ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS • BOLDER IN EVERY DIRECTION
Our newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, is almost here! The innovative architectural marvel is currently in the final stages of construction and inching closer to its debut. Tune in weekly as we feature some of Odyssey’s key experiences and highlights – plus, some inside knowledge from the experts themselves!
“Odyssey of the SeasSM 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. 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.” – Michael Bayley | President and CEO
“I am elated to welcome the new Odyssey of the Seas, our first Quantum Ultra class ship to sail from North America, to the Royal Caribbean Family. Whether you are looking for bonding experiences, bold adventures or to kick back onboard between adventures in port, the options are endless as Odyssey offers something for everyone. I promise it won’t disappoint!”
– Vicki Freed, CTC | SVP, Sales and Trade Support & Service
“Like the event venues on all Royal Caribbean vessels, the Odyssey of the Seas does not disappoint! Groups of all sizes have an array of meeting spaces to choose from for their meeting or event from conference rooms to the Main Theater to Music Hall to our incredible Seaplex, a multi-purpose space like no other. Groups can choose from over 8 specialty restaurants, some of which they can secure group reservations or an entire restaurant buyout. Team building events are endless from a VIP experience in “Northstar” to a fun bumper car or laser tag competition. Let our team of experts help customize your next group event onboard Odyssey of the Seas. Check out our Odyssey Ship Planning Guide.”
– Lori Cassidy AVP | Global Corporate, Incentive & Charter Sales
SHALOM, ISRAEL: ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS DEBUT
Our newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, will now sail from Haifa, Israel beginning May 2021, offering a combination of 3-to-7-night escapes visiting the Greek Isles and Cyprus. Residents of Israel will be the first to experience this Quantum Ultra Class newcomer during an inaugural season that offers a variety of new and signature onboard experiences. Itinerary details for these new sailings will be available in the coming days, at which time Israeli residents can begin making reservations.
In in conjunction with Israel’s health and tourism authorities, these will be the first fully-vaccinated sailings, where both crew and guests above the age of 16 will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to boarding. Details on the additional health and safety measures to be implemented by Israel and Royal Caribbean will be announced at a later date.
As you can imagine, it’s never an easy decision when our guests’ vacation plans are disrupted. Much thought and planning went into moving Odyssey’s debut to Israel, resulting in the cancellation of a planned Europe season. Guests currently confirmed on an impacted European cruise departing May 9 — October 28, 2021 will have the option to request a refund of the funds paid or leverage Lift & Shift to move to any 2022 sailing of their choice; otherwise, a 125% Future Cruise Credit (FCC) will be automatically administered. Plus, knowing that your clients were eagerly awaiting Odyssey’s inaugural season, a special $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom will be issued to those guests selecting a Future Cruise Credit or the Lift & Shift option. All affected guests and associated travel partners will soon receive an email notification to outline the compensation options in greater detail.
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Images and messaging for Odyssey of the Seas reflect current design concepts and may include artistic renderings and/or images of other Quantum Class ships. All ship features, experiences and itineraries are subject to change without notice. ©2020 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships’ registry: The Bahamas.