The newest and largest ship in Royal Caribbean has finally arrived!
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Royal Caribbean International mega-ship called the Odyssey of the Seas, is preparing for its inaugural cruise to the Caribbean. The ship is expected to depart from Port Everglades, Florida, on December 15, 2013.
After a five-year hiatus, Royal Caribbean’s Royal Caribbean International unveils the newest update of their flagship ship, the Oasis class cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean’s Infinity Class Oasis of the Seas. Having spent over $1 billion on it, the Oasis of the Seas is intended to be the largest and the most luxurious ship on the seven-ship Oasis of the Seas line. With a total of 6,000 employees, it will be the largest cruise ship in the world when it is commissioned in early 2015, and carries more than 2,000 passengers at a time.. Read more about odyssey of the seas inaugural cruise and let us know what you think.
The Odyssey of the Seas will finally take sail on her maiden trip on Saturday, July 31 after many difficulties and delays.
Tomorrow, the Quantum Ultra-class ship will set sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on an eight-night southern Caribbean trip, starting off a season of six and eight-night cruises to the western and southern Caribbean. Aruba, Curaçao, and Perfect Day at CocoCay will be among the ports visited on the maiden voyage.
Odyssey of the Seas docks at Port Everglades (photo courtesy of Port Everglades in Broward County)
Starting in August, regardless of immunization status, all 5-night Royal Caribbean cruises from Florida will need a negative COVID-19 test performed no more than three days before to embarkation.
Although Odyssey’s first sailing isn’t until July, Royal Caribbean has included that trip in this testing requirement. Because the adjustment is so last-minute, Odyssey travelers who were unable to be tested before leaving home would be able to do so at a separate terminal at the port.
Because the Odyssey of the Seas sails from Florida, it is unable to compel passengers to be COVID-19 vaccinated. However, the line clearly implies that all eligible passengers are vaccinated, and those who aren’t are subjected to further testing and limitations.
Conveyance of the Odyssey of the Seas from Shipyard to Sea [VIDEO]
Passengers aged 12 and above who have not been vaccinated or who refuse to show evidence of vaccination will be subjected to further testing at the terminal before boarding and aboard the ship before disembarking at their own cost. On sailings of six nights or longer, a mid-cruise exam will be conducted.
These tests will be needed of children aged 2 to 12 who are not eligible for the vaccination, although Royal Caribbean will pay the expense. Children under the age of two will not be required to get tested.
The Odyssey of the Seas has arrived at Port Canaveral, Florida.
Unvaccinated passengers sailing from Florida must show evidence of travel insurance that meets certain criteria at least until December 31, 2023.
Some locations and activities on board may be limited to vaccinated people only, or some time periods will be reserved exclusively for vaccinated passengers.
Several Royal Caribbean ships are now cruising the globe:
- From Miami, take the Freedom of the Seas.
- Seattle’s Serenade of the Seas
- From Nassau, board the Adventure of the Seas.
- Anthem of the Seas is a cruise ship based in Southampton, United Kingdom.
- Cyprus’s Jewel of the Seas
- From Singapore, take the Quantum of the Seas.
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