My wife and I boarded the Coast Starlight at Seattle for the 32 hour journey to Santa Barbara in mid-February with no particular expectations save for the fact we didn't have to drive and flying is something we go great lengths to avoid. From the minute we arrived at King Street Station to the end of the trip - on time by the way - can only be described as the most pleasant journey we have ever taken in terms of relaxation, service and the overall quality of the experience in the nearly 44 years we have been together,
We opted for a bedroom and our car attendant was one of those truly wonderful people you hear about but seldom meet. Much could also be said about the Parlor Car attendant and believe me, the afternoon wine tasting is great. The cuisine in the Dining Car which is included in the train fare was very good in all respects - appetizer, main course and dessert.
What didn't we like about the experience? Absolutely nothing as it was great and so far exceeded any expectations either of us might have had that we're planning on doing this trip again next February. All I can say is that it a genteel means of travel and an experience not to be missed.
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