Everything about the Seabourn Sojourn is pleasant and hassle free.
The entire ship is clean in its design and does not suffer from the tasteless decor you may have seen on other ships. The palette is neutral and modern - although perhaps a bit bland and characterless. Think Four Seasons and you are nearly there. Cabin was excellent in every way with a nice size bathroom, walk in wardrobe, great beds and ample space for everything. Cabin service was perfect although we actually only met our stewardess once when we boarded - after that we never even glimpsed her.
The food in the restaurants was pretty good. On the penultimate night we had the Chef's menu in the main dining room - easily the best meal we had onboard. Otherwise we felt some of the food was a bit of a let down when compared to the 'six star' billing. Meat was always superb - but desserts almost all poor (seem to use the same cheap artificial/prepackaged looking desserts and cheap ice cream and day-glo sauces as on Carnival ?). The main point here is that if you are expecting an overall standard comparable to a top London, Paris or New York restaurant then you will be disappointed. For a cruise ship it is of a good standard and once or twice exceptional. Restaurant 2 which is meant to be the fine dining experience was a bit of a let down and I would avoid- main dining room more enjoyable.
Category V5 Balcony Suite is flawless. Ample size, plenty of storage, immaculately kept and with a comfortable bed.
The most lovely and elegant of cities. Sitting on the waterfront watching the gorgeous Swedes pass by - what can beat it. The city is full of wonderful museums, country walks (yes in the city) and great shops. But expensive !
Very pretty historic town. Just about enough to fill in a short day of sightseeing - but no more. Charming and characterful and a nice way to spend some time.
This place is so full of history, museums, palaces and parks that your 2 or 3 day stay will only whet your appetite for more. The Hermitage alone would take a few days to do justice to and each of the palaces outside the city would benefit from a longer visit. One strictly for history and culture lovers.
Pleasant town to wander around but the main sights are relatively unexciting. Helsinki has a relatively provincial feeling and is without the gravity and deep history of Stockholm or Copenhagen. 1 day here is enough.