Cruising has made a come back

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited onto the Seabourn Odyssey for lunch and a tour of the ship.IMG_3335

Arriving at Queens Wharf, on Auckland’s waterfront it was chaos. Three ships had birthed that morning and tourists were everywhere. Cruising has become very popular but never before have I seen our wharfs used to capacity – it was great.

The Odyssey is a five star mid size ship catering for 450 guest, all in suites, with 360 staff to cater to their every whim.

Seabourn have six ships, Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest, all sister ships, as well as “three little sisters”, Pride, Spirit and Legend which are significantly smaller and carry only 280 guest.

Odyssey had come from Australia, up the coast of New Zealand and was bound for Bali. Seabourn travel the world.

On board we were wooed by the attention to detail -what a ship. Take a look at these images.

My entree  of tuna  pre-empted the salmon and ice-cream

My entree of tuna
pre-empted the salmon and ice-cream

Oh, what to chose -how can something so simple look so divine

Oh, what to choose -how can something so simple look so divine

A swimming pool with two jaquizi and outside dining

A swimming pool with two jaquizi and outside dining

 

Beautiful artwork and incredibly generous spaces

Beautiful artwork and incredibly generous spaces

A spa pool in the bow of the ship - heaven

Spot the spa pool in the bow of the ship – heaven

Heated sun beds in the spa on the outside deck

Heated sun beds in the spa on the outside deck

A cosy intimate restaurant where a degustation menu is served each evening

A cosy intimate restaurant where a degustation menu is served each evening

Outside dining with stunning orange wool wraps

Outside dining with stunning orange wool wraps

This is one of several outdoor areas you can loose yourself on the ship

One of several outdoor areas you can loose yourself on the ship

All the suites have beautiful bathrooms and dressing rooms/ wardrobes

All the suites have a beautiful bathroom and dressing room/ wardrobe

Marble bathrooms with his and her basins

Marble bathrooms with his and her basins

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