Have sailed on Cunard, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America. This was our 4th Seabourn cruise. We like the beauty of the ships, the great food and service.
This was a port intensive cruise and gave us, we think, a good tasting of Ireland, as well as stops in the Scilly Isles, The Isles of Mull and Iona in Scotand, and Holyhead, Wales. We took only 3 excursions - one to Tresco and it's gardens in the Isles of Scilly led by a very good birder/naturalist, one across Mull to Iona, and one around the tiny island of Staffa.
Could have skipped the Staffa excursion - we went out on zodiacs, were not able to land on the island and just about everything we saw (save a multitude of puffins - wonderful) we could see from the ship. The time the ship spent waiting at Staffa so we could do that excursion took a good 2 hours away from our time in Obermory and Iona, where I would have loved to have had more time.
The ship had been refreshed recently and it showed. Beautiful.
I didn't attend any of the shows, so I can't comment. Nor did I visit the gym, though I did use the pools and hot tubs daily because water has always been my thing.
Some nit-picking -- I would remove the Hublot adds from the TV in the Seabourn Square; vulgar. Get rid of the stale hors d'oeuvres and serve high quality mixed nuts in the bars. Or have them on offer for those who want them. I only went to two lecture events in the afternoon; one about Ireland was very low-brow; I could have given a better one by researching Wikipedia and downloading slides from the web with a few hours notice. The other was an unabashed ad for Seabourn's antarctic cruises. I heard some people were impressed by a talk on Churchill that I missed. We were happily on shore enjoying beautiful walks in glorious weather just about everywhere we went.
I hope to sail with Seabourn again. It was a lovely cruise. Sometimes I would be having a meal in the Colonade al fresco on the back of the ship and look out at the sea and think I could not be in a more beautiful spot.
The cabins on every Seabourn ship I have been on are lovely. Lots of storage, great bathroom and unobtrusive cabin service. We like to be on 5 near the laundrettes :-)
We went on our own by train to Newgrange (fasinating) and arranged to go on a walking tour led by a very knowledgeable and articulate Irishman focusing on "the troubles". These were 2 highlights of our trip.
Dublin did not catch my fancy for some reason. Big cities are not my thing.