Seabourn Quest Luxury Cruise Tour and Set Sail Deals
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Hilary Stockton

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Seabourn Quest


The Seabourn Quest, launched in 2011, is a favorite of my cruise clients. It offers just 226 staterooms on its 8 guest decks, making it a mid-size vessel; it carries less than half the passengers of larger ships such as the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity and fewer than Seven Seas Mariner, but more passengers than Silversea ships such as Silver Whisper.

As the Seabourn Quest was recently in NYC, as part of a 20 day voyage from Montreal to Barbados, I had the chance to tour her.

We started at the Observation Bar on Deck 10, and since it was a lovely day, I took a couple pictures outside on the deck, and of the Statue of Liberty:

Seabourn Quest Observation Deck

View of Statue of Liberty from Seabourn Quest

Seabourn Quest Observation Bar


After some delicious foie gras and shrimp hors d'oeuvres and declining a proferred Mimosa, we were on our way to see the ship.

Foie Gras and Shrimp Appetizers, Seabourn Quest


Deck 10 as well as Deck 9 have primarily Penthouse Suites that are 436 square feet, plus a veranda, although unfortunately we weren't able to see any of them because all staterooms (except for one of the entry level staterooms) were occupied.

Going outside, we were able to look at the pool and jacuzzi whirlpools on Deck 8, which also offers the Patio Bar, for light poolside dining. On Seabourne, all dining at all dining venues is included in the fare.

Seabourn Quest Main Pool and Jacuzzis


Later on in the tour, we saw the Aft Deck Pool and jacuzzis:

Seabourn Quest Aft Deck Pool and Jacuzzis


Coming back inside, we were at the center of the ship, where the main staircase spirals down:

Seabourn Quest Main Staircase


I loved the atrium-like feel, with a view of the main pool:

View of Main Pool, Seabourn Quest


Next, we had a peek at the new The Grill by Thomas Keller restaurant, which was rolled out earlier this year on the Seabourn Quest, and will soon be on the sister ships, the Seabourn Odyssey and the Seabourn Sojourn, as well as on the new Seabourn ships, the Seabourn Encore (launching December 2016) and the Seabourn Ovation, launching in 2018.

The Grill by Thomas Keller, Seabourn Quest

The Grill by Thomas Keller, Seabourn Quest


Here's the dinner menu:

Dinner Menu, The Grill by Thomas Keller, Seabourn Quest

Dinner Menu, The Grill by Thomas Keller


We also got to see the spa and fitness center. Here's the spa reception:

Seabourn Quest: Spa Reception


Since there were guests in part of the fitness center, I was only able to photograph some of the machines:

Seabourn Quest Fitness Center


Especially enticing were the relaxation chairs in the Serene area. This part of the spa is complimentary if you book a Penthouse Spa Suite or are in another suite type and book a spa treatment.

Seabourn Quest Spa Serene Area

Seabourn Quest Spa Treatment Room


A very popular place is Seabourn Square, affectionately known as the "Living Room." We saw more current guests there, during our visit, than any other part of the ship, including the pool area and the Observation Bar. And why not? There's a coffee bar, again complimentary, so you can enjoy your favorite espresso drink and sandwich or pastry while meeting up with friends, old or new.

Seabourn Quest: Seabourn Square


The main dining room has soaring ceilings and I loved the fresh roses on each table:

Seabourn Quest Main Dining Room


While we were only able to see the very lowest category of suite, I was impressed that even this entry level stateroom had double sinks (not even all luxury hotel bathrooms have that) and a separate bathtub and shower.

Dual His and Hers Sinks, Seabourn Quest

Seabourn Quest Stateroom Bathtub


Here's some video I took aboard the Seabourn Quest:


Seabourn Quest Set Sail Deals

Currently Seabourn is offering several attractive Set Sail deals on select sailings, including on the Seabourn Quest. Here are a few of my favorite itineraries that are eligible:

1. 21 Day Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia Buenos Aires to Valparaiso or Reverse

Ship: Seabourn Quest

Departs: Jan. 12, 2017 and Nov. 28, 2017 from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Reverse Sailing Feb. 2 from Valparaiso)

Arrives: Feb. 2, 2017, Valparaiso, Chile

Ports and Highlights: Montevideo (Uruguay); Falkland Islands; Antarctic Experience (6 days); Ushuaia (Argentina); Beagle Channel; Punta Arenas (Chile); Strait of Magellan; El Brujo Glacier; Chilean Fjords; Gulf of Corcovado; Isla Chiloe (Chile); Puerto Montt (Chile); Reloncavi Sound (Chile)

Set Sail Deal: Reserve a Penthouse or Premium Suite and receive a $1000 per suite shipboard credit; note that the Nov. 29 sailing and Feb. 2 reverse sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, as well as the Dec. 20 reverse sailing that includes South Georgia Island in addition to the $1000 per suite shipboard credit, also enjoys a 50% reduced deposit.

