This cruise was excellent in all aspects. It is not often that you can say that!!!
Everything from embarkation, all veranda suites, on-board service, restaurant and entertainment was five-star. This, our first cruise with Seabourn, was a seven-day cruise from Piraeus to Istanbul. One of the benefits of a smaller ship, with fewer than 600 passengers, is that there are no separate restaurant sittings, no need for booking or queueing for tables. The Thomas Keller restaurant was very good, but not as exceptional as one would have expected. The highlight of our cruise was the patio deck functions with snacks and music particularly the champagne, oyster and caviar sail away party with ABBA music. Having drinks and gratuities included is a huge benefit. We did not go on any of the Seabourn shore trips, preferring to explore the ports on our own. We will certainly look at sailing with Seabourn again.