CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

The Yachts of Seabourn Seabourn Pride Baltic Sea July 28, 2006

We boarded the Pride in Copenhagen, and were warmly greeted. There was a computer glitch when we were checking in, but after 15 minutes, all was well. We were shown to our suite and greeted with a bottle of Champaign and a canopy. Our suite bar was a little lacking, but our hostess took care of it for us right away.

On Seabourn, if they have it on the ship, it is yours for the asking, at no extra charge, and there is no tipping allowed. We had a 5 course meal delivered to our room one night, a course at a time, and it could not have been better. At each dinner I had caviar as an appitiser, even though it was not on the menu. Our ship had 196 passengers so we made some very good friends very quickly. We did dine with the Captain one night and he was very charming. Seabourn has been criticized for its entertainment, but we loved the music and the magic. Very informal and everyone got along fine. Most were over 60 years old and there were no kids. It was time for us to unwind.

I was compairing the ship to Silver Sea, as I had just completed a trip with them. Biggest difference is that Silver Sea had large balconies for all suites, and Seabourn did not. But they made it up in being smaller and more intimate and we enjoyed the trip very much.

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