Royal Caribbean has announced new details for the inaugural season of its first Quantum Ultra-class ship to sail from North America, the Odyssey of the Seas. The cruise line, which first announced plans to deploy the ship to North America back in February, said that it will arrive in its seasonal homeport of Fort Lauderdale, FL, in November 2020, sailing a schedule of eight- and six-night Caribbean cruises. After that, the Odyssey of the Seas will continue its inaugural year in Europe for the summer 2021 season.
During its first North American season, the Odyssey of the Seas will become the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to call at Aruba and Curacao as part of its eight-night itineraries, offering travelers the chance to explore Aruba’s Arikok National Park and Willemstad in Curacao. The ship’s six-night itineraries will visit Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Royal Caribbean’s private island destination of Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Bookings are now open for Odyssey of the Seas’ Caribbean cruises, while the ship’s European itineraries will open for booking this November.
The Quantum Ultra class is an evolution of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class ships, which the line first introduced in 2014. The first Quantum Ultra ship, the Spectrum of the Seas, is set to debut later this year with a focus on the Chinese cruise market.
Features onboard the Odyssey of the Seas will include the RipCord by iFLY sky-diving simulator; the Quantum class’ signature North Star glass observation capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean; the Two70 entertainment venue; and a lineup of culinary experiences. The ship will also host SeaPlex, an indoor active space with a trapeze school, full-size basketball court, roller skating rink and bumper cars. Royal Caribbean said it is also planning new features for the ship that will be announced soon.
The Odyssey of the Seas will be the 27th ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet.