Buongiorno! Natalie and I boarded Seabourn Spirit in Venice yesterday for a 10-day Adriatic cruise. Our itinerary includes these ports of call: Venice, Italy;  Kotor, Montenegro;  Scenic Cruising Bay of Kotor;  Kerkira, Corfu, Greece;  Brindisi, Italy;  Dubrovnik, Croatia;  Split, Croatia;  Triluke Bay, Croatia;  Rovinj, Croatia. Here’s a map:



It’s our first time visiting most of these destinations so we are really excited. We’re even more pumped to be doing it on Seabourn since they have become our favorite cruise line. It also doesn’t hurt that they consistently win the industry’s top awards.

Seabourn has six ships (or yachts, as they like to call them).  I’ve sailed on all three of their Odyssey-class ships, which were all brand-spanking new (the oldest was built in 2009). They are all essentially identical in shape and size.  Each cost $300 million to build and are 650 feet (198 meters) long, 32,000 metric tons in weight, and holds up to 450 guests in 225 luxury suites.

My past itineraries were: 7-day Istanbul, Turkey to Athens, Greece; 12-day Baltic and St. Petersburg, Russia; and a 3-night Rome, Italy to Monaco (preview cruise with my dad). I also spent a night on their ship, Sojourn in the middle of the Thames River after its christening party.


Seabourn Spirit came into service in 1989. It’s 439 feet (134 meters) long and can hold up to 208 passengers and 164 crew.  The photo above is of our cabin and below there are more pictures and highlights from our first day. Each day I will post photos so be sure to check back or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

P.S. If you have any questions, email me or post them below and I will answer them.

Related Posts: 

Day 2: Sea Day

Day 3: Kotor, Montenegro

Day 4: Corfu, Greece

Day 5: Brindisi, Italy

Day 6: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 7: Split, Croatia

Day 8: Sali, Croatia

Day 9: Rovinj, Croatia


Route map
Mangoes and cherries
Chocolate mousse
Penne pasta with plum tomato sauce
Prosciutto and melon
Room service
Grand staircase
Hot tub
Cookies in the lounge
Horizon Lounge
Seabourn Spirit Pool
Bellinis for everyone!
The sailing party started as soon as we set sail
Mandatory muster drill
Natalie posting on Twitter (@NatalieBahadur)
Fresh fruit
Sitting area
Bar area
Molton Brown amenities
Bathroom toiletries
Walk-in closet
Our cabin
Welcome soaps
Aurelia, our friendly cabin attendant
Passenger deck hallway
Check-in for passengers
Time to board Seabourn Spirit
First glimpse of Seabourn Spirit
Ciao Venezia
Shuttle to ship
Security check
Port of Venice
Baggage drop crew
Seabourn Spirit in Venice
Seabourn welcome package

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6 Comments On "Seabourn Spirit Adriatic Cruise: Day 1"
    1. Anonymous|

      We are hoping to do this itinerary next year. Look forward to a detailed blog!!! Jay

  1. Janice Fishbein|

    I am a TA that only books upscale cruises..have been on the Spirit and am looking forward to the Quest in December..I appreciate all the info I can get before hand so I know what to expect and what to look for..I have been to all the ports you are visiting many times..if you have any questions at all..email me
    Jancruz1@aol.com..I always lover “talking travel”

  2. Kim Kelly - Liv Life (@LivLifeToo)|

    Super excited to follow your posts!! We board the Spirit on July 24th for the same itinerary. Will be watching eagerly!!!!

  3. Kim Kelly - Liv Life (@LivLifeToo)|

    I do have a question… what internet package are you using? When we traveled on the Legend the internet was fairly slow. I’m hoping to blog from the ship as well…

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Hi Kim,

      Let me know if this link works

      package Description Price
      Silver Buy two hours for $19.95 & use your 120 minutes at your leisure.
      Gold Buy three hours for $29.95 & use your 180 minutes at your leisure.
      Platinum buy four hours for $39.95 & use your 240 minutes at your leisure.
      7 Day Unlimited Diamond If you want to connect frequently, whenever & wherever you wish. our weekly package at $239.95 give you unlimited access for 7 full days.
      Extended Unlimited Diamond If your cruise exceeds 7 days & you want unlimited internet access. The loyalty package is valid for your entire stay onboard for a one-time charge of $399.95

  4. Gilles Frenette|

    Interested in adriatic cruiose beginning of Setptember 2015

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