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  1. Thank you for your kind and well worded reply. I was Seabourn’s #1 cheerleader because I thoroughly loved every day I spent aboard their ships (until this cruise). Up until this experience Seabourn never disappointed us - ever.
  2. In my case, there was a leak under the tile floor in the bathroom that was permeating up through the grout. That is why the grout would never set up.
  3. That was the issue exactly. Ship was full for the first 14 day segment.
  4. Good point and thank you for bring up the HVAC issues. It was day 5 before the room would cool below 76 degrees. Maintenance worked on the HVAC for the first 4 days and finally replaced the main blower on day 5. (I carry a digital room thermometer when I travel.) I guess when I was living in the sewer, I stopped noticing how warm the room was.
  5. Why now? Why not now? No one is on any Seabourn (or any cruise) now.
  6. Odyssey 637. Ship was full for the first 14 days so I couldn't be moved. "Problem Solved?" Would you trade getting an OBC of $1200 for a ruined $18,000 cruise and the choice experience of living with a sewage smell for 14 days of your life? An added bonus to this experience is; I developed an upper respiratory infection during those 14 days which hasn't been resolved yet (7 months later).
  7. Ship was full for the first 14 days (first leg). One day turns into 2 and then 3 and so on. If I knew it would go on for 14 days I would ha left the ship day 3 or 4.
  8. We've been long time loyal Seabourn cruisers and I'm 3 days short of Diamond. Our last Seabourn cruise was a 21 day Caribbean holiday cruise last December. Until this last cruise, Seabourn almost never disappointed us and, when something did go wrong, Seabourn immediately made the situation right. Sadly Seabourn did disappoint us our last cruise on the Odyssey, . Starting day 2 our suite had a strong sewer smell or odor that was, at times, so bad we dreaded going into our stateroom. We immediately engaged our room steward's manager who assured us the situation woul
  9. Hi islandchick saminina raises a good point. We’re you specially asking: A. where to get the best hunk of meat on the ship or B: did you want to know the specific grade of beef SB purchases in a specific country at a specific Time of provisioning? If you are interested in discussing B then I can help. I’ve worked in the US beef industry for over 10 years, am currently on a SB ship and consider myself an honest person. In short A: Quality of beef is good everywhere on the ship. The answer to B is a lot more complicated.
  10. Not sure I understand the laugh part but I totally agree with Dans post.
  11. I’m no political expert nor do I have a crystal ball but i don’t see this situation the same as in Peru where the leftist party wins an election and antifa stops rioting and goes home. This isn’t going to end soon or end well for HK. If I were a betting man I’d bet heavy on the favorites - the PRC. The world has abandoned Hong Kong IMHO
  12. I’m currently on the Quest too... and I’m speechless. This is my 15th SB cruise since 2012 and I find SB to be consistently excellent. . As for the TP issue: - so far not one TP malfunction yet. My face likes soft. My caboose likes strong. And, just maybe, a little sand on the paper may help get job done.
  13. I absolutely envy you on your upcoming ‘first time on Seabourn’ experience. I don’t want to over sale this but our first SB Cruise was ‘the’ special one. I’ve taken 30+ cruises on the big box cruise lines and didn’t really know what to expect going on SB for the first time but ‘OMG’ it was so different and so excellent. I’m currently on #15 and they have all been as good as the last BUT the 1st one... kind of like the first time I saw my wife 35 years ago. I’m hoping it goes well for you ;0
  14. Plastic, about 500-750 ml,, very wide mouths(to wide IMO) and yes on the shore excursion bottles thank God.
  15. This is meant to be an update on all of the changes, policies, and conditions we’ve been discussing for the past 6 months or so. I’m a repeat SB customer since 2012 or so and is where we are IMHO: What’s new: 1. In room plastic WATER bottles have been replaced with the refillable Nordaq water bottle system. My review is: the water in the reusable water bottles is, in fact, water. Score - planet earth. 2. Suites were ready when we boarded at 12:30pm. This may be a new policy fleet wide (or not) but: Score - early SB boarders 3. Diamond passengers get their own specia
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