One of the world’s most luxurious vessels Seabourn Odyssey will arrive in Brisbane tomorrow morning on its maiden visit to the Queensland capital.
The US$300 million Seabourn Odyssey features the most exclusive all-suite accommodation available at sea, with top-of-the-range suites including a private solarium. The ship also offers a private diamond showroom and the largest spa at sea on any luxury vessel, an indoor/outdoor facility with stunning ocean views.
Carrying only 450 guests, the two-year-old 32,000-tonne Odyssey has the highest space-per-guest ratio in the cruise industry. Famous for its highly personalised service, Seabourn is known as the “caviar of cruising”. It provides nearly one crew member for every guest, including concierges eager to respond to any request, from in-port shopping tips to creating the ultimate shore excursion and masseurs who offer complimentary poolside massages.
Other features on the 11-deck vessel include a library, boutiques, a marina for outdoor water sports and two outdoor pools as well as four dining venues.
Berthed at Fisherman Islands, Seabourn Odyssey’s maiden call to Brisbane comes halfway through a 60-day roundtrip cruise from Los Angeles. The glamorous ship will set sail on Saturday evening bound for the Pacific Islands.
Seabourn Director of Sales Australia Tony Archbold said Australian demand for luxury cruising continued to grow with Seabourn experiencing impressive bookings over the past 12 months.
“Australians travel all over the world to cruise on our ships so we are delighted to be able to bring a bit of our trademark luxury to their shores this summer,” Mr Archbold said.
To cater to increasing demand for luxury cruising, Mr Archbold said two Seabourn ships would visit Australia next year.
Seabourn Odyssey will return in January and February next year, joined by sister ship Seabourn Quest, which will make its maiden visit to Brisbane on Valentine’s Day as part of its 2013 World Voyage.