Is there any other room more private, more personal and more sacred than the bathroom? It’s the place where we patch up the ravages of time with cosmetic promises, the place where we soak off the aches, pains and frustrations of a long day or perhaps just the place we shower off the salt and sand of a day at the beach.
So …. It’s got to be nice. In fact it’s got to be lovely and special. Seabourn hit the nail on the head with it’s bathrooms on the Odyssey. No matter what category of suite you have – window, balcony or penthouse – all bathrooms feature a separate tub and shower as well as a double vanity. The shower is a corner unit with a well fitting glass door. That’s right – have you been on one of those cruises with shower curtains? Ugh – nothing feels as bad as that cold wet plastic slap on the behind. Personally I think shower curtains should be banned – but we don’t have to worry about that on Seabourn. The shower is equipped with a modern contraption of hand held shower and overhead shower. The water is hot and the pressure is strong. Go carefully – when I first switched on I felt like a protester at a G8 summit under fire from a water cannon. These are exactly the same shower units as on the AMAWaterways river cruises and the cruise director promised that they might seem complicated at first but after a week you will want to install one at home. All true.
For tub-loving folk who love pampering just ask your suite stewardess to prepare one of the Molton Brown pure pampering experiences. Fabulous names for these treatments such as The Heavenly Gingerlily Bath or the Yuan Zhi Peacemaker Bath (is that for after you’ve had a row with your significant other?).
Another great feature of the bathrooms on the Odyssey is that the walk in closet is in between the bathroom and the bedroom thus providing a buffer of privacy. No need to lie there in bed at night listening to your lovey’s ablutions.