Royal Caribbean International’s new Quantum-Ultra class cruise ship Odyssey of the Seas, the first of the class to sail from North America, will have more entertainment and activity options up top than any other ship in the fleet.
“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 & 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,” he added.
Odyssey’s dialed-up onboard adventures include a two-level pool deck with the ultimate SeaPlex activity space delivering new thrills and a reimagined Adventure Ocean where young adventure seekers can choose their own immersive experiences across an entirely new layout.
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 comes to dining, guests can enjoy the new Teppanyaki restaurant serving Far East flavors, 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 performances that will be available only on Odyssey.
The arcade in the SeaPlex up top will be the most interactive to date, apparently, with VR games for individual and group play, augmented reality walls and floors for high-tech competitions and family experiences.
Passengers will also be able to use the full-sized sports court to ride the bumper cars (which are the only ones at sea on the Quantum and Quantum-Ultra class) or soar from a flying trapeze.
The space will also double as a glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena, pitting Yetis and Snow Shifters against each other as they battle for survival and control of the mythical ice city in Clash for the Crystal City.
The ship will also, of course, feature the iconic North Star glass capsule, boasting 360-degree views at sea and while entering and leaving port.
Odyssey of the Seas’ inaugural year-long season in the Caribbean will kick off from November, 2020, visiting destinations like Curaçao, Aruba, Grand Cayman and Mexico on 8- and 6-night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale.
She’ll then reposition to Rome, Italy in May, 2021 and become the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to cruise Europe for the summer. Passengers will be able to explore storied towns in Turkey and Greece, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the ruins of Ephesus, the ancient Acropolis of Athens, the classic Cycladic architecture of Mykonos and more.