Odyssey of the Seas
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Odyssey of the Seas: A new playground for high-tech family fun
Odyssey of the Seas launched in July 2021 as the first Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship to sail in the United States, offering cruises to the Caribbean followed by Mediterranean voyages in 2022. At 168,800 gross tons, the ship is comparable in size to ships in Royal Caribbean's Quantum class, such as Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.
The ship, with 4,198 passengers at double occupancy and 5,498 at maximum capacity, offers a wealth of fun recreation and entertainment attractions on board. Royal veterans will recognize many of these: the Northstar observation capsule, the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, bumper cars, FlowRider surfing, the Two70 multi-dimensional theater, the Bionic Bar. But there's also a reimagined SeaPlex where you can challenge a friend to a friendly bump cars ride, play glow-in-the-dark laser tag, tackle a bungee trampoline or indulge your inner gamer with everything from the Virtual Adventure Zone to classic games.
You'll also find a head-spinning number of dining options, a revamped two-level main pool deck, several restful adults-only areas and plenty of places to turn up the party vibes late at night.
Who will enjoy sailing on Odyssey of the Seas
This is a great ship for big, splashy family reunions or romantic getaways. Odyssey will appeal to those who enjoy family fun with a futuristic twist and a classy vibe where you can do as many activites — or as few — as you'd like.
Where Odyssey of the Seas sails
Odyssey of the Seas features 6-, 7- and 8-night sailings to the Western and Southern Caribbean including such popular destinations as Cozumel, Costa Maya, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, Aruba, Curacao and the private islands of Coco Cay and Labadee. In May 2022, the ship begins a series of Eastern Mediterranean cruises to the Greek islands, Israel and Turkey.
Activities on board
Cue the thrills with unforgettable experiences on board, soak up the sun at a newly designed resort-style pool deck, take a dance class, hit the rock-climbing wall or head to the new SeaPlex, the largest indoor-outdoor activity center at sea. (Parents can even chill at the Playmakers sports bar there while their kids can play nearby.) At night, you can take in a show, relax at the Bionic Bar, the Pub or the Lime and the Coconut, or experience a multimedia spectacular at the all-new Music Hall.
Other options include a full sports court, lasertag, NorthStar observation capsule and the SkyPad bungee trampoline VR experience. Additional lounges and bars include Schooner Bar, Boleros Solarium Bar, Playmakers Bar & Arcade and the Suite Lounge.
Supervised activities for kids include Hideout Hangout (for teens) and Adventure Ocean for younger children.
You'll find a mix of new dining venues and longtime favorites on Odyssey of the Seas. In addition to the Main Dining Room and Windjammer buffet, restaurants include:
Chop's Grille: The signature steakhouse is included on Odyssey.
El Loco Fresh: Take in the action on the pool deck while munching on tacos, burritos, quesadillas and fresh salsas.
Giovanni's: Royal Caribbean is debuting its new take on this authentic Italian trattoria, featuring hand-tossed pizzas fresh out of the oven, wines from many of Italy’s well-known regions and more.
Teppanyaki: This hibachi-style Japanese eatery is making its Royal Caribbean North American debut with Odyssey.
Izumi: The cruise line's signature sushi and sashimi dining venue is another Asian dining option.
Wonderland: A fairytale-like menu of adventurous dishes is feaured in an Alice in Wonderland-inspired setting.
Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade: Head to the SeaPlex for an assorment of pub grub (chicken wings, burgers, sliders, fries) and beers.
You can also grab a bite at Solarium Bistro Restaurant, The Cafe at Two70, Coastal Kitchen, Sorrento’s Pizza and Starbucks.
The ship boasts a total of 2,105 staterooms and suites. Ocean View Staterooms sleep up to four guests with 182 square feet of space. You can also choose Balcony Stateroms, Virtual Balcony Staterooms and Interior Staterooms.
Suites range in size from a Spa Junior Suite to two-bedroom Ultimate Family Suite, which sleeps eight. A Junior Suite is 267 square feet in size and include 81 square feet of balcony space. A Grand Suite includes a 350-square-foot stateroom, larger balcony and perks such as Lavazza Espresso Coffee Machine, free tours, priority booking for dining and reserved sections in the theaters. Every stateroom has bright, modern touches.
Quantum Ultra class features
If you're a repeat passenger of Royal sailings, you'll recognize a few things that are different on Quantum Ultra class ships:
- There's one large main dining room instead of four small dining rooms.
- The ships have a smaller fitness and spa area.
- The Solarium space is enhanced.
- You'll find new dining and drinking/entertainment venues.
- You'll also find expanded outdoor space.
With COVID-19 a fact of life for the near future, the cruise line has implemented the following policies on board the ship:
- Passengers not required to wear masks in their staterooms, outdoors or indoors while seated and actively eating or drinking
- Vaccinated guests have exclusive access to certain venues and activities in which they don't need to wear a mask
- Children under age 2 don't need to wear a mask
- Unvaccinated guests are provided specific hours to use some facilities like the fitness center; other venues, like the Solarium Pool and Bar, will be unavailable to unvaccinated guests throughout the cruise.
- Wristbands identify vaccinated passengers. Unvaccinated passengers have hole punched in their SeaPass cards.
- Buffet food is served by crew members.
- Vaccinated guests may explore independently in most ports of call.
- Unvaccinated guests are limited to controlled tours in ports other than Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Odyssey of the Seas is a bit smaller than sister ship Spectrum of the Seas, which operates out of East Asia. That said, it's still a megaship — at launch Odyssey became one of the largest cruise ships in the world, right behind Norwegian Encore. Odyssey's cousins in the Royal Caribbean family remain the largest cruise ships in the world.
Interested in a cruise on this ship?
For pricing, itinerary information and to reserve your spot on Odyssey of the Seas, contact a Cruiseable travel consultant by email or call 1-877-322-3773.
Top highlights on this ship
- Reimagined SeaPlex with large VR and AR playground
- Two-level pool deck
- FlowRider, RipCord by iFly, SkyPad bungee trampoline experience and North Star all on top deck
- Want some peace and serenity? Head to Solarium, the adults-only area.