With a sail away celebration befitting the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s brand new ship, Harmony of the Seas, departed on her maiden voyage from her new permanent homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The world’s most adventure-packed ship was fêted with an adventurous take on the traditional flotilla send-off, complete with a team of 16 jetboard and jetpack riders from the world-renowned Aquafly Hydroflight Sports Performance Team leading Harmony out to sea and performing a show of extraordinary stunts.
World’s Largest Cruise Ship Makes a Big Splash: Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas Sets Sail From New Homeport for First Time
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.
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.