I am traveling comfortably on a luxury cruise in Veranda Suite 622 on Seabourn Odyssey.
My suite, situated on the port side, measures 300 square feet and features a sitting area, a truly functional table for dining or working, a somewhat-small-flat-panel-television for a luxury ship, an iPod docking station, queen-size bed, walk-in closet with safe, and a fully stocked bar and refrigerator. The earth tones suit my taste just fine.
Seabourn Odyssey is much less bold brass and gaudy glitz than it is refined style and enduring elegance.
The LG flat-panel TV, despite being less large than I would expect on a ship fresh from the shipyard, is, however, highly interactive, and with more than a few weeks’ worth of free movies on demand.
Suite 622’s balcony measures 65 square feet with comfortable furniture for lounging or dining. Veranda Suites like mine come in six categories. Lower-category Seabourn Suites are a tad smaller, 295 square feet, and are the only staterooms with no balconies. The larger Penthouse Suites on Deck 6, 9 & 10 measure 436 square feet. There are four other higher categories, including the Grand Wintergarden Suite.
All staterooms feature granite bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, and dual sinks. Again in earthy tones, the bathroom is among the most functional and attractive that I’ve experienced on a luxury ship.
And, of course, Molton Brown bath amenities provide for “pure pampering.”
Turn-down service creates an oh-so-cozy atmosphere, but it’s still nice to pull back the curtains and step out onto the balcony for a final glimpse of the sea and stars before retiring to a sea-rocked slumber.