Chris Gray Faust
Cruise Critic Managing Editor
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Cabins

Seabourn Sojourn has 229 cabins, all called suites by the line, although most do not have the true two-room suite configuration. All face outside and have light blond wood with gold and brown accents.  

All suites have a living area that is set off from the bed with thick curtains that can be drawn all the way across the room; a queen-sized bed or two twin beds (no third berths); a walk-in closet with a safe; a flat-screen TV with a fantastic and up-to date list of on-demand music and movies; a dining table for two; bedside nightstands; and a writing desk/vanity with personalized stationery. Outlets are made for both U.S. and European plugs. Suitcases fit under the bed.

All Seabourn cabins have a mini-bar area that is stocked and replenished with sodas, tonic waters and beers. Before your voyage, you note preferences for two bottles of liquor; these are not restocked during the trip. A bottle of Champagne (the house brand is Nicholas Feuilatte) is also delivered upon embarkation. Bottled water is placed by your bedstand nightly. Turndown service includes chocolate and the next day's activities and dining menus, nicely organized in a leather folio.

Bathrooms in all cabins are spacious, with double sinks and marble floors. Most cabins have a separate shower and tub, with the exception of accessible cabins, which have a roll-in shower. Standard products by Molton Brown include shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. Special soaps by Hermes, L'Occitane, Salvatore Ferragamo and Baudelaire are brought by your steward at the beginning of the cruise. A hair dryer is available, as well as slippers and robes.

The ship's lowest category, the Ocean View Suites, measure 295 square feet and have large picture windows. They are located on Deck 4. It's worth noting that because Seabourn Sojourn has so many public indoor and outdoor areas that are relatively quiet during the day, we could happily book a cabin without a veranda and not miss the balcony.

The Veranda Suites, on decks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, have an inside space of 300 square feet, plus a 65-square-foot balcony that has enough room for two outdoor chairs and foot rests, and a table big enough for eating. The cabins are spacious, with plenty of drawer space, and give you more than enough room to move around. Most veranda cabins have a walk-in closet with a safe and a chest of drawers. (Accessible rooms have an armoire instead.) If you need more hangers, staff will bring them.

A note: Seabourn is one of the few cruise lines that still allows passengers to smoke on the balconies. This wasn't an issue on our cruise, but we've heard from others who have disliked this aspect of the line. It all depends on who has the suites next to you.

The Penthouse Suites, on decks 6, 9 and 10, have an inside space of 436 square feet and a 98-square-foot veranda. These rooms are true suites, with the bedroom separated from the living area by glass panels that creates a nifty room-within-a-room that can be screened off by heavy, chocolate-colored silk curtains. The suites also have a dining table for four people, and two-flat screen TVs.

The Penthouse Spa Suites, located on Deck 10 aft and accessible by a spiral staircase to the spa, either have an inside space of 539 square feet, with a veranda of 167 square feet, or an inside space of 536 square feet with a 200-square-foot veranda. These rooms have a second ensuite bar stocked with waters, juices and healthy snacks, L'Occitane fragrance diffusers and a soothing music soundtrack. Passengers can choose luxury sponges, in addition to the extra soaps. Finally, the suites provide full-day access to the Spa at Seabourn's serene areas and a spa concierge service.

The Owners Suites, located forward and midship on decks 6, 7 and 8, have an inside space between 526 and 593 square feet, and verandas ranging from 133 square feet to 354 square feet. The cabins have a separate bedroom, a guest bath, two flat-screen TVs, a dining table for four and a pantry with a wet bar.

The Signature Suites, located forward on Deck 7, have an inside space of 859 square feet, plus a 493-square-foot veranda. The curved suites have ocean views, dining for four to six, a whirlpool bathtub, a guest bath, a pantry with a wet bar, two closets and two flat-screen TVs. While these suites can be windy when the ship is at sea, they have the nicest layout for entertaining, in terms of indoor and outdoor space.

The Grand Signature Suite combines a Signature Suite with a veranda cabin into one cabin. This allows passengers here to have inside space of 1,159 square feet, with two verandas totaling 558 square feet. The configuration allows for a second bedroom, two full bathrooms, three closets and three flat-screen TVs.

The Wintergarden Suites, located on Deck 7, have inside space of 914 square feet plus a 183-square-foot veranda, and stand out as some of the most lavish afloat. The rooms have dining for six, a convertible sofa bed for one, a whirlpool bath, a guest bath, a pantry with wet bar, two closets and two flat-screen TVs. What really sets these suites apart -- not just from other cabins on Seabourn, but from any other deluxe suite at sea -- are the conservatory-like, glass-enclosed solariums with egg-shaped baths, flanked by potted plants and cozy divans.

Each of the two Wintergarden Suites can be combined with a Veranda Suite into a Grand Wintergarden Suite. This suite has a total inside space of 1,189 square feet with two verandas totaling 214 square feet. The configuration allows for two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three closets and three flat-screen TVs.

All cabin categories from Owners Suite on up have complimentary Wi-Fi service.

Seven suites -- in the Seabourn, Veranda and Penthouse categories -- are wheelchair accessible. At least two suites on every deck can be connected. Beware of cabins that have connecting doors (unless you are traveling with family or friends); they're not the least bit soundproofed.

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