Just yesterday the brand new Yacht from Seabourn, elegantly name “Seabourn Odyssey” was launched. Described by Seabourn as their first ultra-luxury vessel to be debuted in six years, a successful launch from its port in Venice was enjoyed by many.
The vessel being capable of providing accommodation for up to 450 passengers and being 32, 000 tonnes has 225 luxurious suites, with nine out of ten suites having their own verandas; the Seabourn Odyssey has one of the highest spaces to guest ratios in the cruise industry for a ship of its class.

The Odyssey has four top notch restaurants on board as well a fantastic selection of amenities that guests may enjoy. With the Seabourn Odyssey being the first of three new ships to be built, the Seabourn Sojourn is due to be launched in June 2010 and a third, as yet unnamed vessel in 2011. With the advent of this new ship, Seabourn have increased their capacity by 216% which is great news for the line.

On the day of the launch Pamela Conover, President and CEO of The Yachts of Seabourn had this to say. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Seabourn Odyssey to our distinguished fleet of yachts,” she added that “The launch of Odyssey allows us to serve more travellers but still offer the intimate and exclusive experience which has made us a leader in the luxury cruising market.”

Some of the amenities and onboard facilities are some of the best the industry has to offer, for example the Odyssey has the largest spa on any luxury cruise liner coming in at an astounding 1000 square meters. On offer in the spa to passengers are a Hydro pools, two herbal steam rooms as well as spa villa complete with whirlpools. Each villa has a private baloney where you can sunbath a double daybed and a full living room accommodation. With top of the line service, all guests can expect quality personal service from the staff.

With four restaurants to dine in, passengers of the Odyssey are in for a culinary experience to remember with fine-dining on the menu, specially arranged by Charlie Palmer as well as more casual open air Patio grills. If you prefer to dine from your suite then this is also available, where you will get the choice to choose your courses as suits you.

The Odyssey in fact comprises of eleven decks with two outdoor swimming pools, six outdoor whirlpools and a unique marina where you can experience water sports. Also you will find a nine-hole mini golf course for your use. In the evenings there is facility to allow uninterrupted stargazing. If you need to stay on the net, Seabourn provide access to branded net books and iPods that you may loan.

With the Odyssey initially voyaging the Mediterranean through the Summer 2009 and early autumn it will then sail on to the Caribbean when it will leave on Seabourn’s first world cruise, comprising of a 108 day voyage departing January 5th 2010 when it will be visiting twenty six countries and forty two ports on six continents.