5 Luxurious Seabourn Quest Tips
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Are you planning on taking a cruise on the Seabourn Quest or one of its luxurious sister ships? Guests onboard are already in some of the most capable and friendly hands at sea. Here are some extra things to consider to make even more of your special time on the beautiful ship.
Choose a Balcony Suite
Some of the suites on the Quest have ocean-view windows instead of a balcony, but as long as you’re already splurging on a Seabourn cruise, we recommend upgrading to a veranda one. Sure you could always go out on deck to get the same effect in a larger setting, but there’s nothing like being able to enjoy the passing scenery from a private al fresco alcove — if only to test the temperature and weather before deciding how to dress for the day to come.
Bring an Electrical or USB Splitter
As great as the suites are onboard, one fault in their design is a significant lack of electrical outlets, with only one of great use at a small vanity in Veranda Suites. As such, for those with multiple electrical devices such as cameras and phones, which is nearly everybody these days, it’s important to bring an outlet splitter or USB power supply with multiple ports in order to charge everything at once. We anticipate this shortage will be rectified on the Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation next to come online.
Enjoy Multiple Pools and Whirlpools
The spa may not have a thalassotherapy pool, but the main midship pool and whirlpool pair on deck next to the grill are great alternatives. In fact, there are even less frequented secondary ones to enjoy at the bow (one whirlpool, pictured above) and stern (two whirlpools and one plunge pool under shade). In other words, with only 450 people onboard, no pool will ever be swamped and some you may periodically even have to yourself.
READ MORE: What Makes Seabourn So Special?
Partake in Everything Thomas Keller
Prior to boarding the Seabourn Quest, I knew that the line’s partnership with Thomas Keller began rolling out to the fleet first on this ship with The Grill by Thomas Keller specialty restaurant, but I had no idea just how extensively his cuisine is featured elsewhere. Our advice: take advantage of it all, from his great dedicated dining room to the dishes in The Restaurant every other evening, occasional family-style dinners in the Colonnade buffet and signature burger, hot dog and flatbread at the pool grill. Every bit of his food is divine.
Stay Local and Casual
Two of the things that make the Quest so comfortable is its small size and dress code. No matter where you are on the ship, there is never a long walk to get from any point A to point B, and you don’t have to dress up too elegantly to be seen out and about. Formal nights are seldom showcased as country club casual is pleasantly the name of the game. So, feel free to pack lighter accordingly.
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