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Seabourn Ovation Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Wonderful cruise, lots to love with a little room for improvement

Review for Seabourn Ovation to the Eastern Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Veranda Suite

Just got off the Seabourn Ovation, it is a beautifully designed ship which was the perfect base for discovering Malta and the Greek Islands. Our first cruise on Seabourn, although we’ve traveled on Silversea, in Queens Grill on Cunard and various suites on other premium and luxury cruise lines (over 20 cruises to date). I was slightly concerned that we might be a little “young” for Seabourn as we are very active travelers In our 50s, but did not find this to be the case at all- we met many people of all ages, and found the other passengers to be very engaged and friendly. The ship strikes a nice balance to being small enough that we got to know many of the other passengers, but big enough that we had everything we needed, and enough variation of cuisine, public spaces and entertainment to be happy. Loved the dark woods and overall design of the ship. Below I include our impressions of our first Seabourn cruise and the Ovation.

The Good/great:

1. Wonderful cabin design, not a space was wasted- great closet (50+ hangers!) and bathroom, liked the makeup table and the curtains between the sitting and sleeping areas offered complete privacy- the table and chairs were perfect for breakfast for 2 or for my husband to spread out while working. Lots of storage. We have booked a 18 day cruise on the Encore, and I am not at all concerned about the size of the room for a much longer cruise.

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Nice cabin- great location, did have a little noise from movement upstairs but all in all very happy with it!

Port Reviews

Malta (Valletta)

Stayed at Xara Palace, which was lovely and enjoyed beautiful Medina. Lovely at night, had an amazing dinner at near by Bacchus restaurant. Toured a beautiful historic Villa, and went to the Blue Grotto, the cliffs and on to Valletta. Lovely island and beautiful weather.


Very pleasant unexpected surprise. We did the Corinth and Canal excursion but kind of wish we had just gone to Nafplion and spent more time. Had a wonderful lunch, didn’t have time to hike up to the fortress, but wish we did because it would hav been beautiful. The town was probably one of the prettiest we saw all week.

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