Review of Odyssey Of The Seas deck 3 (Casino-Cabins)
The fore-located Royal Theater (complimentary, capacity 1299 seats, level 1 of 3) is the ship’s main show lounge for Broadway-style dance and music productions and aerial acrobatic performances in the evenings. The theatre presents nightly 2 grand shows – early (at 8 pm) and late (at 10 pm) to match the assigned dining room sittings. Both are full-length production shows with professional performances (singing, dancing, acting, live band music), excellent decors and lighting. Signature shows “The Dream” (original RCI production /musical with hi-tech special effects), a second grand-scale musical (yet to be announced) plus the rotating Headliners (tribute band show) and popular game shows (like “Love and Marriage”). The Royal Theatre has its own bar for refreshments. During the shows, waiters walk around and offer bar service. During the day, the theatre functions as Cinema (showing movies on seadays only) and also hosts enrichment lectures and bingo playing sessions. Royal Caribbean’s Snowball Jackpot Bingo offers generous payouts (final jackpots are in the several thousand dollars). Among the bingo prizes are also free cabin upgrades and even free cruises.
Music Hall is a 2-decks high show lounge for live music shows and dancing. It is served by its own bar. The lower level has pool tables, a large dance floor and a stage for live band performances and tribute acts (incl rock bands performances) in the evenings. The upper level is for the overlooking balconies. When bands are not performing, a DJ plays Top 40 music selections. This lounge offers a late-night show (named “Mamma Mia! After Dark”) and Rockaoke (karaoke singing accompanied by the band). Another RCI signature night show presented here is called “Wink”. The experience is defined as a combination of cabaret-style entertainment (by The Royal Theatre staff), premium brand spirits and adults-only nightclub party life. During the day, Music Hall is generally used for dance classes (incl ballroom dancing, rock ‘n’ roll) and for comedy acting workshops.
Casino Royale is a large Vegas-style gambling lounge with hundreds of slot machines, numerous gaming tables, its own full-service Casino Bar. The Casino staff also provides complimentary gambling lessons. Regularly, here are hosted gambling tournaments. The list of available games includes Video Poker (machines) and table games (Craps, Roulette, Black Jack 21, Caribbean Stud Poker). Guests can pay in cash, with their “Sea Pass” cards or with their WOWbands. The lounge area is furnished with tables, plush chairs, sofas. The Casino is a smoking-allowed area, but also has a small non-smoking section.
Dining Room Restaurant (capacity 1844 seats, lower level 1 of 2) is a complimentary restaurant with waiter service. The restaurant serves Chinese and International cuisine specialties with an additional a la carte menu. Menus rotate each day of the voyage. Dining Room Restaurant is open for Breakfast (7:30 - 9:30 am / port days, 8-10 am / seadays), Lunch (12-1:30 pm / seadays only) and Dinner (5:30-9:30 pm).
Cruise cabins from 3146 to 3640, of which Inside staterooms (category 2V) and Oceanview staterooms (categories 1N and 2N) with Porthole Windows.
deck plan 3 cabins information: the forward-location Oceanview rooms are near the ship’s Theater (show lounge), so noise during rehearsals or the evening stage shows could be an issue. Some mid-ship starboard cabins are located underneath the Sorrento’s Restaurant (on deck 4) and its Galley area (on deck 4).