Seabourn Odyssey – First Impressions
I am onboard what is, without a doubt, the most luxurious cruise ship at sea and she is filled with innovations, great design and wonderful spaces…and, of course, the incredible service and food. Did I mention the Seabourn service?!
We arrived at 11:00 a.m. and after a short while listening to live classical music we were escorted onboard and to the Colonnade for an al fresco lunch. First impressions are, well, first impressions and it was – as it should be – like being home again. Familiar faces and warm welcomes with much pride beaming, as well as some bags under a few eyes due to the late delivery of the ship, greeted us.
Jochim, the head chef, welcomed me and we were whisked to the aft deck (think Veranda) we sat at beautiful teak tables with all-weather wicker seating under a beautiful, artistic, canopy.
The wine was poured and the elegant cuisine began. Beside the great offerings at a truly stylish buffet it was a tough choice between tempura shrimp and fish and chips…or pasta or… I went with the fish and chips and it just was taken to another level. (Hey, I know you want to know all about the ship, but like me you have to be patient and enjoy Seabourn’s hospitality first!)