Seabourn Odyssey sailed into the Seabourn fleet in 2009 and was hailed as a revolutionary new ship design for the cruise line. This ultra-luxurious ship was built by the Italian company T. Mariotti S.p.A in Genoa and named in Venice. Discover sleekly-decorated public spaces and all-suite accommodation with modern enhancements. Setting sail towards destinations around the globe with a maximum of 462 fellow guests and 333 attentive crew members; you'll experience a friendly and intimate atmosphere onboard Seabourn Odyssey. The ultimate haven aboard will be your guest suite; where welcome touches such as an interactive flat-screen television with music and films, fully-stocked bar and fridge, and spacious bathroom await your stay. The eleven passenger decks are lined with four restaurants, three bars, The Retreat, spa, salon, two swimming pools and four whirlpools, fitness centre, and card room. Seabourn Odyssey also drops anchor most mornings in a fascinating port of call where you can join an organised excursion or explore at leisure.
There is something onboard Seabourn Odyssey to please every palate. Tuck into mouth-watering lunch buffets, salads, soups, and freshly-baked pizza in The Patio, as well as a full menu for dinner in an al fresco setting. A more casual vibe can be found in The Colonnade for breakfast and lunch and in the evening regionally-themed dinners feature. Enjoy flawless service and an exquisite selection of cuisine in the decadent setting of The Restaurant. Inspired by the classic 50's and 60's American restaurant; The Grill by Thomas Keller concentrates on updated versions of iconic dishes. Alternatively, if you wish to dine in the comfort of your stateroom; why not order from the in-suite dining menu?
Take a break from the sun with an ice-cold beer or your favourite cocktail at Patio Bar. Sip premium coffee and tea in the ambient surrounds of the Coffee Bar overlooking Seabourn Square. Find your place in the stunning Observation Bar; a lounge with a bar and panoramic passing views. Sky Bar is your port of call to enjoy a tropical cocktail or an evening tipple under the stars. Indulge in afternoon tea by day and dance the night away after dinner at The Club while enjoying cocktails, live music, and the company of your friends.
Day or night there is something to entertain you on Seabourn Odyssey. Relax next to one of the two outdoor swimming pools or take a dip in one of the four whirlpools. The Retreat is ringed with 15 private cabanas; complete with personalised service, healthy spa menu, plush towels, personalised bathrobes, and a concierge. Look forward to friendly games including bridge in Card Room. Walk around The Boutique and Seabourn Shop to hand-pick souvenirs and gifts. Fitness Centre features a collection of state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, weight machines, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Treat yourself to a revitalising treatment at The Spa at Seabourn, unwind in the steam room, or pamper yourself in Salon. After dark, perhaps place your bets in the Casino and see if your odds are stacked.
Day 1: Fly UK to Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly from selected UK airports to Bridgetown, Barbados and be transferred to the port to embark Seabourn Odyssey. Barbados has retained its British Colonial heritage and is the perfect blend of pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and 17th-century English churches.
Day 2: Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St Vincent and The Grenadines
Step ashore today on the island of Bequia in the St Vincent and The Grenadines and admire the colourful yachts in Admiralty Bay. Stroll along the Belmont Walkway to the Gingerbread House for homemade nutmeg ice cream or Frangipani or stop by the Whaleboner for an ice-cold beer. Continue on to the idyllic golden shores of Princess Margaret Beach or round the bend to Lower Bay. Not visit to Bequia would be complete without a visit to see the excellent craftsmanship at Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop. You can also embark on a tour of the island; taking in Mt Pleasant, Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, and the quaint town of Port Elizabeth with its lively vegetable market and souvenir stalls.
Day 3: Trois Ilets, Martinique
Trois Islets lies just across the Bay of Fort-de-France from the capital on Le Marin peninsular on the island of Martinique. The area's main claim to fame is the La Pagerie colonial plantation; which was the childhood home of Josephine Beauharnais, who became Napoleon Bonaparte's Empress. The house is now a museum filled with period pieces of the French colonial slave era; a time also remembered at La Savane des Esclaves museum and gardens. Visit the bustling seaport and market town of Fort-de-France to explore the ornate Schoelcher Library. Venture further afield to the previous capital of St Pierre; which was buried in an eruption from Mt Pelee in 1902, leaving behind a latter-day Pompeii. Balata's graceful cathedral and verdant botanical gardens are well-worth a visit too.
