If you agree that variety is the spice of life, then dining aboard Seabourn Odyssey will suit you to a T. Seabourn continues its collaboration with award-winning chef/restaurateur Charlie Palmer because….well, because we really like his food! On Odyssey, The Restaurant will be open-seating, just as it is on Pride, Spirit and Legend, and will feature a fine-dining setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While The Restaurant can accommodate all guests, you frankly wouldn’t expect to see everyone there, because of the delicious alternatives available.
All the way aft on Deck 8, The Colonnade is a more casual, indoor/outdoor option. For breakfast and lunch, Colonnade will offer Seabourn’s signature array of prepared hot and cold specialties, but they have done away with the classic buffet line and instead will offer different sorts of dishes from several positions around the room. Cooked-to-order items will be available at yet another location. Dinners at Colonnade will feature themed menus served at table, restaurant style.
Just forward of Colonnade, Restaurant 2 has earned its own permanent location in which to serve the innovative small-plates tasting menus that have made it wildly popular on nights when it takes over the Veranda Café on the existing Seabourn yachts. These are really fun, because you are served something like 12 to 15 different little treats, each one just a few bites. They are playfully presented: a first course may be served in a martini glass, and the soup poured from a French café presse. Each “course” is paired with a wine and there’s always a lot of laughter and chatter because every dish is a surprise. It’s open nightly for dinner, by reservation.
Brand new on Odyssey will be the Patio Grill. Situated poolside on Deck 8 midships, it will offer tempting, freshly baked pastries and coffee in the morning. As mid-day approaches, irresistible aromas will waft from the on-site pizza oven, and the grilled specialties being prepared for lunch. Weather permitting, this will also be a wonderful place to enjoy an alfresco grilled dinner under the stars. On top of all this, you have the option of ordering from a suite-service menu around the clock, or, during dinner hours, from The Restaurant menu and having your dinner served in your suite or (ta-da!) on your veranda! Between all of these venues, there are more than 700 seats available for dinner every night on Odyssey, and that’s for just 450 guests.
And I’m not even counting cookies and snacks at the Sky Bar, lovely pastries and sandwiches at the coffee bar in Seabourn Square, and afternoon tea in The Club!