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Luxury Residential Cruiser Preps for Global Voyage After Upgrade

Villa Vie Residences-OdysseyIn a significant move, Villa Vie Residences, a trailblazer in the residential cruising sector, has announced a strategic advancement following the acquisition of a robust Term Loan Facility backed by the Norwegian expertise of NRP Maritime Asset Management AS. Sealed on April 26, 2024, this pivotal financial maneuver marks a new chapter for the company’s flagship vessel, Odyssey, which entered a comprehensive dry-dock phase in Belfast on April 28 and is poised to exit on May 21.

Amidst an air of anticipation and strategic planning, the Odyssey is undergoing a transformation that promises to redefine luxury and comfort on the high seas—initially, the MS Braemar of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the vessel is being meticulously enhanced to cater to the evolving tastes of modern global explorers. The refurbishment extends beyond aesthetics, focusing on operational efficiencies and ensuring the highest service and safety standards.

Mikael Petterson, CEO of Villa Vie Residences, expressed his enthusiasm about the progress: “The operational enhancements are pivotal in our commitment to providing an unparalleled living experience aboard the Odyssey. Our residents’ safety and satisfaction drive our efforts, and we are eager to introduce them to the enhanced Odyssey.”

The launch, initially set for May 15 in Southampton, has been rescheduled to May 30 from Belfast, allowing additional time for the enhancements to meet the ambitious standards set by Villa Vie. This decision, though altering the original schedule, reinforces the company’s dedication to excellence.

Villa Vie supports residents affected by the change, including compensation for any change-related fees. In anticipation of the launch, Villa Vie offers exclusive tours of the Odyssey at Belfast, allowing future residents to preview the upgrades firsthand.

Kathy Villalba, COO of Villa Vie Residences, highlighted the growing excitement: “The interest in our unique cruise experience has been overwhelming, with over 80% of the cabins already booked. We remain committed to ensuring a seamless transition and an exceptional journey for our residents.”

The Odyssey’s upcoming journey isn’t just a cruise; it’s a voyage across seven continents, offering an unmatched lifestyle of exploration and luxury. For those interested in joining this transformative experience, Villa Vie encourages direct contact for more information and to secure a place on this remarkable adventure.

This development reinforces Villa Vie Residences’ position within the maritime industry and underscores their innovative approach to combining luxury travel with the comforts of modern residential living. As the Odyssey prepares to set sail, it carries its residents and the promise of a groundbreaking journey in luxury travel.




Written by: Supaporn Pholrach







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