(4:45 p.m. EST) -- Luxury line Seabourn is upping the ante on entertainment with new shows and venue upgrades coming to a number of ships, beginning in December 2018.
Seabourn Odyssey will be the first to see changes. Four new shows have been developed exclusively for the ship; updates also are being made to the popular fleetwide production, "An Evening with Tim Rice." The entertainment changes will be rolled out to Seabourn Odyssey throughout the month of December.
In addition to the new entertainment offerings, Seabourn Odyssey's Grand Salon already has been upgraded with new LED screens, a redesigned stage and enhanced lighting technology.
The following ships will receive their own custom entertainment and Grand Salon upgrades: Seabourn Sojourn in July 2019 and Seabourn Quest in May 2020. On each ship, "An Evening with Tim Rice" will feature new unseen footage and other design elements.
Produced by Belinda King Creative Productions, the four new shows on Seabourn Odyssey include:
"That's Life," with live music covering the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and more
"A Stroke of Genius," which portrays the story of famous artists like Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh and Warhol through song and dance
"Viva Italia," a combination of classical and contemporary music, performed in both English and Italian
"Latin Quarter," where passengers can enjoy Latin American music featuring singers Gloria Estefan and Pete Rodriguez, coupled with dance performances in styles such as the cha-cha, rhumba and salsa
Seabourn Odyssey's entertainment upgrades come less than two weeks before the ship begins its winter season in the Caribbean, sailing from Barbados and St. Maarten through March 2019. From there, the ship will reposition back to southern Europe, visiting destinations like Portugal, the Canary Islands and Spain.