Seabourn: Something Special For The Ladies

22 Nov 2015

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The early history of mankind’s adventures on the open ocean was very manly indeed. Courageously sailing wooden boats on high seas were chaps like Magellan, Columbus, Nelson and Cook.

However the modern passion for ocean voyages is much more in the hands of women.

Not necessarily as captains on cruise ships but as guests who know what they want and demand that it be delivered.

On the Seabourn fleet, the comfort of the ladies is always top of mind.

When you step inside your suite for the first time, the first sound you hear may be your own ‘gasp’ as you look through the corridor to the expanse of your living area with the seaview balcony beyond.

Your home away from home is a superbly appointed luxury Veranda Suite. Image: Seabourn

The next will be probably be a ‘sigh’ of contentment when you take a closer look inside your bathroom.

Beautiful surfaces and finishes everywhere, polished granite, richly glowing timber. Collections of Hermes, Molton Brown and l’Occitane cosmetics. Twin basins. A shower closet, a separate bath all reflected in softly lit expanses of mirror. Thick rich towels and robes.

Next door is your walk-in robe. So much room to unpack completely.

Behind you, delighted at your appreciation, is your personal stewardess, ready to welcome you with champagne and canapés when you have had a chance to take it all in. She will be close by to answer your requests and return to give you a fresh fruit basket each day and make sure your favourite wines and spirits are always in your bar. Complimentary of course, No tipping expected.

For a magical time of your life you have found a comfortable cocoon overlooking  the sea.

Choose from a variety of treatments and rituals at The Spa at Seabourn. Image: Seabourn

Staying in your own cabin you can choose from the Pure Pampering therapeutic bath menu or there are many delights just down the corridor.


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The Spa at Seabourn is legendary — spanning two decks, the largest on any ultra-luxury vessel. It offers all the services you could want, from body wraps, massages, herbal baths, saunas, indoor and outdoor spas, the unique Kneipp walk pool, and a pedicure and nail buff bar where you can relax and sip your champagne being pampered for the evening ahead. Specialists offer treatments from reflexology to aroma therapy.

Just because a girl is afloat it doesn’t mean she can’t shop!  You can pop down to the Seabourn Square to buy your everyday needs or take your time browsing the Boutique and trying on a range of designer labels. Grab a coffee and borrow a book while you’re in the Square.

Dance to live music at the 'Evening Under the Stars' signature event. Image: Seabourn

As night rolls in, a girl might want to choose a different cocktail in a choice of different bars, dine like a princess, go to a dance, watch a show, or have a whirl at the Casino. All those options are waiting there for you on board Seabourn.

Returning to your suite after turn-down, you can find not just a chocolate but rose petals on your bed.

They didn’t do that for Captain Cook.

Ian Mactavish

Ian has lived, worked and travelled in many countries and has been writing about wine, food and travel for longer than he can remember. His thoughts and reviews have appeared in Thompsons Liquor Guide, Home Journal, Vogue Entertaining, the SMH, Playboy, Connoisseur, Super Food Ideas, Better Homes & Gardens and www.thismagnificentlife.com. He believes life is far too short not to be open to all new experiences and sensations.