Odyssey of the Seas which will join the Royal Caribbean fleet in 2020 will be based in Europe during the 2021 summer season.
Odyssey of the Seas to Sail Europe
Royal Caribbean has announced that its new cruise ship Odyssey of the Seas will be based in Europe for the 2021 summer season. The exciting season follows the cruise ship’s deployment based out of Florida starting in 2020.
Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said:
“Odyssey will set the standard for delivering unforgettable European adventures, on which travelers will cruise to an exceptional combination of destinations that are in a league of their own as the most popular ports in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
“With extended stays and overnights, Royal Caribbean is combining amazing itineraries with our game-changing ship to create a truly one-of-a-kind Europe vacation.”
Her very first season will be out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida starting in November 2020 and sailing the Caribbean. However, the Quantum, Ultra-class cruise ship will shift to begin sailings in the Mediterranean out of Rome including calls at Santorini, Mykonos and Athens, Greece; Ephesus and Rhodes, Turkey; Naples, Italy; Heraklion, Crete; and Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel.
There will be plenty of time for grand experiences in port with the cruise line offering longer stays of up to 15 hours. There will be a range of 7-, 9- and 12-night itineraries which cruisers can choose and bookings are now open.
When Odyssey of the Seas makes her North American debut in November 2020, the new ship will be the first of her class to sail the Caribbean’s clear blue waters and visit far-flung destinations like Curacao, Aruba, Grand Cayman and Mexico on 8- and 6-night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. Odyssey will return to Fort Lauderdale in November 2021 for a second winter, sailing the same combination of itineraries. Caribbean cruises for winter 2021-22 open on Dec. 19, 2019.
The ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and will become the sister ship to Spectrum of the Seas.