The honored maritime tradition of taking delivery of a new vessel took place virtually and the new cruise ship will debut in Israel before moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in November.
Odyssey of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Ultra class cruise ship and is 169,000 gross tons in size. The cruise ship has all of the features of Quantum class ships as well as new experiences. They include:
Caribbean-inspired pool deck: Sporting a whole new look across two decks, Odyssey of the Seas’ two open-air pools, four whirlpools and Splashaway Bay, anchored by a Quantum Ultra Class first – The Lime & Coconut bar – are designed for all travelers to enjoy the sun and stars in style.
SeaPlex: The next-generation of a longtime Quantum Class favorite, this SeaPlex is the largest indoor and outdoor activity center at sea, and debuts this venue’s first Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.
Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar and Teppanyaki: Two Royal Caribbean restaurants new to North America join the varied lineup of dining options on board the vessel. The fresh take on Royal Caribbean’s signature trattoria is the first to introduce its new wine bar concept while the other serves up East Asian flavors in the traditional Japanese style for which its named.
Action-packed top deck: Returning guest-favorites include the gravity-defying SkyPad virtual reality bungee trampoline adventure, FlowRider surf simulator, skydiving with RipCord by iFly, and the iconic North Star all-glass observation capsule that boasts 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level.
One-of-a-kind entertainment: In typical Royal Caribbean fashion, the cruise ship’s full-scale productions take top billing in teched-out venues such as the Royal Theater and Two70, where immersive technology, unparalleled special effects and world-leading performers and aerialists take the stage alongside six agile Roboscreens for a multidimensional live show.
Odyssey of the Seas will welcome her first guests to cruise from Israel on sailings where travelers above the age of 18 and crew members are fully vaccinated. Israeli residents can embark on three to seven night getaways through October to visit in the Mediterranean, including Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos and Athens, Greece and Limassol, Cyprus.
Following its inaugural summer season, the cruise ship will embark on a transatlantic crossing for its North American debut this November, where it’s slated to offer six and eight night Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades to Aruba, Curacao and CocoCay, the cruise line’s private island in The Bahamas.