Thread: Seabourn Pride
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Old June 11th, 2001, 10:10 PM
jim duzak
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Default Seabourn Pride

My wife and I sailed on the Seabourn Pride, a 208 passenger "mega-yacht", this past December, on a 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise. It was our third cruise in 16 months, the previous ones being on the Norwegian Majesty (Boston to Bermuda) and the Renaissance 2 (Barcelona to Lisbon). The Seabourn cruise was fabulous, and worth every penny. The concerns voiced in the CruiseMates article (poor service, nickle-and-diming, etc.) do NOT apply to Seabourn. The dining experience was consistently first-rate---similar to the food, service, and ambiance of a Ritz-Carlton or Le Meridien dining room. "House" wines were complimentary at both lunch and dinner, and they were of a high quality. The smallest cabins are 277 square feet--- a suite on many lines---and feature a walk-in closet, a very large bathroom with upscale soaps and shampoos, a separate sitting area, a bottle of Veuve Cliquot on ice and your (pre-selected) favorite hard liquors (full liters) in the mini-bar refrigerator. All included in the price of the cruise.

It would be impossible to go back to a mass-market line like NCL; and even Renaissace, which we enjoyed very much, cannot compare. We have recently booked a second cruise on the Pride, for 11 nights. Unless Seabourn somehow loses its focus on quality, we'll be sailing with them for many years to come.
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