Sharon's Seabourn Quest Review

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Even though I felt like I knew a lot about Seabourn's three luxury sister cruise ships - Odyssey, Quest and Sojourn - I had in fact never sailed on them. In April, I joined Seabourn Quest in the Mediterranean eager to find out for myself about the ship and life on board. Here is my review of Seabourn Quest:

Accommodation

The accommodation was fantastic and was a real highlight of the ship. I had a Verandah Suite on Deck 8 (Pool Deck), which was the perfect location for me as I love to relax by the pool. The 365 sq ft suite included a nice glass fronted balcony with two comfy loungers, two foot stools and a small table.

There was the ability to draw curtains to separate your bedroom area from the sitting area, which was a nice addition, and for those worried about storage space there was a walk-in wardrobe with plenty of room for short or long voyages.

If you want to spoil yourself, the new Spa Suites along with the Signature and Wintergarden Suites are stunning.

Dining

The dining options on Seabourn Quest are excellent. The main Dining Room had a great atmosphere in the evening and a good menu. In the Colonnade you can enjoy inside or outside dinning, and for that special occasion you can dine by reservation in Restaurant 2. They offer a tasting menu that is accompanied by different wines, and all drinks are complimentary onboard.

The ship operates an open seating policy, with your choice of table size and time. This flexibility was great.

Service

I have travelled on other luxury cruise ships and the service on Seabourn was exactly what you would expect from this level of cruising. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were there offering anything from a cold towel to a cup of tea, a glass of champagne or just a chat! And remember, gratuities are all included with Seabourn.

Life on board

I was so surprised when I learned that my sailing was virtually full - it never once felt busy on board. This might be down to the fact that there was so much deck and public space. From nice areas to hide away forward and aft, to the fantastic Seabourn Square, the ship felt incredibly spacious.

The dress code was smart casual, which suited me as you didn't have to worry about formal attire. This created a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere on board.

Even though we didn't have the opportunity to use it, I think the watersports marina on Deck 3 would make a wonderful addition to any cruise, and adds to Seabourn's uniquely casual style of luxury.

For me the relaxed atmosphere, great accommodation, good food, wonderful service and space on board would make it hard for anyone not to enjoy a warm or cold weather itinerary on the three Seabourn sister ships.


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Sharon Trigg
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Sharon is Reservations Manager at Mundy Cruising

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