Seabourn Unveils Seabourn Odyssey’s Farewell Voyage

Seabourn invites guests to experience Seabourn Odyssey one last time during its 22-day Farewell Voyage, departing September 2, 2024, from Seattle to Yokohama. The voyage will include several tributes to Seabourn Odyssey, such as appearances from the original team and performing cast, unique gifts and more.

In honor of this sailing, John Barron and Handré Potgieter will return as cruise directors for Seabourn Odyssey’s final voyage. Both Barron and Potgieter were part of the original onboard team when the ship launched in 2009—Barron as the ship’s first cruise director and Potgieter as part of the entertainment team. Additionally, Seabourn President Natalya Leahy will be onboard in Seattle to wish farewell to guests and the onboard team as they embark on this special voyage.

The farewell voyage will offer special entertainment and activities, including:

  • Belinda King Creative Productions – Belinda King, founder and CEO of Belinda King Creative Productions will join Seabourn’s cruise directors for a special walk down memory lane, as well as a Seabourn Conversation Q&A that delves into “The World Behind Seabourn Entertainment.”
  • Bespoke acts by guest performers – The sailing will host a number of guest performers, including piano entertainer Roy Tan and vocalist Corlea Botha, magician Mark Haslam, cellist Andre Cavassi, pianist Aisa Ijiri and violinist Irina Guskova.
  • Seabourn Conversation speakers – Guest speakers include NASA Astronaut Heidemarie Piper, photographer Michael Yamashita, author and chef Maria Finn, marine scientist Dr. Dave Plourd and maritime historian Dr. Tim Runyan.
  • Artist in Residence Program – Guests can join artist Donna Lewis for complimentary mixed media classes inspired by the ports of call visited by Seabourn Odyssey. Classes are open to all ages and levels of expertise and beginners are welcome. Materials will be provided on board.

Seabourn Odyssey’s farewell voyage will have other special activities including a signature caviar event.

During the 22-day Farewell Voyage, Seabourn Odyssey will visit 11 ports and destinations, including five in Japan across two islands. The ship will traverse the glacial scenery of Alaska’s southern reaches, visit Kodiak Island and Dutch Harbor, and explore Japan’s Hokkaido Island to revel in the first turn of fall foliage.

During its 15 years at Seabourn, the ship has welcomed 180,454 guests on board and traveled over 859,554 nautical miles to 426 ports—a distance equivalent to 39.7 circumnavigations around the equator.

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