Seabourn Odyssey Cruise Review by Diane Rhodes
This is the second time I have sailed on Odyssey - the first time was the inaugral xmas cruise a year last December and I had some complaints! I am a regular Seabourn traveller and found a few things under par on the last trip! I am pleased to confirm that this last trip was absolutely wonderful! Everything back up to the high standards I had always previously experiencedTop top staff - nothing too much troublebeautiful ship - well maintained - nearly 2 years old and as new stillLovely suites and in suite room serviceGood food in all restaurantsThe only niggles We had were that I felt the fillet steak wasnt quite as good quality as I have had previously on Seabourn or Silversea and the choice of food in the restaurant wasnt as varied as previously mainly lots of different types of fish were no longer on offer as before but every night there was something in the main restaurant to choose from so not really a problemThey deliver a mid trip questionnaire to the suite which is very good as it allows passengers to express any little niggles they would like sorting out and they DO act of them too within 24 hours of receiving them which is excellentThe in suite entertainment package on demand is excellent! hundreds of films including latest releases to choose from at the times you wish to watch them - I pod docking stations too and a wonderful selection of in suite music to select from the home entertainmentI would personally like to see Restaurant 2 developed into something different to how it is now - perhaps like Signatures on Regent cruises or even a high class Indian restaurantThe indian night buffet in the colonade was excellentWe were surprised at the noise of the air conditioning in the suite which is on permanently and noisy especially at night and for some reason the in suite control for the air conditioning doesnt control it - the only way to regulate it was to get maintenance to come and manually take the system off every time it got too noisy which does seem very strange!?Being mid ship made a huge difference to my last trip where I was at the front of the ship - nowhere near the noise and vibration in the middle of the ship and none of the rattles that I experienced at the front of the ship on deck 5 and deck 10I would like to see the spa area included in the package as unless you pay to go into this area you cannot use the steam or sauna and on a high end ship I think use of the sauna and steam room should be included even if limited to certain lengths of time to allow everyone use at some point without it being too busyInternet is very very dear still on this cruise line and should be FREE - Regent offer it free to passengers after travelling for about 20 days and this really should be offered on a high end cruise free of charge with Wi Fi in the rooms FOCDaily newspapers to the room are very dear at $8 per day and they are in the Seabourn square too to read. It would be nice to have them to the room though at normal European prices of say 3-4 euros per paperThe loyalty scheme should offer more as Regent does for less days travelling to encourage loyalty from a much earlier point than at present which I think is 100 days or more which is a lot to achieve before getting some loyalty benefitsOverall we had a wonderful trip - I will be back for more and hope to see Seabourn continuing to improve and stay the bestThe staff are the best I have ever experienced - just SUPERB!!
Diane Rhodes’s Full Rating Summary
Perfect mid ship position
Lovely bathroom - two sinks -separate shower - great Molton brown toiletries
New robes every night and morning
Room service superb!
Great balcony and furniture
Quality beds and bedding and pillows
SUPERB entertainment system - complimentary DVDS and music on demand and documentaries
Large closet for clothes
good use of space - all cabins whatever grade are very spacious
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