Posted September 30th, 2005, 03:45 PM
While I agree 14 days or more allows you to relax and get into the laid back flow of things if you are concerned as to whether Seabourn is right for you you may want to start by trying a 7 day cruise. And as you implied, we all have different needs and interests, for my own part I like some of the port intensive voyages on Seabourn because the ships go to many unusual places that the big ships don't so as often as not you will not be bethed next to some behemuth vessel disgorging thousands of day trippers. Furthemore, my husband and I are avid hikers and enjoy trekking up hiil, into small towns and checking out the local cuisine. And as others have mentioned if you are looking for a skating rink and a rock climbing wall Seabourn is not for you.If it is movies, lectures, games, the gym ,library, casino, shows, dancing,indulging in spa treatments and of course fine dining that interest you then try Seabourn.
Oh, and not to split hairs, but I would describe Seabourn as civilized -- as in dining whenever you like with whomever, a class free system of all suites, suites that include a dressing table, a bathtub and a walk in closet, and not worriying about whose turn it is to pick up the tab when you join friends for drinks.