Thursday, May 5, 2011

Seabourn Cruise's Job Requirement: Clairvoyance!

I am sure many of you have heard this story from me, but I am inspired by a writing from someone on the Seabourn Sojourn presently.

One morning on a recent Seabourn cruise I was having breakfast with a friend in The Veranda (al fresco dining area on the smaller Seabourn ships).  I said to him I would meet him at the forward hot tub (on the ship's bow) at 3:30 p.m. We said nothing to the staff.

That afternoon my friend arrived with his wife about 3:20 p.m. and I with mine at about 3:25 p.m.  At 3:30 p.m. a bar waiter appeared with a bottle of champagne and four glasses announcing, "Mr. and Mrs. Goldring.  Mr. and Mrs. 'Smith'.  I am so glad you are on time.  How was your day?"



The Cruise Critic poster wrote today, in part, that after lunch in The Colonnade (the al fresco dining area on the larger Seabourn ships) the retired to the small pool area aft of The Club on Deck 5:

At the rear there is a small area with a jacuzzi and plunge pool. As the weather had calmed down, we sat on sun loungers facing aft. It was absolute perfection. We thought of a gin and tonic and as though there was someone reading our thoughts, at our shoulder appeared Jan, an omnipresent waiter. I said two Gin and tonics please and he said to Barbara, “would you like two also?”

It doesn't matter if it was two years ago or yesterday, Seabourn continues to provide consistently excellent service on both the smaller and larger ships, cruise after cruise after cruise.

Yes, there are some changes afoot, but the ultimate onboard product remains at the top of the luxury cruise market.