Posted by: cruise2 | 18 October, 2007

SEABOURN ODYSSEY’s Inaugural Itineraries

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Seabourn Odyssey will launch her inaugural year itinerary in Venice on June 24, 2009, and today, passengers previously on a waiting list may select their choices of departures and luxury suites.  As of November 5, 2007, bookings will be available to the general public.  Fares for suites during Seabourn Odyssey’s maiden season range from $US1,290 to $7,035 per night, based on double occupancy.

In addition to the inaugural year sailings, Seabourn Odyssey will embark on The Yachts of Seabourn’s first-ever World Cruise in January 2010. Visiting exotic ports-of-call from Bora Bora to Bali, Sydney to Saigon and Hong Kong to Istanbul, and touching five continents, the 108-day voyage will offer passengers opportunities to experience bespoke excursions at each destination, while travelling in the pampered, casually elegant style that is Seabourn’s signature.

“The ultra luxury segment of the cruising business has been operating at nearly full capacity, and Seabourn Odyssey will be the first ultra luxury cruise vessel launched in six years,” noted Pamela Conover, Seabourn president and Chief Executive Officer. “There is pent-up demand for a new, intimate ship to continue Seabourn’s legacy of exceptional service, unexpected delights and exotic destinations, which are synonymous with the brand.”

Like Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend, Seabourn Odyssey‘s intimate scale allows travellers the opportunity to explore secluded harbours and hidden coves such as the Thai island of Ko Kood and the charming village of Deshaise on Guadeloupe.  Although Seabourn Odyssey is larger than her fleetmates she will carry a maximum of only 450 passengers – boasting one of the highest space ratios in the industry and maintaining a highly personalized standard of service with nearly one staff member per passenger. Ninety percent of the 225 luxurious suites boast private verandas, and all command ocean views. They feature full granite and marble baths with separate tub and shower and Molton Brown well-being products, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked to the passengers’ requests, flat screen televisions and a writing desk with personalized stationery.  One exceptional feature of Seabourn Odyssey will be Seabourn Square, an innovative “concierge lounge” that invites one to access every service they might require in a relaxed, club-like ambience designed to encourage sociability. The area includes a library, upscale shops, an outdoor terrace and a coffee bar and is staffed by concierges prepared to respond to any request, from in-port shopping tips to creating an ultimate shore excursion. Occupying the aft section of two decks, the Spa at Seabourn will be the largest on any luxury ship and offer full services in a dramatic, expansive setting. A two-deck-high waterfall and appealing indoor/outdoor treatment rooms combine with a thalassotherapy pool and complete salon facilities to pamper passengers.

Because patrons of Seabourn consistently expect the best, Seabourn’s Signature Delights provide voyagers with a variety of gracious enhancements to services. From Massage Moments SM that melt away tension and Movies Under the Stars SM on board, to Shopping with the Chef in exotic locales and Caviar in the Surf® ashore, these unexpected and exceptional extras add value and pleasure to the Seabourn experience.  Seabourn’s Signature Service Desk allows guests to create tailor-made excursions, and most cruises include an Exclusively Seabourn complimentary shore experience in a breathtaking setting.

As the first addition to the ultra luxury segment of the cruise industry in six years, the US$250 million Seabourn Odyssey provides an enhanced environment for enjoying the personalized service passengers expect from the Seabourn brand.  A wide variety of culinary experiences will be available in four dining venues, including many with celebrity chef Charlie Palmer’s award-winning touches. With a reputation of excellence, the Yachts of Seabourn earned the highest scores among cruise lines in the categories of “Food” and “Service” from readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine in the January 2007 issue.

The itineraries and complete details and fares are contained in a 38-page full colour brochure that can be ordered by calling The Cruise People on 1-800-268-6523

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