The ship that started it all inspired one critic to declare that "Seabourn is in a class by itself." And in 1988, when the sleek, 10,000-ton Pride emerged from the Schichau Seebeckwerft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, that was literally true. At that time, most ships of Pride's size (and there were more then than now) carried more than 400 guests. Seabourn Pride, christened by Ambassador Shirley Temple Black, topped out at half that many. The idea that every guest sailed in an expansive, ocean-view suite was revolutionary. The concept of open-seating dining accommodating all guests was exceptional. And the notion of including nearly everything for the cost of the fare was a rare thing as well. But the most important element of the Seabourn experience, to founding president Warren S. Titus, was the unparalleled level of personalized service provided to guests. Hand-picked staff, recruited from the finest European hospitality schools and hostelries, are re-trained and managed according to the philosophy that every request is a golden opportunity to create delight, that the unexpected pleasure is what truly makes an experience memorable, and that the rendering of the very best service is a product of professional pride, not influenced by the expectation of a gratuity. That remains a core value of all Seabourn ships today. By a trick of history, Seabourn Pride and its sisters remain as exceptional today as they were when launched - in a class by themselves.
Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend are virtually identical. For complete descriptions of features and amenities on these lovely sisters, read also Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend.
Seabourn Pride Facts
Constellation Lounge - Situated all the way forward on Deck 8, directly over the navigation bridge, this lounge offers panoramic views, Early Risers' coffee and tea, occasional gatherings for fun events like team trivia quizzes and Liar's Club, daily afternoon tea and quiet music for conversation after dinner.
Sky Bar - Occupying a terrace overlooking the pool deck below, this is a popular place to gather for drinks in the open air. Occasional lunches and dinners are offered at the Sky Grill, serving grilled specialties and simple sides.
Veranda Cafe/Restaurant 2 (Deck 7 Aft) - During the day, the Veranda Cafe is a popular option for lavish buffet-style breakfasts and lunches enjoyed either indoors or outside overlooking the wake. In the evening, it is transformed into Restaurant 2, alternately serving innovative small-plates tasting menus or regionally themed bistro-style dinners.
Swimming Pool/Whirlpool Spas - A small plunge swimming pool is located just forward of the Veranda Cafe entry. A pair of large whirlpool spas forms the centerpiece of an area of open deck midships for relaxing on loungers in a mix of sun and shade. This area is also the location for occasional Movies Under the Stars on deck.
The Spa at Seabourn (Deck 7 Midships) - An award-winning spa offering a wide range of treatments and rituals by highly skilled staff. A fully equipped gym and full-service beauty salon share this space with men's and women's saunas, steam rooms, and treatment facilities including wraps, dry float and multi-discipline massage.
The Club (Deck 6 Aft) - This lively bar and lounge is a popular place for dancing to live music before and after dinner. Later, a DJ plays recorded music into the wee hours.
The Casino (Deck 6) - Adjacent to The Club is a small casino offering blackjack, Poker, Roulette and slot machines.
The Boutique ( Deck 6 Midships) - Just off the main staircase is a duty-free shop for fine jewelry, scents, fashions and sundries.
The Library ( Deck 6 Midships) - A quiet, comfortable room lined with fiction, nonfiction and reference books, as well as magazines, newspapers and an extensive collection of classic and current films on DVD for loan.
Magellan Lounge (Deck 5 Aft) - The ship's main show lounge is large enough to accommodate all guests. During the day, it is the site of lectures, cooking demonstrations, movies and other functions. A live band plays for dancing before dinner, and after-dinner entertainment includes cabaret performances, comedy and classical recitals.
Computer Center (Deck 5 Midships) - On the starboard side just forward of the show lounge is a computer center with four workstations equipped with a complete Microsoft Office suite of software and web browsers, and a printer.
Reception Lobby (Deck 5 Midships) - Circling the Main Staircase, business desks for the Pursers and Tours offices, and a card room where bridge lessons and tournaments are frequently scheduled.
Forward Whirlpool Spa (Deck 5 Forward) - Located all the way forward on open deck is a single large whirlpool spa.
Self Service Launderette (Deck 4 Forward) - A complimentary launderette for guests' use.
The Restaurant (Deck 3 Midships) - The ship's main dining venue is an elegant room capable of seating all guests. Breakfasts, luncheons and dinners are served in an open-seating style, inviting guests to dine where, when and with whom they wish at every meal. During extended dinner hours, guests can order from The Restaurant menu and have their meal served by a waiter in their suite.
Medical Facility (Deck 3 Forward) - The ship has a small, simple medical facility staffed by a physician and a nurse, capable of short-term treatment of illnesses and injuries. It is neither equipped nor staffed for ongoing treatment of many pre-existing conditions and any guest with a condition that requires such treatment should contact Seabourn in advance of booking to ensure that their condition can be accommodated.
Water Sports Marina (Deck 3 Aft) -The ship has a fold-out water sports Marina that can be deployed when the ship is at anchor in some locations. Once deployed, the Marina provides a platform from which guests can enjoy board sailing, water-skiing, banana boat rides, pedal boats and kayaks. The Marina also has a stainless steel mesh enclosure that permits protected swimming in the sea.
Surprising in both design and size Seabourn suites are a haven of sophisticated luxury. Measuring a generous 277 to 575 square feet, your suite offers you all the modern conveniences combined with the Old World charm of ocean travel.
From the fine Egyptian cotton linens and overstuffed down pillows to the complimentary in-suite bar filled with your favorite beverages, your suite was designed for exquisite comfort.
All suites include living area and bedroom, five-foot wide picture window or Balcony, walk-in closet, flat-screen television with DVD player, fully-stocked bar, Bose Wave Radio CD, writing desk, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets, direct-dial telephone and private electronic safe.
Suite amenities include complimentary champagne upon arrival, 24-hour room service, personalized stationery, fruit basket replenished daily, fluffy terry-cloth robes, Eqyptian Cotton linens, a fluffy duvet, fine soaps by Hermes, Bijan and L'Occitane, Pure PamperingSM Aromatherapy by Molton Brown, nightly turndown service, daily newspaper, World Atlas, clock/barometer/thermometer and umbrella.
Here, you can recharge in preparation for your next onshore adventure. Your personal stewardess will be happy to see that your every need is taken care of promptly, from chilled champagne on ice and fresh fruit and flowers in your room to canapas and fresh baked pastries to welcome you home from a day ashore.