Friday, December 10, 2010

Seabourn Sojourn: At Sea

From the moment we stepped board Seabourn Sojourn, we felt the difference. We weren’t mere passengers—we were guests. We’ve learned the true meaning of pampering as the staff aboard Seabourn Sojourn has spoiled us with constant, yet unobtrusive service. While Mel and I consider ourselves low key and low maintenance, the crewmembers have gone out of their way to satisfy our every whim—even whims we didn’t know we had. The Coffee Bar in Seabourn Square now stocks Mel’s favorite Scotch and I get my iced coffee just the way I like it. When the specialty coffee maker (nicknamed Dolores by Simon from South Africa) was on the blink for a day, the baristas went out of their way to have coffee available for anyone who stopped by for a cup. That’s “her” pictured here—I promised to share a photo when she was up and running again.

Every crewmember, from officers on down to security and maintenance workers pass us with a smile and a pleasant greeting. When returning to Seabourn Sojourn following a day ashore we have been greeted with a sincere “welcome back.” Toiletries in our suite bathroom are never allowed to run out before replacements appear and room service arrives promptly and just as ordered.

After experiencing such conscientious service and attention to detail, we hope we can adjust to life back at home. In our household, it’s our feline companions (Elvis and Priscilla) who are the pampered ones, but we may just have to find a way to change that to the Seabourn way of doing things.

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