03/06/2011...7:49 am

Is a luxury cruise in your future?

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Seabourn Square is the heart of the line's Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest. The all-purpose, charmingly cozy room, offers a coffee bar, library, game room, Internet cafe, destination information desk, and boutique.

If you’ve ever considered splashing out on a luxury cruise, Seabourn’s a great line for virgins. And as of today — it’s even better than before.

The 450-passenger Seabourn Quest, the third and last in a series of three luxury ships to be launched, yes, you got it, over a three year period, makes its debut over the next week on a series of short, three night cruises between Rome’s Civitavecchia and Monte Carlo.

For us, the big question for Seabourn Quest is this: How do you improve on a cruise experience that usually equals perfection? On our most recent trip on the identical Seabourn Sojourn, a Norwegian fjords voyage, last fall, Sojourn was just a superb home away from home – casually elegant, very inclusive, gorgeous light-infused interiors, superb food and service, and spacious cabins. Best of all? The experience was low key and quite unpretentious, too.

For all those reasons – and one more – if you’ve ever considered, but hesitated, to try a luxury cruise, Seabourn’s newer triplets (which also include Seabourn Odyssey) are a good bet. The one more is that Seabourn, because it’s launched three new ships in three years, has a heck of a lot more berths to sell than its luxury competitors. Translated? It’s offering fantastic value. In the U.S. our deals section is showing week-long cruises from $2,499 (in the UK Gills is showing some bargains starting at £2,200 for 7-night Black Sea trips). When you consider you barely have to splash out for anything (save for spa or shore tours), that’s a fine deal.

Stay tuned as we report from Seabourn Quest coming up this week. And feel free to let us know what you want to know – not just about Quest – but about luxury cruising.


How do you improve on perfection? In a series of blog posts chronicling our trip on Seabourn Sojourn to Norway’s fjords, we ask — and answer — the question.

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  • Could you please tell us who are the Chefs in the MDR and the Colonnade please.
    Also the Maitre’d in the MDR


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