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We chose this cruise for the itinerary (to see as much of NZ and Oz) the ship, and Seabourn service and it definitely exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was great although it was disappointing that we had two changes due to the weather. Indonesia was a very pleasant surprise. We loved our stops there although again there was a couple of itinerary changes that were not great. It was our first time on a long cruise but we didn’t want to leave... The staff were wonderful although there was a high turnover as many were leaving to join the new Seabourn ship and there was a distinct lack of training and competence after a change. Entertainment fantastic and varied. Very high quality The ship was beautiful and well designed. The food variety was tremendous although very salty and lacking in nutritional information which was important to me. One feature we loved was the Ventures program and would highly recommend and the lectures were superb especially in Indonesia. The housekeeping was not as good as anticipated and I was surprised to see stains on the cabin carpet when we embarked and during our stay were not treated. The cabin itself was lovely.very spacious for a long stay. The Thomas Keller restaurant was rather disappointing too. The food was not as good as the main restaurant and unimaginative.

Fantastic cruise

Seabourn Encore Cruise Review by caledongirl

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2018
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite
We chose this cruise for the itinerary (to see as much of NZ and Oz) the ship, and Seabourn service and it definitely exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was great although it was disappointing that we had two changes due to the weather. Indonesia was a very pleasant surprise. We loved our stops there although again there was a couple of itinerary changes that were not great.

It was our first time on a long cruise but we didn’t want to leave...

The staff were wonderful although there was a high turnover as many were leaving to join the new Seabourn ship and there was a distinct lack of training and competence after a change.

Entertainment fantastic and varied. Very high quality

The ship was beautiful and well designed.

The food variety was tremendous although very salty and lacking in nutritional information which was important to me.

One feature we loved was the Ventures program and would highly recommend and the lectures were superb especially in Indonesia.

The housekeeping was not as good as anticipated and I was surprised to see stains on the cabin carpet when we embarked and during our stay were not treated.

The cabin itself was lovely.very spacious for a long stay.

The Thomas Keller restaurant was rather disappointing too. The food was not as good as the main restaurant and unimaginative.
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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin V2
Excellent.
Stable in rough weather and the solid wall on the balcony was no problem.
Handy for elevator/ laundry/ disembarking
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