The short review: Seabourn’s Penthouse Spa Suites are, overall, the best suites on the Odyssey-class ships.
|Seabourn Quest's Penthouse Spa Suite|
|Seabourn Penthouse Spa Suite's Work Area|
(I know you are on a cruise, but sometimes work happens!)
But what strikes me the most is the 15 feet of floor to ceiling glass leading out to the huge balcony overlooking the stern, complete with two cushioned lounges, all weather wicker table and cushioned chairs for four and a three person sofa. The newly installed awning provides just the right amount of shade along with protection from the rain (and wash-downs from the deck above).
The entertainment center has a 42 inch television (with all of the hundreds of movies, etc.) and two refrigerators (one regular with beer, soda, etc. and one spa healthy with fruit and vegetable drinks, spa waters, etc.) To the side is a cupboard with flat and sparkling water, dried fruits/nuts and tea cups. Also provided are tea infusers with a variety of comfort botanical teas and, of course, honey pearls for sweetness. (A hot water kettle and/or Nespresso machine would be a nice touch as so many other amenities are provided, but room service provides the hot water and coffee quickly upon request.)
|Many of Seabourn's Penthouse Spa Amenities are presented by, or tucked way under,|
the console holding the 42" flat screen television.
|Seabourns' standard refrigerated setup to the left and the spa amenity setup to the right.|
(Another nice touch: Both refrigerators light up when you open the door!)
|Very interesting floral tea infusers. (Your stewardess will explain!)|
The bedroom is literally perfect. It is feels more secluded than the standard Penthouse suites because there is only one double door of etched glass so you feel much more private. Also, the corner Penthouse Spa Suites have a window overlooking the port (or starboard) side of the ship making it feel truly like a bedroom. At the foot of the bed, but with plenty of room is a separate vanity. The flat screen television is mounted flush on the wall and is very easy to view.
Closing the etched glass doors is easy and they feel solid. Want to black out the bedroom? Soft curtains are provided…they make the room truly cozy.
|Seabourn Penthouse Spa Suite Walk-in Closet|
Lots of storage with more hidden throughout the suite
The bathroom is near perfect.As you enter the huge shower is to one side and the large soaking tub is on the other along with a large vanity with two sinks. The floors are black slate with a matte finish.
|Seabourn Penthouse Spa Bathroom Approaches Perfection|
|Seabourn has thought of everything from cushions for your head to a rubber duck!|
There are so many little touches and to me, whether you find them useful or not, knowing that someone has thought of them…made them available to you…created things that you didn’t even know you might enjoy makes the entire experience far more rewarding…and comfortable. (Did I mention the light switches actually make sense, are properly located and have integrated dimmers?)
One area of polish that is being worked on: Integrating the spa personnel (not Seabourn employees) into the Seabourn Penthouse Spa experience. As these are brand new, some training is needed to assure the guests are aware of all of the spa amenities available to them. Just a little tweak to be sure.
|Seabourn Quest's Spa Relaxation Area|