2 Seabourn Quest Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Caribbean - Eastern

My wife and I took our December holiday combined with an overdue honeymoon to the seas for 18 nights aboard Seabourn Quest (11 port stops, not the 8 shown above) and we were not let down at all; this doesn't mean that there were no ... Read More
My wife and I took our December holiday combined with an overdue honeymoon to the seas for 18 nights aboard Seabourn Quest (11 port stops, not the 8 shown above) and we were not let down at all; this doesn't mean that there were no challenges at all but relatively speaking, they were minor. Let's get the challenges out of the way first - 1)December cruising on some luxury liners results in a lot of older (post 70) passengers which in itself isn't a problem at all, until you are aboard a vessel where it seems that about 80% are over this age. I think it fair that a predominant "seniors" age indicator somehow needs to be implemented at the booking stage! 2)The Aruba excursion could have been better organised with more fitting facilities or located at a less overcrowded beach - somewhat unpleasant. 3)The Seabourn website system for pre-booking excursions and on-board spa treatments is not correctly linked to the on-board account that is opened for new passengers and this proves very frustrating indeed. 4)No celebratory fireworks were arranged for New Year's day at some beach location unfortunately and this was sorely missed by many :-( Now, the good stuff! Seabourn's staff are exceptionally well trained and are very pleasant indeed, going the extra mile. The food and culinary menu quality is exceptional, especially in the Main Restaurant and the signature dish Restaurant 2, which both give 5 star service. The suites are well appointed with 24 hour room service manned by a dedicated team that actually goes the extra mile to provide requests that are not shown on the room service menu! The excursions got better with each port we sailed into, culminating with a private island beach day at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas which was totally exceptional, TOTALLY! Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Enjoyed every minute of our first Seabourn cruise aboard the beautiful Quest. Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff. Our stewardess kept our suite spotless with a plentiful supply of toiletries. Welcome bottle of champagne ... Read More
Enjoyed every minute of our first Seabourn cruise aboard the beautiful Quest. Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff. Our stewardess kept our suite spotless with a plentiful supply of toiletries. Welcome bottle of champagne on ice, ice bucket, soft drinks & water replenished every day plus our choice of single malt whisky & good brandy, fresh fruit and flowers in our suite! Knew we had made the right choice on arrival and were never disappointed...... Suite was very comfortable, bathroom spacious and well appointed (loved the separate walk-in shower) and the walk-in wardrobe made it easy to keep the living area clear. Breakfasted in our suite most days from the wide choice available adding 'glass of champagne' some mornings and 'double expresso' every day as we don't care for American style coffee. Room service set up our table and came to clear later, always with a smile and a friendly word. Ate dinner twice in our suite, served course by course, again with friendly courtesy ..........Absolute bliss. Food is really important to us & the quality and variety of food in the MDR, the Colonnade & Restaurant 2 was outstanding as was the service. (Twice there were slight delays in the MDR but both were explained with apologies).The Colonnade was a good balance of buffet and table service with daily specials at breakfast & lunch and 'themed' evenings. Bar service great and choice never ending. Patio (pool) bar served poolside constantly with frequent trips out to guests relaxing on decks 5 & 6. Sun cream, lens wipes & cold face clothes were also brought round!For us, ports were secondary to the on-board experience although we enjoyed San Juan and thought St Barts beautiful but expensive. My husband did the Deep Sea Fishing at St Kitts but was not impressed by the organisation on the boat. He would have loved a pic with his catch but this was not offered. The catch was quickly stowed below. The trip didn't reflect Seabourn's high standards & was not worth the money. The beach bbq's were also very good, especially on Isla Catalina which was really beautiful and we enjoyed the Caviar in the Surf which was a real challenge for all given the swell and undertow! Water sports were available only at Isla Catalina because of wind/sea conditions so I took advantage of kayaking in the clear turquoise water. It's a mammoth undertaking for the crew & staff to get everything ashore, served & cleared but sooooo worth it for the guests!!! Entertainment was varied and of a high standard. 'Rock the Boat' & 'Movie Under the Stars' were particularly enjoyable. Spa & fitness instructor would also get high marks. I enjoyed Yoga, tried Kinesis & attended a seminar and we both enjoyed a couples deep tissue massage. Entertained new friends in our suite & were entertained in our friends' suite with fabulous prawns, caviar, cheese plate, crab caws, olives etc.... Really looking forward to repeating the whole experience sometime in the not too distant future!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date November 2011
Seabourn Quest Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.6
Dining 4.5 4.3
Entertainment 3.5 3.9
Public Rooms 5.0 4.6
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 3.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.5 4.0
Service 4.5 4.5
Value For Money 4.5 4.0
Rates 5.0 4.3

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