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Odyssey of the Seas Review

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4,200

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Launched
Fall 2020

Shore Excursions
454
Sails To
Western Caribbean, Southern Caribbean, Eastern Mediterranean, Eastern Caribbean
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Odyssey of the Seas Overview

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.

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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 theater, 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 colorful 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 is under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.


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Odyssey of the Seas departs from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Rome and Civitavecchia

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Enchantment of the Seas
4.0 / 5.0
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One of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships; highlights include rock climbing, bungee trampoline, three pools, eight bars and a Ben & Jerry's at sea; holds less than 3,000.

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Grandeur of the Seas
4.0 / 5.0
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Older ship carrying fewer than 3,000; highlights include rock climbing, two pools, outdoor movie screen and several specialty dining venues including Ben & Jerry's at sea.

Majesty of the Seas
3.5 / 5.0
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Offers three- and four-night cruises; features a rock climbing wall, Johnny Rockets at sea and smallish aqua park; can carry a bit over 2,500 cruisers.

Rhapsody of the Seas
3.5 / 5.0
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An older ship carrying less than 3,000; features rock climbing, two pools, for-fee nursery, eight bars and lounges and more than half a dozen dining venues.

Vision of the Seas

When Vision of the Seas launched in 1998, it was the last in a class of vessels whose design represented the most innovative for Royal Caribbean.

Voyager of the Seas
4.5 / 5.0
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Megaliner packed full of amenities such as a TV studio, 3D movies, ice skating, virtual balcony cabins, and life-size Dreamworks characters to entertain the kids

Radiance of the Seas
4.0 / 5.0
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Mid-sized ship carrying 2,100 passengers, known for its food, self-levelling pool tables, poolside movie screen and an African-themed solarium.

Adventure of the Seas
4.0 / 5.0
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Bustling atmosphere; features two-slide water park, simulated surfing, rock climbing, ice skating shows, 15 bars and the line's signature Royal Promenade; can carry upward of 4,000.

Brilliance of the Seas
4.0 / 5.0
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Brilliance of the Seas' mediumish size -- 2,112 passengers -- allows cruisers to feel they have the best of both worlds: a vessel with ample activities and attentive crew.

Navigator of the Seas
4.5 / 5.0
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Carries some 4,400 passengers and features surf simulators, rock climbing and ice skating, 11 bars and lounges and the lively Royal Promenade.

Mariner of the Seas
5.0 / 5.0
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A Chinese-orientated mega ship holding close to 3,000 passengers; features onboard surfing, zip lining, thalassotherapy pool and kids clubs.

Serenade of the Seas
4.5 / 5.0
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Highlights on this smallish ship include rock climbing, mini-golf, three pools, and 16 bars and lounges including a wine bar and English-style pub; holds some 2,500.

Jewel of the Seas
3.5 / 5.0
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One of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships; attractions include rock climbing and mini-golf, kids' water slide, half a dozen or so dining venues and family-specific cabins.

Oasis of the Seas
4.5 / 5.0
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The first megaship to hold more than 6,000 cruisers; features high-energy activities like zip lining, surfing and the high-diving AquaTheater.

Liberty of the Seas
4.0 / 5.0
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Carries more than 4,000; features a three-slide water park, surf simulators, rock climbing wall and "Saturday Night Fever: The Musical." 

Independence of the Seas
4.5 / 5.0
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A ship of wows including rock climbing, surfing, virtual reality enhanced trampolibe, laser tag, puzzle break and mini-golf, plus "Grease, the Musical" onstage, ice skating shows, kids' water park, 22 bars and 10 eateries.

Allure of the Seas
5.0 / 5.0
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Mega-ship holding upwards of 6,400 passengers; features zip lining, surf simulators, rock climbing and an open-air Central Park with shops and restaurants.

Quantum of the Seas
4.0 / 5.0
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Quantum of the Seas dares its passengers not to have fun. It's a bold ship that screams for your attention via its innovative features.

Harmony of the Seas
4.5 / 5.0
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World's largest cruise ship featuring high-energy attractions including zip lining, water slides, surf simulators, rock climbing and 18 dining venues.

Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's newest ship will be one of the largest in the world when it launches in spring 2018; high-energy highlights include zip lining, water slides and surf simulators.

Ovation of the Seas
4.5 / 5.0
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The largest cruise ship to ever visit Australia; has an iFly skydiving simulator, bumper cars, observation capsule, Broadway-style and high-tech shows, and robotic bartenders.

Empress of the Seas
3.0 / 5.0
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Royal Caribbean's Cuba ship with stops in Havana; features the Cuba-inspired Boleros lounge and a free mimosa or bloody mary at the daily "Sunday" brunch.

Spectrum of the Seas

The first Quantum Ultra-Class ship will launch in the spring 2019. The class will be the next evolution of Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class, though the line has not yet said what its size will be.

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