In January, Brownell Independent Advisor Joanne Smith set sail on the Seabourn Odyssey. She spent seven days exploring charming islands and relaxing onboard the luxurious ship. Get the inside scoop on Joanne’s trip here!
Where did you go?
- Bridgetown, Barbados
- Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Trois Ilets, Martinique
- Basse-Terre, Guadaloupe
- St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
- Carambola Beach
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- St. Thomas, U.S.V.I
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
I loved that 90% of the suites have balconies. It was so nice to relax on my balcony before bed looking at the ocean and the star-filled sky. The bathroom was a huge highlight in my room! It was something you’d expect from a luxury hotel, with a tub and separate shower, double sink vanity, and amazing lighting. I also loved the pools and the spacious, luxurious spa!
The beach BBQ on the island of St. Kitts was such a treat! Especially the Seabourn signature “Caviar in the Surf” experience, with uniformed waiters serving Champagne and caviar from a floating surfboard!
Why cruise to this destination?
There is no better way to see the Caribbean than island hopping on a luxury cruise ship. Because Seabourn’s ships are small, they can gain entry into exclusive ports and cities that larger ships simply cannot access.
The spa is a luxurious haven at sea. I had a wonderful massage that rivaled some of the best destination spas I’ve visited!
We dined at The Grill by Thomas Keller, which is a steakhouse-style restaurant. The table-side preparation of the Caesar salad was wonderful to watch and tasted delicious!
Do not miss the beach-side BBQ in St. Kitts! It is such a fun experience, with fabulous food including grilled lobster, Champagne, and caviar delivered by the captain himself!
Know before you go:
Wintergarden Suites include a glassed in solarium with soaking tub with a view of the ocean. Wintergarden suites, an Owners’ suite or a Signature suite all come with an invitation to the bridge for a tour with the captain.
Pack light, you are in the Caribbean after all! Bathing suites, sundresses, flat sandals, polo shirts, shorts and you’re good to go! There are two formal nights on a 7-night itinerary, so make sure you bring suitable attire for those special evenings. Don’t forget to throw in sunscreen and a hat to combat the strong Caribbean sun!