Think back to the last time you were in a five-star hotel. Now picture that same hotel, only built within the confines of a cruise ship and you’ve got Seabourn Odyssey. The ship is one of three identical to each other which also includes Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest.

Accommodating 450 passengers over 225 suites, the ship cruised into Australia recently as part of its latest round-the-world voyage, docking at the White Bay Cruise Terminal for an overnight stay.

Built in Genoa, Italy and christened in 2009, guests on the 11-deck luxury cruise ship are welcomed onboard to a visually stunning, soaring and spiralling marble atrium which serves as a central base to everything else built around it.

Public facilities include two swimming pools – one of which is smaller and at the rear of the ship – and six whirlpool spas. In addition, guests can indulge in mini-golf onboard and water sports activities from a purpose-built marina at the back. The ship is also like a floating art gallery, with a multitude of works positioned in all nooks and crannies. Guest accommodations range in size from 27 square metres through to 112 square metres, most of which include private balconies.

During her stay in Sydney, Cruise Advice was invited onboard for a look around.