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Details released for Seabourn Odyssey farewell voyage to Alaska and Japan

Seabourn Odyssey Japan

Following 15 years of service, Seabourn Odyssey will sail from Seattle, WA, to Yokohama, Japan on a 22-day journey with stops in Alaska such as Kodiak Island and Dutch Harbor as well as visits to five ports in Japan across two islands.

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The Seabourn Odyssey 22-day farewell voyage departs on September 2, 2024 and itinerary highlights include:

Kodiak Island: With two-thirds of the island covered by a national wildlife refuge, Kodiak is the ultimate escape with large stretches of private wilderness and beaches to enjoy and reflect. Guests may want to catch a glimpse of the island’s eponymous bears or enjoy Fort Abercrombie and step into Kodiak’s World War II defense encampment and military museum.

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Hubbard Glacier: Cruising the Hubbard Glacier is the quintessential Alaska experience as you navigate past towering icy walls and feel the rumble of the glacial calving. The Hubbard is North America’s longest tidewater glacier and continues to impress as she “gallops” forward and continues to grow.

Hakodate, Japan: One of Hokkaido’s largest cities, Seabourn Odyssey will arrive just in time to see start of Japan’s fall foliage. A key highlight here is a gondola ride to the top of Mount Hakodate to take in the city vistas and enjoy a sample of Hokkaido’s extraordinary natural beauty.

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The farewell voyage of Seabourn Odyssey will also include tributes to its 15-year history such as appearances from the original team and performing cast, local artists, and unique gifts. John Barron and Handré Potgieter will return as cruise directors for Seabourn Odyssey’s final journey. Both Barron and Potgieter were part of the original onboard team when the ship launched in 2009, when Barron served as the ship’s first cruise director and Potgieter was part of the entertainment team. In addition, Seabourn President Natalya Leahy will be on board in Seattle to personally wish farewell to guests and the onboard team as they embark on this special voyage.

Seabourn Odyssey
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Other special entertainment and programming on the farewell cruise include:

Belinda King of Belinda King Creative Productions: Belinda King, founder and CEO of Belinda King Creative Productions which produces the finest shows at sea, 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”.

Special Acts by Guest Performers: The sailing will feature several 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: A number of distinguished guest speakers as part of its Seabourn Conversations program are scheduled, including NASA Astronaut Heidemarie Piper, award-winning photographer Michael Yamashita, author and chef Maria Finn, marine scientist Dr. Dave Plourd, and maritime historian Dr. Tim Runyan.

Artist in Residence Program: Seabourn invites guests to join artist Donna Lewis for the ship’s complimentary Artist in Residence mixed media classes inspired by the ports of call visited by Seabourn Odyssey. The class will allow guests to develop a wonderful memory of their voyage to take home. Classes are open to all ages and levels of expertise and beginners are welcome. Materials are provided on board.

Other special events: Seabourn Odyssey’s farewell voyage will also feature other special activities, including a signature caviar event and more.

During her 15 years, Seabourn Odyssey has welcomed 180,454 guests on board and traveled over 859,554 nautical miles to 426 different ports, a distance equivalent to a staggering 39.7 circumnavigations of the world’s equator.

To reserve a spot on Seabourn Odyssey’s farewell voyage, we recommend MEI Travel for a free, no obligation quote and free help throughout your trip.

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