Seabourn Ovation Review

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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2024
Cabin: Veranda Suite

We chose Seabourn Ovation as we wanted a small ship, quality cruise without too much formality and found the perfect match with Seabourn. We have read some other recent reviews and are at a loss to understand some of the negative and insulting comments that have been made, certainly it was not a floating retirement home when we were on board, although granted it does have a higher proportion of mature, professional and retired people, than some cruise lines, thank goodness! We really cannot understand the 'whingers', perhaps they would be more suited to the demographic on the larger ships catering for the masses. Most passengers did appear to be from the UK or USA and most that we spoke to appeared to be perfectly happy, embracing the experience, thankful for it and enjoying every moment!

The ship and suites are very elegant and well appointed and extremely comfortable, We were in a V4 suite on Deck 11 which was a perfect location for us getting our early morning coffee or night cap at the Observation Bar on the same Deck. Our suite attendants, Linisha and Albert, provided us with an exceptional level of customer care; we felt pampered and very well looked after by them. The service we received in all venues was great from every crew member we met without exception, from the coffee shop, the guys in all four of the bars we frequented and all the dining venues, including room service, which we frequently had for breakfast. We enjoyed all dining venues in different ways, fabulous to have such a choice and decide where to go depending on mood, appetite or menu (delivered to your suite the night before), we really were spoilt for choice and a 3 hour window (6pm to 9pm) was even enough for us to get our act together, have a cocktail or two and be out for dinner before 8.30pm. The only dining venue which did not appeal to us was inside at the Colonnade however we ate outside on it's rear deck a couple of times and had the Indian Buffet which was the best Indian food we have had since moving from Australia to the UK eight years ago!

We really enjoyed our beach days and the crew worked so hard to deliver us caviar in the surf and the subsequent barbecue, we enjoyed our times in port and all of the excursions we took, in fact we enjoyed every moment of our Seabourn adventure, didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back next year. For anyone doubting us we had high expectations, these were met and exceeded, we are very fussy, in more ways than one and we were owner managers in our hospitality/accommodation business in Australia for many years so guess we know what we are talking about and we can be critical if things are not right; we found nothing to criticise on Seabourn, other than the 'whingers' of course!

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