Seabourn is trimming its fleet size.
The luxury cruise line announced today an agreement to sell the ship to Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL).
The plan is for Seabourn to operate all published voyages through Aug. 22, 2024, under a charter arrangement. After that, the ship will be delivered to MOL.
“We are proud that Seabourn Odyssey carried our guests across the world for the last 14 years and are happy to see her join a great company, MOL,” said Seabourn President Natalya Leahy. “As we prepare to say farewell to Odyssey in September 2024, I am excited to further optimize our fleet as we grow our expedition business. With the addition of Seabourn Pursuit this summer, Seabourn will have one of the most modern fleets in the ultra-luxury segment with an average age of just seven years.”
The ship was originally commissioned in 2009 as the first new ship for Seabourn in over a decade. It was delivered in June 2009. The ship had undergone a refit in 2019 during a 10-day drydock.
Even with the sale, the Seabourn fleet remains larger than it was in 2019. That includes Seabourn Venture, which joined the Seabourn fleet last year.