Day 4: Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
Basse-Terre on Guadeloupe - the island's capital and first town - is just waiting to be explored today. Admire the 16th-century Fort Delgres and pay a visit to the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadeloupe with its separate Bell Tower and the 18th-century Town Hall. Bologne Distillery on the town's limits offers tours and rum and fruit punch tastings. Picturesque fishing villages of Deshaise near Grand Anse beach and Saint Claude in the forested hills also await discovery. Embark on a hike to towering volcano of La Soufriere; while Reserve Cousteau at Pigeon Island beckons too. Perhaps take a trip to the towering Chutes de Carbet waterfalls to swim in the refreshing waters before stopping by the five-acre tropical Beauvallon Gardens at Montbazin House on the way back.
Day 5: Charlestown, Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis
Step ashore at Charlestown on the island of Nevis. The island boasts a rich history, not least thanks to the arrival of a group of Sephardic Jews from Brazil who brought with them the secret to crystallising sugar, which transformed the Caribbean's economy. Stroll by the Museum of Nevis History, built on the foundations of the birthplace of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, or meander through the lush and picture-perfect surroundings of Nevis Botanical Gardens. Perhaps embark on a catamaran sail and snorkelling adventure aboard a custom-designed Maxi-Cat along the leeward coast of Nevis; stop at secluded Shittens Bay to snorkel, before the sails are hoisted for your trip back to port. Alternatively; take a panoramic drive through Charlestown to Pinneys Beach for lunch and drinks at the renowned Lime Beach Bar followed by time to swim and sunbathe.
Day 6: St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua is famous for its white beaches lined with top-end resort hotels and golf courses. Perhaps set out on an island tour; taking in the Blockhouse Ruins and Shirley Heights, before arriving at Nelson's Dock Yard for fruit or rum punch at the Galley Bar. Get active with a 4x4 off-road tropical safari passing scenic Buckley, Wallings Dam, tropical forests, and Fig Tree Drive; followed by kayaking at an eco-park and snorkelling at Cades Reef. You could also visit the emerald isle of Monserrat by helicopter; go zip-lining through the treetops in the Antiguan rain forest; spend the day reef snorkelling at Paradise Reef and relaxing on one of the island's 365 fabulous beaches; take a sunset catamaran cruise; or go Segwaying through history at Fort James.
Day 7: Carambola Beach, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Carambola Beach is a golden arch of sugary sand at South Friars Bay on Basse-Terre in St Kitts. This luxury area is packed to the brim with beach clubs and restaurants and is a popular spot for water sports, sunbathing, and swimming. Take an island tour including UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress, the botanic garden at Romney Manor, the skilled artisans at Caribelle Batik, and views from Timothy Hill. Perhaps board St Kitts Railway and see the entire island from the comfort of a double-decker railcar. Thrill-seekers can challenge themselves to a five-line journey through the treetops of the Valley of the Giants at the historic Wingfield Estate or go nature kayaking at White House Bay and Friars Bay.
Day 8: Philipsburg, Saint Maarten
Philipsburg is the capital of the island of Saint Maarten. This beautiful island is split into two distinct halves; the 'Dutch Side' and the French overseas territory. Explore Philipsburg's cobblestone streets; home to colourful, colonial buildings along the Front Street shopping area. Perhaps set out on the thrilling St Maarten America's Cup 12-Metre Regatta experience for the chance to race exotic multimillion-dollar America's Cup boats along a shortened America's Cup course. Take a tour of the island including the Dutch capital of Philipsburg and the French capital of Marigot; experience on-the-water excitement on a two-person Rhino Rider through Simpson Bay Lagoon and Happy Bay; or ride on the Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlift to the top of Sentry Hill at Rockland Estate before descending on the Flying Dutchman zip-line, Sentry Hill Zip-Line, and Schooner Ride.
