We wanted something smaller and more upscale than Royal Caribbean, and with few or no children.
Okay, here's the good, the bad and the ugly about Seabourn.
Good: Boarding is a BREEZE. We walked straight on after checking in.
Debarkation likewise, a breeze.
Staterooms: amazing. Best beds I've ever slept on on a cruise. Bathroom roomy. Pillows!
Food is mostly good. The Keller Grill is over rated and limited. Caviar is available anywhere on the ship except there. You could stand just outside the door and have it though.
Teatime was a blast. Loose tea in little silver pots. Scones. Num.
Coffee bar on deck 7 makes killer Irish Coffee.
Good selection of in room TV channels.
No children were aboard!
Just OK: The bars. They close them up as early as 11, and they don't open again until 5. The Patio bar is open all afternoon, but that's rough in 32 degree weather. Sure, you can drink in your room, but I can do that at home. Deck 7,
again, makes boozy coffee.
Age group: The median age was 75. If you're not ready to sail with folks who were teens in the 50's, this cruise is going to be a bore.
Dress codes for dinner: Toward the end of the cruise the "no jeans" rule sort of vanished. I think nice jeans should always be acceptable.
Bad: One of the bartenders was overbearing and rude. He closed the bar on a Friday night at 11pm while the show band was still playing, then argued about it when I asked him the next day and denied doing it. Told me that 6 people in the bar wasn't enough to keep it open; I reminded him that each of us paid more than the regular client just to be there. He said that didn't matter. 10 couples walked into the bar while we were arguing, saw the lights on, and walked out.
Stability. We had 60 mph gale force winds for 3 days and nights, even the waiters couldn't stand up straight. I was violently seasick 3 days. For queasy travelers, this ship is not a good option.
That's pretty much it in a nutshell. Several of us who debarked in Montreal ended up at the same hotel, close to port, and historic. Hotel St. Sulpice, right next to Notre Dame Basilica. Roomy suites, good rate. I recommend it.
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