Seabourn Ovation


Seabourn Ovation represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. She will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world's most discerning travelers.


24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Formal Nights
Hot Tub
Kosher Meals
Specialty Restaurants
Swimming Pool
Water Sports Platform
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Spacious all-suite accommodations

    Fine wines

    Welcome champagne and in-suite bar

    Open bars

    Intuitive, gracious service


    Unique itineraries

    All dining

    Culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller

Not Included

  • Spa and beauty treatments, Shore Excursions, Premium Wines and liquors, Casino, Shopping and items of a personal nature.

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
40350 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

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Seabourn Ovation

By: John

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

This was our first cruise on Seabourn, so we can't compare it to other ships in the Seabourn fleet. That said: we thought the ship was first class in every respect and we liked the size of the ship. We liked the dining options and the activities that were available on board. We also liked the shore excursions that we booked through Seabourn. As an aside, some of the people we met who were veterans of Seabourn cruising felt the ship was a little too large, meaning they preferred the smaller Seabourn ships with fewer passengers.


By: Belle

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

This is a beautiful ship. It does not feel like it accommodates 600 people but has the feeling of being smaller. Our suite was spacious and beautifully appointed. Several of the staff knew our names from the beginning of the cruise. The food was wonderful and the service great for the most part. Given that it has only been in service a couple of month, a few glitches were to be expected, but very minor. The shore excursions were well organized and the groups were small, making it easy to stay together and make friends. It was nice to not be expected to tip at the end of the cruise and to have all drinks included, not just at meals - even bottles of wine in our suite. We would definitely recommend Seabourn and will probably said with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Norwegian Fjords


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

The voyage was excellent. The cabins were spacious and well designed. The ship was extremely stable in the rougher seas. Enjoyed the Ventures programs offered.

On the ship was amazing. Dining experience and hospitality

By: Travel

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2018

were not included in any of the virtuoso extras. that were offered. Tours , lunch ,dinners.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Upchurch

Seabourn Denmark Norway cruise

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2018

our time was very enjoyable and relaxing
Travel Advisor:  Michele Benigno


By: smcknight

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

We loved the ship(just the right size) and the crew and the food(except for the Thomas Keller restaurant) which was a disappointment. We also would have loved to have better TV coverage(British Open) and free WIFI. Even the cheapest hotels in the US have free WIFI. Otherwise everything exceeded our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer

review of cruise ship

By: Eve

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018

We traveled on the Suborn Ovation. What a beautiful ship!!! Best shower pressure I had anywhere...LOL! Seriously we were thrilled with our experience and would highly recommend it. Great food, service, entertainment, spa...just can't say enough good things!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

Cruise 2018

By: Cruise 2018

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

It was a wonderful time. From walking on the ship to our cabin and all the service we had entailed.
Travel Advisor:  Holly Mayhew

Seabourn Cruise

By: Tim

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2018

Quality of options, food, drinks and entertainment was very good. Accomidations very comfortable. Itineary was average for this curise. Fun clientel.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Cruise through the Baltic Sea

By: PeterB

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise aboard the Ovation. Our suite on the 11th deck was wonderful, convenient to early morning coffee in the Observation Lounge. Food was very good; staff very accommodating. We were impressed that restaurant staff knew our names after several days. Surprised that there were only 2 fine dining venues on board. (Regent “Explorer “ has 4.). Enjoyed the shore excursions and tour guides, a lot. Suggest that the all-day Virtuoso tour be concluded immediately after lunch. All morning, lunch, then 2 hours more touring is too much.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

Seabourn Ovation

By: JT

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Ovation was just the right size ship - not too big and not too many people. Good food, wines, organisation. Crew were generally very courteous and helpful. Cabin staff were super. Disappointment was the late itinerary change having St Petersburg trip cut from 3 to 2 days and Ventspils added.

Seabourn Ovation

By: John M.

