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Royal Caribbean’s Next New Cruise Ship Nears Completion

Royal Caribbean’s next new cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas, is nearing completion after the vessel was floated out at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

Odyssey of the Seas reached a new construction milestone this past week when the cruise ship was floated out of the building hall to an outfitting dock.  The process took over seven hours as there was just 12 feet of clearance on top and one foot on each side.

Two 9,000 horsepower tugboats pulled the cruise ship out of the building hall at around 1 knot. Now that Odyssey of the seas is out of the building hall, the final touches can be completed on the ship before she makes her debut this spring.

The cruise ship will be Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Ultra class cruise ship and the fifth overall Quantum class.  The vessel will sail her first season in Europe offering cruises from Barcelona and Rome.

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Odyssey of the Seas will head to Port Everglades in Florida and offer cruises to the Caribbean starting in November 2021.

The cruise ship will offer a combination of six, seven, eight, and nine night cruises to the Eastern, Western, and Southern Caribbean.

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Odyssey of the Seas will tout game-changing, technological innovations like the next generation SeaPlex, the largest indoor space for recreational activities at sea, which will see the addition of this venue’s first Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade with club-level views of the competition below; a reimagined Adventure Ocean kids program and a maxed-out teen lounge with gaming consoles, music and movies.

Guests onboard Odyssey can enjoy all-new dining, including Teppanyaki, serving East Asian flavors in a traditional Japanese style; and Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar with rustic Italian dishes and a contemporary flair. Odyssey’s vibrant, two-level pool deck will feature two open-air, resort-style pools and four whirlpools with shady casitas and hammocks.

The cruise ship will also feature guest favorites, including FlowRider surf simulator; skydiving with Ripcord by iFly; the iconic North Star glass capsule that boasts 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level; and robot bartenders at Bionic Bar.

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