RCI-Royal Caribbean International named its newest ship - Odyssey of the Seas - during an official ceremony in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida) on Saturday, November 13.
Erin Brown, the vessel’s 41-year-old Godmother, and the first Bahamian paratriathlete to compete in the Paralympic Games qualifiers was joined by Royal Caribbean’s crew, executives, and guests as she bestowed a blessing of safekeeping on Odyssey OTS and all those who sail on her for decades to come.
Like her boundary-breaking Godmother, the newbuild delivers a combination of new, exciting experiences and signature features for guests of all ages. Highlights include the Caribbean-inspired pool deck with The Lime & Coconut bar, which took center stage for the occasion, SeaPlex – the largest indoor/outdoor activity complex at sea, with bumper cars and the first Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade.
The 2021-built Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship is RCI-Royal Caribbean's second Quantum-Ultra class vessel - with sistership Spectrum OTS (2019). Quantum-Ultra is an upgraded (enlarged and enhanced) version of the Quantum-class ships Anthem OTS, Quantum OTS, and Ovation OTS. Odyssey OTS was initially scheduled for inauguration in November 2020, but due to COVID-related issues, the ship's entire itinerary program was canceled.