If you want to sail on Odyssey of the Seas when Royal Caribbean International introduces their newest ship next year, it looks like you’ll be sailing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And if you want to be on the first sailing, you’ll need to take a few days off in early November.
When Odyssey of the Seas Will Have Her Inaugural Sailing
Royal Caribbean says that the inaugural sailing will head to the Bahamas, departing Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, November 5 of 2020. The ship is slated to sail from Florida to Nassau in the Bahamas, then make a stop at Perfect Day CocoCay before heading back to Florida.
Odyssey will then embark on a variety of sailings lasting anywhere from five to eight days in the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean. The ship will be sticking around Fort Lauderdale through spring of 2021. Odyssey will then continue her inaugural year in Europe for summer 2021.
What We Know About Odyssey of the Seas
Odyssey of the Seas will be the fifth Quantum-class ship introduced by Royal Caribbean International. Previous ships in the class were Quantum of the Seas (introduced in 2014), Anthem of the Seas (2015), Ovation of the Seas (2016) and Spectrum of the Seas (2019).
Like Spectrum, Odyssey will be a member of the Quantum Ultra Class, sort of a class-within-the-class.
The steel-cutting ceremony for Odyssey was held on February 1st of this year at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. When completed, she’ll weigh in at just over 169,375 gross tons, just like Spectrum. The previous three Quantum ships were slightly lighter at around 168,665 gross tons.
“At Royal Caribbean, we are focused on continuously improving efficiency and sustainability, and the fifth Quantum-class vessel will be clear evidence of this,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, when the ship was first ordered. “Of equal importance is our ability to consistently surpass guest expectations, and we are harnessing the power of the latest technology to do so on this ship.”
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