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Seabourn attracts affluent, seasoned travelers in their 40s to 60s. With the absence of children's activities or amenities, Seabourn ships rarely see families with young children. However, with the rise in popularity of multigenerational cruising, you may see some groups with kids during school holidays and summer breaks.
All accommodations aboard Seabourn ships are suites with ocean views – and a laundry list of luxury amenities. Every suite comes equipped with Italian cotton linens, flat-screen TVs, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferred refreshments, marble bathrooms with a separate shower and bathtub and walk-in closets. A personal suite stewardess – who manages everything from nightly turndown service to drawing a spa-style bath – is assigned to each suite.
The Ocean View Suite is the smallest option – and the only suite without a veranda. Measuring about 295 square feet, the Ocean View Suite comes equipped with a queen-sized bed or two twin-sized beds, as well as a couch in the living area. The suite also features a dining table for two, a bathroom with a separate shower and tub and a walk-in closet.
The Veranda Suite features all the amenities of the Ocean View Suite. The difference lies in the private, furnished veranda, which measures 65 to 83 square feet (depending on the ship). The size of the suite may also be larger, but that is all dependent on the ship (some veranda suites measure 246 square feet, while others measure 302 square feet). Like the Ocean View Suite, the Veranda Suite features a queen-sized bed or two twin-sized beds, plus a couch in the living area.
The Penthouse Suite features all the amenities of the Veranda Suite in a more spacious package. Measuring 436 square feet, the Penthouse Suite offers a larger veranda (98 square feet), a dining table for two to four and two flat-screen TVs. The suite has a separate bedroom that comes equipped with a queen-sized bed or two twin-sized beds, as well as a sofa in the living room.
The Penthouse Spa Suite offers more space than the Penthouse Suite, as well as extra amenities. It occupies 536 to 539 square feet and features a veranda measuring 167 to 200 square feet. In addition to the standard amenities, the Penthouse Spa Suite offers a spa concierge service; complimentary all-day access to the Spa Serene Area and a separate in-suite fridge just for water, juice and healthy snacks.
Owners Suites measure between 526 and 593 square feet and offer more amenities than the previous suite classes. The Owners Suite features a separate bedroom, a wraparound veranda, two flat-screen TVs, a dining table for four to six, a pantry, a bathroom with whirlpool bath tub and a separate guest bathroom. Additional perks include a Nespresso machine, Swarovski binoculars, free internet service, a curated basket of fruit and complimentary private car transfers up to 50 miles.
Signature Suites include a queen-sized bed or two twin-sized beds, plus an expansive living area. The suite features many of the same amenities as the Owners Suite, including two flat-screen TVs and two bathrooms, but it comes in at a massive 859 square feet (plus a 493-square-foot veranda). Also included are your choice of a daily newspaper delivered to your suite and fresh flowers upon your arrival.
The Wintergarden Suite is one of the biggest suites on Seabourn's ships, measuring roughly 989 square feet. Wintergarden Suites feature all the perks of Signature Suites and Owners Suites, plus a dining table for six, a 197-square-foot veranda and a glass-enclosed solarium with a tub and daybed. The suite offers a queen-sized bed or two twin-sized beds, as well as an expansive living room with a convertible sofa bed.
The Wintergarden Grand Suite features all the amenities of previous suite categories and provides the most space of any cabin, measuring a whopping 1,292 square feet (plus an additional 244-square-foot veranda). The suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and three flat-screen TVs.
What's Included in the Price
Meals at Specialty Restaurants
Gratuities for Housekeeping, Dining and Bar Staff
Seabourn offers a variety of onboard activities that cater to leisure and entertainment seekers, as well as more active types.
Seabourn offers a spa, a salon and a fitness center on every ship. Also available are complimentary fitness classes – including yoga, Pilates and tai chi – as well as personal trainers. What's more, all ships feature pools, whirlpools, a putting course, a casino and card rooms where cruisers can play bridge. The Seabourn Square (the ship's cozy lobby lounge) and boutiques are other features you'll find on board.
The ships also host Seabourn Conversations, where passengers can attend talks with experts and celebrated professionals from a wide variety of fields, including art, science and politics. And if you consider yourself a foodie, you'll no doubt enjoy the Shopping with the Chef opportunity, which allows passengers to forage local food markets at port with one of the ship's chefs (available on every ship).
Each of Seabourn's ships features bars, lounges, a club and a theater for passengers to enjoy their evenings. The Patio Bar and Sky Bar offer drinks alfresco, while the Observation Bar and The Club feature live music nightly. The Grand Salon, the ship's main entertainment venue, holds a variety of performances, from live music to cabaret shows to comedy routines.
Guests can also enjoy Movies Under the Stars, where movies are shown on the pool deck with popcorn and a telescope for stargazing. Meanwhile, Evening Under the Stars is a deck party where guests don formalwear and dance the night away to a live band.
Seabourn touts that many of its restaurants offer fine dining experiences that can rival gourmet establishments, including The Restaurant and The Grill, the latter of which is headed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller.
In addition to gourmet spots, Seabourn offers casual eateries like The Patio and The Colonnade, which provide buffets for breakfast and lunch (and dinner, at The Colonnade). There’s also Sushi, which features a la carte Japanese items for lunch and dinner, and Earth & Ocean, where you’ll find seasonal, worldly dishes served alfresco. Across the venues on the ship, you can expect a mix of Italian, Asian, French and both modern and classic American dishes. Gratuities are not required or expected when dining in Seabourn restaurants.
All the dining options aboard Seabourn ships are included in your cruise fare. This means all meals are complimentary at Sushi, Earth & Ocean, The Restaurant, The Colonnade, The Patio and The Grill by Thomas Keller. Private, in-suite dining is included in your cruise rate as well.
Also covered in your cruise fare are various food and drink experiences. This includes special onboard barbecue dinners, Caviar in the Surf (where Seabourn crew members wade into the water at the beach and serve up champagne and caviar at a surfboard bar) and Movies Under the Stars with popcorn.
Seabourn encourages cruisers to make reservations in advance if they'd like to dine at The Grill. You can make reservations up to 15 days prior to departure. At the main dining room, The Restaurant, there are no seating assignments or set times to dine.
During the day, you are asked to wear casual, resort-style attire at all dining venues. This includes shorts and jeans, but not activewear or swimsuit cover-ups. Starting at 6 p.m., cruisers are asked to adhere to one of two dress codes: elegant casual or formal. For men, elegant casual means slacks with a collared dress shirt or sweater (jackets are optional). Ladies are asked to wear slacks or a skirt, pantsuit or dress. Formal, which is only applicable for The Restaurant, includes a tuxedo, suit or slacks and jacket for men and an evening gown or other formal apparel for women. The number of formal evenings depends on the length of your cruise, so be sure to visit Seabourn's website for more details.
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