To ensure quality control for every dish that leaves the galley, Seabourn Executive Chef Graeme Cockburn and his team taste every menu item. (Video is at the bottom of this post.) Each chef brings the menu item that he or she has prepared, and the sampling begins. If something is not right, they have about… [Read More]
You’ve no doubt heard that the Seabourn Odyssey was not ready for service when it was delivered. The Italian shipyard missed its deadline and even suggested delaying delivery. But Carnival Corporation, Seabourn’s parent company, would not hear of such. To delay would have meant upsetting many passengers who had looked forward to sailing on the… [Read More]
With new concepts often come teething pains. There is a learning process that must be endured in order to achieve perfection. And so it was today with Seabourn Odyssey’s aft marina, where watersports are conducted (but only on certain days when the ship is at anchor). The problem: Too many people, too little space and… [Read More]
A new concept for Seabourn, conceived by Carnival Corp. Chairman Micky Arison, Seabourn Square. Seabourn Square combines a coffee shop, library and internet cafe with guest services, destination services and future cruise sales. Instead of having to stand in line at a counter, guests are greeted and seated for services that replace the traditional purser’s… [Read More]
Caviar Apero Party, with caviar (complimentary) and champagne (always complimentary).
If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, then these reveal much about our day in Dubrovnik. Several ships had disgorged thousands of passengers into the picturesque old town.
Yes, in answer to one reader’s question, there is a vanity with stool in Seabourn Odyssey’s Verandah Suites. The area is well-lighted with a large mirror and (European) receptacle with a hair-dryer in the drawer underneath. Posted from my Blackberry.
Seabourn Odyssey calls on beautiful Kotor, Montenegro. The passage to Kotor is stunning, as is the old city itself. The seaside Budva was about 30 minutes away by bus.