Thursday, June 25, 2009

Seabourn Odyssey Makes A Debut

The Yachts of Seabourn has embarked upon an expansive future as Seabourn Odyssey was launched yesterday from Venice as the first ultra-luxe vessel to debut in six years. The 32,000-ton vessel accommodates 450 guests in 225 luxury suites (ninety percent with verandas), offering one of the highest space-per-guest ratios in the industry with highly personalized service. Odyssey features the largest spa on any luxury yacht, four restaurants, and a host of top drawer amenities. Guests aboard for the maiden voyage have also shared the unprecedented honor of acting as godparents. Odyssey is the first of three new vessels Seabourn is building, a 216% increase in capacity for the line, with Seabourn Sojourn launching in June 2010 and a third new-build in 2011.

"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Seabourn Odyssey to our distinguished fleet of yachts," said Pamela Conover, President and CEO of The Yachts of Seabourn. "The launch of Odyssey allows us to serve more travelers but still offer the intimate and exclusive experience which has made us a leader in the luxury cruising market."

Enticements are everywhere aboard Odyssey. The Spa at Seabourn is the largest spa on any luxury vessel at 11,400 square feet and is the only cruise vessel to offer SkinCeuticals, the award-winning skincare line, products and treatments at sea. Passengers can enjoy a hydropool, Kinesis wall, two herbal steam rooms, as well as two Spa Villas complete with a whirlpool big enough for two, a private balcony for sunbathing, a double daybed, and a full living room. All guests on Odyssey receive exceptional personalized service with nearly one staff member per guest and top-of-the-line suite amenities, which include the new Molton Brown Therapies skincare line, available for the first time at sea.

Passengers on Odyssey will savor dining in four restaurants from the fine-dining Restaurant with menus crafted by Charlie Palmer to the casual, open-air Patio Grill, or choose course-by-course dining from the comfort of their suite. With an intimate yacht-like atmosphere, passengers can choose from other highlights including 11 decks featuring two outdoor swimming pools, six outdoor whirlpools, water sports from the unique marina, and a private diamond showroom. The Retreat features a contoured nine-hole mini golf course, a giant chess board, shuffleboard, and stargazing in the evening. Additional amenities include Seabourn-branded netbooks and iPods for loan as well as complimentary pool-side massages and signature 'Caviar in the Surf' service.

A new feature of Odyssey, Seabourn Square, is an innovative "concierge lounge" with a library, upscale shops, outdoor terrace and coffee bar, as well as concierges in a relaxed, club-like atmosphere. Odyssey will spend her maiden year exploring the Mediterranean throughout the summer and early fall, then sailing the Caribbean before embarking on Seabourn's first world cruise, a 108-day voyage departing Jan 5, 2010, visiting 42 ports in 26 countries on six continents from Ft. Lauderdale to Athens. For more information, visit

Enjoy the Seabourn Odyssey Christening in Venice:

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