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Seabourn Odyssey

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Ship Specifications
Year Built: 2009 Age Restrictions: At least one person in
Year Refurbished: N/A each room must be 21 years of age or older.
Previous Name: N/A Seating Assignments: Open
Guest Occupancy: 450 Assigned Dining Hours: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Crew: 335 Internet Access: Yes
Tonnage: 32,000 tons Bars/Lounges: 6
Length: 650 feet Spa: Yes
Beam: 84 feet Fitness Center : Yes
Cruising Speed: 19 knots Swimming Pools: 2
Decks: 11 Hot Tubs: 7
Ship Registry: Bahamas Bowling Alley: No
Casino: Yes Rock Climbing Wall: No
Show Room: Yes Ice Skating Rink: No
Disco/Night Club: Yes 24-Hour Room Service: Yes
Library: Yes Hair Dryer in Room: Yes

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Overview
At 32,000-tons, Seabourn Odyssey is much larger than the current Seabourn ships (over three times in size, as far as tonnage goes). She debuted in June of 2009 and embodies the ultra-luxury cruising product that The Yachts of Seabourn are already so well known for. This means that you can count on top-notch service and gourmet cuisine onboard this vessel. Seabourn Odyssey embarked on the first-ever Seabourn world cruise itinerary in 2010, and features a bunch of spacious suites that are new to the Seabourn fleet (such as her 1,397 square foot Grand Wintergarden Suites). Internet junkies don't worry, as Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship. Of course, she also features the fabulous watersports marina that each Seabourn ship is so well known for. Seabourn Sojourn, an identical sister ship of Seabourn Odyssey, is planned to debut in the Summer of 2010. In 2011, a second sister ship (Seabourn Quest) will debut.


Destinations & Itineraries
Seabourn Odyssey featuring cruises in the following regions (subject to change, based on the cruise line's discretion):

2012: Australia & New Zealand, Orient Far East

2013: Australia & New Zealand, Africa, Middle East, Orient Far East, Western Mediterranean


Staterooms

Being a much larger vessel than the other Seabourn yachts, Seabourn Odyssey features many more accommodation types than what has typically been available on Seabourn before. All of the staterooms onboard this vessel are luxurious suites, each with an ocean window or balcony (90% of them have balconies). All of these suites feature a separate living area with bedroom, walk-in closet, flat-screen interactive TV with DVD player, fully-stocked bar (replenished daily), writing desk, spacious granite bathroom (with separate tub and shower, twin sinks and glass vanity), hair dryer, 110/220 outlets, direct-dial telephone, electronic safe, as well as some audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Seabourn Odyssey's suites range in size from 295 to 1,397 square feet.

Accommodations onboard Seabourn Odyssey are as follows (from most premium to least premium):
Grand Wintergarden Suites - 1,397 square feet
Wintergarden Suite - 1,097 square feet
Grand Signature Suite - 1,682 square feet
Signature Suite - 1,302 square feet
Owner's Suite - 760 to 1,062 square feet
Penthouse Suite - 534 square feet
Veranda Suite - 365 square feet
Seabourn Suite - 295 square feet


Dining
Seabourn's ships feature the innovations of celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer (a two-time James Beard award winner known for his progressive approach to American cuisine), featuring gourmet cuisine made possible by fresh ingredients and regional specialties. The dining is without a doubt one of the highlights of a Seabourn cruise, made obvious by the fact that Seabourn has won the International Five Star Diamond Award for the last 13 years (as of 2008).

There is open-seating dining onboard Seabourn Odyssey. This means that guests will be able to eat where they want, when they want and with whomever they want. That, in combination with the open bar that's available while onboard, makes for a great dining experience. Please be aware that premium vintage wines are not included in the complimentary list.

The Restaurant features gourmet cuisine served on china and crystal. This is the main dining venue onboard Seabourn Odyssey. Most evenings in this venue are "jackets required," and there is usually at least one candlelit black tie optional affair. This venue serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there are vegetarian and light menu options always available.

Restaurant 2 serves wine and food pairings in small plates, featuring great presentations and offering a totally different dining experience in comparison with The Restaurant.

The Colonnade, only found onboard Seabourn Odyssey, is an indoor/outdoor restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an open kitchen. There is a different theme during each evening in this venue, offering a different menu each night.

The Patio Grill is a casual outdoor venue (near the pool) serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Afternoon tea, a popular tradition among the luxury cruise lines, is available daily onboard Seabourn Odyssey. A nice selection of scones and sandwiches are served along with the tea.

Don't forget that 24 hour room service is available for all passengers onboard Seabourn Odyssey. There is a gourmet menu available for all three meals. It's an excellent option for a late night snack, or for when you're feeling a little lazy and would rather the food come to you. During dinner hours, you'll be able to order from the menu of The Restaurant to your suite and be served course-by-course.


Onboard Features
Information regarding features onboard Seabourn Odyssey will be provided soon!


Dress Code and Attire
The daytime dress typically worn onboard a Seabourn ship is best described as country club casual. Examples of this type of dress would be Bermuda style shorts. Swimsuits, brief shorts, cover-ups and exercise attire should only be worn poolside, or in the spa and fitness center.

The evening dress code varies, depending on that particular night. There are three main types of evening dress codes on a Seabourn cruise: Casual (slacks and a sweater or shirt for men; skirt or slacks with a sweater or blouse for women), Elegant Casual (slacks with a jacket over a sweater or shirt for men; sun-dresses, skirts or pants with a sweater or blouse for women) and Black Tie Optional (tuxedo or dark suit for men; evening gown or other formal attire for women). The Black Tie Optional dress code will usually occur one time during a one-week cruise, and three to four times on a two-week cruise. The evening dress code typically starts as of 6:00 pm on each day of the cruise.



Children Programs
Seabourn doesn't have a designated area for children onboard this ship, and doesn't have a set children's program either. Due to the nature of the product offered by Seabourn (with little or no activities for children available onboard), children usually don't go on such a cruise.


Tipping and Gratuities
All gratuities are included for the onboard staff in the cruise fare charged by Seabourn. However, if a particular staff member really exceeds their duties you can feel free to give them a little something extra.


Alcohol Policy
The minimum drinking age on all Seabourn cruise ships is 21 years of age.


Gambling Policy
The minimum age to gamble in the casino onboard a Seabourn cruise ship is 21 years of age.


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