Posts Tagged ‘Seabourn Odyssey’
Sisters Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Quest met up a few weeks ago when both ships were in Safaga, Egypt. Both ships were en route to the Mediterranean to begin their Europe summer season. Seabourn Quest Captain Geir-Arne Thue-Nilsen sent us this wonderful photo of the ships in port. Don’t they look like they’re speaking to each other? If ships could talk, what do you think they’re saying to each other?
Seabourn Odyssey Cruise Director Nick Hale shared this story and photo with us:
A couple of weeks ago, Seabourn Odyssey crossed the International Dateline, meaning that we had Sunday, February 19th for 48 hours! It was a true Groundhog moment. One of our guests, Mr. Huber, pointed out to me that it was also possibly the only time in our guests’ lives that they would witness a February with 30 days.
Here is a fun photo from that day. It took a little organizing by radio between myself on deck 10 and the captain. Assistant Cruise Director Ray Michaels was on deck 6, making sure that the guests had the correct letters in place. This was a special event for our guests who sailed to the South Pacific from Los Angeles.
During a recent stop at Funchal, Madeira, the Seabourn Odyssey food and beverage team went on a mission for the freshest seafood. They scoured the local markets, met with local fisherman and brought back a bountiful amount — 160 pounds of swordfish and 150 pounds of tuna and red snapper! The team created a beautiful display to show off the fish during the Galley Market Lunch, where guests were invited behind the swinging doors into the wonderfully decorated kitchen. Here is a photo of Restaurant Manager Anthony Bernardi and Executive Chef Andreas Schiffer, smiling proudly with their “catch.” You can just tell the chef was thinking of different dishes to serve to guests that night!
A new Seabourn tradition has started among our guests who sail on a World Cruise. They wake up early in the morning, don their bathrobes and slippers, and enjoy a glass of champagne as they watch the sun rise from the bow of the ship. It first began on Seabourn Odyssey’s world cruise last year and it continued on Seabourn Sojourn this year. Here is a photo of the annual “All-Arounders Bathrobe Party” meeting on deck as Seabourn Sojourn entered Hong Kong Harbour last month. Cheers!
Seabourn Odyssey is currently sailing around South America and visiting many stunning ports and towns on the continent, from the spectacular Machu Picchu to the majestic Torres del Paine National Park. Here are some great photos from the cruise. We hope these will entice you to join us on our next South America voyages in late 2011/early 2012!
They say a rising tide lifts all boats, and a tide of enthusiasm from cruise travelers has elevated our entire fleet to the top of Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s prestigious annual survey of its readers.
Seabourn was ranked above all other cruise ships, regardless of size, in the three all-important categories of Service, Food, and Accommodations in the 2011 edition of Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List, published in the magazine’s January issue. In the February issue, individual ship results show the 450-guest Seabourn Odyssey as the highest-rated cruise ship regardless of size. Odyssey’s smaller, 208-guest sisters Seabourn Spirit, Legend and Pride, are ranked number two, three and five respectively in the small-ship category. Odyssey’s twin sister, Seabourn Sojourn, debuted in June of 2010 and was not rated in the poll. Seabourn Legend, meanwhile, achieved the highest scores in several categories, including a perfect 100 for Crew/Service, 99.1 for Food/Dining and 97.4 for Schedule/Itineraries.
You can read more about the scores here: http://www.concierge.com/images/cnt/pdf/2011CruisePoll.pdf
“Scores like these would be an outstanding achievement under any circumstances,” noted Richard D. Meadows, Seabourn’s president. “But the fact that they were earned during a period of very rapid fleet expansion is a testament to the professionalism and passion of Seabourn’s onboard management and their staffs.”
Receiving such distinguished awards would not be possible without our stellar staff, who are 100% committed to providing lifelong travel memories for our guests. We’re very honored for this recognition … THANK YOU!!!
This young sea lion isn’t sure where this funny new rock came from, but it makes a nice warm place for a quick snooze in the Chilean summer sun. The colorful whiskered birds in the foreground are called Inca Terns. The picture was sent by Bozi Copic, Odyssey’s Restaurant Manager. Odyssey left Valparaiso, Chile yesterday, taking a full complement of travelers on a “Patagonian Passage” cruise through the Chilean Fjords, around Cape Horn, to the Falkland Islands and up to Buenos Aires.
After spending another fantastic summer in Europe, Seabourn Odyssey said goodbye to Europe earlier this week and is currently crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Ft. Lauderdale. She’ll pay a visit to the Caribbean during a 16-day cruise, and will then circle South America on an exciting 73-day voyage, departing Jan. 4, 2011.
Here are some pictures of Seabourn Odyssey in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The last shot shows the ship leaving Monaco and mainland Europe for the last time in 2010. But she’ll be back there before you know it!