Seabourn And Windstar Finally Return To Alaska – Celebrity Cruises Changes UK Ship – Trouble At Falmouth?

The Cruise Examiner for 10th July 2017

Canadian Pacific's Princess Charlotte at Alert Bay 1930s

Seabourn is reviving the port of Alert Bay, where Canadian Pacific’s Princess Charlotte is seen. She later became Swan Hellenic’s Mediterranean

Seabourn’s first Alaska departure in fifteen years left Vancouver last month when the Seabourn Sojourn sailed north to Seward and went on during her return voyage to add calls at Prince Rupert, Klemtu and Alert Bay in northern British Columbia that will make her itineraries unique. And next year, Windstar Cruises will return to Alaska after an absence of twenty years. In their case they will use the Star Legend, which sailed for many years as Seabourn Legend. In the UK, Celebrity Cruises will be changing from the Celebrity Eclipse to the Celebrity Silhouette in 2018. And trouble seems to be brewing in Falmouth, Jamaica, the six-year-old mega-ship port that was opened by Royal Caribbean in 2011, after complaints from passengers about surly welcomes to Jamaica.

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Seabourn’s Six Ships Bring You The Utmost In Dining Style & Flexibility

Seabourn QuestDINING WITH SEABOURN

No ordinary cuisine…

  • “A la Minute,” prepared to guest order
  • Best executive chefs, members of the Chaine des Rotisseurs
  • The finest quality ingredients, which are selected with care
  • Galley tours are available
  • Shopping with the Chef – you can join the chef for his shopping!

No ordinary restaurants…
Dining Options

  • Each ship offers a choice of dining venues to suit your mood of the moment.
  • No matter where you dine, you will find award-winning cuisine, attentive service and standards of excellence rivalling the finest restaurants around the globe.
  • You can dine in their suite or on your veranda, with Seabourn’s compliments.
  • On Seabourn, there is never an extra charge for any dining choice, something that is not true on all luxury lines.
  • Generous seating in the dining venues means Seabourn guests have the true privilege of choice for every meal.

Most restaurants are open-seating, inviting guests to dine where, when and with whom they wish. Complimentary fine wines with lunch and dinner. Open bars available throughout the ship, and guests’ in-suite bars stocked with their preferences.

The Restaurant

  • A beautiful open seating venue where guests are seated as they wish by a Maître d’Hotel.  
  • A broad menu of delectable choices is prepared to order by talented chefs.
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; reservations not required.

Restaurant 2 & Veranda Café/The Colonnade

  • Restaurant 2 provides innovative, small plates, tasting menus with a contemporary flair
  • Restaurant 2 is open for dinner only, by reservation.

Veranda Café/The Colonnade

  • Popular, more casual options for lavish buffet-style breakfasts and lunches, enjoyed indoors or overlooking the sea.  
  • Hot and cold dishes are prepared to order.
  • The Veranda Café is available aboard Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend.  
  • On Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest (above), The Colonnade offers nightly themed dinners, with service indoors and out.

Sky Grill/Patio Grill

  • The perfect place for a casual lunch where chefs serve up casual fare, al fresco.  
  • The Sky Grill is offered on Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend.  
  • The poolside Patio Grill is aboard Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest, and serves freshly-baked pizza all afternoon.

In-Suite

  • Seabourn guests may order a meal from The Restaurant menu and have it served in their suite or on their veranda.
  • The meal can be served course by course, with white linens, fine china and silver settings.  
  • As are all dining experiences, this option is complimentary.  
  • A menu of other in-suite treats is offered for service around-the-clock

To learn more about a Seabourn cruise, please call Gay Scruton at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk