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Villa Vie Residences takes delivery of Odyssey marking a new era of world cruising  

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Among the enhancements planned are the creation of a state-of-the-art business center, rejuvenation of the pool deck, a pickleball court, an observation deck, a culinary center, and comprehensive refurbishments of all 480 staterooms, ensuring utmost comfort and style for every resident.

FORT LAUDERDALE – Villa Vie Residences, who redesigned the world of modern-day residential cruising, announces the possession of Villa Vie Odyssey, formerly known as MS Braemar by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. The ship, to be christened Odyssey, marks a significant milestone in Villa Vie Residences’ commitment to providing an unparalleled worldwide lifestyle.

Villa Vie Odyssey is set to undergo a transformative journey, beginning with an eight-week renovation in Belfast which aims to elevate the onboard experience to new heights, catering to the sophisticated needs of modern travelers.

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Odyssey, Observation Deck.

“We are thrilled to announce the possession of the ship and its transformation into Villa Vie Odyssey,” said Mikael Petterson, Chief Executive Officer of Villa Vie Residences. “This marks a significant step forward in our journey to provide residents with an unmatched quality of life and flexibility in residential cruising. Villa Vie Odyssey will set a new standard for global exploration, offering residents an exceptional blend of opulence, immersive travel, and personalized service.”

Following the refurbishment, Villa Vie Odyssey will set sail from Southampton, England, on May 15th, marking the beginning of an extraordinary three and a half year journey across seven continents. Residents can anticipate a wealth of enriching experiences, from exploring 13 of the 14 Wonders of the World to the most remote tropical beaches – all while enjoying the comforts of home.

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Mikael Petterson, Chief Executive Officer of Villa Vie Residences and Fred.Oldsen Fleet Manager.

Villa Vie Residences has hired Captain Jozo Glavic as Master of Villa Vie Odyssey. Captain Jozo, who brings over 20 years’ experience as a global mariner, previously brought the MS Braemar through the Corinth Canal and has successfully completed the last three dry docks.

“We are excited to welcome Captain Jozo to our team and look forward to his leadership as he helms our ship on our global adventure,” said Kathy Villalba, Chief Operating Officer of Villa Vie Residences.

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