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018

Ship overall is excellent and met our expectations having previously sailed on Silversea Silver Spirit twice and a Regent ship. This was our first Seabourn cruise. Ship seemed to sail smoother and quieter than prior cruises perhaps due to newer technology. Service, food, entertainment and accommodations were consistent with what we would expect for a cruise in this price range. Here are some specifics: The talent level of all entertainers was first rate. The Tim Rice show was very good. Wish the entertaining troupe did an additional show. We enjoyed having them in the club for some songs at night. Service in the Restaurant was overall good but a bit inconsistent and one night in particular was below par. We ordered off reserve wine list as the wines offered with dinner were not as varied and of quality that were poured by the glass in the Observation deck at no additional charge. Weather prevented us from the al fresco dining option. Room service was good.
Travel Advisor:  Lydia Ganz


By: Jazbo

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018

Very nice, save a few hiccups (delayed boarding among them). Far from perfect, but pleasant. The ship is impeccably kept, public spaces and cabins are luxurious. Friendly staff are the big plus on a Seabourn cruise.


By: Peter po

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2018

Overall the ship was very good. Accommodations, food and cabin service, staff, entertainment. There were service issues in the main restaurant--times when the wait staff seemed to disappear and delays in providing the food we ordered and in one case losing a reservation we had made months in advance to the Keller Restaurant. The biggest issue for us and apparently many other passengers was the itinerary. When we booked the cruise, almost a year in advance, the itinerary included 3 days in St. Petersburg(the most important reason we chose this cruise. Two months before sailing and after we had booked airlines, hotels, insurance, and tours, Seabourn cancelled one day and substituted a day in a no name, nothing town in Latvia. Repeated requests for an explanation both with the corporate office and on board resulted in no explanation.
Travel Advisor:  Corinne Levine


By: Hokie26

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

This was the second sailing of this faboulous ship! The suites were large and luxurious. The personal attentant was wonderful. The meals were gourmet. Everything was well above first class!
Travel Advisor:  Kim Holland

Another great cruise

By: Bob R

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018

Magnificent venue for a memorable destination, Norwegian fjords to the North Cape. Captain Padder exuded quiet confidence and mixed with guests the best we have ever seen, anywhere. Handre, Cruise Director, was the best ever. Seabourn Singers and Dancers and their shows were the best yet. Food and service were up to Seabourn's usual high standard.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster
Not Recommended


By: Lou

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Internet was out of operation 70% of the time after paying an additional $400 for ship's wifi connection. News channels were down much of the time. Shower fluctuated from hot to cold much of the trip. Our helicopter tour was cancelled at the last minute after the difficult and painful walk to the bus departure area. She has Osteoarthritis and it is most difficult for her to move about. We should have been alerted while we were still in our suite.

Great Travel

By: M

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

An excellent experience.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips


By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

The Ovation is a gorgeous ship. It is well designed and beautifully appointed. The art work is very interesting. I loved this ship.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Dowling

love Seabourn

By: Europe Summer 2018

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

These new ships are so nice. Kris got me on this cruse last minute with a great price. Love it,
Travel Advisor:  Kris Matela

Baltic Cruise

By: Llahnevar

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

Very good. We did experience problems related to the disconnect between the Wellness Centre and the ships management.

Seabourn Ovation

By: JoeC

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

The Ovation is a beautiful new ship that is slightly larger than the older Seabourn ships but yet retains the same familiar feel (Seabourn Square, Colonnade etc.). The bar at the Keller Grill is a very nice addition where one can relax in a nice setting with piano music and singer. Overall, we enjoyed the Ovation and give it a high rating.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Harvell


By: Bonnie

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2018

Fantastic! Best cruise ever out of 35 cruises and 4 other seabourn
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale



Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2018


Beautiful Ship

By: Carlos

Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2018

We enjoyed our recent cruise on the new Ovation. Like it's sister, the Encore, it offers a lot more space inside and out, and more dining options. We especially like the Thomas Keller Grill (with much more space and a lovely bar area compared to the three mid-sized ships). There were more outlets in our suite for direct 110 voltage plugs, and there seemed to be more cupboard storage than on the Encore. Service, as always, was superior. Our only problems occurred with the Seabourn Excursions in Spain -- which Seabourn is now well aware of. They have refunded our money for these tours, and have offered us a generous shipboard credit for our next cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Rob Clabbers


By: Pato

Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2018

Excellent ship good food beautiful boat
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

First Ovation Cruise


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018

Being very keen Seabourn fans, we were really looking forward to boarding the new Seabourn ship in Lisbon. The staff are fantastic, the facilities 6 star as is the service. Knowing customers names and using them is flattering and typical Seabourn standard. Loved everything about being on board. I'm convinced Seabourn doesn't allow the word "NO" being said to any customer request - nothing is too small or big for the staff to rectify. One or two of the Seabourn excursions in Spain were perhaps not up to the usual Seabourn standard.

Adriatic Cruise

By: Dollar

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2018

The ship was beautiful and the staff was very polite and professional. However, it did appear at times that the ship was understaffed. Towels were left on the floor in the spa area and around the main pool deck along with tables that needed to be cleared. In the evenings the bars seemed to be understaffed also. Several heated beds in the spa area did not work, which we paid $150.00 to use along with the steam rooms during the cruise. It was also disappointing not to have unlimited WiFi onboard given the price of the cruise and WiFi availability on ships of their peers. We traveled with friends (Mike and Rosie Hesse) from Houston, Texas who have sailed on other Seabourn vessels and recommended that we join them on the Ovation.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kelly
Not Recommended

A cruise that was not the Best

By: Ralph C

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2018

First of all the staff on board this ship was outstanding. The problem is Seabourn. Seabourn does not give you what you want on a cruise. All other cruise lines we have used are there for us. Seabourn is always lookin for ways to cut corners and make more money. A cruise is for enjoyment not for having to pay for every little thing: like internet connection, 5 washing machines for over 400 people, same meals every week, very small menu for room service. Once again we enjoyed all the staff, but Seabourn will not be our most favorite cruise line.

Seaboard cruise Singapore to HK

By: Rob

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2020

Very nice cruise;very well looked after by Seabourn. Our Virtuoso reps on board were very much below par.



Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2020

The best cruise ship ever
Travel Advisor:  Marion Harbison

Not yet perfect

By: Vagabond

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2019

The Seabourn Ovation is a newish ship (less than a year old) and still has some kinks to work out. The major issues, at least for those who have sailed on Seabourn before is that the crew, while courteous and generally efficient, lack the warmth that I have come to expect on Seabourn. The majority of Ovation's crew seem to be new to Seabourn and they need some seasoning. Some things did go awry for example missed items at dinner, people running around looking for things, etc. Not to say that this was horrible, just not as expected on Seabourn. I'd give them another 6 months or so to settle in.
Travel Advisor:  Shawn O'Connor

OK but not Great

By: Dani

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2019

Having travelled on various Seabourn ships, we have a distinct preference for the smaller ones. Service and attention to detail is not as good on the larger ships. Senior members of the crew are almost invisible on Ovation, and the shore excursion people were hopeless. Seabourn Square Guest Service staff bordered on surly. Bright lights were the baristas in the Seabourn square coffee area, the housekeeping staff, and many of the bar and wait staff.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Keeso-Hall

Seabourn Ovation

By: Sugar

Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2019

We enjoyed our time on the Seabourn Ovation.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Seabourn Ovation to SE Asia

By: Nancy Robinson

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2019

Not only was our time aboard ship very enjoyable -- and we were very well cared for -- but the land excursions were well planned, informative, and pleasant. This was a first-rate experience. The lecturers were pretty good; I skipped the evening entertainment, which didn't promise to be my cup of tea, but I did enjoy the snippet of classical music I heard as well as the ethnic singing and dancing.


