(5:05 p.m. EDT) -- Seabourn Odyssey has just emerged from a dry dock refurbishment with both physical and programming upgrades. Highlights include The Grill by Thomas Keller and a mindful living program designed by Dr. Andrew Weil.
Odyssey is the third of four Seabourn ships to receive The Grill; the restaurant designed by the Michelin-starred chef replaces Restaurant 2 on Deck 8.. The venue focuses on chophouse classics and steakhouse favorites, with ingredients by Keller's preferred purveyors and a wine list curated by the chef himself. (Sister ship Seabourn Sojourn will open its Keller restaurant later in 2017.)
Other physical upgrades include new equipment in the fitness center, Seabourn-exclusive luxury mattresses in the suites and new furnishings in the top suites. In addition, the spa has received a refreshed look and the ship features new carpet, teak flooring and furniture, as well as refinished woodwork, in public areas.
On the programming side, a new Mindful Living Coach -- a yoga and meditation teacher -- will lead passengers interested in Spa and Wellness with Dr. Andrew Weil. The mindful living program focuses on daily yoga and meditation (some complimentary) and mind-body seminars inspired by Weil's research. Topics include Spontaneous Happiness & Spontaneous Healing, Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Healthy Aging. The wellness workshops are already in place on Seabourn Encore, and will be rolled out fleetwide by the end of 2017.
--By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor