Team Trivia: A surprise highlight of our first sea day on the Seabourn Odyssey

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – Okay, so what letter in the Greek alphabet is the name of a famous movie star? Delta? That was my first guess, but I went back to my sorority days and ran through that alphabet in my head and then whispered, “No, I have it!” and scribbled “Zeta” so that my team members could read it and approve…or not. They did, and Catharine Zeta Jones won us 20 points in Team Trivia. …

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Cruising again, this time a transatlantic crossing on Seabourn

This morning I received a blog post from Jackie Finch, one of this website’s prolific writers, telling about her upcoming cruise on the Regal Princess. That was coincidental, as I was just sitting down to write my article about my upcoming cruise on the Seabourn Odyssey. To explain: Before one of our writers leaves on a trip, we publish a pre-cruise article that tells a bit about the ship and the cruise itself. We typically include a …

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Seabourn to offer spa and wellness programs with integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil

Seabourn, in partnership with The Onboard Spa by Steiner, has created a fleet-wide mindful living program offering guests a holistic spa and wellness experience that integrates physical, social, environmental and spiritual well-being. The new Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil program will be the first-ever of its kind at sea. The new program will be led by the newly established position, The Wellness Guide. The Guide, will be a certified yoga and meditation practitioner who will …

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Foodie cruises: Lines offer more culinary activities on ship and on shore

Excursions to markets where sea chefs shop The outdoor food market of Nice, France, is not far from the cruise ship docks. Still, it’s easier to find and more fun to navigate if you are following a ship’s chef while he searches for produce for your dinner. Earlier this year, our small tour group came off the newly refurbished 212-passenger Star Breeze, led by Michael Sabourin, Windstar Cruises’ corporate chef. He had been this way many times …

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Seabourn partners with world-renowned chef Thomas Keller to create new menu items and signature restaurant for all Seabourn ships

Dining is about to reach new heights in the cruise industry as Seabourn announces its partnership with world-renowned American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller. The culinary genius behind a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants – The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon – Keller will bring his award-winning French and American cuisine to the ultra-luxury cruise line in 2015, adding new flavors and flair to complement Seabourn’s already celebrated cuisine. Chef Keller will develop an array of dishes, ranging …

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Seabourn Encore’s inaugural voyage sells out in two days

The highly anticipated Seabourn Encore, Seabourn’s newest, ultra-luxury ship launching in 2016, is proving to be in very high demand. Just two days after open bookings were announced for her maiden season, Seabourn Encore‘s 10-day inaugural voyage has already sold out and is waitlist only. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response we have received for the inaugural voyage of Seabourn Encore,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales. “We’re looking forward to providing …

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Seabourn to offer “Best of the Riviera Food and Wine Cruise”

Seabourn is pulling out all the stops to create a rare epicurean themed cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn. Guests aboard the 11-day “Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise” will visit some of Europe’s most appealing food and wine regions, enjoying daily special culinary events, “Shopping with the Chef” excursions in local markets, cooking demonstrations by celebrity guest chefs, tastings of local specialties and more. The culinary voyage will depart October 30, 2014 from Monte Carlo and sail …

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Seabourn joins UNESCO in new alliance for World Heritage sites

Ultra-luxury, small-ship cruise operator Seabourn has signed an agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a unique alliance to help protect World Heritage. The partnership is being created to foster wider support and understanding in the travel industry and among travelers for UNESCO’s mission of identifying, safeguarding and promoting unique cultural and natural features around the world deemed to possess universal value for all humankind. Seabourn has committed to raising $1 million …

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The Square is ‘heart’ of Seabourn Odyssey

ABOARD THE SEABOURN ODYSSEY – Every cruise ship seems to have a heart, a place where folks like to gather. Maybe it’s the lobby, which is often a beautiful showcase on ships. Or it might be the lounge around the top-deck pool where folks can socialize and swim or enjoy a cold drink. On the Seabourn Odyssey, the “heart” seems to be Seabourn Square. “Whatever you need, you can find in there,” says cruise director Bruce Morrison. …

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All-inclusive Seabourn cruise is pure delight

Shortly after entering my luxurious suite with its marvelous ocean view – all guest rooms aboard the Seabourn Odyssey are suites and all have marvelous ocean views – I was greeted by a knock on the door from my room attendant Timea. She was carrying a tray with caviar hors d’ouevres, a glass of champagne and some special bath soaps. Gifts from her to welcome me aboard. My room already had a basket of fruit and a …

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