ULTRA LUXURY CRUISING with Seabourn
The Odyssey Class – three ships (only 450 guests) offering unparalleled levels of service
Seabourn Odyssey introduced in 2009, Seabourn Sojourn in 2010, Seabourn Quest in 2011, all carrying 450 passengers and 330 crew. Seabourn has focused on upgrading and improving facilities while offering more space, compared with its smaller older previous ships which have now been sold. At 32,000 tons, the new ships are three times larger than the original trio of vessels and take more than twice as many passengers. Accommodation ranges from the category A suite with sea view, several types of verandah suites offering 300 square feet interior space and 65 square foot verandah. There is a further selection of penthouses and larger options which are particularly suitable for longer voyages. 90% of suites have verandahs.
Spoilt for choice with restaurants on board
There are four restaurants: The Restaurant – main fine dining courtesy of chef Charlie Palmer, The Colonnade – an outdoor /indoor restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in an open-kitchen style; Restaurant 2 (reservations only) has its own space on these new ships with avant-garde dining, serving carefully selected food and wine pairings from special tastings and themed menus. Also the Patio Grill for poolside casual dining at lunch and dinner. Freshly baked pastries are served in the mornings and gourmet pizzas in the afternoons. The opportunity to dine and enjoy a drink on deck, including evenings, is a key feature of all Seabourn ships. The company boasts that these new ships carry the largest spa of any ultra-luxury cruise ship. When clients travel with Seabourn they are surprised how quickly staff get to know your names without prompting!
New Penthouse Spa Suites
Seabourn are introducing new Penthouse Spa Suites on its trio of new cruise ships. Guests will access the suites on a spiral staircase in the lobby of the spa and will enjoy the services of a spa concierge during the cruise.
Seabourn’s Two New Ships
Seabourn Encore, launched in 2016, is a slightly bigger version of the line’s Odyssey Class ships with one extra deck added and extra room for a further 150 guests.
A new Sushi Restaurant replaces the fine dining Restaurant 2 found on their previous ships. This venue will gradually be extended to all the ships in the fleet.
Famous hospitality designer Adam Tihany was brought in to design the interior which very much follows a nautical theme. The main dining room (The Restaurant) has lowered domed ceilings featuring additional decorative lattice work, replacing the harder lines of the main restaurant in previous designs and creating a more intimate atmosphere. In partnership with star chef Thomas Keller a new signature restaurant is being introduced across the fleet starting with Seabourn Encore called The Grill, based on a classical American steakhouse.
The Seabourn Square featured on previous ships has become round on Seabourn Encore with a much larger café area included. The top deck Observation Bar has been given a skylight with a stunning central design of a school of fish made from ornamental clear glass. A new ‘retreat’ area has also been introduced on the top deck which includes Cabanas for hire and a central hot tub.
A sister ship Seabourn Ovation will be introduced in 2018.
Please apply for more information and details of some wonderful offers that the line produces on a regular basis on their worldwide sailings.
Lots of extras included
- Six Star – Ultra Luxury – All Suite Intimate Yachts
- Open Bars throughout the ship
- Personalised service with nearly one staff member per guest
- Award-winning cuisine by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer
- Open seating dining and alternative restaurants with no supplements
- Course-by-course dining in your suite
- Marina with complimentary water sports
- Gratuities are neither required nor expected
Seabourn Cruises original fleet of three small luxury cruise ships, Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend were been sold to Windstar Cruises.
For further information and advice concerning all types of holidays and cruising (including tailor-made packages) please contact Simon
All details quoted are thought to be correct at time of posting but are always subject to confirmation at time of booking
Photo: Water sports Marina Deck (SS) 54