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  1. Everyone has a different opinion, and who cares what Berlitz thinks? I really disliked Crystal, apart from the Nobu restaurant and dislike SS even more. I am one of those sailors that is on the younger end of the SB demographic and I have been sailing SB for 20 yrs now and whilst standards have ebbed and flowed for the last couple of years have found SB to be really improved in the last few months. Each to his own, I prefer to judge from my own experiences, not from a very easily distorted magazine award.
  2. Odyssey has boarded diamond and elite passengers first for the last two years in pireaus.
  3. Sailed most recently on Ody in August,this is my twentieth year with Seabourn and the food and service was some of the best weve had this time in recent years, sounds like utter rubbish to me.
  4. We travelled on Ody in August and had the new water bottles in cabin, which I was ok with.... until I noticed a rather pungent and unpleasant odour, ie unwashed/bacterial smell pervaded from one of the bottles. I found this most offputtting and promptly removed said bottle for our use. I too drink alot of water and am not impressed by the taste, I was very concerned with the smell as too how effective the cleaning of these bottles was. Really not sure this particular system is going to work out.
  5. Now we always take penthouse suite or above, but have sailed in verandas many times, and I would again in a heartbeat. I can assure you there is no more special attention or "perks" rather than those aforementioned. If you are looking for some attention or bragging rights than may I suggest Seabourn isnt going to be the place you get your kicks, as passengers don't roll like that! The beauty of SB is very much in the fact that nobody feels the need to tell people where they are staying, hence the intense dislike by many,myself included, of the retreat, which is just not the Seabourn way.
  6. How classy! I can imagine the passengers on Europa, rated one of the finest luxury ships at sea, being really perturbed by such behaviour! Im imagining their thoughts and eye rolls now.
  7. Total spending, we have received them on spend of our $1000 obc in the past.
  8. Must just be those attracted to P&O then! Also a perfect storm, pricing low and due to the marketing, think Ant and Dec show etc, Brittania has been marketed as a party boat, a certain social demographic as I and others have said previously.
  9. Krazy, this is not how ALL lines are changing, just the mainstream ones. There is generally a correlation between how much pax pay for their cruise, the social demographic and this kind of behaviour. There is plenty of alcohol flowing on the true luxury lines but this doesn't happen.
  10. Skp, welcome pick ups athens have always been timely and excellent hosts and I have used them over a dozen times in Athens, i guess the ones in other parts of europe are only as good as who runs them,but nothing imho to be wary of in Athens. Also the total cost of the private transfer was around €50, and I haven't seen an SB transfer for much less than that for two, at a time of my preference.
  11. Seconding welcome pick ups, used them many times and they are excellent.
  12. I agree with Isklaar, the sunnier/warmer the destination the less likely the mdr is open for lunch. Imho, it makes sense as people are encouraged or more inclined to want to dine al fresco, or at least that is what i have been told. Of course there are always those who do not agree!
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