. Also, food service took forever and I had to go downstairs for a bite to eat and bring back some proper chocolate chip cookies. It's a great concept, just get it right!

In regard to onboard dining, the food was absolutely delicious. We were very impressed by The Grill (Thomas Keller). We tried it onboard Seabourn Odyssey and wasn't overly impressed but Seabourn Ovation got it right! WELL DONE!

Our verandah suite was perfect at all times, and we loved our stateroom attendant.

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St. Petersburg

We booked a 3-day private tour with a day trip to Moscow. We absolutely loved it and we've used SPB in the past - they're excellent!


Dined at Restaurant Geranium, which was a priceless experience. Also, we dined at Amass which was also amazing!


Tallinn was great and it's such a charming village. We dined at Ribe and loved it (second time there).


We've been there before and wish we would had more time there than just the 8am-2pm.

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