Seabourn Odyssey Review

4.5 / 5.0
213 reviews

Wonderful, but with a Few Misses

Review for Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Seabourn Odyssey
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10+ Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Veranda Suite

Seabourn uses all manner of glorious adjectives to describe their cruises, and on our recent 17-day trip from Auckland to Sydney aboard Odyssey, they came close to their advertising. The ship, which resembles a yacht, is beautiful from the outside. Inside, it's attractive, easy to get round in, and well-organized. The main dining rooms, with low ceilings, are not as well decorated as one might expect. Other public areas and outside decks are roomy.

We were full, with about 450 guests, but we weren't crowded. We seldom waited more than a few seconds for an elevator. We always had space in the whirlpools and access to lounge chairs. The suites, while not huge, are very attractive and comfortable with a sofa, two chairs, a table, a bed, a walk-in closet, a very small dressing stand, and plenty of storage space. The bathrooms include a tub and shower, both small but adequate. The veranda is fine for two people. The ship, constructed in 2009, shows age in a few places but is well maintained. We had cabin 656, a perfect location.

The staff, as billed, was friendly and outgoing. Some remember your name as the cruise goes on. Drinks are included in your fare, and waiters were anxious to make sure our glasses were filled. Waiters in the dining rooms were sometimes helpful, other times not. Service at dinner can be slow.

Cabin Review

Veranda Suite

Cabin V1

Very nice in many ways.

Port Reviews


Very nice, and cheaper than the ship offered


very nice


expensive, not real well organized


We just took a shuttle into the city and had a good time.


we loved watching the Tasmanian Devils devour their food


Loved the city, we got our own transportation around town.


We got a free shuttle around town, and visited the Wool Museum. Very nice.

Sydney (Australia)

Fabulous city.


wonderful city.

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