By: Mac

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019

great ship with wonderful tour director. We were comfortable on board for 6 weeks with many of the staff we had met on previous travels
Not Recommended

Ovation trip

By: S.E.M.

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2019

The Ovation's itinerary was a perfect mix of time at sea and on shore. However, the public seemed crowded on days at sea. For some ports excursions were limited. The training of the service was less than experienced on a previous cruise, and there were instances in which both they and their supervisors appeared to have less than positive interactions.

Our recent cruise on Ovation

By: Stan

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

We loved out time on the Ovation, it was a wonderful experience, and we definitely will consider Seabourn again in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Steve Kuriga

Asia Cruise

By: Susieaction

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2019

We loved our trip aboard the Ovation. Every need was taken care of. What a perfect first cruise for us.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Hinkle


By: Tulip

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2019

My time on Seabourn ovation was relaxing and exciting , staff very caring especially cruise director Handre without exception their best asset

First Cruise

By: Bindy

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2019

Absolutely fantastic. Fabulous ship, cabins/suites, service etc.


By: Auro

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2019

An amazing cruise. Incredible food, good entertainment and a very professional staff in every single area of the cruise.

Venice to Athens

By: Von

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

Our second Seabourn trip was was a true luxurious experience
Travel Advisor:  Manley Ludwig

New but not yet up to Seabourn standards

By: Titanium Member

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

Wonderful Penthouse Suite, fine food, extraordinary fine wines and service improved on each day. We had our own private tours that Concierge Travel arranged and they were superb. Much less expensive and private for our group. We will take more Seabourn cruises but their is very stiff competition with Regent Explorer.
Travel Advisor:  Manley Ludwig


By: Jack

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

We actually were on the Ovation twice. Thoroughly enjoyed both experiences.
Travel Advisor:  Manley Ludwig

Loved it

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

Our first time on Seabourn so kept comparing to Crystal and Oceania but after 14 days on board Seabourn comes out on top. The ship is a perfect size, the crew were excellent and the all inclusive makes shipboard life so easy when travelling with friends or making new friends. The only negative is there were never enough chairs around the pool and we noticed a few disgruntled passengers because of that.

April 2019

By: Joan

Reviewed on: 06 May 2019

Wonderful time; outstanding service; excellent dining experience, activities, lecturers
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Keeso-Hall


By: Pato

Reviewed on: 03 May 2019

Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras


By: Harry

Reviewed on: 18 May 2019

As always just great. This was my first trip on Ovation or Encore and was a bit nervous as to whether the greater number of guests would be a minus. Based on this particular cruise it was not. True to tradition their ability to deal with individuals is remarkable.
Travel Advisor:  Gwen Pullman Trucco


By: Susan

Reviewed on: 29 May 2019

Can’t wait to take more cruises!
Travel Advisor:  Ann Harrison

Seabourn Cruise

By: Juetten

Reviewed on: 24 May 2019

Quality of service was of a very high standard. Entertainment was quite good compared to other cruise lines. Food was very good but not exceptional. Seabourn needs o find a way for passengers to enjoy Keller Grill more than once on a cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Turner


By: Estelle

Reviewed on: 30 May 2019

We had a very happy time on the ship.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Shifrin

Seabourn ovation

By: Mag

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2019

Best trip ever. Ship beautiful. Service food entertainment were fantastic. Itinerary was magbificent
Travel Advisor:  Ronni Winik


By: Tag along

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

All round great holiday with good on shore tours.


By: John Liz

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

Very relaxing and enjoyable. Crew were very friendly and the food very plentiful.

Seabourn is a great cruise line and Staff are exceptional

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2019

This trip was with Seabourn Ovation. We enjoyed this new itinerary visiting many new ports. The rooms are great, dining venues enjoyable and the square is a nice place for a coffee and to meet fellow passengers. The Seabourn Staff are well trained, friendly and made our trip very special.

