Odyssey of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's second Quantum Ultra-Class ship, will launch in November of 2020. Unlike its sister ship, Spectrum of the Seas, Odyssey will sail from the United States, Fort Lauderdale, to be specific. Its inaugural sailing will be a four-night Bahamas cruise departing November 5, 2020.
Despite carrying the "ultra" tag, the ships are only a tiny bit larger than their Quantum class fleetmates - 168,800 gross tons versus 168,666 gross tons.
El Loco Fresh: A grab-and-go Mexican eatery located on the pool deck and featuring items like tacos, burritos, quesadillas and an array of fresh salsas.
Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar ($): Royal Caribbean is rolling out this new take on its signature Italian trattoria, which offers up a menu of rustic Italian dishes, from hand-tossed pizzas fresh out of the oven to charcuterie, and beyond. The "wine" part of the menu features a wide selection of wines and limoncellos from many of Italy’s well-known regions.
Teppanyaki ($): Odyssey of the Seas will be the first Royal Caribbean ship to sail in North America to offer this hibachi-style Japanese eatery.
Chop's Grille ($): Royal Caribbean's signature steakhouse.
Izumi ($): Royal Caribbean's signature sushi and sashimi dining venue.
Wonderland ($): This unique dining experience offers a dreamscape menu of adventurous dishes presented in an Alice in Wonderland-inspired setting.
Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade ($): The line's popular sports bar and pub is located within the SeaPlex complex on Odyssey of the Seas and offers up a variety of pub grub (chicken wings, burgers, sliders, fries, etc.) and ice-cold beers.
Odyssey of the Seas will be jam-packed with recreational activities including some of the line's most adrenaline-pumping activities: FlowRider surfing, RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, rock climbing wall, SkyPad bungee trampoline VR experience, and a reimagined SeaPlex.
The SeaPlex on Odyssey will have bumper cars and trapeze classes, but the upper level will be dominated by a virtual reality playground for individual and group play, with augmented reality walls and floors. The lower level, which has the full sports court, will also double as a glow-in-the-dark laser tag course during select times.
Other recreation and entertainment attractions onboard will be the North Star capsule observation space, Two70 multi-dimensional theatre, Music Hall and the Bionic Bar.
The pool deck will take up two levels and offer two open-air, resort-style pools and four whirlpools, all surrounded by lounge chairs, shady casitas and hammocks. Near the pools will be The Lime & Coconut, serving up two stories of pool-front views, liquid fun and live music from morning to night.
For the younger cruisers, Splashaway Bay will feature colourful waterslides, fountains, water cannons and more.
As with all Royal Caribbean ships, Odyssey of the Seas will have an adults-only Solarium. On Odyssey, the space will have swimming pools, hot tubs, day beds and a full-service bar.
Odyssey of the Seas will debut in November 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, with six- and eight-night Caribbean cruises to ports that will include Curacao, Aruba, Grand Cayman and Mexico.
The ship will then reposition to Rome in May 2021 for Mediterranean cruises that will stop in ports in Turkey and Greece.
The ship is under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Get ready to play on a whole new level. Think bumper car show-downs and glow-in-the-dark laser tag at the largest indoor activity space at sea, SeaPlex®. High-flying fun with a side of virtual reality at Sky Pad℠. And adventure for all ages on every deck onboard the new Odyssey of the Seas℠.
Keep the thrills going long after sundown with next-level ways to live it up on Odyssey of the Seas℠. Think ground-breaking multimedia spectaculars at the all-immersive entertainment space, Two70®, rockin’ live performances at the all-new Music Hall and many more soon-to-be-revealed surprises – so stay tuned.
The new Odyssey of the Seas℠ is primed to please every palate. No matter what flavours you’re craving – from hand-tossed pizzas and piping hot pastas, to poolside tacos, carnitas and quesadillas – you’ll find plenty worth savouring onboard.
Prep your taste buds for a culinary journey with flavours that travel the world – like hand-rolled sushi at Izumi, Far East fare with flair at Teppanyaki, and classic Italian favourites at the new Giovanni’s℠ Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar.
Level-up your date night or family dinner with steakhouse classics and white tablecloth service at Chop’s Grille, or tuck into an exclusive five-course feast at Chef’s Table. And at Wonderland, feast on imaginative plates served with a heaping helping of awe.
Bring the fiesta poolside with grab-and-go Mexican flavours, like tacos and beef burritos, at El Loco Fresh℠. Enjoy a slice of authentic New York-style pizza in between thrills at Sorrento’s. Or head to the fan-favourite Windjammer for all the most popular self-serve eats. You’ll find a detailed list of the best places to eat for free on a cruise, along with information on when breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Windjammer and the main dining room.
From sun-soaked days spent exploring exotic shores, to romantic evenings filled with world-class cuisine, awe-inspiring entertainment and salsa-stepping on the dance floor, a holiday on Odyssey of the Seas® is all about incredible holiday experiences – and that includes where you spend your time between adventures. No matter what cruise room you choose for your next globe-trotting getaway, you’ll find a stay with Royal Caribbean is like nothing else at sea.
Real luxury is so much more than design and facilities. It’s about unforgettable experiences – moments that inspire, service that exceeds expectations and one-of-a-kind adventures that give you stories to bring home. You’ll discover all that and more when you sail in Royal Suite Class. Elevate every aspect of your travel adventure with exclusive access and unique experiences that you’ll treasure for years to come, crafted just for you by a Royal Genie or dedicated Concierge.