Seabourn sells Seabourn Odyssey to MOL Group (Japan)

   March 17, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Corporation's ultra-luxury expedition travel brand Seabourn announced the sale of Seabourn Odyssey to MOL (Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd).

After the sale, Seabourn continues to operate all scheduled cruises through October 11th, 2024 (the last voyage is repositioning from Alaska to California/Vancouver to San Francisco), under a time-charter arrangement with the new shipowner MOL (one of the world's largest container shipping companies). The ship is to be delivered to MOL following the charter agreement.

Natalya Leahy (Seabourn's President) said they were proud that Seabourn Odyssey had carried their guests across the world for the last 14 years and were happy to see her join a great company.

"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 diverse offering of deployment opportunities, which leads to new itineraries across all 7 continents with a higher passenger capacity in comparison with 2019 even after Odyssey's departure.