I only boarded an hour ago, but WOW! Seabourn Odyssey is where South Beach meets Palm Beach. There’s certainly the refined Seabourn elegance, but Carnival Corp.’s entertainment mastery was apparent from the uber-chic restaurants to the pool deck Nashville band (Filipinos, actually, but convincingly country western).
Lots of well-to-doers, country clubbers but mixed with a fair number of young people, including five (Italian?) boys, smoking a water pipe on pool deck. I’ll investigate where they got it and whether it’s legal later on.
I’m not saying that this is a better luxury experience than Regent or Silversea, which I recently sailed. For now, I’m just saying Wow!
Posted from my Blackberry.