Royal Caribbean’s New Odyssey of the Seas Arrives at Port Everglades
Jun. 10, 2021
BROWARD COUNTY, FL — Today, Port Everglades welcomed Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas to her homeport for the first time. Odyssey of the Seas will be the first Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship to sail in the United States when it begins sailing with passengers on Saturday, July 3.
“What a way to start the day with the arrival of the newest, most innovative ship on the ocean, Odyssey of the Seas. Port Everglades is ready for cruising to start again, and we are thrilled to welcome guests and crew back to Broward County and Port Everglades,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. “We all want to see cruising come back, and first and foremost, we want it to come back in a safe and secure manner.”
The 169,000-ton ship is preparing for its first cruise since Royal Caribbean took delivery on March 31, 2021. Odyssey of the Seas will sail roundtrip from Port Everglades on 6- and 8-night Caribbean cruises through April 2022.
The innovative ship’s highlights include the next-generation SeaPlex, the largest indoor and outdoor activity center at sea; a variety of dining options, such as the first Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar; a vibrant, two-level pool deck inspired by the Caribbean; the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator; bumper cars; FlowRider surf simulator; and dedicated kids and teen spaces that offer interactive, personalized experiences. And for sights unlike any other at sea, there is Odyssey’s iconic North Star all-glass observation capsule touts 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level.
About Port Everglades
Port Everglades has everything under the sun from Caribbean cruises to world voyages to fast ferry getaways — all from vacation paradise of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Port Everglades’ enviable location in the heart of South Florida and the neighboring Caribbean, makes us one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world, hosting nearly 4 million passengers annually. Guests enjoy the Port’s proximity to three international airports including and rapidly growing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) less than two miles away. For pre- and post-cruise stays, Port Everglades is a short drive to sweeping beachfronts, a vibrant art scene, world-class restaurants, craft breweries, entertainment, shopping, casinos, and family-friendly activities — including our namesake, the Florida Everglades. View details on the latest cruise offerings at porteverglades.net or contact us by emailing [email protected].
SOURCE Port Everglades
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