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Seabourn Ovation Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Seabourn Ovation to the Baltic Sea
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PM1225
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2019
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

We are frequent Seabourn cruisers but are slowly pulling back after over 150 nights.

We too this European cruise with friends as we have cruised with them before. Our friends opted for a Penthouse Spa suite and we had a regular penthouse. As I have opined before, passengers in penthouses receive only extra space in the room. No preferential treatment for restaurant bookings, no butler etc. This is in contrast to other luxury cruise lines.

We generally eat late which caused some problem. On several nights, probably more like 5 out of 14, there was not seating available in the main restaurant. We were shuffled off to a near bar to wait for a phone call.

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

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50% more space than a regular room. Unfortunately it is not the best design as there are too many doors to the closet. My wife and I always ran into one another and had to go a different route to get from the closet to the main living area. Not including the main door, there are 5 doors, one into the toilet (head), another from there to the main bathroom, one from the bathroom to the closet, another from the closet to the bedroom and finally, one from the closet to the hall to the main door. This equates to wasted space due to door swing.

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Lisbon

Embarkation

Bilbao

Great museum - bad day as we missed the next port

Cherbourg

Great tour of Utah beach. The half day excursion should have been a full day.

Brugge (Bruges)

We took an independant tour to Old Brugges - easy and excellent.

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