Royal Caribbean International is setting an uncharted course for adventure with its newest ship, the 4,200-passenger Odyssey of the Seas.
The first Quantum Ultra Class ship to arrive in North America will tout a new look to match the fleet’s “most action-packed top deck to date, and a mix of record-holding hits and groundbreaking firsts for a game-changing cruise vacation.”
Odyssey’s dialed-up onboard adventures, two-level pool deck designed for downtime under the sun and stars, and a collection of restaurants primed to please every palate will all be set against some of the world’s most picturesque backdrops, including the islands of the Caribbean and the idyllic coasts of the eastern Mediterranean.
Odyssey’s highlights, say officials, include the ultimate SeaPlex activity space that delivers a dose of adrenaline with new thrills, some friendly competition and the most interactive arcade at sea. Adding to the mix, Odyssey will debut a re-imagined Adventure Ocean where young adventure seekers can choose their own immersive experiences across an entirely new layout, while a new maxed-out teen lounge with gaming consoles, music and movies will provide endless hangout options indoors and outdoors on an exclusive patio.
When it’s time to refuel, guests can enjoy the new Teppanyaki restaurant serving Far East flavours, and Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar with rustic Italian dishes and a contemporary flair. Entertainment across the ship will be punctuated by high-tech signature productions in the Royal Theater and Two70, where art and multimedia merge for surrounding, jaw-dropping performances only on Odyssey.
“Odyssey of the Seas will set an all-new standard created to deliver the most memorable vacations by combining immersive experiences, the best of Royal Caribbean’s trendsetting innovations and the signature ‘Royal Way’ service of our dedicated crew members,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “This Quantum Ultra Class ship introduces a new way to see the world as she becomes our first purposefully built vessel for island hopping on both sides of the Atlantic.”
In November 2020, the ship’s inaugural year will kick off in the Caribbean visiting destinations like Curaçao, Aruba, Grand Cayman and Mexico on eight- and six-night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. Odyssey will then sail to its homeport of Rome in May 2021 and become the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to cruise Europe for the summer.