Virtuoso Voyages: The Nov. 28 sailing offers a Virtuoso welcome reception, onboard Virtuoso host, and a complimentary Punta Arenas shore excursion.

2. 14 Day Majestic Fjords & North Cape

Ship: Seabourn Quest

Departs: May 27, 2017 or June 24, 2017 from Copenhagen

Arrives: June 10, 2017 (May 27 sailing), July 8 (June 24 sailing), Copenhagen

Ports and Highlights: Flam (Norway); Sognefjord; Alesund (Norway); Svolvaer (Lofoten Islands, Norway); Trollfjord; Tromso (Norway); Storstappen Island; Honningsvag; North Cape; Olden (Norway); Nordfjord; Hjelterfjord; Bergen (Norway); Stavanger (Norway); Skagen (Denmark)

Set Sail Deal: Enjoy a complimentary veranda suite category upgrade *or* receive a $1,000 USD per Suite Shipboard Credit for booking a Penthouse or Premium Suite.


3. 7 Day The Baltic & St. Petersburg, Russia

Ship: Seabourn Quest

Departs: May 13, 2017 from Copenhagen; reverse sailing from Stockholm on May 20

Arrives: May 20, Stockholm

Ports and Highlights: Tallinn (Estonia); St. Petersburg, Russia (3 days); Helsinki (Finland)

Set Sail Deal: Enjoy a complimentary veranda suite category upgrade *or* receive a $1,000 USD per Suite Shipboard Credit for booking a Penthouse or Premium Suite.


Although not on the Seabourn Quest, these Seabourn voyages are also popular and qualify for Set Sail offers:

4. 14 Day Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure, Alaska

Ship: Seabourn Sojourn

Departs: June 12, 2017; July 7, 2017; Aug. 1, 2017; Aug. 26, 2017 Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

Arrives: Vancouver

Ports and Highlights: Holgate Glacier; Aialik Glacier; Chiswell Islands; Kenai Fjords; Inian Islands; Icy Strait Point; Juneau; Seduction Point; Haines; Tracy Arm & Endicott Arm; Sitka; Transit Decision Passage; Sumner Strait; Wrangell; Behm Narrows; Rudyerd Bay (Misty Fjords); Ketchikan; Prince Rupert; Grenville Channel; Klemtu; Alert Bay; Johnstone Strait; Seymour Narrows

Set Sail Deal: Reserve a Penthouse or Premium Suite and receive a $1000 per suite shipboard credit



5. 20 Day UNESCO Gems of the Western Mediterranean

Ship: Seabourn Encore (New Ship)

Departs: July 26, 2017, Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome)

Arrives: Barcelona, Spain

Ports and Highlights: Amalfi, Taormina, Xlendi (Malta); Valletta (Malta); Bonifacio, Corsica; Monte Carlo; Bandol; Palamos; Barcelona; Valencia; Tangier (Morocco); Cadiz (Seville); Portimao (Portugal); Gibralter; Malaga; Cartagena; Ibiza

Set Sail Deal: Enjoy a complimentary veranda suite category upgrade *or* receive a $1,000 USD per Suite Shipboard Credit for booking a Penthouse or Premium Suite.


6. 10 Day Mediterranean Isles

Ship: Seabourn Encore (New Ship)

Departs: Sep. 24, 2017, Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome)

Arrives: Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome)

Ports and Highlights: Amalfi, Taormina, Xlendi (Malta); Valletta (Malta); Bonifacio, Corsica; Monte Carlo; Portovenere

Set Sail Deal: Enjoy a complimentary three veranda suite category upgrade *or* receive a $1,000 USD per Suite Shipboard Credit for booking a Penthouse or Premium Suite.


If you've sailed on the Seabourn Quest, what was your experience?

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