Seabourn Ovation

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

We enjoyed our time on the Ovation. It was our first cruise on a Seabourn ship and we especially liked the Ventures program The people involved with this program were excellant.

Seabourn Ovation

By: Harry

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

Another wonderful Seabourn ship! I believe it is beat suited to be in warm water areas as you need to be able to use the outdoor dining options. In cold weather, the indoor dining areas become very crowded.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Gardner

Seabourn Ovation trip to North Cape

By: Marcia

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2019

This was my first trip on Seabourn and found it perfect ... amazing personal service, amazing dining experiences, lovely passengers and love the size of the Ovation. I look forward to another trip before too long.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass

Wonderful Cruise

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

We totally enjoyed our 15 day cruise on the Seabourn Ovation. It's a great ship and the service from all the staff is unbeatable.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Harvell

Perfect trip on the Ovation

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2019

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our cruise. We thought Seabourn did a terrific job in every department. I felt very pampered. The food, amenities - there really wasn’t anything they could have done better.
Travel Advisor:  Taryn Daley


By: Georgia

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

Outstanding service. Staff is friendly and very professional. The ship has comfortable accommodations and the public spaces are gorgeous. The food is very good. I will travel with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

Baltic cruise

By: Elizabeth

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

We loved it and look forward to our next cruise on Seabourn
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Betts


By: plp

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2019

This was our second cruise on Seabourn. The ship is very nice. Modern, clean and very well kept. The state rooms are more spacious than one would expect on a ship.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Betts

Baltic Cruise

By: Titan

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

This cruise was better than we expected! All details were cared for and accommodated. The food was delicious. I will say there were a couple of inconsistencies on the freshness of a few things for the breakfast buffet and only one dinner option- the lobster tail was not good at all - very dry- which was a disappointment BUT there was never a problem asking for a substitution. We were never made to feel like we were annoying if we asked for anything. Every person working on the ship was very friendly and there to please. I always feel that problems arise - it is how they are handled that truly identifies a company. Seabourn handled everything so well- we would go again without question!
Travel Advisor:  Shari Weinstein

Loved it

By: Rutie

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019

Wonderful crew, stateroom, restaurants, entertainment. Everyone helpful and friendly.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Chaitman


By: Golfers

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2019

Perfect. Everything that we expected and more. Beautiful ship. Staff was very attentive and professional.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

Cruise ship

By: Crooser

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2019

The ship was nice, newer, and clean. The food and service were generally excellent. Seasoned cruisers offered, though, that they felt the service was better prior to being acquired by Carnival. Others offered that they thought the food was good but not as good as some competitors. On board service was generally acceptable, although we had some fairly minor issues while on boarding. We felt the staff handling those aspects were not particularly skillful or well informed.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Lutz

Seabourn. OVATION

By: Morris

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

We had a great time on the ship. Food was great. Room accommodations excellent and excursions wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Lynn Rudin

Seabourn Baltic Cruise

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2019

Outstanding! Everything was perfect - service, cabins, food, tours.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Good ship

By: NJ Carson

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2019

Absolutely delicious!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Clark


By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2019

The service was impeccable and unobtrusive; dining was excellent and the crew was anxious to please.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson


By: Kaye

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2019

Beautiful ship, comfortable with attentive and friendly staff.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

Seabourn Ovation 14 Day Cruise

By: Don

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2019

This ship is a smaller ship than we have been on before, and while I was worried about this, my partner said I would be thrilled and want to go only on smaller ships after this, and he was right, the next cruise will definitely be on a smaller ship, the staff in the dining room actually called us by name, that would most likely never happen on a 3000 plus person ship. I am sold and we will definitely go on another Seabourn Cruise ( really like the all-inclusive concept)
Travel Advisor:  Ileana Weingart

Ovation review

By: John

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

Second time on this ship. It is great. Very roomy, modern, all necessities are included.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Ship Review

By: Carroll

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

Overall it was very nice. I was unhappy with the service in the Maid Dining Hall. Enjoyed my time in the Observation bar. Lectures could use some improvement.
Travel Advisor:  Denise Schwab

