Firstly, to Beverley.
Thanks for response.
Yes, we are doing a Safari first and then spending a night in Mombassa before joining the ship the next day. Staying at the Serena Beach which I am told is lovely. Seeing is believing! I guess your question implied you are also staying in Mombassa.
As for Seabourn they are I feel quite unique.
Have travelled on their ships previously and even though small things may change slightly, the lasting impression is always the desire to return as soon as pssible.
My husband and I have always been fortunate enough to meet intelligent, entertaining and interesting fellow travellers ensuring a highly enjoyable trip. As for the crew, they go out of their way to deliver an almost faultless service.
They are unique because the staff on board always endeavour to create a wonderful ambience which other ships do not seem able to accomplish.
Even though the ship by today's standards is small and the seas are not always kind to its passengers, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as other people do.
As for Paul's comment, other than to get my sympathy vote, I am unclear why you seem to want to know when to take this cruise. It leaves on the 8th November so I am sure if you ask Seabourn they will be able to find you a suite!
Judy in London