Meyer Werft released new photos of the ship with her completed name on the side. The ‘O’ in Odyssey of the Seas is 11.2-metres in height, while the entire name is 87.4-metres long, putting the massive size of the ship in context.
Odyssey of the Seas is a sister ship to Spectrum of the Seas, which was delivered in Royal Caribbean last year and sailed from Dubai on her repositioning voyage to China.
Odyssey’s delivery has been delayed from November, 2020, to April, 2021, along with a number of other cruise ships under construction, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
While Spectrum of the Seas was sent to Asia, Odyssey of the Seas will spend her inaugural season in 2021 sailing the Eastern Mediterranean out of Civitavecchia, Italy.
She will then reposition to the US in November, 2021, becoming the first of the Quantum Ultra class ships to sail from North America.
She will offer a range of Caribbean itineraries out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Odyssey will be externally identical to her sister ship Spectrum of the Seas at 169,379 gross tons and with a guest capacity of 4,246 at double occupancy.
However, Royal Caribbean has said that Odyssey will have more entertainment and activity options up top than any other ship in the fleet.
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.