Day 9: Sopers Hole (Frenchmans Cay), BVI
Spend time at the classic Caribbean yacht haven of Soper's Hole; nestling between Tortola's high West End and verdant Frenchman's Cay. The marinas and resorts were hard hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 but most services have now been restored and the community is eager to welcome visitors again. No visit here would be complete without sampling the famous wood-distilled rum and the Painkiller cocktail at Pusser's Landing. Perhaps take a scenic island tour by open-air safari bus in the West End; passing Fort Hill and Long Tench village, and then descending for beach time at Cane Garden Bay before following the north shore and Zion Hill to Soper's Hole. Fun seekers can enjoy a canopy zip-line adventure, a self-drive 4x4 safari around the island, or a RIB cruise. Romance is in the air on a boat trip to Norman Island - immortalised in the Treasure Island book.
Day 10: Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy
Gustavia on Saint Barthelemy combines laid-back chic with small-gem perfection and lies 125 miles northwest of the French island of Guadeloupe. The island's landscape is awash with steep, green, once-active volcano hills, deep valleys, and beautiful beaches. Founded by the French, ceded to Sweden then returned to France, the toy-scaled capital of Gustavia is built around a harbour on the island's southwest coast. Meander through the harbour's Swedish colonial and French Creole buildings filled with inns, cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. Sit and people watch as you sip a tropical rum cocktail and sample local cuisine at a water-side eatery.
Day 11: Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis
Today, the ship drops anchor at Basseterre on St Kitts and Nevis. The sister islands of St Kitts and Nevis are separated by a two-mile-wide strait but joined together as an independent island nation. St Kitts was once dependent on the sugar industry and offers quiet beaches, remnants of the old British plantocracy, and dreamy days under silk-cotton trees. Perhaps board St Kitts Railway and see the entire island from the comfort of a double-decker railcar or set out on an island tour including UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress, Romney Manor, Caribelle Batik, and Timothy Hill. Why not embark on a quad bike adventure; meet the challenge of the five-line zip-line at the historic Wingfield Estate; savour a culinary experience at Great House plantation; get up close to dolphins at Dolphin Discovery; or take a dive on the adventurous side with a snuba adventure?
Day 12: Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
Today indulge in an unspoiled island experience at Terre-de-Haut in Iles des Santes. Stroll around the little town of Bourg de Saintes, shop for real French cosmetics from the sidewalk vendors; and grab a seat and a beer and revel in the weather and the chilled-out pace of life. Join an island tour and visit Fort Napoleon; take in the panoramic views and spend time amongst the beautiful tropical flowers in the surrounding gardens, before passing the multi-coloured houses, fishing port, and the cemetery filled with shells, iguanas, and more. Alternatively, go clear kayaking in a transparent kayak in Les Saintes Bay; embark on hike up Mount Morel to the ruins of Fort Caroline and onwards to Pompierre Beach; or savour an authentic old rum and new chocolate experience.
Day 13: Castries, St Lucia
Castries on St Lucia is today's port of call. St Lucia is famous for its dramatic twin coastal peaks, the Pitons, which soar 2,500 feet above the sea and rainforests; not forgetting the indigenous, endangered St Lucia Parrot. Activity-fans can embark on a thrilling snuba adventure amongst the tropical fish and marine life around Pigeon Island; a sea trek helmet dive at Pigeon Island National Park; an exciting Segway excursion; or ride on open-air gondola, the Aerial Tram. See the best of the island on a tour taking in Morne Fortune, a family home in St Marks, the double harbour at Marigot Bay, rum tasting at a distillery, and Caribelle Batik Silk Studios; pay a visit to the teeming waters of the natural La Tille Waterfall; or have a go at cassava bread-making, cooking on macambou leaves, and two-handed sawing on a Creole traditions tour.
Day 14: Saline Bay, Mayreau, St. Vincent and Nevis
Your penultimate port is the idyllic islet of Saline Bay in the Tobago Cays. Here Seabourn often offer a water sports Marina Day, which you can take part in. Perhaps set out on a Mayreau island tour taking in local towns and villages, the island's historic church, and Mayreau Gardens coral reef for swimming and snorkelling; explore Union Island by open-air safari-style vehicle and stop off at St Matt's Church, a honey factory, Clifton Hill, and Fort Murray; indulge in a three-island adventure embracing Petit St Vincent, Chatham Bay, and Mopion Reef; or journey around the idyllic Tobago Cays of Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tabac, and Jamesby by boat.
Day 15: Fly Bridgetown, Barbados to UK
Disembark on Bridgetown, Barbados and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.