Seabourn Ovation Review

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

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Sail Date: Jul 2023
Cabin: Veranda Suite

My husband and I had a fabulous time on our first Seabourn Cruise. We were a little apprehensive, as the price was a bit of a stretch for us. We were very pleased with our overall experience. Although, we did have one really rough sea day, we didn’t know if the smaller ship made it worse or not, because we have experienced some pretty rough seas in bigger ships also.

We have previously cruised with, *Holland America, *Princess, Disney, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, celebrity and Carnival. (*=mostly) All cruise lines have pros and cons including Seabourn. For us, we felt Seabourn had far more pros than cons and overall was superior, to the others we have sailed. as should be expected from a luxury brand,

Some of the highlights for us:

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

All cabins on Ovation are suites and have verandas. I believe V2 is the second to lowest category with only difference being either location or partial metal instead of clear veranda wall. The room was nice, spacious, comfortable and clean. It a couch and a decent sized table. A walk in closet had plenty of drawers and hangars, bathrobes, and slippers. Also, a safe large enough for most laptops. The bathroom good size for a cruise ship with double sinks, tub and separate shower. Also, a bath rug rather than just a terry towel bath mat The veranda was deep enough to sit with your feet up on the foot stools.

Port Reviews


This is a small town of less than 500 people and there was plenty to see very close to the port so we did our own touring including but not limited to granite egg sculptures, the lighthouse, the Tankurinn( an old fish oil tank , now used for art exhibits and music)


Two volcanoes in this town. The latest eruption was in 1973 destroying much of the town. We went to a very interesting museum that included a house that was destroyed by the eruption. Quite sobering, yet awe inspiring at the power of nature. The town history is quite interesting, and the scenery spectacular, sheer cliffs volcanic rock, black sand beaches. Moss covered islands, There is a whale sanctuary here also, but we didn’t have time to visit it.

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