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Seabourn Ovation Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

Seabourn
Seabourn Ovation
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Traveler rating

Excellent

21

Very Good

3

Average

11

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

38

Senior Cruises

4

Romantic Cruises

3

Family Cruises

2

Repositioning Cruises

1

38 Seabourn Ovation Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


paul94708 avatar

paul94708

1 Review Written

A one dimensional review for a one dimensional cruise ship

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Here it is October 2020 and I've begun getting promotional literature from Seabourn. In the midst of the plague I must have forgotten to tell them how much I didn't like my cruise with them in December of last ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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dadsbdaycruiser

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise, lots to love with a little room for improvement

Just got off the Seabourn Ovation, it is a beautifully designed ship which was the perfect base for discovering Malta and the Greek Islands. Our first cruise on Seabourn, although we’ve traveled on Silversea, in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Focused1 avatar

Focused1

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Average experience on luxury line

We haven’t sailed on Seabourn since 2012 as we were put off by their liberal smoking policies. We decided to try them again especially since the itinerary for the British Isles was unique having a good number of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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PM1225

9 Reviews Written

93 Helpful Votes

Socialist Cruising

We are frequent Seabourn cruisers but are slowly pulling back after over 150 nights. We too this European cruise with friends as we have cruised with them before. Our friends opted for a Penthouse Spa suite and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


deeg avatar

deeg

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good but not great

I choose this ship for two reasons. One I liked the itinerary and two I wanted to try a luxury cruise line. The itinerary was good in that it started in Stockholm allowing me to spend two days before departure ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Mark Guilbert

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

I so wanted to like Seabourn but....

We joined the ship in Copenhagen on the 17th August and left in Stockholm calling at Tallinn and Helsinki. As way of a little background, I am in my 50s, my wife early 60s and have cruised extensively mostly ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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granthodgkinson

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Incredible customer experience

It's difficult to capture the Ovation experience easily. But, in a word - sublime. There was no request that was too big or too small for them. We cruised as a party of four in Veranda Suite rooms. Our rooms ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Ovener

4 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Almost flawless - Ovation is amazing

We’ve been on Odyssey twice before, which we very much enjoyed, and were interested to compare the newer Ovation. There is no comparison. Ovation wins hands down. The decor is magnificent: really classy and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Jrdebush

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worth the Indulgence

Our main reasons for choosing the Ovation included some (but not all) of the destinations, notably Scotland, the relatively small scale of the ship (600 passengers), the suites (spacious, spotless, and beautifully ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Cruisekween22

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

First and Likely Last time On Seabourn

My husband and I sailed on the 8/3/19 cruise on the Ovation out of Copenhagen. This was our first time on Seabourn but I have been on over 30 cruises at the ripe age of 31, with the last 15 on the Oceania line. I am ...
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Sail Date August 2019


cece50 avatar

cece50

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Most enjoyable cruise aboard the Seaborn Ovation.

We chose this cruise for a few reasons. We had previously sailed Seaborn Encore in the Mediterranean and thoroughly enjoyed the ship, food and service that Seabourn provided, therefore, Ovation, which is the same ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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SusanWay

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

LOVED the Seabourn Ovation and our Iberian cruise

We chose this cruise because we had not been to Spain (except for Barcelona which we love), Lisbon or Porto, Gibralter or Morocco. The ports of call and shore excursions were fantastic. We saw many beautiful ...
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Sail Date May 2019


kwenda avatar

kwenda

4 Reviews Written

188 Helpful Votes

SEABOURN OVATION NEAR PERFECT

By Glyn May The waiter, sensing that our patience was wearing thin, dropped a bowl of hot chips (fries) and a bottle of tomato sauce at our table. “Chef’s compliments”, he said, “ dinner is going to be ...
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Sail Date March 2019


sassyw avatar

sassyw

11 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Not the Same

We are Platinum members and our last Seabourn Cruise was 2 years ago. We wanted to try their new larger ship and booked Hong Kong to Hong Kong, a BTB 28 day cruise. The ship is beautifully decorated. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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KIWICRUZER

3 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Simply the Best

Chose this cruise as we had never been to the Asian region by ship. The Ovation was wonderful, the Staff and Crew were the best we have encountered on any cruise line .The food was beautifully presented and top ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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EAJfromSC

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Seabourn has the best service on the Seas!

To begin, this wasn't my first cruise, just my first Seabourn cruise. The Seabourn company makes booking, travel, embarking, etc. very easy and organized. From the second you arrive, you'll realize this is no ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Dianne Chandler

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excellent service on a beautiful ship

Suite is fabulous although a little noisy as the anchor goes up and down(but we were warned) so not a problem, food exceptional as is the service in the restaurants although it is hurried, no time to rest between ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Dr John Capey avatar

Dr John Capey

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise

Previous experience. We have tried several cruise lines but found Seabourn to be by far the best. Brilliant small ships and first class throughout. No loud entertainment just sophisticated shows. Brilliant quizzes. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Gfivestar

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed in Seabourn - still waiting on a response from them

Gastro broke out on the ship and many of the cabins in lock down / isolation. It spread like wildfire. Birthday celebration cruise for my dads 90th really ruined a week each as he and I got sick Booked a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Lucullus avatar

Lucullus

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Delightful Experience on a 6 Star Small Ship

Fellow Cruisers, It has now been a further three weeks of cruising on the Seabourn Ovation for my wife and I and I have begun to like this ship quite a bit. Cruising on a relatively small ship (600 or less ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Lucullus avatar

Lucullus

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

What to choose: Seabourn or Crystal

As someone who loves to be pampered I choose the 6 star cruise lines as my preferred option whenever I can. We have cruised many times on the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony and have always been curious as to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ab21au

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Another fabulous cruise

We chose this cruise (22 days London to Barcelona) because the itinerary suited us and we had cruised 3 times before with Seabourn and each cruise had been better than before. This cruise did not disappoint. We ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Arthur J. avatar

Arthur J.

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Service lacking

We chose the Ovation for the itinerary. Leaving from Lisbon and on to Portomao, Huelva (Seville), Malaga (the Alhambra), Cartagena, Monte Carlo, Cinque Terra, Toulon (Provence), Mahon (Minorca) and disembarking in ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Travl1n

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

1st time on Seabourn

Chose this cruise because the itinerary was all new to us and it hit some spots on our bucket list, including Giverny, D-Day beaches, Bayeux Tapestries, and Lisbon. Embarkation was quick and easy. Had an early ...
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Sail Date October 2018


PM1225 avatar

PM1225

9 Reviews Written

93 Helpful Votes

Norway done right

My wife and I have done more than our share of Seabourn cruises. If you check my Cruise Critic history, you'll find a less than enthusiastic review of our last Seabourn cruise aboard the Odyssey last November. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Seabourn Ovation Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.7
Dining4.54.1
Entertainment5.03.9
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation4.04
Family3.0N/A
Enrichment4.03.7
Service4.54.1
Value For Money4.53.5
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