Carrying just 208 fortunate guests each, the two yacht-size Seabourn ships – Seabourn Spirit and Legend – offer a wealth of onboard touches and luxuries to assure smooth sailing whatever the destination. Guests can look forward to spacious accommodations of 277 square feet or more, 40 percent with balconies; complimentary wines and spirits throughout each cruise; menus designed by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer; innovative Massage Moments on deck; festive Caviar in the Surf beach parties; designer soaps, Molton Brown toiletries and Pure Pampering therapeutic bath menu – and all of the above with no tipping required or expected.
With the addition of Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn, the line’s new 450-guest yachts launched in 2009 and 2010, guests are able to enjoy the same exceptional levels of service that distinguish the Seabourn brand with the added amenities and features made possible by a larger vessel. One additional new-build of the same class will be added to the fleet in 2011.
Seabourn Included Values
+ value-added Seabourn extras!
♦ All Suite Ships
♦ All dining venues are complimentary — dine where, when and with whom you wish
♦ FREE gratuities
♦ FREE fine wines and premium spirits in bars, restaurants, on deck
♦ FREE in-suite mini bar stocked with your preferred selections
Launched in 1989, the 10,000-ton, 208-guest Seabourn Spirit was Seabourn’s second vessel, following 1988’s Seabourn Pride. The ship offers the ultimate in ultra-luxury yachting cruises. The Elegantly Casual atmosphere introduced by Seabourn in 2010 makes for an onboard ambiance that is personal, individual, and accomodating.
Like all the Seabourn ships before or since, she’s intimate and high-toned, with a spare, minimalist Scandinavian decor and no excesses of ornamentation or gimmickry.
Guests come to these ships for the excellent service and cuisine, the conscious lack of distractions, the itineraries, and the opportunity to socialize quietly with like-minded souls.
Public Rooms & Activities On Seabourn Spirit
A Seabourn Cruise Line specialty is to include extra values, such as open bar throughout the ship, complimentary wines for lunch and dinner, and all staff gratuities - tipping is neither required nor expected. On Seabourn you can dine in your suite - enjoy dinner from The Restaurant served course-by-course in your suite, complete with white linens, fine china and silver service.
Other Seabourn specialties include the Evening Under the Stars® sumptuous barbecue dinners or gala parties with live music and dancing on the open deck. In some ports Seabourn hosts a lavish beach party on a secluded stretch of sand, complete with fresh grilled seafood and Caviar in the Surf®
The most attractive public room on board is the forward-facing observation lounge, which functions as a quiet venue for afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks, or just sinking down with a book into one of its buttery leather chairs or couches.
In the stern, the intimate Club is a multi-purpose entertainment lounge, hosting music, before-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres, after-dinner cabaret, and gambling in a tiny adjacent casino. Just downstairs is the ship’s main show lounge, which is used for lectures, featured entertainers, etc.
As aboard her sister ships, Seabourn Spirit's pool deck leaves a bit to be desired, crammed in between the ship’s twin funnels and hemmed by hanging lifeboats. Much better is the hot tub and sun deck perched all the way forward on Deck 5, offering great views.
For a more active option, on designated days Spirit's crew lowers the ship’s retractable, wood-planked watersports marina from the stern, allowing passengers to go kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing, or snorkeling right from the ship, or swim in mesh-enclosed saltwater pool.
On other days, the fitness-minded can work out at the small gym, or take a yoga, Pilates, and aerobics class in a lounge or on deck. The ship’s roomy spa also offers relaxation and beauty treatments, plus two saunas and a beauty salon.
Dining On Seabourn Spirit
At mealtimes, Seabourn Spirit guests have three options. The main restaurant, called simply The Restaurant, is a large, elegant, low-ceilinged room with widely spaced, candlelit tables. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The main alternative dining option is the indoor/outdoor Veranda Café, which offers a combination of buffet and table service at breakfast and lunch and in the evening transforms into the specialty restaurant Restaurant 2, serving multicourse tasting menus.
Weather permitting, guests can also get casual lunches and steak-and-seafood dinners at the pleasant Sky Bar on Deck 8, which also offers evening music and dancing some evenings.
Seabourn Spirit Suites
The vast majority of Spirit's accommodations are 277-square-foot Ocean-View Suites or Balcony Suites, the two categories identical aside from the inclusion of tiny French balconies that aren’t large enough to populate with furniture, but which do provide good views, and allow for sea breezes and extra sunlight in your stateroom.
Inside, decor is pleasantly Scandinavian, with muted color schemes, lots of bleached oak or birch-wood trim, and amenities like a spacious sitting area, a stocked minibar, a desk, flatscreen TV with DVD player, CD player, spacious walk-in closet, and a white marble bathroom stocked with upscale bath products.
For more space (and luxury), there are two 400-square-foot Classic Suites with separate living rooms and bedrooms, forward-facing windows, and a small private balcony.
Even bigger are the two Owner’s Suites (one 530 square feet and the other 575 square feet), each of which offers a large semicircular living room with forward-facing view, a private balcony (also forward-facing), a separate bedroom, and a slew of amenities.
Year Built 1989 ♦
Year Refurbished 2005 ♦
Ship's Class: Odyssey Class ♦
Country of Registry Bahamas ♦
Tonnage 10,000 metric tons (a volume measurement, not weight) ♦
Length 439 ft - 132 m ♦
Cruising Speed 16 knots ♦
Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 208 ♦
Passenger Decks 6 ♦
Officers and Crew 164 ♦
Officer's Nationality International ♦
Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International ♦
Passengers to Staff Ratio 1.26 to 1
Total 104 ♦
Suites with Balcony 40 ♦
Suites without Balcony 64 ♦
Oceanview with Balcony 0 (none) ♦
Oceanview without Balcony 0 (none) ♦
Inside 0 (none) ♦
Accessible Cabins (all categories) 4 ♦
Seabourn Cruise Line's cabins are elegant, with thoughtful and comfortable design. Amenties in all cabins include luxury bedding, walk-in closet, fully stocked bar - replenished daily, marble bathroom with tub and shower, best-selling audio books and CDs, satellite TV programming, and complimentary room service.
TV with music channels ♦
CD Player ♦
In-Cabin Movies ♦
WiFi Internet Access ♦
Private Safe ♦
Open-seating in The Restaurant with gourmet, prepared-to-order cuisine created by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer ♦
Complimentary wines are served for lunch and dinner ♦
Specialty Restaurants: Restaurant 2 - reservations suggested ♦
Unlike other cruise lines, there is no charge in the specialty restaurants ♦
There is no traditional 1st and 2nd sitting on Seabourn Cruise Line cruise ships ♦
Dress code on Seabourn Cruise Line has in 2010 changed to a more relaxed is "Elegantly Casual, with Formal Optional evenings" ♦
Cruises up to 13 days have one Formal Optional evening, 14 to 20 days two Formal Optional evenings, and 21 or more days have three ♦
World cruises, holiday voyages and transatlantic crossings may be scheduled differently ♦
In-suite dining, served course-by-course during restaurant hours ♦
24 Hour Food Service Available
Bars and Lounges ♦
Card Room/Game Room
Sports and Activities
Outdoor Pool ♦
Fitness Center ♦
Watersports Marina - for windsurfing, kayaking, swimming or snorkeling right from the ship when in port
Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦
MedSpa Services ♦
Sauna or Steam Room ♦
Beauty Salon ♦
Fitness Assessment ♦
Health and Nutrition Evaluation
Children and Teens
There are no organized activities for children and teens
Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