Every once in awhile, the stars all come together perfectly: on this cruise that is exactly what happened. The itinerary was exceptional: Lisbon, Rouen (Paris) overnight, Amsterdam, Antwerp (Bruges), Gibraltar, Kiel Canal (a day of river cruising), Porto, Cherboug, A Courna, and more. Every port was inviting, every day on board the ship was something to behold. We met so many wonderful passengers, including Cruise Critic posters. We all thoroughly enjoyed Heather, our cruise director, and the entertainment of Eliza (singer/piano player) in the Observation Lounge, Danny (singer/guitarist) in the Club, and the best mixologist on the planet: Martin.
The entertainment in the Grand Salon was also top notch - the diversity between the comedians, magicians, Craig Halliday (pianist), Seabourn's Signature Singers/Dancers, and the lecturers Norman Caisse, (Astronomer), Ian Cox, Rob Warne, etc. I am only naming a few because there were so many highlighters everyday. On this cruise we had a standard suite on deck 7. It goes without saying that we have already booked future cruises with Seabourn. The next one will be on Quest in October: Montreal to Fort Lauderdale. We can't wait to go back to our second home on the sea: Seabourn.
This room is centrally located within a few feet of the Seabourn Square and just around the corner from the grand staircase. We truly enjoyed the space that was afforded us. The double sinks, separate shower and tub, roomy walk-in closet and separate sitting area, is what sets Seabourn apart from other cruise lines. It is truly a well designed room with tons of storage area.
Elite port with many great restaurants.
Port of debarkation. We spent the night at the Hilton airport for an early morning flight. Hotel was wonderful.
We stayed at the Alma Hotel and can't recommend it enough. It is a hidden gem just off the main thoroughfare. We would go back to Barcelona (for a fifth time) just to stay at the Alma!
We did Lisbon on our own and enjoyed exploring the wonderful city.