What to Expect when you Cruise with Seabourn | Brownell Travel

What to Expect when you Cruise with Seabourn

It’s easy to talk the talk and promise exceptional cuisine, white-glove service, exciting excursions, and more. But to actually fulfill those statements makes all the difference – and that is what sets Seabourn apart. This award-winning cruise line doesn’t just talk the talk; it walks the walk. From the on-board experience to the excursions at port, get an inside look on what to expect when you cruise with Seabourn below.


Overall Vibe

When you’re on vacation, you want to be able to relax and enjoy the experience – and not worry about a strict dress code or talking in hushed whispers. Aboard Seabourn, you can. It’s all about casual luxury, with friendly, intuitive service and a comfortable environment. During the day, the dress code is casual (think: resort wear). After 6PM, men wear slacks with a collared shirt (no jacket required) and women wear slacks or a skirt with a blouse or a dress (no jeans). On longer cruises, there are formal evenings and dress ranges from suits and cocktail dresses to formal attire. And if you don’t want to pack anything formal, no problem – not all dining venues have the formal dress code!

Seabourn President Rick Meadows with Adam Tihany (center) and Thomas Keller (right).


If your image of dining on a cruise ship is herds of people lined up at an all-you-can-eat buffet, think again. The dining experience on Seabourn is nothing short of exceptional. Let’s start with Seabourn’s partnership with Thomas Keller. (Yes, THAT Thomas Keller, the award-winning chef behind French Laundry and Per Se.) The Grill by Thomas Keller is the only restaurant on the ships that does require a reservation – this ensures that everyone gets a chance to enjoy the award-winning cuisine of this Michelin-star chef! And there is no surcharge to dine at The Grill by Thomas Keller or any of Seabourn’s on-board venues.

In addition to The Grill by Thomas Keller, Seabourn offers several other dining venues on-board, and all of them are open-seating. Dine when you want, where you want, and with whom you want. Whether you want fine dining in The Restaurant, an al fresco meal at The Patio, or a relaxed meal at The Colonnade, the choice is up to you.


As soon as you step into your Seabourn home away from home, you can’t help but relax. Your suite – all cabins are suites – is well appointed with all the latest amenities, from a flat screen TV to fine Egyptian cotton linens. You also have a walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom with dual sinks and a separate tub and shower. And if that’s not enough, your complimentary in-suite bar is restocked daily, and if you ever need anything you can simply ask your personal suite stewardess.

Spa & Wellness

Take your relaxing voyage to a new level by visiting the award-winning Spa at Seabourn. Indulge in one of the exclusive treatments or perfect your fitness with a personal training session in the fully-equipped fitness center.  And the Spa and Wellness program with Dr. Andrew Weil is unlike any other wellness experience at sea. This program offers a holistic spa and wellness experiences that integrate physical, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being.

Because sometimes you need to relax in the spa…

Enriching Experiences

Many Seabourn guests share an inquisitive spirit and interest in learning more. For that, Seabourn offers Seabourn Conversations, an on-board experience featuring speakers who are experts in their fields. 2017 speakers include Steve Wozniak, Margaret Trudeau, Sir Tim Rice, and Paul Deegan. But beyond just lecturing, they are there for the journey so guests can spend time with them over a meal, during an excursion, or while relaxing on the ship.


Seabourn Journeys

Do you ever wish you could have your cruise and land experience, too? With Seabourn Journeys, you can. This brand-new program offers guests pre- and post-cruise extensions that let you seamlessly discover even more about the destination. Most fully escorted Seabourn Journeys are for between two and ten guests and include hand-selected luxury accommodations, select meals, guided experiences, and transportation. And no need to worry about getting to or from the ship – each Journey is conveniently scheduled to pair with your cruise, no logistics stress needed.

Seabourn Watersports Marina

Ventures by Seabourn

Experience a destination in a whole new way with Ventures by Seabourn. During select cruises, you can join Seabourn’s expedition team members on exciting excursions, like trekking in Alaska, kayaking along the Amazon, and zodiac tours in Scandinavia.

UNESCO Partnership

Seabourn doesn’t just have 170+ tours featuring World Heritage sites, but it is also the only cruise line that partners with UNESCO. For guests, the partnership means an enhanced experience while visiting World Heritage sites plus they are supporting conservation through sustainable tourism – it’s a win-win!

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