Magnificent ship

By: Virtuoso

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

This was our first time on a Seabourn cruise ship and it was the absolute best ship we have ever been on. The ship itself is magnificent and every crew member is most pleasant and accommodating. “Your wish is their command”. To say we came home spoiled is putting it mildly. Will definitely do another Seabourn Cruise-the sooner the better!
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan


By: Roser

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2019

Fabulous. Have taken about 7 Seabourn cruises and this was our first time on the Ovation. The Colonade and Grill were superb. Would opt for this ship again.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

great ship

By: CC

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2019

The ovation is a great ship and the customer service was fabulous. The food quality was also very good. Our room was spacious and very modern. We loved our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Misty Jones

The Best of the Best

By: Candee

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

Seabourn has really outdone itself. I have sailed on five ships of this ultra posh line and this is the most beautiful of all. It is the largest but still a relatively small cruise ship. The restaurants, shows and pool area are lavish and offer something for everyone. The ship is the newest of the line and the best!
Travel Advisor:  Beth Erickson

Baltic cruise

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

It was so pleasant that i wished that the cruise was longer. Service was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton

Ship Review

By: Peyton

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

The ship was beautiful. The food and service were first rate.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Clark


By: GeoTraveler

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Great new ship with wonderful staff and accomodations
Travel Advisor:  Michael Holbrook

cruise line

By: B Stan

Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

Best best cruise line....staff very attentive
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Brye

Beautiful Ship with Outstanding Service

By: Travel Obsessed

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2019

Pros: The Suites, Service and Culinary Experience were exceptional! Cons: The Seaborn mobile site is out-dated and often dysfunctional. For a true luxury experience, this should be addressed at once.
Travel Advisor:  David Porter

Nice ship

By: AngieB

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2019

I thought the Ovation ship was very comfortable and functional.

Nice cabin

By: AngieB

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2019

Loved the bathroom and the cabin was well appointed!

British Isles

By: Margaret

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

Service was over the top.
Travel Advisor:  Marianne Martz

Seabourn superb

By: Duke

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2019

This was our third Seabourn cruise. Need to figure out some better access to Thomas Keller. Too difficult to get into and service not quite what it used to be on earlier trips.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer



Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2019

The Ovation is a state of the art cruise ship in all respects. The service, cuisine, and activities are similarly exceptional.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Passananti

Cruise Ship

By: wally

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2019

Newer ship, well furnished and the staff especially the cruise director Handre very good. On Board Cruise Specialist Vincent de Jager was very helpful; I placed another deposit for a future trip.
Travel Advisor:  Manley Ludwig


By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

The thomas Keller restaurant was very good
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney


By: Garbodi

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

Service excellence
Travel Advisor:  Manley Ludwig

Fantastic Cruise Experience!!

By: Rosemary

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

This was my first Seabourn cruise. It was On the Ovation. It was a wonderful experience. From the first step on to the last step off. I was made to feel at home and special. All staff members were great. Service everywhere was excellent. I was address by my name by everyone, There was always some near to help. As a Solo traveler I especially enjoy the dinner invitation with a cruise member for dinner. I'd like single out Handre and Olivia who were especially attentive. I'd like to commend Christina the Cabin Steward, and all the employees that I came in contact with. Customer Service was great especially for a new passenger. Each added to my wonderful Seabourn Experience. would definitely cruise with you again.
Travel Advisor:  Marina Kiriazis

Excellent Cruise


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2019

Sailed an 11 day cruise in the Western mediterranean beginning in Lisbon Oct 12, 2019. I found the service to be excellent and a product of attention to detail. Embarkation and disembarkation were painless and well done. Food service in both quality and variety met an excellent standard consistently throughout the voyage. The ship was new and well-maintained.
Travel Advisor:  David Porter


By: Linda Price

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2020

Had not experienced such luxury before. Was my first cruise. Surpassed exceptions.

