Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean revealed the name of  its latest Quantum-Ultra Class ship – Odyssey of the Seas. The ship will set sail on her maiden voyage in November 2020 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before heading to Rome in 2021 to spend the summer in the Mediterranean. Here’s what we know so far about this fantastic new addition.

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Key information about Odyssey of the Seas

This brand-new ship will surely offer a great deal of fun and activities for all on-board. It will be Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Ultra-Class ship, following Spectrum of the Seas which set sail earlier this year.

Odyssey of the Seas - Royal Caribbean

Whats on-board Odyssey of the Seas?

There are plenty of things to get excited about on-board Odyssey of the Seas, from pools to dining venuess. Here are the details of what’s been revealed to feature on Odyssey of the Seas so far:

Thrills and activities

SeaPlex - Odyssey of the Seas - Royal Caribbean

There will be a grand selection of new offerings for guests on-board, including the next generation of the ever-popular SeaPlex – the largest indoor activity space at sea. In here, guests can look forward to VR games for individual and group play, augmented reality walls and high-tech competitions. The SeaPlex will also have a full-sized sports court with bumper cars, trapeze school and a roller-skating rink. The space will also double-up as a glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena, named Clash in the Crystal City.

Flowrider - Odyssey of the Seas - Royal Caribbean

The SeaPlex will also be home to the Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, where guests can dine on wings, burgers and brews in between family competitions and challenges. Familiar favourites such as the FlowRider surf simulator, RipCord by iFly sky-diving simulator, the signature rock-climbing wall and the gravity-defying SkyPad.

Pools, family fun and adult retreats

Pool on-board Odyssey of the Seas - Royal Caribbean

There will also be plenty of spaces to relax on-board Odyssey of the Seas, from pools, solariums and kid’s play areas. There will be two open-air, resort-style pools on-board and four whirlpools, which will be set amongst hammocks and shady areas.

Lime & Coconut - Royal Caribbean

The resort-style pool deck is designed to bring island vibes on-board, especially with the two-storey bar, Lime & Coconut. This adult only escape is also where the whirlpools can be found and views of the Solarium can be enjoyed. As for the Solarium, this is an exclusive space on the top deck where a full-service bar, daybeds and hidden nooks can be sought out for the ultimate relaxation. As for the kids, Splashaway Bay is packed full of colourful waterslides, water fountains and watercannons.

Solarium - Odyssey of the Seas

When you’re ready to get together for a bite to eat, the El Loco Fresh is nearby, offering authentic Mexican grab-and-go food such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and fresh salsas.

El Loco Fresh - Odyssey of the Seas - Royal Caribbean

Entertainment for all

The novelty Bionic Bar will feature on-board Odyssey of the Seas, serving up cocktails concocted by robots.

Two70 Venue - Royal Caribbean

As will the Two70 venue for 270-degree panoramic windows for sweeping ocean views while you enjoy immersive shows complete with special effects, multi-talented performers and music. Live music can be heard at the Music Hall where there will be plenty of cover bands, dancing and lounge space.

Teen Club - Odyssey of the Seas - Royal Caribbean

Young ones can enjoy the new Adventure Ocean which will ignite their imagination, while Social33 gives teens a reimagined space all their own.

Dining venues

Alongside the main dining venues and typical snack stops, there will also be many speciality venues to enjoy on-board.

Teppanyaki - Odyssey of the Seas

Teppanyaki will offer authentic oriental flavours cooked in the traditional Japanese style, while Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen Wine & Bar is the new Royal Caribbean venue to enjoy signature Italian favourites.

Giovanni's Kitchen - Odyssey of the Seas

For sushi and sashimi, Izumi is the best spot, while steak-lovers can dine at the Chops Grill steakhouse. For a more intimate dining experience, the Chef’s Table is an exclusive venue for 16 guests to enjoy a five-course, wine-paired meal presented by the Executive Chef. Or you can head down the rabbit hole for a taste sensation at Wonderland.

Giovanni's Kitchen - Odyssey of the Seas

Popular questions about Odyssey of the Seas

Where will Odyssey of the Seas sail?

Odyssey of the Seas will initially sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for her inaugural season. Following this, the ship will sail back to Rome in spring 2021, for a selection of seven- and nine-night sailings throughout the summer, before retuning to Fort Lauderdale once more.

Odyssey of the Seas - Royal Caribbean

When can I book a cruise on Odyssey of the Seas?

You can book now! The itineraries went on sale in October for sailings between November 2020 and April 2021. These include a four-night inaugural Bahamas cruise; selection of five- to nine-night Eastern Caribbean cruises; a selection of five- to seven-night cruises and a selection of eight-night Southern Caribbean cruises.

Royal Caribbean’s private island – Perfect Day at CocoCay – features on all of the Caribbean itineraries, and some selected cruises also visit the cruise line’s other private island, Labadee.

Cococay activities

What shows will be on-board Odyssey of the Seas?

Though the full line-up of entertainment has yet to be announced on-board the ship, there will be two venues where you are bound to enjoy live music and entertainment. These include the Two70 venue and the Music Hall.

Odyssey of the Seas will set sail in November 2020, starting with her inaugural season in the Caribbean before heading to the Mediterranean for the summer. We can’t wait to find out more about what’s going to be on-board this ship, keep checking back here for more updates.

Emma Smith
Emma has more than seven years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for nearly five years. She loves learning about new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Princess Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Avalon Waterways and Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in her diary for 2024! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

5 Responses to “Odyssey Of The Seas: What We Know So Far”

  1. Suzanne

    Is the Solarium an “Adult Only” area and is there a charge to use it?

  2. Roberta Morgan

    Have reservations for Odyssey in Dec. what shows will be on and do you need advance reservations as the other large ships.when is time to sign up for reservations.
    Thank you in advance for your response.

    • Emma Smith

      Hello Roberta, at the moment there isn’t any update on what shows will be on-board Odyssey of the Seas, but we will update this article as soon as we know! In terms of reservations, I’d check your cruise planner when you cruise is booked to see what you can reserve pre-cruise to ensure you don’t miss out on any activities. Thanks, Emma.

  3. Martin F

    I thought there was going to be a transatlantic crossing in 2020 when the ship first comes into service.

    • Emma Smith

      Hello Martin, the ship will spend the 2020 season in the Caribbean then the transatlantic sailing will be in April 2021, when it transitions to the Mediterranean for the 2021 summer. You can see all of our available sailings on-board here. Many thanks, Emma.


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