Excellent quality: Seabourn Odyssey Cruise Review by Diane Rhodes

Seabourn Odyssey 5
Diane Rhodes

Overall Member Rating

Excellent quality

Sail Date: April 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Venice
This is the second time I have sailed on Odyssey - the first time was the inaugral xmas cruise a year last December and I had some complaints! I am a regular Seabourn traveller and found a few things under par on the last trip! I am pleased to confirm that this last trip was absolutely wonderful! Everything back up to the high standards I had always previously experienced

Top top staff - nothing too much trouble

beautiful ship - well maintained - nearly 2 years old and as new still

Lovely suites and in suite room service

Good food in all restaurants

The only niggles We had were that I felt the fillet steak wasnt quite as good quality as I have had previously on Seabourn or Silversea and the choice of food in the restaurant wasnt as varied as previously mainly lots of different types of fish were no longer on offer as before but every night there was something in the main restaurant to choose from so not really a problem

They deliver a mid More trip questionnaire to the suite which is very good as it allows passengers to express any little niggles they would like sorting out and they DO act of them too within 24 hours of receiving them which is excellent

The in suite entertainment package on demand is excellent! hundreds of films including latest releases to choose from at the times you wish to watch them - I pod docking stations too and a wonderful selection of in suite music to select from the home entertainment

I would personally like to see Restaurant 2 developed into something different to how it is now - perhaps like Signatures on Regent cruises or even a high class Indian restaurant

The indian night buffet in the colonade was excellent

We were surprised at the noise of the air conditioning in the suite which is on permanently and noisy especially at night and for some reason the in suite control for the air conditioning doesnt control it - the only way to regulate it was to get maintenance to come and manually take the system off every time it got too noisy which does seem very strange!?

Being mid ship made a huge difference to my last trip where I was at the front of the ship - nowhere near the noise and vibration in the middle of the ship and none of the rattles that I experienced at the front of the ship on deck 5 and deck 10

I would like to see the spa area included in the package as unless you pay to go into this area you cannot use the steam or sauna and on a high end ship I think use of the sauna and steam room should be included even if limited to certain lengths of time to allow everyone use at some point without it being too busy

Internet is very very dear still on this cruise line and should be FREE - Regent offer it free to passengers after travelling for about 20 days and this really should be offered on a high end cruise free of charge with Wi Fi in the rooms FOC

Daily newspapers to the room are very dear at $8 per day and they are in the Seabourn square too to read. It would be nice to have them to the room though at normal European prices of say 3-4 euros per paper

The loyalty scheme should offer more as Regent does for less days travelling to encourage loyalty from a much earlier point than at present which I think is 100 days or more which is a lot to achieve before getting some loyalty benefits

Overall we had a wonderful trip - I will be back for more and hope to see Seabourn continuing to improve and stay the best

The staff are the best I have ever experienced - just SUPERB!! Less

Published 05/12/11

Cabin review: V5625 Veranda Suite

Perfect mid ship position Lovely bathroom - two sinks -separate shower - great Molton brown toiletries New robes every night and morning Room service superb! Great balcony and furniture Quality beds and bedding and pillows SUPERB entertainment system - complimentary DVDS and music on demand and documentaries Large closet for clothes good use of space - all cabins whatever grade are very spacious

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Port and Shore Excursions

Lovely place to join a ship but expensive to get there and the only way is really by private water taxi from the airport or your hotel which is 90 to 100 euros - wonderful start though to your holiday to arrive like this
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