Wondering why I repeated the Seabourn Cruise Line name three times ? After just returning from an Athens to Barcelona sailing on the Seabourn Quest, couldn’t believe how many repeat guests were onboard who had sailed with them many, many times. The ships officers and staff held a reception one night for these repeaters and gave out a few “milestone” awards when a certain number of sail days were achieved. One family had accumulated so many club points that even their teenage daughter hit the 100 days milestone – very impressive! One couple that was awarded the 500 days milestone looked to be still under seventy so have plenty more years ahead to increase that amount.
It’s easy to fall in love with Seabourn and small ship cruising. There are so many benefits, here are just a few:
1) Unique itineraries which include smaller ports that the big ships cannot dock at.
2) Intimate ships with less than 230 suites (compare that with your last ocean cruise)
3) Spacious suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views — many with verandas
4) Open bars, all dining venues complimentary and no tipping expected.
Even the lead in ocean view category cabin is just under 300 sq feet (27.5 sq m) and has a walk in closet!
A fun highlight is if they do the galley market lunch where they set up different stations right inside the galley and you walk through the kitchen area gathering from a culinary feast and getting a behind the scenes look at the same time. The ice cream sail-a-way was also a big hit plus dancing under the moonlight on the promenade deck made for a very memorable evening.
Have included a few pictures from the voyage and if you’re on the fence about whether or not to try a Seabourn, my advice would be to jump right in and join the ranks of the other repeaters and start building your own milestone!
Seabourn Club Video