Seabourn Sojourn Review

Another great voyage on Seabourn, but….

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DPTANDT
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2024

We joined the Sojourn in LA and disembarked in Taipei at the end of the second segment of the World Cruise 72 days later. Our last trip on the Sojourn had been the last two segments of the 2023 World Cruise from the Seychelles to Barcelona, and we now have about 200 days with Seabourn. We rated the 2023 voyage overall a 9.5/10. This years we would rate an 8.5+ to 9/10, still excellent. Why lower? Not easy to say - just a subjective feel that we cannot quite put our finger on. The Crew and Service was still very good to excellent, food was still very good, wines were very good, welcome improvements had been made to the Room Service Menu as a result of guest feedback, the Cruise Director was as superb as he was last year, the same Captain was outstanding, yet something small and intangible was missing. We still really enjoyed the trip, and we’re not disappointed or complaining - we have booked another cruise on Sojourn in the summer, and a longer one again next year.

The one readily identifiable issue though was other guests using smart phones on speaker in public areas for calls or playing video clips. That inconsiderate behaviour needs to be somehow curtailed. As does the playing of music of the “thumper thumper” variety at high volume at times - not always - in F&B outlets, notably at lunch in the Colonnade and at the Patio/Earth and Ocean.It does not suit the demographic of Seabourn guests. In fairness, volume was reduced to acceptable levels when we (and others) complained.

Having said all that, Seabourn remains a very attractive option, overall a great product, and the positives significantly outweigh the few negatives - we have no hesitation recommending Seabourn to anyone considering a top of the range cruise.

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