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Seabourn Encore Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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This 18 day cruise was highly overrated

Seabourn Encore Cruise Review by woooofers4u

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2017
  • Destination: the South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

all dining venues close at 8:45. If you want something to eat later--only room service. Food quality not nearly as good as Crystal & Regent (& even main stream lines like Princess) NO vegetables. No one ever knew if beef was farm raised or if the fish was wild caught or farmed. The Grill was the best of all the dining. There were vegetable sides on the menu & the food was much better.

The enrichment activities were average except for the bridge instructor Denise, who was the best of any cruises on which I have sailed.

Service was mediocre at best. The bartenders were elated when asked for a glass of champagne rather than having to mix a drink.

The Ventures snorkeling excursion was at a beach--not the usual kind that take you to an area in the water where there is colorful aquatic sea life

The best part of the cruise was the Thermal Suite. The heated stone beds, sauna & steam plus a private deck with cabanas--& it was always empty. Maybe that is why they had no bar service there. When i tried to get service & said i was on the outside deck of the Thermal Suite, they had no idea what I was talking about.

This was my first cruise on Seabourn & it is also my last. I'll stick with Crystal & Regent, which are both far superior.

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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin V6 913

large & spacious suite, but small balcony

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