Carnival Corporation’s luxury and expedition cruise line Seabourn has announced the sale of its ship Seabourn Odyssey to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL).
Following the sale, Seabourn will continue to operate all of its published voyages on Odyssey through August 22, 2024 under a charter agreement. Following the end of the chartering term, 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.”
Seabourn’s fleet expansion into the ultra-luxury expedition market allows for a more diverse offering of itineraries across all seven continents, with more guest capacity overall compared to 2019 — even after Seabourn Odyssey leaves the Seabourn brand.
Seabourn entered the luxury expedition market last year with the launch of Seabourn Venture. The line’s second expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit, is scheduled to debut this year.