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  1. 5 hours ago, MainLineLady said:

    We have only been on a small number of Seabourn cruises. I’m not sure but less than 10. Can someone tell me how many cruises it takes to be Silver and what that means?

    20 nights gets you to Silver. One night per actual cruising, and one for every $500 spent on board. 

  2. We booked an open booking on the ovation 6 weeks ago for June 7. Our friends booked an open booking one week later. We are silver and they have no status yet. We got a v3  front of ship and they got a v 5 directly in midship. Seems like cabin assignments are related more to time of booking. Happy to be going on the Ovation, no complaints. Just interesting. 

  3. One may know this, but I just got off the phone with Seabourn Excursions for my June 7th 15 day cruise.  Having onboard credit, and wanting to use if for shore excursions, the rep gave me the spaces allotted , and the spaces reserved for the tours I am interested in.. This way I know if one has 150 spaces, and only 31 booked, I can book that on my first day and not have a problem. I am assuming I can still use the tv to book as I have done in the past.  This time I am on the Ovation. 

  4. 3 hours ago, Covepointcruiser said:

    What indication did you get from the U.S. State Department that changes would be made and before November.    I signed up for State Department alerts on Cuba and have received no alerts.    If they end up substituting San Juan for Havana at least we will visit an island needing our tourist dollars.


    I don't mind supporting San Juan, but having been there three times in the past, not interested in that as a substitution. Paying premium for Seabourn to go specifically to Cuba, a vanilla Caribbean cruise would not be worth the premium. 

  5. 2 hours ago, whystayhome said:

    We are also on the November 28 sailing. Like everyone else who booked, we were willing to pay the premium for the Cuba experience. Will wait until it’s close to the 4 months before date to see what’s up at that point. Do not want to pay so much for a plain Jane Caribbean cruise. 



    Ditto. Payed the premium for the itinerary and the Seabourn experience.  Not worth it for  a regular Caribbean cruise. This will be interesting. 

  6. We achieved five star Mariner status three  months ago at the end of our cruise.  Status is updated on our online account. Will we receive our pins only on our next cruise, or might we get them mailed to us. Thought that as a milestone award, we might get them after our last cruise. Obviously not a priority for HAL.  Next cruise is over six months from now. 

  7. I am looking at two of the current cruises that end today.  Both cruises are showing 65 plus balcony cabins left. Will the prices automatically be raised tomorrow or do they have a window where you can still get the sale price?

  8. When you combine all the lines that are going to cuba, you are talking about  a hit of millions of dollars to the industry. I am going on Seabourn only because of the four stops in Cuba. Take that away, and its a Caribbean cruise only. I am sure most will cancel if Cuba is eliminated. Called Seabourn yesterday, and it a wait and see answer. 

  9. 3 hours ago, kilotango said:

    Hi Wesport,


    every once in while you have to take a risk!

    The Veranda cabins of Odyssee, Sojourn and Quest on deck 5, 6, 7 and 8 are all practically the same size with the exception  of a few. See deckplans. On Legend and Ovation there are a few slightly smaller cabins up front.

    The price differences depend on the location and deck. But I don't think it  makes a lot of difference.


    We  cruised with Seabourn the first time in 2011 on deck 6, a very good location for a great sun deck up front . We loved it!

    In 2012 we booked our second cruise (deck 6) without stating if we would accept an upgrade.

    Soon we got a confirmation that we had been upgrated to a Penthouse Suite! What a Wonderful surprise.

    The day  before boarding we were informed that our cabin had been changed again, we felt quite disapointed.

    When we checked in it turned out that we had been changed to… (believe it or not) the Wintergarden Suite!!

    Look it up on the deck plan, then you will know what I am talking about.

    Needless to tell you more details.  What an experience! 

    Since then  we were cruising with Seabourn 12 times, including the greatest experience: Antarctica on Quest on her

    inaugural Antarctica cruise.

    Although we were hooked on Seabourn from the beginning,  this upgrade payed off for Seabourn obviously  too.

    I wish you a great cruise in every respect, be it on a upgrade cabin or not!!!














    I have a V4 for my Cuba cruise on 11/28.  Just checked with my travel agent, and changed it to accept a comp upgrade.  No chance of getting the funky balcony attached the the GR winter garden suite, as those are v4.   All v 5 and 6 are similar. Who knows. I was told you don't have a choice if they move you. 

  10. 1 minute ago, Wendy The Wanderer said:


    You mean an option that you click while booking online?  I booked with a TA, and as I said, no sign of this option anywhere on my invoice.  Our cabin was very nice, and nicely situated, and now I remember, definitely on deck 7, so easy access to Seabourn Square.

    I believe it's done by the TA or the individual on the seabourn site, whoever is booking. 

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