Buzz’s comments on his cruise from Manaus, Brazil to Monte Carlo on the Seabourn Quest March – April 2018
My mother had some great trips on Seabourn and I discovered an unusual itinerary with a great price so I decided to try it. Starting at the top of the Amazon River then across the Atlantic and then the half way across the Med. Since I had been to none of the ports of call before except Monte Carlo, it was an adventure. The Amazon ports were colorful but not particular exciting after Manaus. Cape Verde was interesting because of its history and current evolution. The Canary Islands are a popular vacation spot for Europeans and they were enjoyable, scenic with an interesting history. In Tangiers, the Casbah was just like it is pictured in the movies.
I really liked the community atmosphere on the ship. The hosted tables offered a great opportunity to meet other guests, lecturers and staff. By the end of the trip, most guests and staff knew me. Food onboard was very good; a little fewer alternatives than on Crystal but it is a smaller ship. I especially like the steak tartar at the Thomas Keller specialty restaurant.