My husband and I flew from Australia to LA to join the Seabourn Odyssey for our 20 day cruise back through Nuku Hiva, Atuona, Papeete, Bora Bora, Rarotonga, Russell in the Bay of Islands and finally ending in Auckland.
This was our first ever cruise with the Yachts of Seabourn, the best decision we could of ever made. Our embarkation was so quick and easy with no major wait then straight onto the ship for a most beautiful buffet lunch in the Colonnade restaurant.
We could already feel the luxury of this ship as we sat down to the most wonderful lunch. From the moment we were greeted onboard we were made to feel so very special. The magic was there right from the start and it never stopped.
After our lunch we were so excited to go to our suite and get settled. We opened the door and our first impression was Wow how beautiful is this, it was like a 5 star hotel on water. Our room was so beautifully presented with fresh flowers, fruit and a bottle of champagne on ice we were speechless. In our mini bar were our complimentary bottles of spirits that we had pre ordered.
Our suitcases were there ready for us to unpack. Our suite was so spacious with a walk in robe plenty of cupboards and the most beautiful marble bathroom, a home away from home. We soon met our stewardess Ana who was so friendly, and so willing to assist us in any way she could, nothing was too much trouble.We built up a beautiful friendship with her and was so hard to say goodbye as her service was more than you could ever of asked. This was just the start and we were in heaven.
We eat out at all the restaurants on the ship being the main restaurant, the Colonnade the patio grill,restaurant 2 and the amazing room service. All of the restaurants were of the highest standards. The food was just incredibly good I just wished I could of kept eating more. So much variety and everything was just amazing, wine selection was also very very good. The service at all of the restaurants was so great they made you feel like you were the only one on the ship.
Rob and Anna in the Colonnade were exceptional. Great service with a smile always and a friendly chat. Room service was so amazing being able to order from the main restaurant, all of the waiters were so friendly and had such great personalities. The main restaurant was so beautifully elegant with the menu's that were world class standard. The patio grill out on the deck was a nice change to eat out and the food here was always exceptional as well. The best fries we have ever had in our life, how addictive were they. The patio Bar was a great place to sit and have a cocktail, Marco made us many beautiful cocktails with love, they were exceptional.
Restaurant 2 was another amazing experience, the food there was some of the nicest food we had ever tasted, service in this restaurant was top class, Very beautiful. So whether it was room service to a coffee in Seabourn Square everything on this ship is perfect.
The entertainment was good with a show always on in the Grand Salon and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to Gary T'to every night in the club. He was an amazing guitarist with a great personality and sang a great variety of songs. Was great to be able to watch him with a pre dinner drink in the club before dinner.
The cruise director Nick was the best. He was the funniest guy who just loved to mix with the guests and made the cruise the best cruise ever well done Nick we will never forget you. Suzette Rebecca Suzanne they were all amazing with the entertaining, all of the crew were fabulous when it came to entertaining. The pool parties were so much fun especially Rock the Boat.
The staff in the shops were so helpful with Pierre and Adam and Sophie nothing was ever to much trouble and always up for a friendly chat, so nice to see that. A very nice selection of Jewellery. We have to mention Cosmin and Vindora the most amazing dancers, they were wonderful in teaching us dancing while on the ship. We learnt the Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Jive and the Salsa, was so much fun.
To summarise our cruise. The Seabourn Odyssey exceeded all of our expectations. The personal attention was first class if any special order was asked for they always carried it out. The crew on this cruise you couldn't get any better no matter what there position was they carried it out in the most friendliest professional manner. They really are like one big happy family they all work in together, which was so nice to see.
The cruise has got so many beautiful memories for us and we are so grateful and thankful that we have had the opportunity to be able to experience this ship and the wonderful places that we saw. All of the ports were amazing and so beautiful, French Polynesia is paradise on earth a highly recommended cruise.
So this is our cruise line now, we will be booking again in the not to distant future for another wonderful cruise aboard the Yachts of Seabourn we just loved Odyssey. Can't wait to book our next cruise. Also have to mention our Captain Mark Dexter, the nicest Captain such a sincere wonderful Captain and so willing to mix with the guests we were fortunate enough to be able to speak with him for half an hour was an absolute honour. Hopefully on our next cruise he will be sailing with us again. So if you want a cruise that is Luxurious friendly world class standards then you have to experience the magic of Seabourn Odyssey. Our bags are already packed for our next one. We are both turning 50 this year and this cruise was fun elegant luxurious everything you could ever want and so much more. Well done Seabourn keep up the great work!!