After spending the fall sailing in the Caribbean,Seabourn Odysseysaid goodbye to Fort Lauderdale and set sail on Seabourn’s first world cruise, a 108-day voyage that departed Jan. 5, 2010, from Port Everglades. Guests who will be making the whole round-the-world cruise enjoyed a complimentary gala pre-cruise overnight at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale on January 4th, with a festive cocktail reception enlivened by various “ports of call” featuring food and drinks inspired by the places the guests will visit during their voyage. A lavish dinner dance followed, with entertainment by a balletic contortionist, spirited Tahitian dancers, a Chinese Dragon Dance troupe and operatic arias performed by a soprano vocalist. While the weather was a bit chilly in South Florida, the temperature didn’t dampen guests’ spirits and they were eager to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard the beautiful Odyssey.
The 450-guest vessel will visit 42 ports in 26 countries on six continents as she sails across the globe from Ft. Lauderdale to Athens, Greece. From the wonders of the South Pacific to the exotic lands of Asia, guests will visit far-flung destinations and experience exciting and new cultures – all of which will undoubtedly create lasting memories!
Stay tuned for future posts on Odyssey as she carries her fortunate guests around the world.