The luxury Seabourn brand of Carnival Corporation has sold the 450-guest Seabourn Odyssey to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), which operates the Nippon Maru, a one-ship Japanese cruise line.
Under a charter arrangement, Seabourn will continue to operate all published voyages until August 22, 2024.
MOL will receive the Seabourn Odyssey after the charter agreement is signed.
As of 2020, this is the 26th ship to exit Carnival Corp.’s fleet.
Natalya Leahy, Seabourn President, said, “We are pleased that Odyssey will join MOL, a great company.” “We are looking forward to optimizing our fleet as we grow our expedition business in September 2024.” Seabourn now has the youngest fleet in its category, with an average age of just seven years.
Seabourn’s fleet expansion into ultra-luxury expeditions will allow the company to offer a more diverse array of deployment opportunities, resulting in new and exciting itineraries across every continent, with higher guest capacity even after the departure of Seabourn Odyssey.
Leahy said Seabourn is delivering highly curated and immersive experiences and unique ‘Seabourn Moments’ through its modern fleet.