Seabourn Odyssey sails in
The all-suite, 450-passenger Seabourn Odyssey left Auckland last night on her Wonders Down Under cruise around the New Zealand coastline before heading to Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney. During her time in town the ship was shown off to agents, prospective guests and media by the team from Cruise Marketing.
The Yachts of Seabourn have, between them, been named among the world’s finest small ships by readers of such publications as Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, and have been on the latter’s Gold List for 17 years. That’s no wonder, given the casual elegance of the public areas and guest suites, and the intuitive attention of the staff.
The spacious suites have ocean views or balconies, comfortable living area with stocked complimentary bar, interactive flat screen TV and even a walk-in closet. The mirror-andmarble
bathrooms have a full bath and separate shower, and guests enjoy 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi and cellphone access. Seabourn guests are pampered on what is essentially an all-inclusive experience, with only some of the spa treatments, services of a personal trainer and hire of the Spa Villa incurring an extra charge. Dining is special on these ships. There’s the open-seating fine dining venue The Restaurant, and the intimate Restaurant 2 with its degustation menu. The Colonnade offers casual indoor/outdoor seating options and impressive buffet selections, while the Patio
Grill provides relaxed lunch and dinner out on deck.
Guests can also opt for In-Suite Dining, served course-by-course from The Restaurant menu. Cruise Marketing currently has a number of Signature Savings Events with savings of 50% and more; upgrades of as much as two categories; further savings of up to 15% on selected combination cruises; US$1000 in shipboard credit on premium suites and complimentary pre- or post-cruise hotel.
Mediterranean fares start at US$2099; Transatlantic voages from US$2499 and Northern Europe cruises from US$4199.
Cruise World also has a special 17-night Fly/Cruise & Land package ex NZ cruising Turkey, the Greek Isles and the Black Sea, departing Istanbul 02JUN12, and priced from NZ$12,969pp in an A1 Oceanview Suite on Seabourn Odyssey, with an upgrade to a V5 Verandah Suite for an extra NZ$1200pp. The deals have limited availability, so call 0800-500 732 for details.