It’s Official: Royal Caribbean and First Bahamian Paratriathlete Name New Ship Odyssey of the Seas (Short)
November 2021 – A celebration of adventure took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as Royal Caribbean International officially named its newest game-changing ship – Odyssey of the Seas. Watch as Erin Brown, the ship’s Godmother and the first Bahamian paratriathlete to compete in the Paralympic Games qualifiers, is joined by the cruise line’s crew members, executives and guests as she bestows a blessing of safekeeping on Odyssey and all those who sail on it for decades to come.
August 2021 – Take a look at the latest update on the construction of Wonder of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, in Saint-Nazaire, France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. Wonder will be the fifth ship in Royal Caribbean’s game-changing Oasis Class when it debuts in March 2022, building on the signature features and experiences the unmatched ships have touted since first revolutionizing the cruise industry more than a decade ago. Families and travelers of all ages can look forward to favorites and new adventures, including the eight renowned neighborhoods, the Ultimate Family Suite, complete with an in-room slide and more; immersive, interactive spaces dedicated to kids and teens; the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea; and Italian trattoria Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar.
Oasis Class Ship to Bring New Adventures in March 2022
April 2021* – Setting sail in March 2022, Wonder of the Seas will debut in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before heading to Barcelona and Rome to cruise the Mediterranean. Hear from the experts as they share a glimpse of the journey in designing and constructing the world’s largest cruise ship. The fifth Oasis Class ship will be the first of its kind to feature eight distinct neighborhoods for travelers of all ages, including the new Suite Neighborhood alongside returning signature favorites Central Park, Boardwalk, Pool & Sports Zone, Youth Zone, Entertainment Place, Vitality Spa & Fitness Center and the Royal Promenade. *Updated September 2021
March 2021* - Royal Caribbean International officially took delivery of its 25th ship, Odyssey of the Seas, in a virtual ceremony held on March 31, 2021. Fans had front-row seats to the celebration during an untraditional Facebook premiere event – a first in the cruise line’s 52-year history. Showcasing a global lineup, the event included the ship’s blessing led by Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, a show-stopping performance from signature venue Two70 on board Quantum of the Seas sailing in Singapore, and executives of Royal Caribbean in Florida and Meyer Werft Yard in Papenburg, Germany.
*June 2021 Update Odyssey of the Seas will now debut in July when it sets sail as the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to cruise from the U.S. The brand-new ship will cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a series of 6- and 8-night Caribbean itineraries during its inaugural season.