Miami Calendar Listing: Arts Odyssey—A Collaboration

Who: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Grand Opera,
Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony

What: 2009 gala aboard the Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship

When: Overnight, November 13 to 14

Where: Port Everglades, Terminal 29

Why: Miami’s most influential arts patrons and philanthropists will gather this November for an overnight celebration titled Arts Odyssey: A Collaboration. Underwritten by The Yachts of Seabourn and with the support of the Carnival Corporation, this exclusive event will benefit the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and its three resident companies: Florida Grand Opera; Miami City Ballet; and New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.

Arts Odyssey: A Collaboration will take place overnight November 13-14, 2009 aboard Seabourn Odyssey, the newest member of The Yachts of Seabourn fleet. The cruise will depart at 5:00 pm on Friday, voyage into international waters, and return by 9:00 am Saturday morning. The event’s 400 attendees – a veritable who’s who of South Florida’s top arts enthusiasts, philanthropists, and business leaders – will enjoy dinner and dancing, as well as a special performance by Bernadette Peters.

In addition to luxury accommodations, first-class cuisine, celebrity entertainment and a full-slate of activities onboard, the Arts Odyssey continues on land throughout the 2009-2010 season. Most packages include selections from various “menus” that offer exclusive artistic experiences with each of the collaborating organizations, such as an in-home concert by the New World Symphony; an invitation to a private black-tie dinner following an opening night performance by Florida Grand Opera; an invitation from Adrienne Arsht Center President/CEO John Richard for six guests to enjoy an Adrienne Arsht Center Presents performance with him in the President’s Box; and six premier box tickets for an opening night performance by Miami City Ballet, including a backstage tour and champagne toast.

Funds raised will support artistic programming, education and community outreach, apprenticeship and fellowship programs, and the continued enrichment of South Florida’s leading performing arts institutions – four areas of priority for Miami-based Carnival Corporation, which has been an ardent sponsor of the region’s arts community for decades.

How: To reserve a suite onboard Seabourn Odyssey during Arts Odyssey: A Collaboration, please contact the Adrienne Arsht Center at 786-468-2254 or via email at