Spectacular Seabourn. We're ruined.

By: Nan

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2019

I didn't ever imagine I'd find myself at a cocktail party, describing the highly attentive and easy check-in process at a cruise port, but, reader, it happened. Seabourn staff greeted us warmly and invited us to take a seat in a section of chairs. The magical part is, you never feel like you're waiting around. Within moments, you're directed to a waiting staff member. We arrived on the early side of check-in—and our rooms were ready. Once aboard, we entered a beautiful suite, and within moments, our stewardess was at the door, bearing glasses of champagne, and a warm welcome. Never mind there was a bottle of champagne, alongside a bottle of a favorite prosecco, chilling in an ice bucket. We were offered...a selection of soaps. The attentive service never wavered throughout the cruise—Ovation crew were always friendly, and kind. Even at their busiest, the service was thoughtful. We appreciated the simple elegance of the ship, the talented performers, the servers in every restaurant!
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Goldberg-Glazer

Delightful cruising


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2019

The ship and its officers and crew were, as usual for Seabourn, outstanding. The entertainment and educational presentations excellent. The decoration of the ship for Halloween was imaginative and impressive, especially the pumpkin carvings!
Travel Advisor:  Anita Becker

seabourn ovation

By: james

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2019

Faultless in every way. Brilliant new ship. Outstanding Captain and Crew. Only failure was they could not produce Clamato juice at breakfast !
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith
Not Recommended

Too many hiccups

By: cuddles115

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2019

The cruise was far from enjoyable. The suite was s not made up on 4 occasions. We left the suite , and after 6 plus hours is wasn't touched. Same for evening service. It was non-existent on 5 nights. Agin, we left the suite for a minimum of 6 hours. The main dining room was a disaster! Service was haphazard at best. Slow and mediocre is a complement. The food, once it arrived and was correct, was outstanding. We wound up eating in the Colonade where the service was better. As for the TK Grill, we ate there twice having scenarios salad and steak both times. Ths service, although polished, was completely different on both occasions. Clue the TK choreographer to hone the presentation. I'm far from a picky person. But, This was more than enough hiccups to tolerate. Note to self....Never sail with Seabourn again.


By: Grandma5

Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2019

The accommodations, ship, food, beverages, entertainment and service were exceptional. The staff from stewardess, cruise director and asst cruise director, ship officials, servers, entertainers was above and beyond what was expected. Very pampered
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer
Not Recommended

Asia cruise

By: L&J

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2020

Very disappointed in Seabourn and this was our 4th cruise. Impersonal, internet hardly worked, excursions were too frenetic and visa process was last minute and poorly done. Very disappointing.


By: World traveler

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2020

Wonderful. Ship. Excellent attentive crew Everything is first class

Cruise Line

By: Tef

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2020

We love everything about the ship and the staff. Always an amzaing time !
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

Chris Crystal

By: Jolene

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2020

The Ovation is a beautiful ship. The staterooms, staff, food were top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Chris Chrystal

Trip to Asia

By: buffalo

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2020

Our time on the ship was great. The food was divine. the service impeccable--the cruising very comfortable and overall a very pleasant experience. The only problem we experienced was the fact that the shower stall in all cabins was too small and very tight.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Levine

Room with a view

By: Stan

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2020

I was delighted with the state room and more delighted with the staff particularly with my maid.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Shumka

Seabourn cruise

By: Harry

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2020

They are incredible!
Travel Advisor:  Gwen Pullman Trucco

Handling a difficult situation

By: Christine

Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2020

Dealing with the consequences of the corona virus outbreak was very difficult, but extremely well-handled by Seabourn. Although the makeshift itinerary was disappointing, our time on the ship was enjoyable and the service faultless. Granting passengers 100% credit on a future trip was generous.

Maybe next year

By: Bob Ractliffe

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2020

The cruise was cancelled because of COVID-19. Maybe this journey next year.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster