Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Seabourn Odyssey - The Suite Details

Some of you have inquired about the suites on the Seabourn Odyssey and how the compare to the triplets and other luxury cruise lines. I will give it a shot, trying not to be too numbers oriented (as many can't tell size from reading square footage) or adding too much "stuff" about things you would expect in a luxury suite. (All suites have separate bathtubs and showers and twin sinks, flat screen tv(s), etc.)

Here goes:

The suites will have 13 varieties of suites ranging from a few oceanview to many balconies and some really incredible premium suites.


- The Seabourn Suite are oceanview suites that are slightly larger than the present oceanview suites at 295-302 sq. ft., but which have the mentioned separate tub and shower. The Veranda Suites are approximately the same size and have the same amenities, but also have a balcony ranging from 32 sq. ft. (only two of these 745 and 746) to 66 sq. ft. Comparison: About 35% bigger than the standard balcony on the Regent Seven Seas Mariner and Silversea Cloud/Wind and about 10% larger than the Silversea Whisper/Shadow.


- Penthouse Suites are 436 square feet (except 635 which is a wheelchair suite at 611 sq. ft.) and support dining for four guests, two flat screen tvs and a 98 sq. ft. balcony. Comparison: Regent Seven Seas Mariner's Penthouse suites has a 15% smaller interior and a 25% smaller balcony. Silversea doesn't really have a comparable suite.









- Owner's Suite range from 611 to 675 square feet of interior space with a 149-212 sq. ft. balcony, all with whirlpool tubs, but which vary in amenities and layouts - one having a sofabed and others having separate living and dining areas with a butler pantry. On Regent, its Mariner Suite compares nicely as to size. Silversea they are in between the Whisper/Shadow Medallion and Silver suites.









- Signature Suites are 819 sq. ft. with two verandas totalling 236 sq. ft. with a living room/dining area and forward facing windows. Regent Mariner really doesn't have a comparable suite nor do the Silversea ships.












- Wintergarden Suite - at 914 sq. ft with a 183 sq. ft. balcony the really cool feature is the private glass enclosed solarium. Regent Mariner's Grand Suite is similar in interior space, but has only about 40% of the balcony space. Silversea's Whisper/Shadow's Royal, Grand and Owner's Suites in a single bedroom configuration are about the same size...and the comparisons to the other upper Seabourn suites in various configurations follow.









- Grand Suites are 1,135 to 1,182 sq. ft. internally with two bedrooms, but are of two types: Forward with 3 verandas totaling 301 sq. ft. or with a solarium and 2 verandas totalling 236 sq. ft. Regent's and Silversea's top suite compare nicely, as they should. These are essentially created by utilizing the adjoining suites to the Signature and Wintergarden Suites.
There is a lot of information which will be forthcoming on the Odyssey. Some of the information has been released, but others have yet to be announced. Keep checking back!